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Recipe no Ouji-sama  
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Second-year culinary student Sakai has always dreamed of opening his own little restaurant and being able to touch people's hearts with his cooking like his grandfather did. Except he's at his limit, fainting in class from overwork and fatigue from commuting three hours every morning just to get to school but there's no way he can afford to live closer.... Until his classmate tells him about an almost too good to believe room share nearby. And so begins the story of four misfit roommates.


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Associated Names
Der Küchenprinz (German)
Książę przepisów (Polish)
Prince of Recipe
Recipe no Oujisama
Un amour de cuisinier (French)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.8 by STK Scanlations & Hoshi Kuzuu over 4 years ago
v.1 c.7 by SuzakuTheKnight & Hoshi Kuzuu over 4 years ago
v.1 c.6 by SuzakuTheKnight & Hoshi Kuzuu over 4 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (497 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.29 / 10.0
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July 31st 2017, 5:37pm PST



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Sweet and fluffy   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
July 3rd, 2017, 10:39pm
I've always loved Junko sensei's works, they're funny, fluffy and has a nice simple plot. It's not too complex and less drama. Just like this one. The best scene is probably during the art class, it's just too funny to ignore! I love all the characters here, but I honestly want to know more about Honda and Tsubasa as well (hopefully there's a manga on them!). Overall, it's a very pleasant read. Gotta read this!
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
September 23rd, 2016, 7:14am
There's nothing really new in this, but the art is pretty and it's a sweet story! The only thing I wish is that we could have focused more on the friends who are implied to be interested in each other. Also, love the one's guys grandma - she was great (although sadly only seen briefly)!
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Sweet & Short.   
Rating: N/A
by MeganeHime
January 2nd, 2016, 3:39am
Art: 9 (imo)
Plot: 7.5(I would have thought it would have been more cooking school, etc.)
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Only 1 sexual encounter. Around 1-3 near experiences & 1-2 "lewd experiences.The hottest scene tbh was the modeling one"

I came into this series with high hopes due to my enjoyment of cooking and baking. I mean, who doesn't like looking at yummy food? Also because of that #cohabitation tag. At the beginning I had an inkling who the romantic interest would be, it wasn't blindingly obvious. · · · just kidding, that fantasy was shortly lived.
Uh, quite a few unresolved plot points as someone mentioned sometime before me.
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I feel like the author threw in a random plot point at the end.
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How he fed the actor when he was a kid. It seemed planned out from the point he said something about his parent's being divorced, but it didn't turn quite as the author anticipated it.
Overall, it's nice for a quick read. The author doesn't do much for the other 2 protagonists, but the open ended ending compliments the story, and trust me, I ABSOLUTELY DETEST open endings 99% of the time. Also some nice fujoshi jokes.
Ending Spoiler:vv
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Riceball poisoning? A better option for that would have been a food allergy perhaps.


... Last updated on January 2nd, 2016, 3:41am
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Shorty but goody   
Rating: N/A
by nakamuratoki
May 25th, 2015, 10:07am
It's only 8 chapters but the series is very unique, you'll at least love or identify with one roommate.

I love Sakai and identify with him, but I'm absolutely in love with Yasu
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Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by FeyPhantom
March 24th, 2014, 7:16pm
A fairly cute, lighthearted story. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters in the house. The situations were basic, but enjoyable. I would've been able to rate it higher if it didn't feel like it was cut short. It seems to me like the mangaka had to wrap it up prematurely since
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there was never a conclusion to the food contest or the relationship between the two other housemates (never got to find out what happened the night of the goukon either when one came home with bruises).
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Enjoyed it but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by marisolgaddi
February 15th, 2014, 8:44am
Ahhh! Another Junko work that's great but was ended to quickly! I wish she'd written more about Tsubasa and Yasuhisa's story. But I did enjoy Shouhei and Kei's! It was a fun, short read with a good amount of smexy scenes in between. I really hope this gets another volume!
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Good Story...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by xKiYoMiNaTiONx
December 6th, 2013, 10:30pm
It was a good story. However, it feels... so unfinished? When I think about the title, "Recipe no Ouji-sama" I'm thinking about a story that takes place at a cooking school. Well, of course, the main character does go to a cooking school, etc.. However, it wasn't quite what I was expecting. They introduced to us, four characters, of which two of them are main. One goes to a cooking school, another one trying to be an actor.

I get it... It's about a guy who is trying to be like his grandfather and cook that meal that will make people happy, etc... The story was very normal. I mean, I like it. I like most of Junko's works. The plot was just not there, in my opinion. I would have loved to see how he did in the contest.

Then we have the other two. They don't have their own story, or book. They have a special backstory, but that's all we get. I'd love to see more of these people actually. I don't know if the manga got the axe, and she had to rush-job the ending, because it does feel rushed in the end.

But again, it was a good story.
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Rating: N/A
by musiclover1933
September 16th, 2013, 9:39am
She does it again~ This is probably one of my favourite works from her! Great art and storyline. BUT THE ROOMMATES. I wanna know more about their roommates ;_; needs a sequel so bad it's killing me....
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The usual... yet not that simple   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
August 17th, 2013, 10:17am
To be honest I've always had a thing for food and cooking, so it might not be entirely unbiased of me to say I quite enjoy this manga. That said, this is undeniably a really cute and surprisingly funny story that could lift up your mood in various ways. Of course with the genres it's hard to be extraordinary but with this manga, I'm not exaggerating when I mean Junko-sensei is beginning to re-establish her place in my list of beloved BL mangakas. I know she's really popular with her light-hearted series and that's not a bad thing, it's just personal preference that I've almost never found myself truly connected and sympathetic with her mangas apart from probably only one or two series. With this however, I feel like I can start to expect more from her again (first and foremost a sequel/ spin-off/ doujinshi/ WHATEVER it is that is based on this manga) and to look forward to reading her new works. Hopefully sensei will continue to steadily improve her skills like this and come up with even better mangas in the future.
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A great read!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jnatsumi
July 29th, 2013, 3:39am
This is a feel good manga. I loovvee it.
This is yaoi, so beware. Not at all explicit, borderline shounen ai.
A really cute love story. I enjoyed it very much. I'm glad that the setting is out of high school. It's refreshing. Also, the characters are very much lovable. The art by Junko is to die for, so if you like it, be sure to check out her other works too! The ending was too abrupt for me because there are still some things that were mentioned but hadn't panned out yet. But that didn't leave a bad aftertaste at all. I recommend it for shounen ai lovers and romantic comedy lovers. It is a light hearted manga. Love it smile

... Last updated on July 29th, 2013, 3:40am
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