Manga: Hell's Kitchen
Dogma, the Earl of Poor Eating comes to train high school student Satoru into the perfect chef. But what awaits Satoru at the end of his training is only death. Dogma himself is not an ordinary noble but a demon from hell who promises to eat his soul, spiced with a lifetime of cooking expertise. Will Satoru abandon his normal life to become the puppet of this demonic earl? How will he cope with his life's expiry tag?Letís have a taste of this Heresy Gourmet!Hell's Kitchen is a Shōnen cooking manga drawn by Amashi Gumi and written by Nishimura Mitsuru, who also authors Nobunaga no Chef.Can be read here.Not to be confused with another Hells Kitchen.(Speaking of which, someone should give this article some love and get it's ymmv, fridge, and so on pages fixed.)
- Accidental Innuendo: From chapter 2 (intended meaning: hotblooded-ness):
Morisaki Yoh:A cooking showdown sounds really hot, doesn't it!? In honor of that guy's (Satoru) hotness, we should make an exception and let him take the exam!
- Affably Evil: Dogma is doing a good job of whipping Satoru into top-chef-shape, and is sort of nice at times, but plans to eat Satoru's soul once he becomes a true chef.
- Axe Crazy: Kumoi Mitsurou has shades of this. Not exactly helped by him stabbing a guy with a crab shell in his first appearance, and then licking the blood.
- Baleful Polymorph: Mentioned in a conversation on the subject of getting Tachibana and Morisaki to work together so that they can beat Levi:
'''Dogma: Combining raw ingredients that don't work together and making them work is the nature of a true chef. Use them well. Or I will combine you with an Ottoia.
Satoru: That definitely wouldn't work!!-Considering what an Ottoia looks like, no, no it wouldn't.
- Bare Your Midriff: Nao, and how. She would wear her bikini top all-year long if it was allowed.
- Big Eater: Surprisingly, Hakka. Being a food blogger helps though.
- Bishonen: Dogma
- Chainsaw Good: The Agriculture Department seems to think so, as at least one booby-trapped scarecrow has them for arms.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Nakarai Gien
- Hakka also counts as a milder example
- Creepy Child: Technically a teen, Tachibana has some seriously creepy moments.
- Creepy Cool Crosses: Dogma's pupils are shaped like them.
- Cooland Unusual Punishment: Chapter 8 begins with Satoru and Dogma seeing Morisaki strung up like a scarecrow, courtesy of the agriculture department. Satoru concludes that the cooking and agriculture guys "aren't very close."
- Companion Cube: Sagane calls her many knives her children and named all 200 of them. Thankfully, this is as far as she goes with this trope- for now, anyway.
- Consulting Mr Puppet: Gien makes his animal oven mitts fight each other, Calling Your Attacks and all. He's more eccentric than insane, though.
- Deal with the Devil: Satoru with Dogma, unlike most examples, it's entirely against his will
- Demonic Possession: See People Puppets below.
- Duels Decide Everything: With cooking!
- Disproportionate Retribution: Happens to anyone who Dogma thinks could potentially harm Satoru's development into a true chef.
- Elaborate University High: Shokusen is huge. It has farms in the middle of a city in JAPAN, for goodness sake! And apparently it's own bioengineering division... in a high school.
- Epic Fail: Satoru manages to do several of these when he first starts attending Shokusen. The most noteworthy being when Dogma sets Morisaki on fire, and Satoru tries to put it out with a bottle of water... which turns out to be a bottle of alcohol or oil, thus only making it worse.
- Foreign Queasine: In chapter 11 the cooking department head tries to prevent the service department dean from tempting away any more of her students by winning over their stomachs. Unfortunately, the food she chooses for this purpose is surstrŲmming.
- From Badto Worse: In chapter 3, Morisaki decides to show Satoru how to use the mixer since losing to someone that incompetent makes him look bad. Dogma, not wanting his food spoiled, sets him on fire. Satoru tries to help by getting a large bottle of water. It wasn't water: it was flammable.
- Genius Ditz: Gien may be under Consulting Mr Puppet and Cloudcuckoolander,and rightfully so,but he is an incredibly talented cook. A cook who hides in the kitchen washing machine to be early to the supplementary lesson, but a talented cook nonetheless.
