It so happens that me and @Nemuitanuki are watching Oishinbo (also discussed for a rewatch by the 80s-and-90s-anime-run-threead. We’re both watching this show without subs, so there’s a lot to unpack in a food-centric show like this. Like what are they actually eating!
Info about the show: Oishinbo (TV) - Anime News Network
This wasn’t a planned thing, but anyone that feels like discussing Oishinbo can do so in this thread!
There won’t be a viewing schedule. But we are currently on episode 8!
Just jump in there if you feel like watching a show about food appreciation where the main characters encounter people on many walks of life but where food means something important to them all, while trying to create the Ultimate menu for a food magazine they work for.
The show has been released for free and most episodes can be found on the official Oishinbo YouTube channel:
- Japan Amazon Prime also has the show.
|Week||Start Date||Episodes||Episode names|
|Week 1||7th June||Episode 1-2||究極のメニュー & 士郎対父・雄山|
|Week 2||14th June||Episode 3-4||野菜の鮮度 & 活きた魚|
|Week 3||21th June||Episode 5-6||そばツユの深味 & 幻の魚|
|Week 4||28th June||Episode 7-8||炭火の魔力 & 接待の妙|
|Week 5||5th July||Episode 9-10||寿司の心 & 料理のルール|
|Week 6||12th July||Episode 11-12||土鍋の力 & ダシの秘密|
|Week 7||19th July||Episode 13-14||手間の価値 & 横綱の好物|
|Week 8||26th July||Episode 15-16||日本風カレー & 直火の威力|
|Week 9||2nd August||Episode 17-18||もてなしの心 & 鮮度とスピード|
|Week 10||9th August||Episode 19-20||氷菓と恋 & 食卓の広がり|
|Week 11||16th August||Episode 21-22||包丁の基本 & 板前の条件|
|Week 12||23th August||Episode 23-24||牛なべの味 & 中華そばの命|
|Week 13||30th August||Episode 25-26||舌の記憶 & 食べない理由|
|Week 14||6th September||Episode 27-28||激闘鯨合戦（前編) & 激闘鯨合戦（後編)|
|Week 15||13th September||Episode 29-30||旅先の知恵 & うどんの腰|
|Week 16||20th September||Episode 31-32||鮎のふるさと & ハンバーガーの要素|
|Week 17||27th September||Episode 33-34||新妻の手料理 & あわび尽くし|
|Week 18||4th October||Episode 35-36||トンカツ慕情 & スープと麺|
|Week 19||11th October||Episode 37-38||にんにくパワー & ビールと枝豆|
|Week 20||18th October||Episode 39-40||暑中の味 & う真夏の氷|
to be updated
Shirou Yamaoka is a 27-year-old journalist, tasked with creating an “Ultimate Menu” for Touzai News
Yuuko Kurita is a 22-year-old journalist, tasked with creating an “Ultimate Menu” for Touzai News
Yuuzan Kaibara is the founder and director of the exclusive “Gourmet Club”
People at Touzai News 東西新聞社
Kinue Tabata (co-worker and friend of Kurita)
Noriko Hanamura (co-worker and friend of Kurita)
Toio Tomii (deputy director of the arts and culture department)
Daizou Oohara (the publisher of Touzai News)
Hideo Tanimura (director of the arts and culture department)
Other recurring people
Toujin Touyama a famous ceramicist and gourmet
Nakamatsu a police inspector
Seiichi Okaboshi a talented young chef and owner of a restaurant the main characters frequent
Tokuo Nakagawa the head chef of the “Gourmet Club.”
Kyougoku Mantarou a wealthy businessperson and a gourmet
Tatsu-san a homeless man
- I’m watching
- I’m watching, but I’m a bit behind
- I don’t plan on watching
- I’m dropping this show
Don’t post spoilers! Please use spoiler tags for major events.
(Just use common sense and be respectful of other people who might have watched less of the story).
- Please mention which episode you’re talking about as it helps during discussions.
- There are no stupid questions! Ask away! Even if it seems minor, we’re all here to learn!
- To you lurkers out there: join the fun!