A Chef of Nobunaga

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A Chef of Nobunaga
A Chef of Nobunaga manga vol 1.png
Cover of the first manga volume
信長のシェフ
(Nobunaga no Shefu)
Genre Historical
Manga
Written by Mitsuru Nishimura
Illustrated by Takuro Kajikawa
Published by Houbunsha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Weekly Manga Times
Original run March 2011 – present
Volumes 16
Television drama
Directed by Ryōsuke Kanesaki
Written by Masaki Fukasawa
Music by Yoshihiro Ike
Original network TV Asahi
Original run January 11, 2013September 4, 2014
Episodes 17
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A Chef of Nobunaga (Japanese: 信長のシェフ, Hepburn: Nobunaga no Shefu) is a Japanese manga series written by Mitsuru Nishimura and illustrated by Takuro Kajikawa. It was noted to be adapted into a Japanese television drama series in January 2013.[1]

Plot[edit]

A young chef named Ken (ケン) is mysteriously transported to the Sengoku period and he also loses most of his memories. He is thrown in the midst of a battle between soldiers, and, as both sides think he is a spy, they hunt him down. During his escape, Ken meets Natsu (), a young blacksmith girl. Because of his cooking abilities, Ken is soon recruited as personal chef of Oda Nobunaga.

Characters[edit]

Heisei Era[edit]

  • Ken’ichirou “Ken” (Yūta Tamamori)
    • When transported into the Sengoku Era, Ken lost all memories pertaining to his time period. He only remembers how to cook and the history of ingredients and persons. He falls in love with Natsu as the story progresses. He is one of the three people from the Heisei Era to come to Sengoku Era.
    • He is a genius chef of Nobunaga, who can cook anything from Ming (Chinese) style to Portuguese style. He can cook anything the person asks and create new menus every time. He can make ingredients from scratch. Many ingredients he uses were not known during the time.
  • Youko (Kashii Yu)
    • She is the last and only person, other than Ken, to have escaped in chapter 1. She was once Ken’s lover during the Heisei Era.
    • She specializes in sweets.

Sengoku and Azuchi–Momoyama Eras[edit]

Manga[edit]

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 August 9, 2011[2] ISBN 978-4-8322-3261-7
2 October 14, 2011[2] ISBN 978-4-8322-3269-3
3 February 16, 2012[3] ISBN 978-4-8322-3283-9
4 June 16, 2012[3] ISBN 978-4-8322-3301-0
5 October 16, 2012[3] ISBN 978-4-8322-3325-6
6 January 16, 2013[3] ISBN 978-4-8322-3338-6
7 June 15, 2013[3] ISBN 978-4-8322-3358-4
8 October 16, 2013[4] ISBN 978-4-8322-3376-8
9 February 15, 2014[4] ISBN 978-4-8322-3392-8
10 July 8, 2014[4] ISBN 978-4-8322-3408-6
11 October 16, 2014[4] ISBN 978-4-537-12937-3
12 February 16, 2015[4] ISBN 978-4-8322-3439-0
13 July 16, 2015[4] ISBN 978-4-8322-3458-1

Drama[edit]

The nine-episode first season of the drama was broadcast on TV Asahi between January 11, to March 15, 2013.[5][6] A second season, consisting of eight episodes, aired also on the same network from July 10, to September 4, 2014.[7][8]

Season 1[edit]

# Title Original air date
1 "Heisei no Chef ga Sengoku Jidai ni Time Slip!?" (平成のシェフが戦国時代にタイムスリップ!?)  January 11, 2013[5]
2 "Heisei no Chef ga Senjō ni! Teki no Daidokoro ni Sen'nyū" (平成のシェフが戦場に! 敵の台所に潜入)  January 18, 2013[9]
3 "Teriyaki no Ran!! Shogun vs. Heisei no Chef" (テリヤキの乱!! 将軍VS平成のシェフ)  January 25, 2013[10]
4 "Ieyasu no Uragiri! ? Nobunaga no Kiki o Tenpura de Sukue" (家康の裏切り!? 信長の危機を天ぷらで救え)  February 1, 2013[11]
5 "Heisei no Chef ga Supai ni!! Nobunaga no Imōto o Ansatsu Seyo!?" (平成のシェフがスパイに!! 信長の妹を暗殺せよ!?)  February 8, 2013[12]
6 "Ane-gawa no Tatakai o Yakiniku de Shōri Seyo! Saikyō no Teki Tōjō! !" (姉川の戦いを焼肉で勝利せよ! 最凶の敵登場!!)  February 15, 2013[13]
7 "Hon'nouji no Hen… Akechi Mitsuhide to Heisei no Koibito no Inbō" (本能寺の変…明智光秀と平成の恋人の陰謀!?)  February 22, 2013[14]
8 "Saishū Shō「Saiai no Hito Shisu! Wakare no Dinner wa Choco Ryōri」" (最終章「最愛の人死す! 別れのディナーはチョコ料理」)  March 1, 2013[15]
9 "Unmei no Ryōri Taiketsu! Heisei ni Kaereru no ka!?" (運命の料理対決! 平成に帰れるのか!?)  March 15, 2013[6]

