Cooking
Cooking is the focus of these food-themed manga, whether the characters within attend a Culinary School, work in a Restaurant or are simply passionate home cooks. These manga may offer step-by-step Recipes for various dishes or plating techniques. (Source: Anime-Planet)
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Rin, a girl camping by herself at the base of Mt. Fuji. Nadeshiko, a girl who came to see Mt. Fuji on her bicycle. The scenery the two witness over a supper of cup ramen marks the start of a new friendship and many adventures to come, camping in the great outdoors!
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Suzuki Saburo is the typical isekai MC. A high school boy who started to get into cooking after getting an injury during baseball, he suddenly found himself in another world one day. With the only thing on his person being his custom knife, he wandered a desolate prairie for three days before falling unconscious.

When he woke up, he found that a nomadic tribe of elves took him in. However, there’s one big problem - the tribe has terrible cooking. Can Saburo help teach the nomadic elves the true meaning of deliciousness?
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Akane, an ordinary office lady, gets summoned to a different world along with her younger sister and pet dog. There, she ends up treating rare guests one after another with hospitality through meals!! Can she satisfy the denizens of a different world with home cooking...?!
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In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush in the wilderness of Hokkaido. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a treacherous quest to find it. But Sugimoto is not the only interested party, and everyone who knows about the gold will kill to possess it! Faced with the harsh conditions of the northern wilderness, ruthless criminals and rogue Japanese soldiers, Sugimoto will need all his skills and luck—and the help of an Ainu girl named Asirpa—to survive.

Russian / Русский

  • Winner of the 9th Manga Taisho Award in 2016.
  • Nominated for the 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and 40th Kodansha Manga Awards that same year.
  • Winner of the 22th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2018.


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    Mukouda Tsuyoshi, summoned from modern Japan to a different world of sword and magic. He thought of what kind of a huge adventure was waiting for him, but actually, Mukouda is just a civilian who got caught in a Hero Summoning. And that Mukouda’s base status shabby compared to the legitimate heroes. On top of that, the king who summoned Mukouda and the rest were suspicious, and Mukouda left the castle by himself realizing. The only thing that Mukouda could rely on in this world is his unique skill Net Supermarket - it can only order goods from modern Japan to the different world.

    Official English Light Novel:
    Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skilll
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    Looking for peace, Gen decided to attend high school somewhere far from his home, in another prefecture, where his distant relatives run the local temple, which will become Gen’s new home and the start of his new life shared with his older female cousin, Chion.

    Polish / polski
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    After the death of Mao's mother, who was called the "Fairy of Cuisine", Mao must strive to become a legendary chef himself, in order to take the title as head chef at his mother's restaurant. To do this, he must travel across China to learn the many ways of cooking. During his journey, he meets great friends and also fierce rivals.

    Chūka Ichiban! (中華一番!, lit. Chinese Food Number One!) is a manga created by Ogawa Etsushi.
    From 1995-1997 it was published as Chūka Ichiban!. However, during the middle of its serialization, the character '真' was added, so from 1997 to 1999, it was serialized as Shin Chūka Ichiban! (真・中華一番!, Truth - China's Number One!).

    In 1997, Chūka Ichiban! was adapted into an anime series directed by Anno Masami of the same name. In some countries, the anime adaptation was called Cooking Master Boy.
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    Is it a cooking manga? Is it a manga cookbook?
    Whatever it is, come and check out the deliciousness inside!
    Perfect for those looking for a bite!
    A cooking manga about various noodles dishes!

