Cooking Papa (Japanese: クッキングパパ,Hepburn: Kukkingu Papa?) is seinenmanga series written and illustrated by Tochi Ueyama. The series has been serialized in the Kodansha manga anthology Weekly Morning since 1985. Kodansha collects individual chapters into tankōbon volumes, with the first one published on January 18, 1986, and 129 volumes total as of September 22, 2014[update], making it the fifth-longest manga series by number of volumes. Full recipes for the dishes featured in each chapter are provided at the end of the chapter. The story revolves around a salaryman who can cook well.
The series has been adapted into a 151-episode anime television series of the same name by Eiken and directed by Toshitaka Tsunoda. The anime series was originally broadcast in Japan on TV Asahi between April 1992 and May 1995, and has also been aired in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Thailand. A live-action TV drama adaptation premiered Fuji TV on August 29, 2008.
The story revolves around a salaryman who can cook well but is unwilling to let it be known within his workplace. He lets them believe his wife cooks his meals when, in fact, she couldn't prepare anything.
Anime Version of Cooking Papa was aired on TV Asahi Thursday every week from April 9, 1992 to May 25, 1995. It was produced by Eiken and directed by Tochi Ueyama. The anime series ran for 151 episodes. It was also been aired in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Middle East.