Season 2[edit]

# Title Original air date
1 "Heisei no French Chef ga Sengoku e!? Oda Nobunaga Ansatsu o Soshi Seyo" (平成のフレンチシェフが戦国へ!? 織田信長暗殺を阻止せよ)  July 10, 2014[7]
2 "Hieizan Yakiuchi no Shinjitsu… Heisei Gourmet ga Rekishi o Ugokasu! ?" (比叡山焼き討ちの真実…平成グルメが歴史を動かす!?)  July 17, 2014[16]
3 "Nobunaga no Chef Yūkai Sareru! Takeda Shingen ga Heisei Gourmet ni Gekido!?" (信長のシェフ誘拐される! 武田信玄が平成グルメに激怒!?)  July 24, 2014[17]
4 "Heisei no Ryōri Hito ga Takeda Shingen o Dokusatsu!?" (平成の料理人が武田信玄を毒殺!?)  July 31, 2014[18]
5 "Saraba Takeda Shingen… Saigo no Bansan!!" (さらば武田信玄…最後の晩餐!!)  August 7, 2014[19]
6 "Ieyasu Saidai no Kiki! Heisei no Soup de Sukue" (家康 最大の危機! 平成のスープで救え)  August 14, 2014[20]
7 "Saishū Shō! Kuwazugirai Gourmet de Muromachi Bakufu o Taose" (最終章! 食わず嫌いグルメで室町幕府を倒せ!!)  August 28, 2014[21]
8 "Saraba Heisei no Chef! Omoide no Ryōri de o Ichi o Sukue" (さらば平成のシェフ! 思い出の料理でお市を救え!!)  September 4, 2014[8]

Reception[edit]

Several volumes of A Chef of Nobunaga have been featured on Oricon's weekly chart of the best-selling manga; volumes 6, 8, 9 and 12 have reached the top 30,[22][23][24][25] while volume 10 reached the 15th spot.[26] The manga has been nominated for Angoulême International Comics Festival's Best Comic.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nobunaga no Chef Manga Gets Live-Action Drama". Anime News Network. 2012-11-13. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  2. ^ a b 信長のシェフ漫画の殿堂 (in Japanese). Houbunsha. p. 3. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e 信長のシェフ漫画の殿堂 (in Japanese). Houbunsha. p. 2. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f 信長のシェフ漫画の殿堂 (in Japanese). Houbunsha. p. 1. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "第1話 予告[2013年1月11日放送]". TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "第9話 予告[2013年3月15日放送]". TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b 第1話 [2014年7月10日放送] (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b 第8話 [2014年9月4日放送] (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  9. ^ "第2話 予告[2013年1月18日放送]". TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  10. ^ "第3話 予告[2013年1月25日放送]". TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ "第4話 予告[2013年2月1日放送]". TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ "第5話 予告[2013年2月8日放送]". TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  13. ^ "第6話 予告[2013年2月15日放送]". TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  14. ^ "第7話 予告[2013年2月22日放送]". TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  15. ^ "第8話 予告[2013年3月1日放送]". TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  16. ^ 第2話 [2014年7月17日放送] (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  17. ^ 第3話 [2014年7月24日放送] (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  18. ^ 第4話 [2014年7月31日放送] (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  19. ^ 第5話 [2014年8月7日放送] (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  20. ^ 第6話 [2014年8月14日放送] (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  21. ^ 第7話 [2014年8月28日放送] (in Japanese). TV Asahi. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 14–20". Anime News Network. January 23, 2013. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, October 14–20". Anime News Network. October 23, 2013. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, February 17–23". Anime News Network. February 27, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, February 16–22". Anime News Network. February 25, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, July 7–13". Anime News Network. July 16, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Akira's Katsuhiro Otomo Nominated Again for Angoulême's Top Prize". Anime News Network. January 12, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 

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