In this article, we will see the best culinary anime or food of all time. We will also see a giant list of anime and cooking manga. Culinary anime nominations will also be given through sub-genres.
Japan has one of the greatest cuisines in the world, it is not strange that there are hundreds of Japanese anime about food or cooking. The culinary anime in this article range from comedy and romance to action and ecchi anime.
In the past, culinary anime were of great importance in Japan. There are several anime from the last century with more than 50 or 100 episodes, all in some culinary branch, in restaurants or in some type of Japanese or Western food.
Before proceeding with a list of culinary anime, I want to start with a list of culinary manga available in Brazil. Usually I put this list at the end, but due to the large amount of anime, I decided to leave this list before.
Shounen cooking anime
Cooking Anime shounen usually has action, a hint of fanservice, comedy, suspense, scenes of great tension and usually male protagonists.
Shokugeki no Souma
This is one of the most famous culinary anime of all time, revolutionizing the genre. This is a shounen anime with ecchi about a cooking school and a very interesting protagonist. The anime has 5 seasons and is complete.
In history Yukihira dreams of becoming as good a chef as her father, but her plans are frustrated when her family's restaurant closes. Encouraged by his father, he joins the Tootsuki Culinary Academy, an elite school.
Toriko - The Gourmet Hunter
Toriko is a Gourmet Hunter who lives in a world where eating well is vital. Your goal is to create the perfect menu. For that he must seek ingredients that are difficult to access, traveling and fighting (literally) for the best products. It has 147 episodes.
Isekai Shokudou - A restaurant from another world
In the basement of a multi-storey building, on the corner of a shopping street near the shopping district, there is a certain restaurant. A historic restaurant, 70 years old, known for the sign with the image of a cat: the Western Cuisine Nekoya.
During the week, it is a restaurant like any other; however, on Saturdays, it only opens to a few very different customers. At this time, doors to various areas of a parallel world open, and customers of different races and different cultures enter the place.
Yakitate !! Japan
Kazuma Azuma wants to make bread. Not just any kind of bread. He wants to make bread that represents Japan itself and can come face to face with rice as a national food. Thanks to his legendary “Hands of the Sun”, exceptionally warm hands that allow the dough to ferment faster, Kazuma's bread is like a slice of heaven.
And when the Pantasia Rookie competition arrives, everyone will get a taste of your skill! Together with his friend Kawachi, he will face the koala karate masters, Harvard bread scientists, samurai with pin swords and more as he prepares his way to glory!
Ramen Fighter Miki (2006)
Miki works at her mother's restaurant as a delivery girl. It is energetic and explosive. Always in her deliveries she gets involved in some confusion, either because of her personality, or because she is saving people from bandits. It has 12 episodes.
After going through the Guangzhou Special Chef Trials, Mao decided to travel around China to learn more about unique food preparation. Upon his return, he will learn that the real battle is just beginning. The Underground Cooking Society has already started moving…
Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi (Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits)
Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi revolves around an orphan girl able to see ayakashis and interact with them. Abandoned since childhood and adopted soon after by her grandfather, Aoi is a young woman perfectly adapted to her special condition. His relationship with the ayakashi is quite positive since, in the past, he was saved by one.
Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu
The novels focus on a bar called “Nobu” - located in Kyoto, but with a door that is connected to the bar in another world. Visitors include inhabitants of the other world, and customers look for “excellent Toriaezu Nama” ale and cuisine in “Nobu”.
Cooking Shoujo Anime
Cooking Anime shoujo it has female protagonists, romantic partners, a lighter everyday atmosphere.
Yumeiro Pâtissierè (2009)
This story tells the adventures of Ichigo Amano, who dreams of being a professional patisserie, just like his grandmother was in the past. For that, she will have the help of 3 candy geniuses. This story is great for understanding how to make international sweets with a history and decoration suggestions. It has 24 episodes.
Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie
Classic anime in the harem style. Sayuri Haruno, the protagonist, enrolls at the famous Fleurir academy, an elite school for confectioners. There she is surrounded by 4 charming boys who show her true passion for sweets. The anime has 24 episodes of 5 minutes each.
Yumeiro Pâtissierè Professional (2010)
The second season of Yumeiro Patissiere follows, where Ichigo and his friends aim to maintain a store in a large shopping center. This is recommended for anyone looking to open a business. There are several operating and planning tips. It has 13 episodes of 20 minutes each.
Cooking Anime with Comedy
Comedy cooking anime fit the profile of slice of life more than an anime shounen or shoujo.
Ajiyoshi Yoichi is a culinary prodigy who runs a restaurant with his mother. One day, Murata Genjiro appears at the restaurant and is surprised by the delicious flavor and delicate culinary skills of the katsu-don prepared by Youichi. Subsequently, Youichi is being invited to the Aji-oh Building, in which he is involved in a game of spaghetti with the Italian chef of the house, Marui.
Youichi's new culinary ideas, coupled with his enthusiasm to serve the best for his guests, allow him to defeat Marui in the game. From there, Youichi starts competing with other rivals in the race for the best flavors and dishes.
Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan
In this story, fate and food meet in a delicious and gentle world. It's nothing more than an ordinary meal scene ... Delicious meals are served at Emiya's dinner table every day, until spring, summer, autumn it's winter. - Shall we see what's for dinner today?
Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
A cold girl, who barely speaks ... Koizumi, the mysterious transfer student, doesn't get along with others, but when it comes to ramen, she is a professional, always looking for delicious ramens every day. Check out this authentic ramen story while it's still hot!
The story tells the dilemma of Kokonotsu, who refuses to inherit his family's cheap candy store, which his father runs, and wants to pursue a career as a mangaka. Behold, there appears in his store Hotaru, a girl glazed in cheap sweets, who visits him repeatedly to try to convince him to take care of the store.
Amaama to Inazuma
Kouhei Inuzuka is a teacher who takes care of his little daughter alone, since the death of his wife. Since he doesn't cook well, Kouhei and his daughter Tsumugi's meals are based on canned food from the convenience store. A series of events leads him to find the restaurant of the mother of his student, Kotori. Although the mother is not at the restaurant, Kotori did her best to feed them.
The story revolves around a sales manager named Kazumi Araiwa, who knows how to cook very well. He shares his love of cooking with his friends, co-workers and family, and every day he cooks a delicious new dish, balancing his office work with his true passion!
Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)
The only reason Yugo Hachiken decided to attend the Agricultural School Oezo (also known as Ezono) was simply because it had a dormitory.
At first, joining the Ezono was a way for Yugo to escape the fact that he failed to withstand the stifling academic pressures of his preparatory choice for Sapporo.
Still, it doesn’t take long for him to realize that his life will not be so easy and then he is forced to face more obstacles in his new environment surrounded by animals and the magnificent mother nature.
Cooking Seinen Anime or Josei
The anime below is aimed at a more adult audience rather than young people and teenagers.
Murasaki Wakako is a 26 year old woman who loves good food and drink. What she most likes to do to relax is to go out after work, alone, visiting various places to eat and drink, even if it is places she has never been to before. So, where are we going to drink tonight?
Koufuku Graffiti (Happy Cooking Graffiti)
The story follows Ryo, a high school girl who lives alone. She has a knack for cooking and makes friends with everyone through her food. The cooking manga is “full of detailed cooking to whet your appetite”. The "koufuku" in the title is a play on words in two Japanese namesakes - one that means "happiness" and another that means "appetite".
Oishinbo is a drama about newspaper reporters. The main character is a cynical food critic named Yamaoka. Oishinbo is a popular popular comic for adults in Japan. It is even mentioned in an episode of “Iron Chef”.
Kodoku no Gourmet
Inogashira Gorou eats and delivers to restaurants or ramen shops found around any corner. He became a liberal foodie away from social obligations for a fleeting moment to satisfy his hunger. Solitary gourmet ...
This is the solitary process of eating without interruption or worry that gives people the greatest comfort as well. There is also a Dorama for this anime. The protagonist in an iconic face!
List of Cooking Anime by Rating
To finish the article, we will leave a complete list of culinary anime ordered by 0/5 marks according to the ranking animeplanet. If you liked the article, share and leave your comments.
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|Food Wars! The Second Plate||2016||4.5|
|Food Wars! Shokugeki no Souma||2015||4.48|
|Food Wars! The Third Plate||2017||4.48|
|Food Wars! The Third Plate: Totsuki Train Arc||2018||4.47|
|Food Wars! The Fourth Plate||2019||4.35|
|Food Wars! The Fifth Plate||2020||4.28|
|Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits||2018||4.16|
|Sweetness & Lightning||2016||4.12|
|Yumeiro Pâtissière SP Professional||2010||4.11|
|Restaurant to Another World||2017||3.98|
|Isekai Izakaya: Japanese Food From Another World||2018||3.75|
|Flavors of Youth||2018||3.7|
|Cooking Master Boy||1997||3.65|
|Cardcaptor Sakura: Leave it to Kero||2003||3.63|
|Toriko Movie: Secret Recipe of Gourmet God!||2013||3.58|
|Jang Geum Ieui Kkum||2005||3.48|
|Dagashi Kashi 2||2018||3.45|
|Toriko 3D: Kaimaku Gourmet Adventure!!||2011||3.37|
|Kirakira Pretty Cure a la Mode||2017||3.36|
|Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!!||2013||3.34|
|Princess Connect! Re: Dive||2020||3.29|
|Ramen Fighter Miki||2006||3.29|
|Love is Like a Cocktail||2017||3.27|
|Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou||2016||3.19|
|Gourmet Girl Graffiti||2015||3.05|
|True Cooking Master Boy||2019||3.04|
|Kirakira Pretty Cure a la Mode Movie||2017||3.03|
|Tokimeki Restaurant: Miracle6 Movie||2018||2.89|
|Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles||2018||2.72|
|Bannou Yasai Ninninman||2011||2.51|
|Cookin’ Idol Ai! Mai! Main!||2009||2.49|
|Jang Geum Ieui Kkum 2||2007||2.45|
|Piace: Watashi no Italian||2017||2.38|
|Oh! My Konbu||1991||2.32|
|Sushi and Beyond||2015||2.28|
|Vegetable Fairies N.Y.SALAD||2007||2.1|
|Pan de Peace!||2016||2.01|
|Oniku Daisuki! Zeushi-kun||2014||1.92|
|Vegetable Fairies N.Y.SALAD: 2nd Series||2008||1.87|
|Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan||2019||1.71|
|Sentai Hero Sukiyaki Force||2017||1.6|
|Love Kome: We Love Rice 2nd Season||2017||1.56|
|Love Kome: We Love Rice||2017||1.45|