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    After Rimuru's encounter with Shizu-san in the manga, he learns how to mimic a human form. However, the body......was that of a three-year-old child!? With little-Rimuru and his friends unleashed from the Great Forest of Jura, maternal instincts hit in the "Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken" official 3rd spin-off!
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    His mother kidnapped by the Ice God Pagoda at a young age, Nian Bing grew up traveling with his father, avoiding pursuit. One fateful day, he was forever separated from both his parents and inherited two immortal treasures from them, the Ice and Snow Goddess’ Stone and the Flame God’s stone, allowing him to use ice and fire magic in harmony, a feat unheard of. Taken in by a former chef of legends, once known as the Demon Chef, he creates legendary cuisine while walking the path of vengeance!
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    Mu-kun has moved in with his new wife, Hinata. Instead of moving into their own house, though, he's moving into the house that is also shared by Hinata's mother, her aunt, and her two little sisters. Most of these women are quite well-endowed, and have very loud personalities. He and Hinata are eager to have sex, but it's so hard in such a crowded house! Will they be able to find time to be alone together?
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    Aliens have become common on earth. Kumika is one such alien who can get nutrition just by breathing and therefore does not need to eat, but from unexpected circumstance she takes a bite of earth food and has her first experience of delicious earth food. The uptight Kumika discovers new tastes through eating and awakens to new kinds of emotions.
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    Shikada Kokonotsu's father owns a rural sweets shop, and his plan is for Kokonotsu to take it over one day. However, Kokonotsu wants to be a manga author instead! One day in summer, the cute but weird girl Shidare Hotaru, from the famous sweets company, comes to pay a visit. Apparently, Kokonotsu's father is famous and she wants him to join her family's company. However, he will only agree if she can convince Kokonotsu to take over the family business
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    Yoneda Hikari, a business student at the culinary school, was tricked into giving up his dorm room and now has to share an apartment with 8 other people. Yoneda is hopeless at cooking; the only thing he can make is Miso soup. But his optimistic and kind hearted nature draw other residence to him, including Karasawa-san, also known as “curry man”. From the moment Yoneda stepped his foot into this boarding house his everyday life became full of adventure. Can Yoneda get along with this diverse group of people and make a home for himself?!
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    After his sister is devoured by a dragon and losing all their supplies in a failed dungeon raid, Laius and his party are determined to save his sister before she gets digested. Completely broke and having to resort to eating monsters as food, they meet a dwarf who will introduce them to the world of Dungeon Meshi - delicious cuisine made from ingredients such as the flesh of giant bats, walking mushrooms, or even screaming mandrakes.
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    The everyday life of Nakano, a salaryman working for an exploitative company, is suddenly intruded upon by the Kitsune, Senko-san (800 Years Old - Young Wife). Whether it be cooking, cleaning, or a Special Service... she'll heal his exhaustion with her tender care.
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    Follow the adventures of Cat Loaf and other tasty treats!
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    The life of an ordinary 25 years old girl suddenly takes a turn for the worse when she becomes a waitress in a restaurant for killers.
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    Immortal Tatsu is an ex-yakuza who’s given up violence for making an honest man of himself - but is it still possible for a devoted stay-at-home husband to get into a few scrapes?

    Russian / Русский

  • 3rd place of Tsugi Manga Awards, Category Webmanga (2018)

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    14-year-old Ichika Usami loves sweets and wishes to become a patisserie. When she encounters fairy Pekorin, she is able to transform into Cure Whip to protect Kirakiraru, an energy that represents the feelings put into making a sweet, from the Kirakiraru Thieves. She is later joined by four other girls.
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    Home Economics Teacher, Shinji Yabe, is asked by the biggest gyaru in school, Miku Okazaki, to help her "bake cookies to give to the teachers". The principal told her to do this, after she flunked every subject and makeup-class they put her in. He gets her to successfully finish a batch of cookies after several mishaps and is touched by his students glee over her success. He decides to start a cooking club after this experience to get more time and connection with his students. Upon hearing this, Miku decides to join, since he was the first teacher that didn't shove her into makeup-lessons after her failings and pushed her to try harder instead.

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    Want to diet? Want to train? School-girl body modification comedy!
    Join gyaru Sakura Hibiki and ojou Soryuuin Akemi as they lift weights and exercise with the help of macho-man Machio! Learn for yourself, how good form, good diet and plenty of exercise helps with healthy living!! Let's muscle!!!

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    In this series, made for Final Fantasy XIV fans and novices alike, we follow the Eorzean adventures of Beginner, a player who is new to the game as he meets someone who's both a blessing... and a curse: Lalafell-sensei. Along with many other characters, this series explains the gimmicks and basics of the game in the worst way possible (for Beginner).
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    Kim Ro Sa has long dreamed of being a singer and finally her dream came true. However, her career did not go as smoothly as expected. Until one day, she met Chef Ian, who turned out to be a judge of the survival cooking event she had attended.

    Can Ro Sa survive on the event? Moreover, there is Roy, the boyband member who sucks.
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    Kazusa Yuu, a Japanese high school student interested in food and camping, dies in a traffic accident and ends up reincarnated in the wilderness in another world. He must learn to survive in an unfamiliar environment, learn the powers he was granted and the magic of the world that is based on eating other creatures, and rescue fair maidens in distress to feed them and build up his harem.
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    A virgin elf beauty is offered as a sacrifice to a legendary monster to save the village and the monster eats her, BUT she was spat out the second after because she tastes disgusting and had super stinky feets among other things, so the monster spoke. The pretty elf somehow got to live only to be sent back to the monster again after the villagers tried to "make her to taste better", now more healthy than ever went back to the monster.... but it didnt work out, she was spat again and again, now the elf beauty is pissed.
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    In another world, the skill I was bequeathed was――"Summon Kitchen"? Eh, what the heck is that?!

