Chuka Ichiban

Japanese name: Chuka Ichiban Chuka Ichiban TV Series image
Japanese name: 中華一番!
English name: China Number One [Chinese Cooking Number One]; Cooking Master Boy
Dates: April 27, 1997-September 13, 1998
Broadcast time: Sunday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 52
Animation Studio: Nippon Animation
Production Company: Nippon Animation
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Etsushi Ogawa (manga)
Series Director: Masami Anno
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Shunichi Kosao
Planning: Koji Kaneda (Fuji Television)
Art Director: Shigeru Morimoto
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Yoshiyuki Kishi, Tsuneo Ninomiya
Animator(s): Akira Takeuchi (director), Moriyasu Taniguchi (director), Koji Ito (director)
Sound: Sadayoshi Fujino (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Mayumi Tanaka (Mao)
Genre(s): cooking, drama, comedy, fantasy, magic, historical (China, Nineteenth Century)
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Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Chuka Ichiban go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

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Last update: February 6, 2010
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