Oishinbo: Nichibei Kome Sensou

Oishinbo: The Japan-America Rice War

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Synonyms: Oishinbo: Nichibei Kome Senso
Japanese: 美味しんぼ 日米コメ戦争
English: Oishinbo: The Japan-America Rice War
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 3, 1993
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, GourmetGourmet, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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The Oishinbo gang takes time off from the normal culinary wars to get involved with a political dispute about American rice imports. The economic conflict between a pushy US Senator from California and a nationalistic Japanese politician is further complicated by concerns about the cumulative effect of pesticide use in both American and Japanese agriculture.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Takeuchi, Yoshio
Yamauchi, Tomio
Episode Director
Nakamura, Yuma
Theme Song Performance
Matsumoto, Toshiaki
Theme Song Composition


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"Dang Dang Ki ni Naru! (Dang Dang 気になる!)" by Yuma Nakamura

Ending Theme

"Kidukasetai (気づかせたい)" by MIKA


Aug 29, 2019
Mixed Feelings
A fascinatingly dated piece of animation that will be very interesting to a small niche of people and probably bore the rest to tears.

'Oishinbo: The Japan-America Rice War' is very much a product of its time, and that time is the early 90's, when economic tensions between Japan and the United States were at an all-time high. Giving a full historical background explanation would probably require starting at the end of the Second World War and then navigating 50 years of Post War economic policy and Cold War diplomacy. Suffice to say, by the early 90's Japan was booming, the US was treading water, and ...

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