Food Fight (TV series)

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Food Fight
Created by Shinji Nojima (野島伸司)
Starring Tsuyoshi Kusanagi
Kyoko Fukada
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 11
Original network NTV
Original release 1 July – 30 September 2000

Food Fight (フードファイト Fūdo Faito?) s a Japanese television drama starring Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Kyoko Fukada. It first aired in Japan from 1 July 2000 to 30 September 2000. Moderately successful, its average rating was 17.5% while its peak rating reached 21.5%.



The fact that Takuya Kimura voiced Kyutaro was kept secret until the very end
  • Ihara Mitsuru – a custodian working for a large food producer after growing up in an orphanage who is secretly a champion of a food eating competition. After winning he usually proclaims his stomach is as huge as the size of the universe.
  • Tamura Manami – a college student who volunteers for an orphanage where Mitsuru was raised
  • Miyazono Saeka – the wife of Miyazono; she married him solely for money
  • Miyazono Kyosaku – the head of the large food production company who secretly sponsors the underground "food fight"; the eleventh challenger
  • Kisaragi Eiichi – the ninth challenger of the "food fight"; after deciding that Mitsuru is a natural-born "food fighter" he analyzes the challengers and gives helpful advice to him
  • Kyutaro – a talking black bird who is a friend and partner of Mitsuru; voiced by Takuya Kimura

The challengers[edit]

The list runs in a chronological order with the food of each challenger's choice.


The president of a large food production company combines gourmet eating and gambling into an underground eating contest, or "Food Fight," in the basement of his company. After growing up in an orphanage, Mitsuru Ihara starts working as a custodian at the large food producer. The pleasant, kind Ihara often visits his former home, pretending to be an important business man, not the blue-collar cleaner that he really is. He also has a bigger secret, which is, he is the reigning champion of the underground eating competition held at the company. In it, two contestants battle to see who can pack away more food within a set time limit. The noble Ihara, with nine consecutive wins, always donates the prize money anonymously to his orphanage, despite the fact that he wins millions. The circumstances surrounding his victories, however, are often surprising and usually unusual, perhaps unrealistic. He also wins by a very small margin, by only 1 point in most cases.


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