Kakutou Ryouri Densetsu Bistro Recipe

Fighting Foodons

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Bistro Recipe, Bistro Recipe - Fighting Chef Zen, Legend of Grapple Cooking Bistro Recipe
Japanese: 格闘料理伝説ビストロレシピ
English: Fighting Foodons
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 11, 2001 to Jun 25, 2002
Premiered: Winter 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Kodansha
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, GourmetGourmet
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.021 (scored by 19551,955 users)
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Ranked: #88912
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Popularity: #7635
Members: 4,574
Favorites: 10

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An 11-year old boy named Zen bands together with his younger sister, Karen, and a young boy who has a large appetite, Pitan, to battle an evil empire by using their "Foodons"; strange monsters that are created from various foods.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Makunouchi, Zen

Sakamoto, Chika


Hayashi, Tamao


Mita, Yuuko


Takagi, Wataru

Makunouchi, Tsukiji

Iwasaki, Masami

Makunouchi, Karin

Nasu, Megumi


Yasumi, Tetsuo
Director, Series Composition
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Yamazaki, Yuuta
Theme Song Performance
Fujita, Tsutomu
Art Director


Opening Theme

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"Pride+Honoo (プライド+炎)" by Yuta Yamazaki

Ending Theme

1: "White Pearl" by DAISY CHAIN (eps 1-25)
2: "Bus no Uta (バスのうた)" by COO (eps 26)

Jun 26, 2021
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Time for a quick review. Every time Rightstuf has an anime sale, my buddies and I always look for garbage that they basically give away for free. That's how I bought Dark Cat for 2 dollars. Last week, my friend got Fighting Foodons. I of course bought the new special edition of Chargeman Ken, so I could watch Dr. Volga explode in HD.

So what is Fighting Foodons? This series is a low budget parody of Pokemon from 2001. Master chefs do battle with magical monsters made of food. Just like in Pokemon, the monsters all repeat their names incessantly and have special moves. In read more
Aug 31, 2013
Lil-Bird (All reviews)
(Note: this is going by the 4KIDS dub.)

Fighting Foodons is an odd batch. A way to describe it is put Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokémon together in a mixing bowl, batter until gooey, sprinkle some Monster Rancher seasoning on top, then put it in the oven for whatever the equivalent of 26 episodes is. You may be noticing there are instructions missing. For one, I'm not a cook and thus am failing to make cooking jokes. Two, what you do with this make-shift recipe depends on how you want it to taste as all of the ingredients are laid out for you. The reason is because it read more
Jun 28, 2009
Guyver1 (All reviews)
I remember watching Fighting foodons when I was younger. The concept may seem a little riddiculous, and it is , however thats what makes teh show so enjoyable. If you like types of shows like digimon, pokemon, etc, you will definately enjoy Fighting Foodons. The different food inspired characters are done really well . the english dub was done by 4kids, and like all 4kids dubs some of the voices will get ANNOYING, however this does not take away from the enjoyment of the show. The fights reminded me of pokemon in so many ways. Overall, even though this is an anime directed to kids, read more
Dec 31, 2021
Fireky2 (All reviews)
Technically the best necromancy anime on the market

This is Pokemon if you got it off wish or if you got 3 wishes from an evil genie and said "I want Pokemon but with a character that will make me a furry".

The premise takes every good trope from 1990's anime and really combines it to make something that will make you nostalgic for better Saturday morning cartoons or anime. It has a little card captor a dash of Pokemon, the characters from beyblade/metabots and a little mecha but overall does not stand on its own and will make you wish you were watching those.

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