Admittedly, I’m not much of a gourmand. I like to not be hungry, and I like eating delicious food, and that’s the extent of my interest in consumables. There are several legitimate “foodie” manga series, believe it or not, including Drops of God (which covers wine extensively), Oishinbo (which is about high end Japanese cuisine), and Not Love But Delicious Foods Make Me So Happy! (a kind of charming Tokyo restaurant guide in manga form by the ever-popular Fumi Yoshinaga). These have somewhat limited appeal if you have no interest in food, and when I read a manga, I like to be entertained. And as I’ve mentioned before, I am very entertained by series that go to any sort of extreme. So today, we’ll be looking at extreme food manga. Check out the others I mentioned here if you are looking for a more grounded, nonfiction-type experience. But the three below are a lot of fun.
And next week, I promise I’ll go back to taking about manga that people might actually want to read.