True Cooking Master Boy TV Anime Returns for a Second Course in January of 2021

Mao prepares to undertake another culinary challenge in a scene from the ongoing True Cooking Master Boy TV anime.


If you’re a fan of gourmet anime and you’re hungry for more, then we’ve got some good news for you: a new trailer and the Japanese broadcast schedule have been revealed for True Cooking Master Boy (known in Japan as Shin Chūka Ichiban!), an ongoing TV anime based on the cooking battle manga by Etsushi Ogawa that follows a young man striving to become the best chef in China.



The original True Cooking Master Boy manga is serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine. Crunchyroll currently streams the first season of the series, and describes the story as follows:


During the 19th century China, the protagonist, Liu Maoxing, wins the title of Super Chef and is the youngest to do so in history. His master, Zhou Yu, suggests that he broaden his skills as a chef even more, so he goes on a journey around China with his friends Shirou and Meili. Mao’s mother, Bei, had wished for everyone’s happiness and fought against the Underground Cooking Society. In order to continue his mother’s wishes and protect the Legendary Cooking Utensils from the Underground Cooking Society, Mao and his friends go on a journey…


A new key visual for the second season of the True Cooking Master Boy TV anime, featuring the main character Mao in a montage surrounded by rival chefs.


True Cooking Master Boy is directed by Itsuro Kawasaki and features animation production by NAS with production assistance by Production I.G. The new season will broadcast in Japan according to the following TV schedule:


  • TOKYO MX: every Monday during the 25:10 time slot beginning on January 11, 2021.
  • Mainichi Broadcasting Systems: every Monday during the 26:40 time slot beginning on January 11, 2021.
  • BS NTV: every Wednesday during the 24:00 time slot beginning on January 13, 2021.


Please note that some Japanese TV schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, so for example the 25:10 time slot on Monday evening is actually on Tuesday morning at 1:10am JST.


Source: Ota-suke


Copyright notice: © Etsushi Ogawa・Kodansha / “True Cooking Master Boy” Production Committee


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