Viz Media has announced that it will release the Japanese manga Oishinbo.
The series, which became one of the most popular “food mangas” starting in 1983, is about journalist Shiro Yamaoka, who struggles to come up with the ultimate menu for his newspaper’s 100th anniversary. The series explores the ins and outs and Japanese food and culture.
“OISHINBO is a series where cuisine is put front and center and food is the star,” said Gonzalo Ferreyra, Vice President Sales & Product Marketing, VIZ Media, in a press release. “Each volume introduces readers to the proper preparation and presentation of a variety of Japanese dishes, while also detailing their history and cultural significance. We’re serving up selected highlights from this epic 100+ volume series and compiled them into seven a la carte editions that can be enjoyed individually or as a series. Each volume also features full-color instructions on how to prepare the unique dishes presented. It might even inspire some to begin culinary adventures of their own!”