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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Nine centimeters (3.5 inches) tall, the tiny girls Hakumei and Mikochi live in the forest. Living in a house in a tree, riding insects and birds, and making umbrellas out of leaves, they live a happy and comfortable life. Follow their tiny but lovely lives as they live their day to day in a fantastic world of inchlings, animals, and strange happenings.

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Chapter 39 is next after 34. No chapters were skipped, as we switched to using Harta magazine raws, and the chapters from the magazine use a different numbering system.

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    Ongoing Touhou manga from nva222 published in the official Strange Creators of Outer World magazine.
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    Suddenly summoned to another world, former office lady Fukuyose Mahiru becomes a lunchlady in order to cover her living expenses, as well as gather information. Then one day, she gets her hopes up when she hears a rumor that the genius Magician Randy may hold a hint to help return her to her original world——.

    "To find the practitioner than summoned you here, we must uncover the motives behind it."

    Things become messy after it's determined Mahiru holds a great amount of magical power, and must therefore cohabitate with Randy?! And on top of that, he finds eating to be too troublesome, making him the ultimate picky eater——!

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    Mukouda Tsuyoshi has been summoned from modern Japan to a different world of sword and magic. He eagerly 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. On top of that, Mukouda’s base status is shabby compared to the legitimate heroes. Suspecting the king of foul play, as he's morbidly obese in a kingdom in crisis, apart from being war-happy, Mukouda decides to leave the castle by presenting his lack of martial prowess. The only thing that Mukouda can rely on in this world is his unique skill Net Supermarket, that can only order goods from modern Japan’s internet to the new world.

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    Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skilll
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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?

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    Won 3rd place of Tsugi Manga Awards, Category Webmanga (2018).
    Winner of the 2020 Eisner Award in the Best Humor Publication category.

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    Within the winding streets of Kyoto's geisha district, there lives a 16 year old girl named Kiyo. After failing to become a Maiko, an apprentice traditional Japanese performer, Kiyo works as the caterer for her troupe. This is the story of her daily life.

  • Won the 65th Shogakukan Manga Awards in the shounen category.
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    A young boy named Yugo Hachiken aspires to live apart from his family. He enrolls in an agriculture school, one which requires its students to live in dormitories. He thinks that with his talent for studying, no problems will arise no matter what kind of school he goes to. But he is soon forced to discover the inconvenient truth about agricultural life. Enjoy the story of Hachiken as he tries to keep up with his friends, farmers' heirs who are already accustomed to a hardworking farm life.

    Won the 5th Manga Taishō Award's Grand Prize in 2012.
    Won the 58th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category in 2012.
    Won the first Japan Food Culture Contents Award in 2013.
    Nominated for the 19th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2015.

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    One day, Suzume finds herself unable to wake up, lost in a place known as the "Unwaking Town," Lutetia.
    There, she works at a coffee shop named "Quatre."
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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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    The main character, Jong-Seok Lee used to be your average, run of the mill person. The only thing remotely interesting about him is the fact that he’s always at local book stores. All of that changes when he suddenly encounters a completely blank book and foolishly accepts what’s asked of him...
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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?
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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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    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, but he learns that the real battle has only just started. The Dark Cooking Society has already begun to move...

    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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    Izumi Maya, a 33-year-old professional pastry chef, who went out to buy some mustard, gets caught in an accident. When she regains consciousness, she has been reincarnated as a 12-year-old princess! On top of that, she also has a husband who is older than her! And a king, no less!

    Maya realizes that she's in a position where her life might be targeted, thus, decides to try to get along with her husband to protect herself!

    In the name of a pastry chef, I’ll defeat the criminal and my husband’s stomach at the same time!!
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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.

  • Ranked first in the 2016 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (Male Readers Division).
  • Nominated for the 9th, 10th and 11th Manga Taisho Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
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    The future of hungry dad and son rabbit is food heaven!
    However... the sweetness was too sweet!

