Shoku King
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Shoku King

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Japanese: 食キング


Type: Manga
Volumes: 27
Chapters: 254
Status: Finished
Published: 1999 to 2004
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Gourmet Gourmet, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: None
Authors: Tsuchiyama, Shigeru (Story & Art)


Score: 6.991 (scored by 119119 users)
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Ranked: #89592
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Popularity: #23937
Members: 429
Favorites: 2


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Preliminary Spoiler
Aug 3, 2020
Shoku King has a lot of problems. Despite being a manga started in 1999, it feels like it belongs to the end of the Showa era. It copies a lot of the beats of Oishinbo (1983-2014) without having an overarching story line I care about. In fact, I kind of want to give Kitakata-san a punch in the mouth for free.

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