16 March 2013

信長のシェフ Nobunaga no Chef

Title: 信長のシェフ Nobunaga no Shefu (Chef)
English Title:
  • A Chef of Nobunaga (Chef of Nobunaga)
  • Nobunaga's Chef
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Year: 2013
Episode: 09
  • 玉森裕太 Tamamori Yuta
  • 志田未来 Shida Mirai
  • 及川光博 Oikawa Mitsuhiro
  • ゴリ Gori
  • 宇梶剛士 Ukaji Takashi
  • 芦名星 Ashina Sei
  • 斉藤由貴 Saito Yuki
  • 正名僕蔵 Masana Bokuzo
  • 笹野高史 Sasano Takashi
  • 稲垣吾郎 Inagaki Goro
  • カンニング竹山 Cunning Takeyama
  • 香椎由宇 Kashī Yu
  • きたろう Kitaro
  • 永瀬廉 Nagase Ren
  • 市川猿之助 Ichikawa Ennosuke
  • 正名僕蔵 Masana Bokuzo
  • 河相我聞 Kaai Gamon
  • 星野真里 Hoshino Mari

Shocked and disoriented, a man named Ken suddenly finds himself in the past. Having lost his memory, he doesn't know who he is and what happened with him.

Ken meets Natsu, a blacksmith who is pretending to be a man so she can keep doing her chosen profession. Natsu doesn't know how to cook and she is previously unconcerned about how food tastes, that is, until she tried Ken's cooking.

Ken can only remember that he knows how to cook, and he proves to be a great chef despite the limitations in ingredients and cooking utensils in the past. In order to survive in these troubled times, Ken becomes the head chef of the famous historical figure Oda Nobunaga.

I enjoyed watching Nobunaga no Chef, and it's probably because I know a little about the historical figure Oda Nobunaga and because I find food interesting.

It's somewhat difficult to explain what it is because of the mishmash of many genres. It can be a historical drama, but only because of the setting. It is also a mystery because it is unknown why Ken and some of his colleagues traveled back in time, and if they can even go back to the future and when. It can also be considered as a drama about a certain profession, particularly about cooking, but it doesn't really go into detail about it.

Nobunaga no Chef presents many sumptuous dishes, but it didn't really explain how the modern cook managed to make these meals in a time where there's a lack of cooking tools that he's used to. In addition, it didn't really share the recipe, such as the ingredients used and the method of cooking.

Nobunaga seems to be an amazing person because of his contemporary views, and how he is willing to bring about any necessary change in the olden days' status quo or existing state of affairs.

Oda Nobunaga: A man's life of 50 years under the sky is nothing compared to the age of this world. Life is but a fleeting dream; an illusion. Is there anything that lasts forever?
-- E02 The chef from Heisei goes to the battlefield! Infiltrate the enemy's kitchen.

Oda Nobunaga: Today more than yesterday, tomorrow more than today, I will go forward.
-- E09 Cooking showdown of fate! Can he return to Heisei?!

信長のシェフ2 Nobunaga no Chef 2

信長のシェフ Nobunaga no Chef