On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga, written and illustrated by Etsushi Ogawa, Shin Chuuka Ichiban!It has been announced that the project's second season is scheduled for 2021. The website also revealed a new promotional image.

The original manga in turn Chuuka Ichiban! was published in the magazine Weekly Shonen Magazine from the publisher Kodansha between 1995 and 1997, followed by the manga Shin Chuuka Ichiban! released between 1997 and 1999. The first season of this adaptation premiered in October 2019 and had twelve episodes.


  • Natsumi Fujiwara like Liu Maoxing.
  • Junya Enoki like Lanfei Hong.
  • Yuuichi Nakamura like Xi Er.
  • Yukiyo fujii like Zhi Lao.
  • Ai Kayano like Meili Zhou.
  • Tomokazu Sugita like Li Wen.
  • Yoshimitsu Shimoyama like Yu Zhou.
  • Yuuko Kaida like Shan.

Production team

  • Itsuro kawasaki ((Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu, Bow the boy, Koukaku no Regios, Shining Hearts: Shiawase no pan) was responsible for directing the anime in the studios Production I.G.
  • Saki Hasegawa ((Flip flappers, Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen Hen) was responsible for the character design.
  • Jun Ichikawa was responsible for the composition of the soundtrack.
  • Qaijff played the opening song titled "Kofukuron" while Brian the sun led the final topic entitled "Paradigm Shift".

Synopsis of Shin Chuuka Ichiban!

The series is set in a fictional China of the 19th century, in which chefs from all over China compete in culinary tests to measure their skills and receive respect and authority as a master chef. The story revolves around Liu Mao Xing, a young chef from Szechuan Province who learns to cook from his mother. After saving his mother's restaurant, Mao decides to go on a journey to become a super cook, compete against other chefs with different cooking styles, and fight the Dark Cooking Society's conspiracies.

Source: Comic Natalie

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