Mister Ajikko

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Born to Cook
Japanese: ミスター味っ子


Type: TV
Episodes: 99
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1987 to Sep 28, 1989
Premiered: Fall 1987
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, GourmetGourmet
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.201 (scored by 11801,180 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #31932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #8336
Members: 5,017
Favorites: 14

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Ajiyoshi Yoichi is a culinary prodigy who manages the eating house together with his mother. One day, Murata Genjiro appears in the eating house and is surprised at the delicious taste and delicate culinary skills of the katsu-don prepared by Youichi. Subsequently, Youichi is being invited to the Aji-oh Building in which he is involved in a spaghetti match with the in-house Italian chef, Marui. Youichi's novel culinary ideas, coupled with his enthusiasm of serving the best for his guests, allow him to defeat Marui in the match. From then on, Youichi begins to compete with other rivals in the race for the best tastes and dishes.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Imagawa, Yasuhiro
Director, Storyboard
Kawase, Toshifumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamaguchi, Yuuji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Satou, Ikurou
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Renaissance jounetsu" by Wataru Kuniyasu

Ending Theme

"Kokoro no Photograph" by Wataru Kuniyasu


Dec 22, 2020
This anime is quite underrated with ONLY 600 users?!!?!. The anime is decent, consisting with a fair story, nostalgic 1980-1990's art style, average sound and alright characters.

The characters in this anime are very slow at character development, as the mc always comes up with ideas after trying out different ingredients. Basically the show is slow pasted, and character development is trash in this anime. The story is basically Shokugeki, if the dad died instead of the mother.

Since this was the first cooking anime, shokugeki definitely copied the character stories from this anime, as well as making the mc OP at the start.

Similarities in shokugek ...
Feb 7, 2014
If you like cooking anime such as Cooking Master Boy, Yakitate Japan and the likes; this anime is definitely a must-watch. Mister Ajikko is THE FIRST cooking anime; is even said to be the origin of the cooking show Iron Chef.

Story: Youichi - a young boy who is an exceptional as well as self-confident cook and takes pride in his cooking - encounters chefs and cooking personalities and competes with them.
The plot in its basic lines is not so different from other well known examples of its genre. Like Mao in Chuuka Ichiban, the protagonist is young and very talented (Also there ...

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