True Cooking Master Boy (Shin Chuuka Ichiban!) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Etsushi Ogawa.
It was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine from October 1995 to May 1999.
In 2019, it was announced that the series would receive a TV anime adaptation produced by Production I.G.
The first season of the TV anime began airing on October 12th, 2019 on MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS’ Animeism programming block.
The charming cooking series has officially announced a sequel following the 12th and final episode of True Cooking Master Boy Season 1.
Itsurou Kawasaki directed and handled the series composition. Saki Hasegawa was in charge of character design while Jun Ichikawa composed the music.
If you’ve enjoyed shows like Food Wars! and Yakitate!! Japan, then this show will definitely be your cup of tea. Crunchyroll streamed True Cooking Master Boy with English subtitles as it aired in Japan.
The official website also released a key visual for season two which will be airing in 2021.
Watch Shin Chuuka Ichiban! Season Two Announcement PV here –
About True Cooking Master Boy
The story takes place in 19th century China, 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 was a country where insulting a high-grade chef or experimenting with cooking could lead to imprisonment.
Chefs compete with each other to gain respect and even power, but also with risk losing everything if they are defeated.
The beginning of the story is set in China’s Szechuan, Mao’s birthplace. After the death of Mao’s mother, Pai, who was called the ‘Fairy of Cuisine’, Mao becomes a Super Chef so that he can run his mother’s restaurant.
However, before he takes his mother’s place as Master Chef, he continues to travel around China to learn more about 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 challenge him and help his cooking skills grow.Originally Written By Epic Dope