    A surreal and comedy sweet adventure!
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    Everyone loves tasty food! But... If you keep buying ready-to-eat food... You can't save money! So, you want to cook by yourself... But you can't cook! You want to learn how to cook... It's frustrating and you're lazy! It's hard! Hold up, don't find excuses anymore. This comic will teach you how to cook simple, cheap, and delicious food. Try it!
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    Hina Tsurugi and her family have just moved to a quaint seaside town. Hoping to savor the sight of the peaceful ocean, Hina stumbles upon a girl named Yuuki Kuroiwa—an upperclassman at her new school—who invites Hina to join her in fishing. Hina reels in an octopus, which falls onto her; being afraid of bugs and big creatures, she panics and begs Yuuki to remove it from her. Yuuki sees this as an opportunity to force Hina to join the school's Breakwater Club—a club where members gather, catch, and eat various types of marine life as their main activity.
    Although her attempts to refuse to join fail, Hina slowly begins to discover the hidden joy in fishing. Her view on the sport changes, now looking forward to all the delightful experiences she can take part in alongside her fellow club members. Surrounded by eccentric club members, how will Hina’s high school life turn out?
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    The main character is stricken by a rare condition that affects only two people in the entire world, bulimia. He organizes his daily meals to survive, but his hope of survival grows dimmer as the days go by. He consults a doctor, who suggests playing the Alternate Reality Game ‘Athenae’, where he can eat as must as he wants without gaining any weight. He plays the game to save his life and grow in strength by doing nothing but eating! A Gourmet Fantasy Life!

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    Shim Cheongi threw herself into the sea of Indangsu! What will happen when she wakes up in a lazy dragon's dungeon? Meet many cute monsters while living a delicious, symbiotic life!
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    While her friends are interested in cute cafés and getting boyfriends, Yanagi Riku finds it hard to talk about what she actually likes. They also think that her interest in the hot but unsociable Fushimi-kun is in bad taste, but she actually has a crush on him. One day, instead of accompanying her friends to the popular new café they found, she secretly seeks out an old café in order to indulge in her own interests: old-fashioned things!

    When the person at the counter turns around, she finds out that it is Fushimi-kun! He actually invites her to talk and they find out that they have similar tastes, and promise to talk again, but the next day he's unsociable as ever.

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    Saeki Kanji, 32 years old and still single, is living in the Japanese countryside, which is in decline. After graduating from university with a degree in economics he took a job as a salary man in a leading company in Tokyo, but retired when he inherited the family farm in Miyama village when his parents passed on. He soon took to the life of a simple farmer. One day a beautiful woman wearing full body armor came to his door begging to stay the night. She claimed to be royalty from another world and is unable to return there. She ends up living with Kanji and helping out the local agriculture situation.

    Portuguese / Português:
    Saeki Kanji, 32 anos e ainda solteiro, mora em um campo japonês, que está em declínio. Depois de se formar em economia, ele aceitou um emprego como funcionário assalariado em uma empresa líder em Tóquio, mas teve que sair quando herdou a fazenda da família na vila de Miyama quando seus pais morreram e, assim virando um agricultor. Um dia, uma linda mulher vestindo uma armadura de corpo inteiro veio até a porta dela pedindo para passar a noite, ela alegou ser um membro da realeza do outro mundo e não pode voltar para lá, ela acaba vivendo com Kanji e ajudando ele na situação da agricultura local.


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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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    Suzume works as a maid in an English manor house. Due to a certain incident, she ends up living in a small apartment in Japan.
    So where does she find comfort in as she began living overseas by herself for the first time? Japanese cuisine!

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    Aldred, the leader of a kingdom’s A-ranked party,『Black Silver』, has accomplished the task of slaying a dragon. However, he who has pursued strength his whole life has lost sight of his goal from taking down a monster of the strongest species. As he worried about what to do next in his life, it was the scenery of Nordende that popped up in his mind; A rural village by the countryside, full of natural beauty, which he only visited once during a quest in the past. After declaring the disbandment of his party, he heads towards Nordende for a comfortable, relaxing life.
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    She worked herself to death in her past life, but then she was reborn in another world as the villainess Ronia! As expected, her engagement is broken and she's expelled from high society, but now she takes that chance to live peacefully, and even opens a cafe at a remote village with the help of her fairy comrades, which is becoming unexpectedly popular with beast-kin...?

