Best 50 Gourmet TV Anime You Have to Watch at Least Once in Your Life

They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of JK Meshi!, Love Kome: We Love Rice, Sushi Police, and more!

50: JK Meshi!

English: JK-MESHI!
Japanese: JKめし!
MAL Score: 4.62
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Three high school girls have mastered the art of cooking simple, B-class dishes called JK meshi. The three girls — Reina, Ryouka, and Ruriko — are all classmates in their second year of high school. They often get distracted when studying for tests, and when they do, they cook JK meshi.

(Source: ANN)

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49: Love Kome: We Love Rice

English: Love Rice
Japanese: ラブ米 -WE LOVE RICE-
MAL Score: 4.63
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

The project anthropomorphizes rice (kome in Japanese) into schoolboys. At the Kokuritsu Inaho Academy (“Rice Ear Academy,” a wordplay on national schools), five new rice-inspired students attempt to supplant bread as the popular grain at the school. The new students form the “Love Rice” unit and challenge themselves to perform at the “Harvest Show” to show the delicious appeal of rice grains. The “heartwarming ‘kome’dy with laughs and passion” promises to let audiences rediscover the virtues of rice (“Japan’s soul food”).

(Source: ANN)

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48: Sushi Police

Japanese: SUSHI POLICE(スシポリス)
MAL Score: 4.64
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Honda, Kawasaki, and Suzuki all comprise the elite ninth unit of the Sushi Police—a task force with the sole objective of sniffing out restaurants serving illicit or non-traditional sushi and eradicating them, no matter how insignificant their offense may be. The Sushi Police travel freely around the world in pursuit of these vile criminals day or night, with their strong sense of justice and the World Food-Culture Conservation Organization backing them. No offenders of Japan’s traditional cuisine can escape their wrath!

During one of their purification missions, the Sushi Police encounter Sara—a hot, young, television reporter out to expose them and the World Food-Culture Conservation Organization for corruption. They interrogate her, but her wiles, skills, and charms allow her to easily escape from their grasp, setting off a chain of events that will lead to the true purpose of the Sushi Police being revealed.

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47: Love Kome: We Love Rice Nikisaku

English: Love Rice 2
Japanese: ラブ米 -WE LOVE RICE- 二期作
MAL Score: 4.86
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Second season of Love Kome: We Love Rice.

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46: Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan

Japanese: 博多明太!ぴりからこちゃん
MAL Score: 5.10
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

A daily eating life happening at a street that seems like Hakata but not Hakata!? Fairy of Mentaiko “Pirikarako-chan” goes around the street to solve (?)!

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45: Doamaiger D

English: Doamayger-D
Japanese: ドアマイガーD
MAL Score: 5.30
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Kyougoku Daijirou is the 15th generation owner of the Kyoto sweets shop Amashoudou. One day, Daijirou discovers a giant robot named Doamaiger D in his store’s basement. At the same time, enemies called “Mekaijuu” appear in Kyoto and begin wreaking havoc.

(Source: ANN)

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44: Pan de Peace!

English: Pan de Peace!
Japanese: パンでPeace!
MAL Score: 5.63
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

For the airheaded Minami Tani, there is nothing more delightful than delicious bread for breakfast. Bonding over a mutual love for the food, Minami meets the dignified Yuu Aizawa and the upbeat Fuyumi Fukagawa. Joining them is Noa Sakura, a pint-sized girl who sees bread as the ultimate weapon of self-defense. Together, the girls strengthen their bonds of friendship, while striving to sample every kind of bread this world has to offer.

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43: Shokupan Mimi

Japanese: 食パンミミー
MAL Score: 5.64
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

The story is about the daily life of a piece of bread named Mimi, and some of her friends and family. Based on Shimamori Natsuko’s Shokupan Mimi (White Bread Mimi) 4-panel manga.

