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: 7.921 (scored by 12581,258 users)
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Ranked: #9232
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Popularity: #3560
Members: 5,897
Favorites: 118

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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.


Cooking Auntie
Big Brother
Ichi's Mother


May 1, 2019
Preliminary (74/? eps)
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/? eps)
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 ...
Apr 21, 2024
Preliminary (265/? eps)
Me encanta este manga, no dejen que la etiqueta de cocina o slice of life los engañe, es una encantadora historia sobre la amistad y cariño que existe entre varios personajes, retrata diferentes amistades nos solo Kiyo y Sumire, si no otras geishas, maikos y su ex compañero de escuela así como las vidas con sus familias
la historia usa la cocina como medio para unir a la gente demostrándote el amor que viene al preparar una comida teniendo en cuenta cada aspecto de la persona a la que se la preparas, la necesidad de que los bocados sean pequeños para no arruinarse el labial, las ...

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