Then I realized that it is a graphic novel by Anthony Bourdain about: “In a not-too-distant future LA, master chefs rule the town like crime lords, and a bloody culinary war is raging. On one side are the Internationalists, blending food from all over the world; on the other, the ‘Vertical Farm’, adept of organic, vegetarian, macrobiotic dishes. And both sides want Jiro, a renegade sushi chef.”
I cannot but think the name Jiro came from Jiro Onoi. Not to say the story has anything to do with him of course.
I guess this Bourdain graphic novel is a manga. Want to read it. It seems very very violent. (I haven’t read it, but I googled some images)
Yes, this Japanese bookstore has a huge collection of manga. I love Japanese anime, but the manga is just not a cheap hobby. This is the Kinokuniya store in Edgewater NJ (although I have recently been to the SF Japantown one too).
I don’t know about this Bourdain manga, nor the Food Wars! I suspect that Mister Ajikko manga tv show that I watched when I was younger is the start of food manga. The animation was quite fun. Obviously, they had the manga version too.