42: Piace: Watashi no Italian

English: Piacevole: My Italian Cooking
Japanese: ピアシェ~私のイタリアン~
MAL Score: 5.87
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

While on her summer break, Morina Nanase starts a new part-time job as a waitress at Trattoria Festa, an Italian restaurant. Finding the restaurant adorable and coincidentally close to her house, Morina quickly settles into her new profession.

However, her new job comes with several eccentric co-workers and Italian dishes she has never heard of. The restaurant’s typical fare includes a variety of pasta dishes such as penne arrabbiata, rich dessert such as tiramisu, and even caponata. Join Morina in her restaurant adventures as she gets to know her co-workers and serves the best Italian cuisine to her customers with a smile.

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41: Kakutou Ryouri Densetsu Bistro Recipe

English: Fighting Foodons
Japanese: 格闘料理伝説ビストロレシピ
MAL Score: 6.05
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

An 11-year old boy named Zen bands together with his younger sister, Karen, and a young boy who has a large appetite, Pitan, to battle an evil empire by using their “Foodons”; strange monsters that are created from various foods.

(Source: ANN)

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40: Cookin’ Idol Ai! Mai! Main!

Japanese: クッキンアイドル アイ!マイ!まいん!
MAL Score: 6.24
Type: TV
Episodes: 305

Synopsis

Cooking Idol teaches children how to cook through instruction of the main character, MAIN. The show itself is divided into an animated segment featuring MAIN, and a live-action segment featuring the voice actor of MAIN, Fukuhara Haruka, as she practices the cooking herself. The live-action segment is not included in the avg episode duration.

39: Eikoku Ikka, Nihon wo Taberu

English: Sushi and Beyond
Japanese: 英国一家、日本を食べる
MAL Score: 6.34
Type: TV
Episodes: 24

Synopsis

Based on a book by British travel and dining journalist Michael Booth. Follows Booth, his wife Lissen, and two kids Ansger (6) and Emil (4), on their 100-day trip to Japan as they try a wide variety of Japanese foods. Booth was inspired to make the trip by Shizuo Tsuji’s book, Japanese Cooking, A Simple Art.

(Source: ANN)

38: Shin Chuuka Ichiban!

Japanese: 真 中華一番!
MAL Score: 6.41
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

After passing the Guangzhou Special Chef Trials, Mao decided to travel around China, to learn more about the unique preparation of food. Upon his return, he will learn that the real battle has only just begun. The Underground Cooking Society has already begun to move…

(Source: MU)

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37: Takunomi.

English: Takunomi
Japanese: たくのみ。
MAL Score: 6.43
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

20-year-old Michiru Amatsuki moved to Tokyo after a career change, and now finds herself living in a woman only share house, Stella House Haruno, with a few other women of varying age and occupation. Every night the girls settle down and have a drink or two (or more) as drama ensues.

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36: Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san

English: Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles
Japanese: ラーメン大好き小泉さん
MAL Score: 6.53
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

From standing in the sun for hours to traveling miles away from home, gorgeous high school student Koizumi stops at nothing to fulfill her desire for ramen. But these previously solo trips soon change when Koizumi’s classmate Yuu Oosawa develops an infatuation with her, and begins to join Koizumi uninvitedly on her adventures. As Yuu continues to be shocked by Koizumi’s enormous appetite, she learns about the endless variety of ramen from, arguably, its greatest connoisseur ever!

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35: Oishinbo

Japanese: 美味しんぼ
MAL Score: 6.54
Type: TV
Episodes: 136

Synopsis

Oishinbo is a drama about newspaper reporters. The main character is a cynical food critic named Yamaoka. Oishinbo is a popular mainstream comic for adults in Japan. It is even mentioned in an episode of “Iron Chef.”

(Source: AniDB)

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34: Cooking Papa

Japanese: クッキングパパ
MAL Score: 6.62
Type: TV
Episodes: 151

Synopsis

The story of Mr. Araiwa and his family. He is a model employee in a large enterprise, but becomes a completely different character at home. He is very keen on cooking and lets pass no occasion to cook delicious dishes for his wife, who is frequently occupied by her work as a journalist, or his young son.

