Cooking Master Boy (TV)

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[ adapted from Chūka Ichiban! (manga) ]

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: 162 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (sub:7, dub:1)
 Excellent: 25 votes (sub:19, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:4
2 Korean subtitled
1 Mandarin dubbed
1 Indonesian dubbed
)
 Very good: 31 votes (sub:26, 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 370 users, rank: #1992 (of 6016)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.994 (Good), std. dev.: 1.8207, rank: #2432 (of 6010)
Weighted mean: 6.834 (Good), rank: #2646 (of 6010) (seen all: 7.30 / seen some: 5.63 / won't finish: 4.10)
Bayesian estimate: 6.883 (Good), rank: #2306 (of 4575)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 52 
Episode titles: We have 52
Vintage:
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 
Storyboard:
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 
Houko Kuwashima as Ran 
Jouji Nakata as
Huang 
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
Lakon 
Luo Wen 
Kôzô Shioya as Emperor of China(eps 50-52) 
Masato Hirano as Master He 
Masuo Amada as Rouko 
Maya Okamoto as
Shan 
Tia 
Miyuki Ichijou as Reika 
Naoki Tatsuta as Wong Seiyo(eps 47-48) 
Nobuyuki Furuta as Tang 
Rihoko Yoshida as Liu Pai 
Ryotaro Okiayu as Fei 
Sho Hayami as Lien 
Takkou Ishimori as Master Luo 
Tetsuya Iwanaga as Tan Sanche(ep 34 on) 
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Karao 
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 
Ouko 
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 
Broadcaster: Fuji TV 
Production: Nippon Animation 
Production Assistance: Pierrot 
English staff
English companies
(none)
Broadcaster: AXN-Asia 
English cast
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
Distributor: Cloverway, Inc. (Latin America) 
Spanish cast
(none)
Tagalog cast
Tagalog staff
(none)
Donna Alcantara as Meili 
Lucky Mar Santos as Lui Mao Xing 
Sherwin Revestir as Meili(2nd) 

Benjie Dorango as Fei 
Jay De Castro as Leon 
Pocholo Gonzales as
Sanche 
Shell 
Robert Brillantes as
Chouyo 
Sho An 

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