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Iron Chef 

Ryôri no tetsujin (original title)
Chefs from all over the world come to Kitchen Stadium to do culinary battle with one of Chairman Kaga's "Iron Chefs." Both the challenger and the Iron Chef have one hour to prepare a meal ... See full summary »
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Chen Kenichi Chen Kenichi 91 episodes, 1993-2002
Hiroyuki Sakai Hiroyuki Sakai 86 episodes, 1994-2001
Rokusaburo Michiba Rokusaburo Michiba 41 episodes, 1993-2000
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Chefs from all over the world come to Kitchen Stadium to do culinary battle with one of Chairman Kaga's "Iron Chefs." Both the challenger and the Iron Chef have one hour to prepare a meal in which each course must prominently include the featured ingredient for that day's show. After the meals are prepared, a panel of judges samples both meals and determines who has made the better meal. Throughout the cook-off, running commentary is made by two "sports-casters" in a booth and one floor reporter. Written by Jason A. Cormier

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Trivia

In the official Iron Chef book, Kaga notes that he ate 2,389,995 calories during the course of the show. See more »

Quotes

Announcer: Bang a gong, we are on!
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Alternate Versions

North American broadcasts of the series are, as to be expected, dubbed into English. However whenever Chairman Kaga is shown speaking on screen (not narrating) his words are rendered in subtitles with the actor's real voice heard. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Robin Williams Live on Broadway (2002) See more »

User Reviews

Great fun with food.
11 June 2001 | by Irish14See all my reviews

A fantastic cooking show, designed to push chefs to their creative limits. Especially if you take it light-heartedly, you can really enjoy the format of the show as well as enjoy watching the Iron Chefs and the challengers prepare their dishes, all of which must utilize the theme ingredient. While it is dubbed from Japanese into English, the dubbed voices are rather funny and make for a laugh. And even if you think the show is somewhat of a joke, all the chefs are truly amazing in their cooking abilities and in making unique dishes in less than an hour. I highly recommend Iron Chef as an alternative to cable television prime time programming. An American version is in the works!


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Television Food Network

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10 October 1993 (Japan) See more »

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