(Source: AniDB)

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33: Dagashi Kashi

English: Dagashi Kashi
Japanese: だがしかし
MAL Score: 6.62
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Out in the countryside stands a sweet shop run by the Shikada family for nine generations: Shikada Dagashi, a small business selling traditional Japanese candy. However, despite his father’s pleas, Kokonotsu Shikada, an aspiring manga artist, adamantly refuses to inherit the family business.

However, this may start to change with the arrival of the eccentric Hotaru Shidare. Hotaru is in search of Kokonotsu’s father, with the goal of bringing him back to work for her family’s company, Shidare Corporation, a world famous sweets manufacturer. Although the senior Shikada initially refuses, he states that he will change his mind on one condition: if Hotaru can convince Kokonotsu to take over the family shop. And so begins Hotaru’s mission to enlighten the boy on the true joy of delicious and nostalgic dagashi!

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32: Wakako-zake

English: Wakakozake
Japanese: ワカコ酒
MAL Score: 6.64
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Murasaki Wakako, who is 26 years old, loves going out alone to enjoy eating and drinking, especially when something unpleasant happens at work. This anime follows Wakako through many solitary outings, where she enjoys different combinations of food and drink!

(Source: MangaHelpers, edited)

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31: Shin Chuuka Ichiban! 2nd Season

Japanese: 真 中華一番!
MAL Score: 6.64
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Sequel of Shin Chuuka Ichiban.

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30: Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san

English: Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
Japanese: 舞妓さんちのまかないさん
MAL Score: 6.64
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Kiyo and Sumire came to Kyoto from Aomori Prefecture, dreaming of becoming maiko. But after an unexpected turn of events, Kiyo starts working as the live-in cook at the Maiko House. Their story unfolds in the Kagai, the Geiko and maiko district in Kyoto, alongside their housemate maikos. Kiyo nourishes them daily with her home-cooked meals, and Sumire strives toward her promising future as the once-in-a-century maiko.

Step into the glamorous Kagai, warm your heart with behind-the-scenes anecdotes and Kiyo’s kitchen episodes. Stay tuned for this touching tale of 2 childhood friends lifting each other up as they grow together.

(Source: NHK World Japan, edited)

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29: Koufuku Graffiti

English: Gourmet Girl Graffiti
Japanese: 幸腹グラフィティ
MAL Score: 6.80
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

The path to becoming a fine wife begins with being an accomplished cook—at least, that is what Ryou Machiko’s late grandmother had led her to believe. For a middle schooler, Ryou’s cooking skills are incomparable; but recently, though Ryou’s food looks appetizing and smells inviting, the taste has not been delicious. Just when the dejected art student comes to terms with the possibility that she might continue living alone for the rest of her life, her aunt tells her that Kirin Morino—Ryou’s second cousin—will begin staying with her every weekend since the younger girl has joined a cram school in Tokyo and aims to attend the same school as Ryou.

Surprisingly, with her cousin’s arrival, Ryou finds that her cooking has vastly improved—apparently, it is not her prowess in the kitchen, but the sharing of the experience with those closest to her that seems to make the flavors shine.

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28: Kogepan

English: Scorched Bread
Japanese: こげぱん
MAL Score: 6.82
Type: TV
Episodes: 10

Synopsis

An accident in the bakery’s oven caused a piece of bread to stay in the oven for way too long. Thus Kogepan was born – a piece of burnt bread, having no chance to be sold.

(Source: ANN)

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27: Dagashi Kashi 2

English: Dagashi Kashi 2
Japanese: だがしかし2
MAL Score: 6.84
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Second season of Dagashi Kashi.

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26: Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara

English: Love is Like a Cocktail
Japanese: お酒は夫婦になってから
MAL Score: 6.96
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Chisato Mizusawa is a calm and collected assistant office manager who apparently dislikes drinking alcohol. But she actually likes it and has a secret side to her that emerges only when drunk: her cute persona, which she only reveals to her husband, the bartender Sora. Each day when Chisato comes home, Sora takes care of his beloved wife, providing her with a good meal and a fresh drink. These drinks include Plum Splet, Irish Coffee, Orange Breeze, and many more tasty concoctions that she eagerly gulps down. But as much as she likes alcohol, she loves her kindhearted husband more. Together, they share a life that is filled with happiness—and the more-than-occasional cocktail.