- Groin Attack: Poor Satoru is woken up by (who else?)Dogma like this in Chapter 2. And right in the middle of an adorable dream about Hakka, too!
- Hair Decorations: Hakka has macaroons in her ponytails... which are apparently real, as she's eaten at least one.
- Hellish Pupils: Dogma(of course)
- Holy Burns Evil: Satoru tries to make use of this trope on Dogma in chapter 2. It fails.
- Hotblooded: Morisaki Yoh. Gets yelled at for it in chapter 2.
- Ima Humanitarian: In chapter 15, Dogma, having become human from a potion, experiences hunger. He decides to dangle Satoru upside down from a crane and demand food as ransom. As time goes on as he rejects dish after dish, he coats him in flour, eggs, and then panko crumbs, at which point the news anchor who has been reporting on the hostage situation realizes that if the next meal isn't good enough, he'll fry and eat Satoru instead!
- Instant Cosplay Surprise: Levi does this to Elle in chapter 10.
- Invisibleto Normals: Satoru is the only one who can see Dogma. until the end of Chapter 14, that is...except that in Chapter 15 it's revealed that he used a potion to temporarily become human. The good news for Satoru is that it wears off at the end of the chapter(All be it not before the incident under Ima Humanitarian occurs). The bad news is that Dogma can use it again, and he plans to.
- Irony: Dogma is a demon with crosses for pupils.
- Jerkass: Dogma
- Losthimina Card Game: Almost happens to Elle when Satoru can't get Morisaki and Tachibana to work together for the sweets challange against Levi. Thankfully, Dogma takes over and molotov-cocktails Levi's helicopter, at which point Tachibana catchs her.
- Noble Demon: Dogma, though a jerk, won't eat Satoru before he becomes a true chef. Won't stop him from eating when he does become one, though. Bonus points for being an Earl, if demon titles work like human ones.
- Nonsequitor: Morisaki's story about how he started cooking at the end of chapter 10.
Morisaki: Both my parents worked, so I had to be the man of the household."
Young Morisaki: Let's play with bowls... and make BOOBS!!!'''
Morisaki: It was well-received by the kids. Ah, cooking was so fun back then...'''
Satoru(face blank with shock): What does that have to do with cooking...!?
- Oh Crap!: The reaction many people have when witnessing Satoru under Dogma's control
- OO Cis Serious Business: In chapter 5, when Dogma not only allows Satoru to take cooking advice from another student, but actually asks Satoru to let Tachibana teach them while smiling, Satoru is absolutely horrified.
- Only Sane Man: Satoru
- Our Demons Are Different: Dogma looks like a human with some serious Rapunzel Hair, barring his fangs and freaky, cross-shaped pupils.
- Our Ghouls Are Creepier: Dogma threatens to feed Satoru to the ghouls in the first chapter. They look...unpleasant.
- People Puppets: What Dogma occasionally subjects Satoru to, using a device called Hell's Marionette, which can potentially turn the person its used on into a doll.
- Rapunzel Hair: Dogma's hair reaches his hips while braided.
- Refugein Audacity: Levi Golgotha somehow thought that making it rain expensive chocolate for the girls, supposedly enrolling in Shokusen, and then trying to drag Elle back to France to be one of his "Levi's Angels" would go unnoticed.
- The Rival: Satoru receives the designation "R" from Gien.
- Serious Business: Cooking. And if a character thinks a certain thing is the source of all good cooking, they will treat that very seriously.
- Scary Scarecrow: Being hung up as one by the agriculture department does NOT look fun.
- Shōnen: With cooking.
- Shrinking Violet: Elle
- Souljar: Dogma's noose contains the souls of all the people he's killed. Probably best not to think too hard on it.
- Stalkerwitha Crush: Sagane in chapter 7 left a note pinned with a knife on Satoru's locker... which she was then inside.
- Supernaturally Deliciousand Nutritious: Dogma couldn't find this, so he's going to make Satoru become it.
- Technicolor Fire: The one time Dogma set Morisaki on fire, the flames were apparently black.
- Trainingfrom Hell: Quite literally, with the demon Dogma trying to make Satoru into a true chef this way.
- Tsundere: Fur Idol Fuurin