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Nobunaga no Chef  
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Ken is a modern-day chef who wakes up one morning in war-torn 16th century Japan. Faced with an impossible situation, he does what he does best he cooks. Soon, word of his wonderful food reaches the capital, and the ears of warlord Oda Nobunaga, who immediately orders Ken to cook for him. What will happen to Ken as he finds himself stumbling around in an era he doesn't belong?


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Associated Names
A Chef of Nobunaga
Le chef de Nobunaga (French)
Nobunaga's Chef

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Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.72 by LOL Scans (84d ago)
v.8 c.70 by DKThias (135d ago)
v.9 c.71 by LOL Scans (201d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (200 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.49 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 26th 2016, 6:01am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Manga Times (Houbunsha)
Shuuman Denshi (Niwango)

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by bookawkee!
August 13th, 2013, 2:54am
The plot is enough to make you read this and then the way it is presented is more than enough to make you want more. An amazing example of a historical manga infused with culinary cool.
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by Trickster o fThieves
June 8th, 2013, 6:12pm
I have to admit, this is one of the best culinary manga I've read, and I've read many. The art is clean, the story interesting but not too complicated so that it interrupts the food aspect, and furthermore the food looks delicious and sounds plausible to make. Great, very great, series.
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Good Time Travel Manga   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by bull3thole
October 19th, 2013, 1:39am
I love time travel manga like this. I love the challenges the protagonist has to face when being a chef in this time period. You get to learn many ways to cook food when ingredients are made from scratch. The author must have knowledge about cooking to do this manga. He must have done some extensive research to learn how certain ingredients are made from scratch and when ingredients were introduced to Japan.

The cons for this manga is that it's hard to distinguish some of the characters shown because a few of them look the same. Another is the terms used from the Japanese language.You need to know what some of the words mean to really understand about the manga. It can be quite confusing too when you try to match the names of the characters to their faces when they are mentioned because there are so many characters in the manga.

Overall it's quite good. I was surprised with so many cons I typed for the manga because it's still good with all the negative comments I mentioned. If you like time traveling mangas like this, you will like another manga called "Jin" where instead of a chef time slipping, it's a doctor.
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Great! So Great!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Loki666
June 6th, 2013, 11:23pm
If you love food read this. If you like Jin read this. If you love innovative and a good protagonist then read this. The theme Time Travel fits this manga really well and I can't wait for more.
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a fantastic gem   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NightAir
March 24th, 2015, 10:19am
Cooking manga usually falls into a pithole of repetitive battles in order to demonstrate how good the protagonist is. This manga combines the richness of history of Oda Nobunga (I now want to learn so much holy dang), along with the really great cooking aspect. In all honesty, Nobunga's charisma and purpose really comes off. The time travel part is bunched in nicely; Ken is a very likeable protagonist, and discovering the answers behind his amnesia and who he was helps out a lot.

... Last updated on March 24th, 2015, 10:20am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wallyakazukin
June 1st, 2014, 2:20pm
Plot wrapped well, there's a lot of mistery I don't know yet, basically because the protagonist himself didn't remember who is he. There's sweet romance flowing naturally (and I love it). The art make me fall into this series at first glance. I love how the author bring me to understand all protagonist feeling and thinking, because I can relate and know more about Nobunaga from his view. It's a good historical culinary manga.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
March 17th, 2016, 11:24pm
Wow i really like this series!! The main character is calm and courageous. His stern demeanor also is comically refreshing. Please update!!!!!!

I also really enjoy the portrayal of Oda Nobunaga--the manga humanizes the guy while also recognizing the facts. All the characters are super interesting, and the integration of history and modern food is flawlessly done.

... Last updated on March 17th, 2016, 11:27pm
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