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25: Kirakira☆Precure A La Mode

Japanese: キラキラ☆プリキュアアラモード
MAL Score: 6.97
Type: TV
Episodes: 49

Synopsis

Cheerful teenager Ichika Usami has a passion for sweets that is inspired by her mother’s baking. In celebration of her mother’s return from overseas, she tries her hand at making a cake herself. She is interrupted when a dog-like fairy named Pekorin crashes into her kitchen. With Pekorin’s help, Ichika successfully bakes her cake. Only then enters an imp named Gummy who bursts in and attempt to steal the cake’s “kirakiraru”, a magical power that gives sweets the ability to bring happiness.

Though Ichika initially offers her cake to Gummy in order to protect Pekorin, the fairy helps her realize how important the treat is and the love it represents. As the kirakiraru within Ichika’s cake grows, it changes into a set of trinkets that transforms her into Cure Whip, a hero known as a Pretty Cure. Using her newfound powers, she goes on to battle kirakiraru thieves whenever they appear. Ichika fights to protect Ichigozaka’s sweets and finds colorful new allies along the way.

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24: Gudetama

Japanese: ぐでたま
MAL Score: 7.03
Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown

Synopsis

Gudetama, an egg that is dead to the world and completely lacks motivation. No matter what cooking method you use, Gudetama remains unmoved.

(Source: ANN)

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23: Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten: Antique

English: Antique Bakery
Japanese: 西洋骨董洋菓子店 ~アンティーク~
MAL Score: 7.04
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

A high school crush, a world-class pastry chef, a former middle-weight boxing champion… and a whole lot of cake!
Ono has come a long way since the agonizing day in high school when he confessed his love to handsome Tachibana. Now, some 14 years later Ono, a world-class pastry chef and gay playboy has it all. No man can resist Ono’s charms (or his cooking skills!) but he has just found a new position under a man named Tachibana. Can this be the only man who resisted his charms, and if so, will the man who once snubbed the “magically gay” Ono get his just deserts? And how in the heck did a former middleweight boxing champion wind up as Ono’s cake boy?

(Source: DMP)

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22: Mister Ajikko

Japanese: ミスター味っ子
MAL Score: 7.07
Type: TV
Episodes: 99

Synopsis

Ajiyoshi Yoichi is a culinary prodigy who manages the eating house together with his mother. One day, Murata Genjiro appears in the eating house and is surprised at the delicious taste 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 spaghetti match with the in-house Italian chef, Marui. Youichi’s novel culinary ideas, coupled with his enthusiasm of serving the best for his guests, allow him to defeat Marui in the match. From then on, Youichi begins to compete with other rivals in the race for the best tastes and dishes.

(Source: ANN)

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21: Dae Jang Geum: Jang Geum’s Dream 2

Japanese: 少女チャングムの夢
MAL Score: 7.19
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Second season of Jang Geum’s Dream.

20: Moyashimon Returns

Japanese: もやしもん リターンズ
MAL Score: 7.21
Type: TV
Episodes: 11

Synopsis

In the second season the story continues exactly where it left off previously. Professor Itsuki’s Fermentation Cellar and laboratory is ready for operation and with Sawaki Tadayasu’s unique gift to see and communicate with microbes to help, Itsuki’s motley group of students begin to process different fermented products like soy sauce and sake.

(Source: ANN)

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19: Dae Jang Geum: Jang Geum’s Dream

Japanese: 少女チャングムの夢
MAL Score: 7.22
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Story is about the girl Jang Geum who wants to be a cook. She gets accepted as a palace servant. Clever and cheerful Jang Geum quickly finds friends. But all to soon she encounters intrigue and corruption.

