Samurai Chef is one-shot Graphic Novel created and written by mayamada. It tell the story of a popular cooking show Samurai Chef, where dishes are judged by the titular Samurai Chef, with his Samurai Sword. Oh, and it's all set in a World of Funny Animals, and is INCREDIBLY Animesque.
Long ago, the Warrior Emperor Katsu ruled the land. Katsu was a foodie who's love for battle is only matched by his love of food. However, after losing a turkey leg on the battlefield, commanded that all his meals be fully able to witstand battle conditions. He then appointed the first Samurai Chef, to test the dishes created by his royal kitchens.
Cut to the present day, where Samurai Chef is now a popular cooking show, hosted by Jimi Dash. The Samurai Chef, famous for being eternally unimpressed by the food brought before him, judges the affair, while countless kitchens compete for the honor of being the Emperor's Kitchen.
Tropes found in Samurai Chef
- Chef of Iron: The Samurai Chef.
- Subverted, however, as the Samurai Chef is never seen COOKING. So, in a sense, the Samurai Chef is more of a CRITIC of Iron.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: The Samurai Chef is an anthropomorphic Monkey.
- Katanas Are Just Better: The Samurai Chef's weapon of choice.
- Messy Pig: Chop Chop, a member of the Oak Kitchen, is a warthog, and notable the only chef who's kitchen whites are not pristine, being notably covered in stains and grease.
- Panthera Awesome: A fair few characters are big cats, notable Zane, a leopard who is Kamu's sous chef.
- Poisonous Person: mixed in with Plot Allergy. The Seafood Monster the Lotus Kitchen cooks up is able to give the Samurai Chef a run for his money, because the Samurai Chef has an allergy. It's implied that the monster may have bested the Samurai Chef if it where not for Kamu's timely arrival.
- Serious Business: Cooking. Justified, however, as almost all the characters are starring or working on a COOKING SHOW, so that's probably what's on everbodies mind.
- Theme Naming: The Kitchens. Each kitchen is named after a type of plant, the most commonly scene kitchen being the Oak Kitchen.
- The Voiceless: Samurai Chef at least, until the very end, that is.