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Culinary titles

Kami no Shizuku has carved out an oenophilic niche for itself in the manga world, but food manga is an established genre of its own. Top-selling culinary manga include Kuitan, about a food-loving detective, and Cooking Papa, about a salaryman with kitchen skills. Number one on the charts is Oishinbo (or The Gourmet) which follows the exploits of a foodie journalist and has sold over 100 million copies since it first appeared in 1983. Drawn by Akira Hanasaki, its detailed depiction of Japanese cuisine has won critical acclaim and the manga is now published in English.

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