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Iron Wok Jan
(Tetsunabe no Jan!)
Genre Action, Slice of life story
Author Shinji Saijyo
Publisher Japan Akita Shoten
English publisher United States ComicsOne, DrMaster
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Shōnen Champion
Original run June 1995March 2000
Volumes 27
Iron Wok Jan! R: The Summit Operations
Author Shinji Saijyo
Publisher Japan Akita Shoten
Original run March 8, 2007 – ongoing
Volumes 10
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Iron Wok Jan (鉄鍋のジャン Tetsunabe no Jan! ?) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Shinji Saijyo. The manga was licensed in English by ComicsOne before the license was transferred to DrMaster.[1] The manga is licensed in French by Soleil Manga.[2]

Its sequel, Iron Wok Jan! R: The Summit Operations (鉄鍋のジャン!R 頂上作戦 Tetsunabe no Jan! R: Choujou Sakusen ?) is also released in Japan by Akita Shoten[3] and in France by Soleil Manga.[2]




Akiyama family

  • Jan Akiyama (秋山 醤 Akiyama Jan ?) is a 16-year-old talented young chef and the male protagonist of the manga. His grandfather is Kaiichiro Akiyama, the “master of Chinese cuisine”.
  • Kaiichiro Akiyama (秋山 階一郎 ?) is known as the “master of Chinese cuisine”.
  • Minki Tou (桃 明輝 Tou Minki ?) is Jan's grandmother and Kaiichiro's wife.
  • Baku Akiyama (秋山 爆 Akiyama Baku ?) is Jan's father and Kaiichiro's son.

Gobanchou family

  • Kiriko Gobanchou (五番町 霧子 Gobanchou Kiriko ?) is one of the best cooks in Gobanchou, her family's Chinese restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo. She is the same age as Jan.
  • Takao Okonogi (小此木 タカオ Okonogi Takao ?)
  • Mutsuju Gobanchou (五番町 睦十 Gobanchou Mutsuju ?)


Akita Shoten released the 27 bound volumes manga between June 1995 and March 2000.[4][5] The manga was re-released into 16 kanzenban volumes between December 2004 and September 2007.[6][7]

Akita Shoten started releasing the sequel, Iron Wok Jan! R: The Summit Operations, from March 8, 2007.[3]

ComicsOne published the manga's 27 bound volumes between December 15, 2002 and December 28, 2007.[8][9]


Comics Worth Reading's Johanna Draper Carlson comments on the illustrator's use of caricatures to dramatise the manga.[10] Manga Life's Michael Aronson commends the manga for its art and its ability to appeal to audiences.[11]'s Ridwan Khan comments on the "love-hate relationship" between Jan and Kiriko.[12] IGN's A.E. Sparrow comments on the artist's ability to make a cooking competition as compelling to watch "as watching two feudal clans go to war".[13]


  1. ^ "New Comicsone Aquisitions [sic]". Anime News Network. 2002-07-26. Retrieved 2009-02-21.  
  2. ^ a b "Tetsunabe no Jan ! R Chojo Sakusen" (in French). Soleil Manga. Retrieved 2009-02-21.  
  3. ^ a b "鉄鍋のジャン!R 頂上作戦 第1巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved 2009-04-01.  
  4. ^ "鉄鍋のジャン 1 (1) (少年チャンピオン・コミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-02-21.  
  5. ^ "鉄鍋のジャン 27 (27) (少年チャンピオン・コミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-02-21.  
  6. ^ "鉄鍋のジャン (1) (MF文庫) (文庫)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-02-21.  
  7. ^ "鉄鍋のジャン 16巻 (16) (MFコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-02-21.  
  8. ^ "Iron Wok Jan Volume 1 (Iron Wok Jan (Graphic Novels)) [ILLUSTRATED (Paperback)"]. Retrieved 2009-04-01.  
  9. ^ "Iron Wok Jan volume 27 (End)". DrMaster. Retrieved 2009-04-01.  
  10. ^ Carlson, Johanna Draper (March 24, 2006). "Iron Wok Jan! Book 1". Comics Worth Reading. Retrieved 2009-02-21.  
  11. ^ Aronson, Michael. "Iron Wok Jan v1". Manga Life. http://www.mangalife/reviews/IronWokJanv1.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-22.  
  12. ^ Kwan, Ridwan (February 2003). "Iron Wok Jan! Vol.1". Retrieved 2009-03-22.  
  13. ^ Sparrow, A.E. (November 27, 2006). "Iron Wok Jan Vol. 20 Review". IGN. Retrieved 2009-03-22.  

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