A Korean/Japanese joint production.

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18: Ben-To

English: Ben-To
Japanese: ベン トー
MAL Score: 7.24
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

The supermarket is an important building in any city, for they provide a convenient way to purchase a variety of food in a family-friendly, safe environment. However, these stores changes in the blink of an eye once the unsold bento boxes go on their nightly half-off sales! War breaks out and friends become foes as each person fights for honor, pride, and dinner. There are no longer any people in these supermarkets, only Wolves and Dogs?—winners and losers.

High schooler You Satou is painfully introduced to these battles after unknowingly stumbling into the war zone, but instead of choosing to avoid these nightly fights, he wants to join in. After seeing Satou’s lack of fighting skills, upperclassman and Wolf Sen Yarizui invites him and Hana Oshiroi, a girl who enjoys spectating the brawls, to join her Half-Priced Food Lovers Club to show them the distinction between the Dogs and the Wolves. Together, they learn what it truly means to fight for your food.

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17: Shokugeki no Souma: Gou no Sara

English: Food Wars! The Fifth Plate
Japanese: 食戟のソーマ 豪ノ皿
MAL Score: 7.33
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Thanks to Souma Yukihira, Erina Nakiri, and the rebel forces overthrowing the regime of Azami Nakiri—the previous school director—and the former Elite Ten, Tootsuki Culinary Academy is back in order. However, its students have one more great battle ahead of them: the BLUE, a competition where young chefs seeking world-class fame compete. Faced with new trials and rivals, Souma and his friends will fight to conquer the BLUE and to defeat Asahi Saiba, the leader of an underworld organization of chefs known as Noir, who once defeated Souma and his father in a Shokugeki.

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16: Ristorante Paradiso

English: Ristorante Paradiso
Japanese: リストランテパラディーゾ
MAL Score: 7.35
Type: TV
Episodes: 11

Synopsis

When Nicoletta was a little girl, her mother, Olga, abandoned her and ran off to Rome to remarry. Now, 15 years later and a young woman, she travels to Rome with the intention of ruining her mother’s life. She tracks Olga down to a restaurant called Casetta dell’Orso, but the second Nicoletta steps through its door, everything changes. It’s a peculiar place staffed entirely by mature gentlemen wearing spectacles, and like their clientele, she is helpless against their wise smiles and warm voices. Before Nicoletta realizes it, her plans for vengeance start to fade, and she’s swept up in the sweet romance of everyday Italian life.

(Source: Right Stuf)

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15: Isekai Shokudou

English: Restaurant to Another World
Japanese: 異世界食堂
MAL Score: 7.35
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Western Restaurant Nekoya is a popular eatery located on a street corner in a Tokyo shopping district. Serving both traditional Japanese fare as well as Western dishes, this eating establishment is popular among Tokyo’s residents. But this seemingly ordinary restaurant is also popular with another type of clientele…

While the restaurant is thought to be closed on Saturdays, the truth is that on this special day each week, its doors are instead opened to the inhabitants of other worlds. From dragons and elves to fairies and mages, this restaurant has no shortage of strange customers. Nevertheless, the enigmatic chef known only as “Master” will be waiting to serve up their favorite dishes with a kind smile and keep them coming back for many more Saturdays to come.

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14: Bartender

English: Bartender
Japanese: バーテンダー
MAL Score: 7.36
Type: TV
Episodes: 11

Synopsis

Hidden in the backstreets of the Ginza district is Eden Hall, a lone bar operated by Ryuu Sasakura, the prodigy bartender who is said to mix the most incredible cocktails anyone has ever tasted. However, not just anyone can find Eden Hall; rather, it is Eden Hall that must find you. Customers of varying backgrounds, each plagued with their own troubles, wander into this bar. Nevertheless, Ryuu always knows the ideal cocktail to console and guide each distraught soul.

