Cooking Master Boy (TV)

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Alternative title:
Chuuka Ichiban! (Japanese)
中華一番! (Japanese)
요리왕 비룡 (Korean)
Genres: action, comedy
Themes: cooking
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: After the death of Mao's mother, who was called the "Fairy of Cuisine", Mao must strive to become a legendary chef himself, in order to take the title as head chef at his mother's restaurant. To do this, he must travel China to learn the many ways of cooking. During his journey, he meets great friends and also fierce rivals.
User Ratings: 164 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (sub:7, dub:1)
 Excellent: 25 votes (sub:19, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:4
2 Korean subtitled
1 Indonesian dubbed
1 Mandarin dubbed
 Very good: 33 votes (sub:28, raw:1, dub:1, others:3
1 Cantonese dubbed
1 Indonesian dubbed
1 Tagalog dubbed
 Good: 48 votes (sub:41, ?:4, raw:2, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 29 votes (sub:25, dub:2, raw:2)
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Weak: 11 votes (sub:10, others:1
1 Tagalog dubbed
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 382 users, rank: #2122 (of 6577)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.006 (Good), std. dev.: 1.8129, rank: #2398 (of 6580)
Weighted mean: 6.846 (Good), rank: #2856 (of 6580) (seen all: 7.31 / seen some: 5.72 / won't finish: 4.10)
Bayesian estimate: 6.892 (Good), rank: #2516 (of 5026)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 52
Episode titles: We have 52
1997-04-27 to 1998-09-13
2003-05-05 (Philippines)
Opening Theme:
#1: "空 (Sora)" by Maki Ohguro (eps 1-18)
#2: "息もできない (Iki mo Dekinai) ~Now I can breath~" by ZARD (eps 19-36)
#3: "君さえいれば (Kimi Sae Ireba)" by DEEN (eps 37-52)
Ending Theme:
#1: "青い空に出逢えた (Aoi Sora ni Deaeta)" by Arisa Tsujio (eps 1-20)
#2: "ミネラル (Mineral)" by Kaori Nanao (eps 21-36)
#3: "風のように自由 (Kaze no You ni Jiyuu; Free Like the Wind)" by Keiko Utoku (eps 37-52)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masami Anno
Tadashi Hiramatsu (eps 22, 27)
Original creator: Etsushi Ogawa
Animation Director: Nagisa Miyazaki

Key Animation:
Kazuya Tsurumaki (ep 27)
Keiji Gotoh (ep 27)
Tadashi Hiramatsu (ED 2; ep 22)
Layout: Tadashi Hiramatsu (ep 27)
Theme Song Performance:
Arisa Tsujio (ED1)
Deen (OP)
Kaori Nanao (ED)
Keiko Utoku (ED #3)
Maki Ohguro (OP)
Zard (OP)
Chika Sakamoto as Shirou
Mayumi Tanaka as Mao
Satsuki Yukino as Meili

Akio Ohtsuka as Chou Yu
Nobutoshi Canna as Leon

Bin Shimada as
Chef A
Master Zhang
Daisuke Gouri as Magistrate Ramen (ep 46)
Daisuke Sakaguchi as Tan Sanche
Fumito Yamano as Master Kayu (ep 17)
Hideo Ishikawa as Raihou (eps 50-52)
Hiroshi Yanaka as Shell
Hisao Egawa as Al
Jouji Nakata as
Leader of Underworld Cooking Society
Junko Noda as Leon (young)
Junko Shimakata as Fei child
Juurouta Kosugi as Admiral Lee
Kayoko Fujii as Laya (ep 19)
Kazuhiro Nakata as Gien (ep 18)
Kazumi Tanaka as Youshi (eps 50-52)
Kazuyuki Sogabe as Kochou (ep 18)
Kenichi Ogata as
Luo Wen
Kôzô Shioya as Emperor of China (eps 50-52)
Masato Hirano as Master He
Masuo Amada as Rouko
Maya Okamoto as
Miyuki Ichijou as Reika
Naoki Tatsuta as Wong Seiyo (eps 47-48)
Nobuyuki Furuta as Tang
Rihoko Yoshida as Liu Pai
Sho Hayami as Lien
Takkou Ishimori as Master Luo
Tetsuya Iwanaga as Tan Sanche (ep 34 on)
Yoku Shioya as Shou An
Yoshino Kimura as Meika
Yousuke Akimoto as Lord Lien (eps 16-17)
Yukimasa Kishino as Minister Ron (eps 50-52)
Yukitoshi Hori as
Master Hu
Yuko Nagashima as Marin
Yumi Fukamizu as Che Lin
Yumi Hikita as Liu Karin
Yumi Touma as Anri
Yuri Amano as Fei's mother

Japanese companies
Animation Assistance: Oh! Production
Backgrounds: Studio Aqua
Finish Animation:
Jade Animation
Studio Robin
Key Animation:
Anime Roman (ep 1)
Zero-G (ep 1)
Photography: Flame Pot
Production: Nippon Animation
Production Assistance: Pierrot
English staff
English companies
Broadcaster: AXN-Asia
English cast
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Distributor: Cloverway, Inc. (Latin America)
Spanish cast
Tagalog cast
Tagalog staff
Donna Alcantara as Meili
Lucky Mar Santos as Lui Mao Xing
Sherwin Revestir as Meili (2nd)

Jay De Castro as Leon
Pocholo Gonzales as
Robert Brillantes as
Sho An

Benjie Dorango as Li Yen
Virna Pahoyo as Reika
Tagalog companies
Studio 23
Dubbing: ABS-CBN

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