Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san
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Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san

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Synonyms: The caterer at the Maiko Manor, Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House, The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House
Japanese: 舞妓さんちのまかないさん


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Dec 28, 2016 to ?
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Gourmet Gourmet, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Iyashikei Iyashikei, Performing Arts Performing Arts
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Koyama, Aiko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.891 (scored by 10991,099 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9722
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Popularity: #3622
Members: 5,139
Favorites: 105

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Kyoto is home to many districts where young women work as geisha: entertainers who perform traditional songs and dance. Kiyo Nozuki is a teenager living in a small manor where a group of maiko—apprentice geisha—reside. She has always admired the geisha and originally moved to Kyoto in hopes of becoming a maiko. However, Kiyo discovers that she is not cut out for the job. Not letting it upset her too much, she decides to help her troupe using her strongest suit instead—become a caterer and cook them delicious meals to support them in their everyday lives!

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Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san was adapted into a live-action TV series in 2023.

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More reviewsReviews

May 1, 2019
Preliminary (74/? chp)
Geishas’ Slice of life/ Food/ Love, Friendship & Family

If you are looking for a subtly heartwarming manga that makes you crave for homemade food. Go read this manga right now! x)

*Slight Spoiler*
Story: 10

Without a doubt, the strongest suit of this manga is definitely Mangaka’s storytelling. While having this skill set, the Mangaka definite did a great amount of research regarding the life of Geisha.

As two childhood friends came to Kyoto to achieve the dream of becoming Maikos and eventually Geikos, their paths diverge as Kiyo failed to become a Maiko, while Suu became one of the most promising Maiko. Do not be worried! Kiyo, ...
Mar 13, 2022
Preliminary (196/? chp)
It's one of the best slice of life you'll read and one of the best manga at giving a home vibe, story took place in a maiko house where our protagonist is the head chef in there despite being young. Though it in a sense took a very nice approach on realistic household chef where your cook needs to be consistently ok and not grand.

The true charm of this manga come from the character interaction with the MC, where although she is an airhead you can see she actually love her job and the people she work for. Though what sells me to gave ...

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