Chuuka Ichiban!
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Chuuka Ichiban!

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Synonyms: Cooking Master Boy, King of Tower
Japanese: 中華一番!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 36
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 27, 1995 to Oct 19, 1996
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Gourmet Gourmet
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Ogawa, Etsushi (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #39722
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Popularity: #11684
Members: 1,448
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Chapters: /36


The story takes place in 19th century China during the Qing Dynasty, where the Emperor was weakened and the country was close to chaos. It is also during a fictitious era called "The Era of the Cooking Wars." It was an era in which top chefs with different cooking styles tried their best to improve their skills and to become the best chef in China. It is a country where insulting a high-grade chef or fooling around with cooking could land a person in a jail, and impersonating a top-chef is as good as usurpation of authority. Chefs compete with each other in order to gain respect and even power, but also with the risks of losing everything.

After the death of Mao's mother, Pai, who was called the 'Fairy of Cuisine,' Mao becomes a Super Chef in order to take the title as Master Chef of his mother's restaurant. However, before he takes his mother's place as Master Chef, he continues to travel China in order to learn more of the many ways of cooking, in the hopes of becoming a legendary chef, just like his mother. During his journey, he meets great friends and fierce rivals who wish to challenge him in the field of cooking.

(Source: MU)

Included one-shot:
Volume 4: King of Tower


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Zhou, Yu


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