“Makito Koenji is a curry chef with a mysterious past who helps Yui Sonezaki keep her father's curry restaurant, Ganesha, open through a lack of customers, a hostile takeover attempt by a huge company, and many other challenges. Get addicted… to Curry.” - Mangareader.net
Some of us who are older siblings might jokingly refer to our little siblings as pets. I, for one, am guilty of it. However, Yui Sonezaki seriously thought of it when she found a starving man on the street. Yui often takes home stay dogs and other animals, but a human? With what little common sense she had she only gave him some food rather than bring him home. Yet through a twist in fate, the once starving man, Makito Koenji, becomes Yui’s new curry chief. Now Yui can revive her father’s dying curry shop. Through Makito’s curry skills, experience, and ingenuity, the Curry House Cooking Ganesha will become popular for sure. But what will stand in the way of dreams? And will anything develop between Makito and Yui?
Like any good cooking manga, Addicted To Curry gives the recipes of each dish made. However, this is a manga before it is a cook book. This manga follows the lives of both Yui and Makito, and although it isn’t about anything that seems interesting at first glance, it really is. Curry is a very culture rich dish.
Along with explaining the different types of curry and how to make them, this manga also provides brief summaries of the history of the curry. This manga has a way of grabbing you and not letting you go. Everything from the
information to the interesting characters and situations makes you feel as though you simply need to find out how things resolve or what happens next.
Not only does Addicted To Curry have a large reservoir of information to use, but it also has two interesting main characters, and a cast of eccentric side characters, too. Perhaps cooking doesn’t interest you enough to read this manga? Well, it also provides a plot that most other cooking manga don’t provide. Makito has been cooking curry since he was a child, and although we don’t think much of it at first, it plays a huge part in the manga and has an arc dedicated to exploring Makito’s childhood. Of course, no manga is complete without a character with a dark past; Makito is that designated character.
However, Addicted To Curry is targeted to men, and as such, there are bits of ecchi here and there. Now, it’s nothing much, in fact many sites don’t list it as ecchi, but nudity, partial nudity and the occasional panty shot are present and deserve to be acknowledged.