- Addicted to Curry
- Funatsu, Kazuki
- Released: 2001
- Hits: 1957
Addicted to Curry
Genres: Comedy , Ecchi, Shounen
Sonezaki Yui is in a quandary. Her family's curry shop, Ganesha, was failing for lack of customers, and now her father has disappeared, ostensibly on a quest to learn more about curry.
With his absence, the shop is sure to fail. Then she comes across a drifter, Koenji Makito, who turns out to be an old acquaintance of her father.
Makito persuades Yui to keep the store open, and proves to her that his skill at making curry is worth her trust. But powerful enemies lurk, waiting for a chance to destroy Ganesha.
Addicted to Curry (華麗なる食卓, Karei naru Shokutaku?) is a Japanese manga by Kazuki Funatsu. The manga is also known as Curry naru Shokutaku (カレーナルショクタク Karē naru Shokutaku).
Addicted to Curry begins with a young schoolgirl named Sonezaki Yui. One day she encounters what looks like a half dead man in the middle of the road. Not knowing what to do she throws some food at him (so he can at least survive) and runs away.
She then returns to her home, which is also her father's Ganesha Curry restaurant. The man who Yui encountered was Koenji Makito, who knew Yui's father Souichiro and was actually looking for him. Following Yui's scent Koenji finds her and the restaurant.
Yui initially thinks Koenji is going to kill her for throwing food at him, but after they talk she finds out that he knew her father. Koenji then finds out that the restaurant is going out of business and that Yui's father go on journey to improve his curry cooking techniques.
To repay Yui's father for helping him out Koenji decides to team up with Yui to save the curry restaurant.
Characters (Click Over To Page 2)
Sonezaki Yui - Daughter of Sonezaki Souichiro. Yui's birthday is October 10, 1985. She is a 1st year at Toritsu Shinnet Highschool and is in the kendou club. Yui is the heroine of the manga.
Yui is a generally nice, mild mannered girl who will stop to feed a hungry animal (even bring it home). She sometimes can be short tempered and fragile. Her father owns a curry restaurant, but when the business fails he go to sharpen his curry cooking skills.
Despite the fact that her father abandoned her Yui still loves him and his curry cooking. When Yui meets Makito she teams up with him to save the restaurant. She tries to help Makito as much as possible and comes to admire and respect his ways.
Koenji Makito - A young man whose life was saved by Sonezaki Souichiro. Sonezaki promised to tell Makito about the person he was looking for if he come to Ganesha curry restaurant, but when Makito arrives there he finds that Souichiro has left because business was doing bad.
Makito decides to wait and repay Sonezaki by keeping open his Ganesha restaurant. Makito can cook curry just like Souichiro. Makito, unlike Souichiro, strays away from the traditional curry.
By doing this Makito attracts many customers and proves himself to be a shrewd cook. Makito prepares curry dishes quickly and easily. Makito also has a bad side to him and often tries to peep and/or grope women.
Sonezaki Souichiro - The father of Yui and the man who saved Makito from dying of hunger. He promised to tell Makito about the person he was looking for if he come to Ganesha restaurant. However, Souichiro leaves his restaurant and his daughter to improve his curry cooking abilities.
Sonzaki Hatsumi - Souichiro's older brother's daughter and the cousin of Yui. Hatsumi appears in vol one chapter 4. Hatsumi comes to the curry restaurant to check up on Yui, who was actually supposed to come live with her. Hatsumi reveals that she has no cooking talent and asks Yui to teach her to cook, but they both fail at making instant curry.
Shinozaki - A very large and beastly woman who frequently attend the Ganesha curry restaurant. She is beligerent and short tempered. Shinozaki attend to Aisen female college and is a wrestler.
- Karei naru Shokutaku
- Curry naru Shokutaku