Iron Wok Jan Volume 1 by Shinji Saijyo

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Iron Wok Jan! Vol.1

Jan is a talented young chef at a top class restaurant in Tokyo called Gottancho. Jan is really arrogant and full of self-confidence regarding his cooking technique. He always challenges Kiriko -- a talented chef of Gottancho. Both Jan and Kiriko have entered a cooking competition. Who will win?

 

About Shinji Saijyo

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Published April 4, 2005 by ComicsOne. 190 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Saijyo draws the cooking scenes like fight scenes, as cleavers chop, woks sizzle and cooks reach high levels of intensity.

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Saijyo's over-the-top drawing style (lots of panels of Jan loudly crowing as he brags about his mad cooking skills, scenes of Kiriko matriarchally folding her arms under her breasts) is suited to a world where cooking competitions have outlandishly outsized stakes.

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has had an inter-generational family conflict at the heart of its storyline: exemplified in the series' extended bickering between Jan Akiyama with his survival-of-the-fittest take on cooking and the improbably breasted Kiriko Gobancho, who espouses a more touchy-feely approach to the culinary arts.

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