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    Femrude is picked up by a legendary Fenrir as a baby. Originally Japanese, the reborn 12-year-old spends his days being spoiled by his beloved new mother, while being brought up with lots of love. To give back to his precious family, he reproduces Japanese cuisine in this new world, one dish after another. To his surprise, not only his mother (Fenrir), but also the beastmen living in this world love his food. Solving problems one after another with his honest, gentle character, and the skills to attract both races, he aims to become a bridge between the humans and the beastmen! Even magicians will jump! This fluffy gourmet fantasy is about to start!


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    The man forsaken by the world, the man a slave to money and the man known as the legendary God of War in the highly popular MMORPG Continent of Magic. With the coming of age, he decides to say goodbye, but the feeble attempt to earn a little something for his time and effort ripples into an effect none could ever have imagined. Through a series of coincidences, his legendary avatar is sold for 3 billion 90 million won ($2.7 million), bringing great joy to him, only to plunge him into despair at losing almost all of it to vicious loan sharks. With revelation of money through gaming, he rises from the abyss with new found resolve and steps forward into the new age of games led by the first ever Virtual Reality MMORPG, Royal Road.

    This is the legend of Lee Hyun on his path to becoming Emperor with only his family loving heart, his boundless desire for money, his unexpected mind, his diligently forged body and the talent of hard work backing him. This is the legend of the lowest becoming the strongest. This is the legend of WEED.
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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.

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  • 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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    A young man, Naoe Tomoaki, works as a consultant at a popular Seitai therapy clinic. He is in charge of the treatment of a woman on her diet course. But the woman is an elf from a different world with sharp ears and a bow! Why are the elves, who should be slender, getting fat? And will her diet succeed!?
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    A youth named Kiriyama Rei, who lost his family as a child, endures loneliness to become a professional shogi player. Then, through a chance meeting, he develops a relationship with the three Kawamoto sisters (Akari, Hinata, Momo), who hail from a working-class district of the city, and little by little his frozen heart begins to thaw.

    Note: Nominated for the 2nd Annual Manga Taishou in 2009 and won this award in 2011.
    Won the Kodansha Manga Award in the general category (shared with Space Brothers) in 2011 and won the Grand Prize of the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2014.


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    Life isn't going too well for Yuzuki. She's 34 years old and single, the elementary school she works at is close to firing her, and to top it all off, she doesn't know what to do with her life at all. But things don't work out for her even when she quits her job and tries to look for an arranged marriage. The only thing that can give her comfort is the bread sold by a small store. So one day, she asks the store owner to marry her on a whim and to her surprise, he agrees...?
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    When Hiyori - a young girl whose deceased father taught her the joys of fishing - headed out to sea for some alone time, she never thought that she would encounter another girl there.
    After a while, this girl - named Koharu - and her end up fishing and cooking together, and they get to know each other a bit in the meantime. During their brief time together Koharu finds out that the reason that Hiyori went out to sea that day was because she's hesitant towards meeting her new stepfamily that same evening. But what a coincidence! Koharu is also meeting her new family tonight! "No. It can't be a coincidence..." Follow these two 'sisters' and their new life together!
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    The main character rose from the level of trash to become the top of his class through cooking, demonstrating the fearsome power of gourmet food. As he goes about his daily life, his explosive growth is the norm!
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    The human era has ended. This world is one where society has already collapsed.
    While people have slowly accepted the fate of their race, someone has started their journey: a girl and a dog. This tale, while a little lonely, is also filled with warmth. A slow life at the end of the world.

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    Shogo Ban is now a chef at Ristorante Legare. As the Yokohama branch of the Trattoria Baccanale he used to work at, he has been entrusted with the responsibility of head of the pasta section. Rejoin Ban as he struggles to meet the expectations of work and develop his personal relationships.
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    One fateful day, a girl time slipped into the Sengoku Era.
    It was an abrupt enough event to be dubbed god’s whim, done to sate hellish boredom.
    The girl has no power to change the world.
    She was a very ordinary, common, and plain girl that can be found anywhere.
    And that girl can do no more than a single thing.
    Survive the Sengoku Era ——– that’s all.


    Adapted from Web Novel (Raw)
    Light Novel: Bookwalker
    Alternative Manga Raw: Pixiv Comic
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    Gordon is an unsociable middle-aged man driving his food truck through a world buried in sand. One day, he meets a girl named Arisa sleeping stark naked in the middle of the desert. While Arisa wolfs down any and all food she can fit in her mouth, a mysterious armed group seems to be pursuing her, too.

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