    The Office Lady that got mixed up in a high school girl's summons to another word―Isarai Shiina.
    Unlike the warm welcome given to the high school Saintess, Shiina is forced to live in a corner of the royal palace with her mysterious and newly obtained "Summon Kitchen" skill.
    Apparently, using the skill to cook food amasses points, which can then be used to evolve the "kitchen".
    'With nothing better to do, and things being what they are, I might as well work towards getting my glorious dream kitchen!' but, despite her enthusiasm, Shiina was told to keep the contents of her skill a secret by her guardian knight, Hurst...

  • Japanese Light Novel: Bookwalker
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    After the death of Mao's mother, who was called the "Fairy of Cuisine", Mao must strive to become a legendary chef himself, in order to take the title as head chef at his mother's restaurant. To do this, he must travel across China to learn the many ways of cooking. During his journey, he meets great friends and also fierce rivals.


    Chūka Ichiban! (中華一番!, lit. Chinese Food Number One!) is a manga created by Ogawa Etsushi.
    From 1995-1997 it was published as Chūka Ichiban!. However, during the middle of its serialization, the character '真' was added, so from 1997 to 1999, it was serialized as Shin Chūka Ichiban! (真・中華一番!, Truth - China's Number One!).
    In 1997, Chūka Ichiban! was adapted into an anime series directed by Anno Masami of the same name. In some countries, the anime adaptation was called Cooking Master Boy.

    Ogawa Etsushi's debut oneshot, King of Tower, is included as an extra in volume four.
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    Imagine there is a bar with many weird kind of food and drink that might bring you to another world! The bar, so-called "Nobu" is located in a alley of the old city Aiteria. At the very first step, diners feels like falling into another completely country, with cold, super cool beer, so-called "Toriaezu Nama"! (from: MU)

    Adapted from web novel (raw) / light novel of same name.

    See AnimeNewsNetwork for the anime.
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    The Alchemist Kurakazu Rintarou, saved a young girl who fainted in the Forest of Corpses.
    The name of that girl is "Chloe La Foley". Her specialty is housework.
    The story unfolds on the two's "Slow Life" under the same roof in this Isekai Maid Fantasy!!
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    Police officers Niiboshi Reo and Akutsu Mabu are stationed at a police box in Asakusa, Tokyo. One day, they find a baby girl lying on top of a plate. Naming the girl "Sara," they decide to raise her. Protecting the town's peace together, what sweet incidents will they encounter!? Along the way, the pair will overcome obstacles as two men being fathers of a baby, and they will question the origin of Sara's mysterious magical powers...
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    What shoud I cook today? Veggie who is always only worried about what to eat, his heart started to beat like crazy when spring school holiday began.
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    The glutton Xia Meng went out to buy a midnight snack and got into a car accident which transported her into the body of a maid in another world! And so, her life of romance, cuisine and adventure officially began!
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    Typical company employee Tanaka Daichi(38 years old, single) loves games and plays a new type of VRMMO called "One More Free Life Online" under the username "Earth". Inside this free world he chose several skills that are generally regarded as useless. Be it wasting time crafting potions, cooking up pointlessly tasty food, or hunting monsters with some absurd weapon he crafted, he simply enjoys playing the game.
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    One day a chubby little boy calls out to a malnourished orphan girl, "Come with me, I'll feed ya."
    Thus Julia and her dog Alex begin their life with Dan and his father, working at their restaurant.

    Creator-approved translations by TheElusiveTaco.

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    Having lost his confidence as a bread-maker, Masaki works making bread in a bakery and boarding house run by a pair of sisters in Otaru, Hokkaido. Seeing the smiles on the people eating the bread, he grows to maturity one step at a time as a maker of breads. [Translation from the back cover of the first volume]
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    The "slightly sweet tipsy couple comedy" manga centers on the 28-year-old senior public relations company staff member Chisato Mizusawa. The story follows Chisato's daily life as she enjoys her husband Sora's cocktails. Chisato has secrets that only her husband knows.
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    [FR] Dans la forêt, la jeune Rinko, passionnée de cuisine, est en pleine cueillette d'ingrédients pour préparer un bon repas à sa grand mère souffrante. A son plus grand malheur, un loup sort de nulle part et lui saute dessus dans l'unique but de la dévorer! " Si ce que je te prépare te plaît, alors tu abandonnera l'idée de me manger! " s'écria la jeune fille. Les enseignements de sa mère résonnant dans son coeur, Rinko lanca donc un pari à ce loup affamé. Plongez dans l'univers fantastique de ce manga à travers Rinko et sa cuisine!
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    One day, Shunichirou suddenly transferred to a different world.
    His reason for living in this different world... to see, touch, and smell, -eating unknown food!
    Along with Sylphin, a Beastman Maid, they have an adventure eating fantasy gourmet in a different world!

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