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Bambino!
Bambino! vol14 Cover.jpg
Cover of Bambino! volume 14 as published by Shogakukan
バンビーノ!
(Banbiino!)
Genre Cooking
Manga
Author Tetsuji Sekiya
Publisher Japan Shogakukan
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Big Comic Spirits
Original run March 30, 2005 – ongoing
Volumes 14
TV drama
Director Masatoshi Kato, Ken Murase, Chizu Asai
Writer Yoshikazu Okada
Network Japan NTV
Original run April 18, 2007June 27, 2007
Episodes 11
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Bambino! (バンビーノ! Banbiino! ?, lit. Baby) is a Japanese cooking manga written and illustrated by Tetsuji Sekiya. The manga has been serialized in Shogakukan's seinen magazine (aimed at older men) Big Comic Spirits. As of February 2009, Shogakukan has published 14 bound volumes of the manga. It received the 2008 Shogakukan Manga Award for seinen/general manga along with Takeshi Natsuhara's and Kuromaru's Kurosagi.

NTV broadcasted the live-action TV drama from April 18, 2007 to June 27, 2007. It was broadcasted in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico by TV Japan, an affiliate of NHK, from January to March 2008.

Contents

Media

Manga

Bambino! is written and illustrated by Tetsuji Sekiya. It was serialized in Shogakukan's seinen magazine (aimed at older men) Big Comic Spirits. As of March 2009, Shogakukan has published 14 bound volumes of the manga between March 30, 2005 and December 26, 2008.[1][2]

Volume listing

No. Release date ISBN
1 March 30, 2005[1] ISBN 978-4-09-187551-8
2 July 29, 2005[3] ISBN 978-4-09-187552-5
3 January 30, 2006[4] ISBN 978-4-09-187553-2
4 April 27, 2006[5] ISBN 978-4-09-180317-7
5 July 28, 2006[6] ISBN 978-4-09-180567-6
6 October 30, 2006[7] ISBN 978-4-09-180779-3
7 February 28, 2007[8] ISBN 978-4-09-181070-0
8 April 6, 2007[9] ISBN 978-4-09-181165-3
9 July 30, 2007[10] ISBN 978-4-09-181340-4
10 October 30, 2007[11] ISBN 978-4-09-181509-5
11 February 2008[12] ISBN 978-4-09-181743-3
12 March 30, 2008[13] ISBN 978-4-09-181892-8
13 August 29, 2008[14] ISBN 978-4-09-182130-0
14 December 26, 2008[2] ISBN 978-4-09-182249-9

Drama

We Can Make It! by Arashi is the series' opening theme song

Cast

  • Jun Matsumoto as Shogo Ban
  • Masachika Ichimura as Tekkan Shishido (chef and the owner of Trattoria Baccanale)
  • Yuki Uchida as Miyuki Shishido (manager and a daughter of Tekkan)
  • Kuranosuke Sasaki as Atsushi Kuwabara (souschef)
  • Ryuta Sato as Nozomi Katori (pasta chef)
  • Karina as Asuka Hibino (chef for antipastos)
  • Osamu Mukai as Masashi Senoo (apprentice chef)
  • Hosshan. as Toshio Oda (pastry chef)
  • Ayaka Komatsu as Kozue Minagawa (waitress, became an assistant chef later)
  • Kazuki Kitamura as Tsukasa Yonamine(Yona-san) (chief of waiters)
  • Kei Yamamoto as Susumu Shindō (chef and the owner of Trattoria San Marzano, which Shogo used to work for in Hakata, Fukuoka)
  • Kazue Fukiishi as Eri Takahashi (Shogo's girlfriend)
  • Kimiko Yo as Satoko Ban (mother of Shogo)
  • Keiko Toda as Kyōko Nogami (one of steady patrons for Baccanale)
  • Hiroyuki Ikeuchi as Yasuhide Hayama (former chef of Baccanale and Asuka's boyfriend)

Title listing

# Title Original air date
1 "To work is not easy"
"Shigototte amakunai" (仕事って甘くない) 
2007-04-18
2 "I won't lose"
"Makete tamaruka" (負けてたまるか) 
2007-04-25
3 "Tears... the last day"
"Namida... saigo no ichinichi" (涙…最後の一日) 
2007-05-02
4 "In Hakata... to the future"
"Hakata hen... mirai e" (博多編…未来へ) 
2007-05-09
5 "What "work" means"
"Hataraku to iukoto" (働くということ) 
2007-05-16
6 "What is love?"
"Ai tte nandarou" (愛って何だろう) 
2007-05-23
7 "Pasta showdown for love"
"Koi no pasuta taiketsu" (恋のパスタ対決) 
2007-05-30
8 "Magic of desserts"
"Dezāto no mahou" (デザートの魔法) 
2007-06-06
9 "Doors to the chef!!"
"Ryōrinin e no tobira!!" (料理人への扉!!) 
2007-06-13
10 "I can cook!"
"Ryōri ga tsukureru!" (料理が作れる!) 
2007-06-20
11 "Teary farewell... good bye Baccanale"
"Namida no wakare... sayonara Bakkanāre" (涙の別れ…さよならバッカナーレ) 
2007-06-27

Soundtrack CD

On March 30, 2007, wint released a soundtrack CD for the Bambino! TV drama.[15]

Reception

The Bambino! manga received the 2008 Shogakukan Manga Award for seinen/general manga along with Takeshi Natsuhara's and Kuromaru's Kurosagi.[16]

At the 53rd Television Drama Academy Awards, the Bambino! television drama was awarded four prizes. They were: Best Actor (Jun Matsumoto), Supporting Actor (Kitamura Kazuki), Best Director and Special Award.

References

  1. ^ a b "バンビ~ノ! (1) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4091875513/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  2. ^ a b "バンビ~ノ! (14) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4091822495/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  3. ^ "バンビ~ノ! (2) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4091875521/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  4. ^ "バンビ~ノ! (3) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/409187553X/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  5. ^ "バンビ~ノ! (4) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4091803172/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  6. ^ "バンビ~ノ! (5) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4091805671/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  7. ^ "バンビ~ノ! (6) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4091807798/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  8. ^ "バンビ~ノ! (7) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4091810705/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  9. ^ "バンビ~ノ! (8) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4091811655/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  10. ^ "バンビ~ノ! (9) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4091813402/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  11. ^ "バンビ~ノ! (10) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/409181509X/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  12. ^ "バンビ~ノ! (11) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4091817432/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  13. ^ "バンビ~ノ! (12) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4091818927/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  14. ^ "バンビ~ノ! (13) (ビッグコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4091821308/. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  15. ^ "Bambino! Original Soundtrack". cdjapan.co.jp. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=VPCD-81563. Retrieved 2009-03-18.  
  16. ^ "小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. http://comics.shogakukan.co.jp/mangasho/rist.html. Retrieved 2009-02-16.  







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