Top 10 Food Anime of All Time

Anime has had a profound influence on western culture over the last decade, but something else has had an even more profound effect everywhere, food. Food is something that not only influences all cultures but also helps to promote one’s own creativity and flare.

Food however, has been a traditional staple within anime since the beginning. From making breakfast to home-made lunch’s different food has been influenced by many different styles within anime. So here are the Top 10 Food Anime of All Time, click the links on the title to go a site to watch them.

10) Bartender

Total number of episodes: 11 (Finished)

Average time per episode: 24 mins

Total number of seasons: 1

Something a little different to start with, although yes this is supposed to be a food anime top 10 Bartender is one about drinks, and the way drinks are presented in this series is in a similar style to how the food is presented in food anime so naturally this intriguing anime takes the 10th spot in this list. Genius bartender, Sasakura Ryuu makes the most incredible cocktails anyone has ever tasted. Seeking his “Glass of God”, individuals from all different walks of life visit his bar. With both a compassionate ear and a godly drink, Ryuu helps people with their problems.

9) Ben-To

Total number of episodes: 12 (Finished)

Average time per episode: 24 mins

Total number of seasons: 1

April 6th, 2011, that was the day that 15-year-old You Satou was knocked unconscious while reaching for a half-priced bento, a pre-packaged meal sold at the supermarket. By the time he woke up on the ground, all the bento boxes were gone. He left the supermarket hungry and in pain, only for the same thing to happen the next day. You soon learn that, in the world of Ben-To, discounted bentos’ are sacred and highly-sought after, and in order to get one, you needed to fight your way to the top. These bento brawls are fought by experienced fighters known as “Wolves”, who leave the inexperienced and weak “Dogs” like him lying on the ground in defeat. In a world where the weak are left hungry and only the strong can dine, You must train under the guidance of the silver-haired “Ice Queen”, Sen Yarizui, to become a bento-eating wolf himself.

8) Muteki Kanaban Musume

Total number of episodes: 12 (Finished)

Average time per episode: 24 mins

Total number of seasons: 1

Miki Onimaru is a poster girl that works at her mother’s Chinese ramen restaurant. She appears to be a normal girl, but she can become very violent if provoked. She picks a fight with her mother and acquaintances as a result on an almost daily basis, causing a series of troubling mishaps in their otherwise normal lives.

7) Piace: Watashi No Italian

Total number of episodes: 12 (Currently Airing)

Average time per episode: 5 mins

Total number of seasons: 1

High-schooler Morina Nanase has begun working as a part-timer in an Italian restaurant, Trattoria Festa. As she encounters various quirky co-workers, such as their manager, the child prodigy chef Maro Kitahara, and unique cuisines, she begins to grow as a person. Although this is a short series it is definitely worth a watch when you have a few minutes to kill here and there it’s fun and it shows real and relatable character growth.

6) Mr Ajikko

Total number of episodes: 99 (Finished)

Average time per episode: 23 mins

Total number of seasons: 1

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.

5) Chukka Ichiban

Total number of episodes: 52 (Finished)

Average time per episode: 23 mins

Total number of seasons: 1

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.

4) Toriko

Total number of episodes: 43 (Finished)

Average time per episode: 24 mins

Total number of seasons: 1

In a world where the taste and texture of food are an extremely important part of life, a man with superhuman skills is regularly hired by restaurants and the rich as a hunter of precious foods. With the “help” of his timid accomplice, inspired by Toriko’s greatness to accompany him, he travels to capture the evasive and ferocious animals he needs to create the ultimate dinner course. Toriko is a brilliant combination of both action and cooking for you really have some fun with this anime.

3) Yakitate!! Japan

Total number of episodes: 69 (Finished)

Average time per episode: 24 mins

Total number of seasons: 1

Yakitate means “fresh baked”, but the word “Japan” is actually a pun. Pan means bread in Japanese, so Kazuma is out to make Japan, a unique Japanese bread to compete with the best bread from around the world! Azuma became obsessed with bread when he was six years old. His sister yelled that their family should start having bread for breakfast sometimes, but their grandfather refused to even consider it, as he would only eat natto, miso soup, and rice for breakfast. Kazuma agreed, saying he didn`t like bread, but his sister kidnaps him and takes him to a bread store to show him the wonders of fresh-baked bread. Not only is Kazuma converted, but the owner discovers that Kazuma has the magical “Hands of the Sun” whose warmth makes them particularly suited to making bread. The owner packs up shop and goes to Tokyo to fulfil his dream of making Japan, but Kazuma continues his bread-baking dream as well, and ends up going to Tokyo himself when he`s sixteen, to compete for a spot at the foremost bread store in Japan – Pantasia!

2) Yume-iro Patissiere + Yume-iro Patissiere SP Professional

Total number of episodes: 63 (Finished)

Average time per episode: 24 mins

Total number of seasons: 2

Aside from her deep passion for eating cakes, the clumsy Ichigo Amano has never been successful at anything. Recognizing her talent, Henri offers her the chance to attend St. Marie Academy, a prestigious culinary school which specializes in desserts. In spite of the fact that she is a beginner lacking skills, Ichigo is placed in the topmost group with the “Sweets Princes.” The princes, famous throughout the school for their magical treats, are Sennosuke Andou, an expert in traditional Japanese sweets; Satsuki Hanabusa, with a flair for candied flowers; and Makoto Kashino, a gifted chocolatier. Ichigo and the Sweets Princes, each accompanied by their “Sweets Spirits”, fairies who make patissiers’ dreams come true, all work towards their goals in the competitive world of sweets.

1) Shokugeki No Souma Shokugeki No Souma Ni No Sora

Total number of episodes: 37 (Finished)

Average time per episode: 25 mins

Total number of seasons: 2

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% of the students ever graduate. The institution is famous for its “Shokugeki” or “food wars,” where students face off in intense, high-stakes cooking showdowns.

Finally, this anime is one of the best food shows out there at the moment, it is not only fun and creative but takes the time to show the cooking techniques and the different effects ingredients can have on a dish.

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