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13: Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi

English: Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits
Japanese: かくりよの宿飯
MAL Score: 7.51
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Abandoned as a child by her mother, Aoi Tsubaki has always had the ability to see “ayakashi”—spirits from the Hidden Realm. Shirou Tsubaki, her grandfather who shared the same ability, took her under his wing and taught her how to live with the ayakashi in peace. When her grandfather abruptly passes away, the independent Aoi must continue her college career, armed with only her knowledge in cooking as a means of protection against the human-eating spirits. In hopes that the ayakashi will not turn to her or other unknowing humans as a tasty meal, she takes it upon herself to feed the hungry creatures that cross her path.

After giving a mysterious ayakashi her lunch, Aoi is transported to the Hidden Realm, where the ayakashi reveals himself to be an ogre-god known as Oodanna, the “Master Innkeeper.” There, she learns that she was used as collateral for her grandfather’s debt of one hundred million yen, and that she must pay the price for her grandfather’s careless decision by marrying Oodanna. Aoi valiantly refuses and decides to settle things on her own terms: she will pay off the debt herself by opening an eatery at Oodanna’s inn.

Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi follows the journey of Aoi as she proceeds to change and touch the lives of the ayakashi through the one weapon she has against them—her delicious cooking.

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12: Amaama to Inazuma

English: Sweetness & Lightning
Japanese: 甘々と稲妻
MAL Score: 7.53
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Since the death of his wife, Kouhei Inuzuka has been caring for his young daughter Tsumugi to the best of his abilities. However, with his lack of culinary knowledge and his busy job as a teacher, he is left relying on ready-made meals from convenience stores to feed the little girl. Frustrated at his own incapability to provide a fresh, nutritious meal for his daughter, Kouhei takes up an offer from his student, Kotori Iida, to come have dinner at her family’s restaurant. But on their very first visit, the father and daughter discover that the restaurant is often closed due to Kotori’s mother being away for work and that Kotori often eats alone. After much pleading from his pupil, Kouhei decides to continue to go to the restaurant with Tsumugi to cook and share delicious homemade food with Kotori.

Amaama to Inazuma follows the heartwarming story of a caring father trying his hardest to make his adorable little daughter happy, while exploring the meanings and values behind cooking, family, and the warm meals at home that are often taken for granted.

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11: Toriko

English: Toriko
Japanese: トリコ
MAL Score: 7.54
Type: TV
Episodes: 147

Synopsis

Hamburgers that grow out of the ground like four-leaf clovers, mountain ranges carved out of ice cream, and warm servings of mac and cheese that stew deep within the stomachs of volcanoes fill the landscape. This world of delectable natural wonders has reached a prime age of exploration—the Gourmet Age! Citizens and chefs alike aspire to taste and prepare the finest dishes, while adventurers called “Gourmet Hunters” seek out delicious rare ingredients.

Possessing a unique set of skills, the wild and passionate Gourmet Hunter Toriko is infamous for discovering 2% of all known ingredients. Together with his friend Komatsu—a highly skilled chef working at a five-star hotel—Toriko strives to complete his Full Course Menu of Life. But it isn’t going to be easy; in order to obtain the most delicious ingredients, Toriko must battle against obstacles like deadly monsters, evil organizations, and food itself!

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10: Moyashimon

Japanese: もやしもん
MAL Score: 7.58
Type: TV
Episodes: 11

Synopsis

One could say that freshman college student Tadayasu Sawaki has a wide range of vision. He has a peculiar ability that allows him to see microorganisms with the naked eye. Sawaki can see all sorts of microbes, from the fungi that cause athlete’s foot to the yeast used to make alcohol, with him perceiving his little friends as cute chibi creatures. Attending an agricultural university, his talent piques the interest of numerous professors, including Professor Itsuki, who specializes in fermentation.

Sawaki starts school indifferent toward his ability, choosing an agricultural school in Tokyo. However, with the help of the eccentric community around him, he slowly learns to appreciate these visible microbes and his talent. The whimsical cast of professors and classmates attending the university almost makes Sawaki seem normal despite his ability.

