by Yuichiro Sueda & illustrated by Kei Honjo
Publisher: Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha | Media Do
Read on: August 29, 2018
Format: ARC from NetGalley
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Sota Kitaoka, 20 years old, working at Ginza’s famous “Tomikyu” under a strict but passionate boss, struggling and aiming to be a chef. One day he will make food that reaches people’s hearts.
This manga centers around Sota, a trainee studying under a famous chef. He’s starting at the bottom of totem pole as a dishwasher but listens to the hustle and bustle in the kitchen area which gives him ideas. There are a lot of personalities in this small establishment who each have their unique quirk. As co-workers they have a unique bond as they each develop their own cooking style. I am also looking forward to seeing their stories unfold because they each have an interesting driving force in regards to cooking.
Sota has a quality to him that I can’t help but root for. Already from the minute he is recruited to how serious he takes his craft I can’t wait to see how he develops as a chef. So far 8 of the 41 volumes are being published in English. There is a lot of content to look forward to.