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The Cooking Underworld's Ambitions (裏料理界の野望 Ura ryōrikai no Yabō) is the fifth episode of the Shin Chūka Ichiban! anime that premiered on November 8, 2019.


The Yang Spring Restaurant is preparing for a surprise guest, whose cooking talent is rumoured to be prodigious on Mao's level. Meanwhile, Shell was mysteriously assaulted by a shadow assailant whose only description is a recognizable mark. Who is this guest-to-arrive and the branded stranger?

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Manga and Anime Differences[]

  • This episode rewinds back to Episodes 29 and 30 from the 1997 anime.

2019 anime reboot[]

  • The following are original from the manga and 1998 anime.
    • Compared from the first anime, everyone is surprised how Mao knows about the Underworld's secrets but learn why later in the manga.