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9: Yume-iro Patissière SP Professional

Japanese: 夢色パティシエールSP(スペシャル)プロフェッショナル
MAL Score: 7.58
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Upon her return to Japan after a two year study break in Paris, Ichigo Amano is met with news of Team Ichigo’s separation, as each of the Sweets Princes takes a different path toward their dream. Now in her first year of high school, Henri Lucas has a project in store for her, enlisting the help of Ichigo, Makoto Kashino, and new members Lemon Yamagishi and Johnny McBeal to give rise to a new Team Ichigo. As the four work together on this project, Ichigo and Makoto continue to grow closer, though Johnny and the unrelenting Miya Koshiro will not idly sit by; with Johnny’s eye on Ichigo and Miya still after Makoto, it definitely seems like love won’t come easily.

With Ichigo’s time at St. Marie Academy, she is now ever closer to her dream of starting her very own patisserie. However, she will soon realize that it takes more than just making delicious sweets to open up a shop.

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8: Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori

English: Yotsuiro Biyori
Japanese: 鹿楓堂よついろ日和
MAL Score: 7.61
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Kyousui “Sui” Tougoku inherits a traditional Japanese-style cafe called Rokuhoudou from his grandfather, which he manages alongside Gregorio “Gure” Valentino, Tokitaka Nagae, and Tsubaki Nakao. Their hospitality par excellence undoubtedly turns any one-time visitor into a regular. Having gone through their own share of trials and tribulations, the staff at this modest cafe do their best to serve their customers—whether it be through tea, sweets, or even helping with the various troubles one may have.

Although most days pass pleasantly, the small world of Sui and his friends takes an unexpected path when their reputation as a cafe flourishes overnight.

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7: Chuuka Ichiban!

Japanese: 中華一番
MAL Score: 7.62
Type: TV
Episodes: 52

Synopsis

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.

The country of China has four major regions: Beijing, Szechuan, Shanghai, and Guangdong.

The beginning of the story takes place in Szechuan, Mao’s birthplace.

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: Wikipedia)

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6: Shokugeki no Souma: Shin no Sara

English: Food Wars! The Fourth Plate
Japanese: 食戟のソーマ 神ノ皿
MAL Score: 7.75
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

At Tootsuki Culinary Academy, a heated eight-on-eight Shokugeki known as the Régiment de Cuisine rages on between Central and the rebel forces led by Souma Yukihira and Erina Nakiri. Though they won a stunning perfect victory in the first bout, the rebels face an uphill battle ahead, as they must now face off against the rest of the Elite Ten Council. With the future of Tootsuki at stake, Souma and Erina must push far beyond the limits of their abilities, using everything they learned from their mentors and ultimately drawing from their experiences cooking together as friends.

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5: Yakitate!! Japan

English: Yakitate!! Japan
Japanese: 焼きたて!! ジャぱん
MAL Score: 7.93
Type: TV
Episodes: 69

Synopsis

While countries such as France, England, and Germany all have their own internationally celebrated bread, Japan simply does not have one that can match in reputation.

Thus after discovering the wonders of breadmaking at a young age, Kazuma Azuma embarks on a quest to create Japan’s own unique national bread. And being blessed with unusually warm hands that allow dough to ferment faster, Azuma is able to bring his baking innovations to another level.

As he begins working at the prestigious Japanese bakery chain, Pantasia, Azuma encounters other talented bakers and experiences firsthand the competitive world of baking. Along with his newfound friends and rivals, Azuma strives to create new and unparalleled bread that will start a baking revolution.

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4: Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara – Tootsuki Ressha-hen

English: Food Wars! The Third Plate: Totsuki Train Arc
Japanese: 食戟のソーマ 餐ノ皿 遠月列車篇
MAL Score: 8.01
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

A dark age of cooking befalls Tootsuki Culinary Academy. With the Elite Ten’s devastating coup d’état, Azami Nakiri is now the director of the prestigious school. Students must now conform to Azami’s ideology of “true gourmet food” and are forbidden to express creativity, or else face expulsion.

However, Souma Yukihira and the members of the Polar Star Dormitory refuse to accept these changes. Aided by other rebellious first-years, including the tenth seat, Erina Nakiri, Souma and his allies band together to fight off supporters of Azami’s regime. But corrupt instructors and the menacing Central organization stand in their way, and so they must work together, harder than ever before, to survive every underhanded plot designed to banish them from the school.

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3: Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara

English: Food Wars! The Third Plate
Japanese: 食戟のソーマ 餐ノ皿
MAL Score: 8.06
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

The Moon Festival is Tootsuki Academy’s annual gourmet gala, where students compete against each other to earn the most profit through selling their cuisine of choice. But for Souma Yukihira, it is also his first opportunity to challenge the Elite Ten, the supreme council that rules over the academy.

However, this is only the beginning of Souma’s war against the Elite Ten; a nefarious plot is underway that will provide Souma with the challenge he desires but will also shake the very foundations of Tootsuki Academy itself.

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2: Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara

English: Food Wars! The Second Plate
Japanese: 食戟のソーマ 弍ノ皿
MAL Score: 8.14
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

The qualifiers of the Autumn Elections are now over, and only eight talented chefs remain. Now, they face off in one-on-one food wars, each with their own unique themes. Met with both new judges and new opponents all with their own specialties, Souma must stay on his toes if he hopes to make it to the top of both the Autumn Elections and Tootsuki Culinary Academy.

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1: Shokugeki no Souma

English: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
Japanese: 食戟のソーマ
MAL Score: 8.22
Type: TV
Episodes: 24

Synopsis

Ever since he was a child, fifteen-year-old Souma Yukihira has helped his father by working as the sous chef in the restaurant his father runs and owns. Throughout the years, Souma developed a passion for entertaining his customers with his creative, skilled, and daring culinary creations. His dream is to someday own his family’s restaurant as its head chef.

Yet when his father suddenly decides to close the restaurant to test his cooking abilities in restaurants around the world, he sends Souma to Tootsuki Culinary Academy, an elite cooking school where only 10 percent of the students graduate. The institution is famous for its “Shokugeki” or “food wars,” where students face off in intense, high-stakes cooking showdowns.

As Souma and his new schoolmates struggle to survive the extreme lifestyle of Tootsuki, more and greater challenges await him, putting his years of learning under his father to the test.

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Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!

1. Shokugeki no Souma
2. Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
3. Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara
4. Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara – Tootsuki Ressha-hen
5. Yakitate!! Japan
6. Shokugeki no Souma: Shin no Sara
7. Chuuka Ichiban!
8. Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori
9. Moyashimon
10. Yume-iro Patissière SP Professional
11. Toriko
12. Amaama to Inazuma
13. Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi
14. Bartender
15. Ristorante Paradiso
16. Isekai Shokudou
17. Shokugeki no Souma: Gou no Sara
18. Ben-To
19. Dae Jang Geum: Jang Geum’s Dream
20. Moyashimon Returns
21. Dae Jang Geum: Jang Geum’s Dream 2
22. Mister Ajikko
23. Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten: Antique
24. Gudetama
25. Kirakira☆Precure A La Mode
26. Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara
27. Dagashi Kashi 2
28. Kogepan
29. Koufuku Graffiti
30. Wakako-zake
31. Shin Chuuka Ichiban! 2nd Season
32. Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san
33. Cooking Papa
34. Dagashi Kashi
35. Oishinbo
36. Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
37. Takunomi.
38. Shin Chuuka Ichiban!
39. Eikoku Ikka, Nihon wo Taberu
40. Cookin’ Idol Ai! Mai! Main!
41. Kakutou Ryouri Densetsu Bistro Recipe
42. Piace: Watashi no Italian
43. Shokupan Mimi
44. Pan de Peace!
45. Doamaiger D
46. Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan
47. Love Kome: We Love Rice Nikisaku
48. Sushi Police
49. Love Kome: We Love Rice
50. JK Meshi!

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