Sanji Himura: Depends. If you actually visited the place, then it would go under Restaurant Recommendations. If not, then maybe under Iron Chef/Challenger discussion.
Jul 1, 2022 18:59:18 GMT -5
okonomiyagi: Say I want to post a restaurant review of a chef featured on an iteration of the show: would that go under the board for the show, or under Iron Chef/Challenger discussion?
Jul 1, 2022 10:50:36 GMT -5
ironnut77: Sanji - I believe that "two victory" rule was in the very early days of the original show, scrapped after 1993 or so.
Jun 28, 2022 8:00:54 GMT -5
Sanji Himura: Few were brave enough to try it in ICJ, I can count a few of them off the top of my head, Toshiro Kandagawa is a top contender.
Jun 27, 2022 18:31:31 GMT -5
Sanji Himura: Tell me the truth here. Am I the only one who is slightly put off over the fact that the challenger in the final battle did NOT get to pick her Iron Chef of choice to do battle with? Two victories over an IC in ICJ earns a chef IC status...
Jun 27, 2022 18:30:13 GMT -5
Man Alive!: Those were the days! Kitchen Stadium took in many refugees from the wonderful Iron Fans community. I miss the old crew!
May 13, 2022 1:43:08 GMT -5
ironnut77: rosdaddy - ManAlive was indeed with us on IronFans. A bunch of the IronFans members followed him here once that site was defunct. Sadly, not many remain active today.
May 12, 2022 10:20:55 GMT -5
rosdaddy: Hey ManAlive - Nice to digitally meet you (or, re-meet if you were on the boards back in the early oughts)
May 11, 2022 23:23:38 GMT -5
Man Alive!: I'm still here! My heart swells every time I see renewed interest in Iron Chef!
May 5, 2022 1:38:18 GMT -5
ironnut77: Haven't seen ManAlive in a while - hope all is well, and that he can see the slight uptick in activity on this site recently. ICJ is STILL alive!
Apr 27, 2022 7:37:05 GMT -5
ironnut77: Dust? More like clumps of clay Welcome back Rosdaddy!
Mar 30, 2022 7:51:16 GMT -5
rosdaddy: *blows dust off his old IronFans username* Well, would you look at that...here I am...again. WHAT'S UP, IRONFANS ALUMS?? (And everyone else!) Hi!!!!
Mar 29, 2022 21:41:10 GMT -5
Man Alive!: A reboot of Iron Chef is coming to Netflix! And welcome, icfanus5!
Jan 20, 2022 20:02:24 GMT -5
icfanus5: Hello all and Happy New Year! Long time IC fan. Started watching when I was probably 10 or 11 years old, I'm 35 now! I'm sad to see a lot of the people no longer with us, like Kobe and Kandagawa.
Jan 2, 2022 16:44:56 GMT -5
Post by miwaneisan on Jul 12, 2013 11:05:11 GMT -5
Sorry...I lost my video of this special by mistake (tragically) though I was thinking to pass it to tuthead because it looks like difficult finding the video...
I asked other people for the video in some internet message boards, have not received good result but received only silence or warning because it is illegal due to copyright issue. About one of those sites, my post was immediately deleted by warning... Sorry, everyone, cognition level of copyright is higher than I thought...
Post by tetsujin070561 on Jul 21, 2013 17:27:10 GMT -5
I think this special program was alright - better than I expected, given the "chopped-up" nature of the format (4 30 minute battles in a 50 minute broadcast). Not much cooking nor tasting shown, but that was inevitable. Nevertheless, I enjoyed viewing the cooking segments, although I feel the dishes prepared did not reveal a great deal of creativity. The obvious exception would be Wakiya-san's faux corn-on-the-cob dish, which looked very clunky and clumsy, and not up to his usual impeccable presentation standard.
Miwa-san: has there been any information about the ratings for this show, or much reaction from IC fans in Japan?
Post by miwaneisan on Jul 25, 2013 12:15:02 GMT -5
I agree with you. It was a shame not much cooking and tasting shown but no other way, also, I think that the show’s editing team had such a hard work and did a good job to create that smooth flow with their cut, add, edit, cut, add, adjust…incorporating producer’s policy and previous fan’s comment.
Yes, there has been much good reaction from the fans, at least, as far as I saw them in IC Facebook page. I think it was much better than the regular air.
I have been looking for the rating data of this show a lot since 7/3 but I can’t find. As for the regular air, several presses have been constantly featuring and picking up the ratings data of the show. But as for this special, I’ve found nothing. I guess it’s because of almost no pre-promotion or no pre-advertisement other than announcement in their official site. They put CM on the Times Square in NY though. Maybe it’s because they were not sure how it would turn out with their 1st special right after the regular air ended in that way…
Though I looked for the rating data in the website of Video Research Ltd. (TV shows ratings researching company in Japan), they publish the data at FOC only with the weekly top 10 for each category’s shows. (This special's rating data was not found there)
So…I’m sure that fan’s reaction was overall very good, I think. The negative comments were just a few. Official FB page was quit in a few days after air and I had no time to save the copy of it, so I’m listing their comments as far as I remember (sorry if including a few comments with bad manner that might make you uncomfortable):
<Before 7/3> * What!? Eric Ziebold, Frank Ruta and Tony Maws!!?? Wooow!! Must see!!! * Looking forward to watch it! Can’t wait! * One hour air? Oh, no… They must skip the process of the battle pretty much… * Anyone is fine as a challenger if he doesn’t stand up on cutting board…
<7/3> * One hour is too short to air the four cooking battles by super chefs. At least we need 30 min. more. * The time slot is the best for Iron chef! Before, I couldn’t watch the regular show on time but it is good that I can watch this special on time! * Yes! This time slot is just for Iron Chef! * The judging members are better than regular air. * The judge, John Roos is biased… * The judge, an actress, Momiji Yamamura is not good. She is too nervous and her hands are shaking. * Three Iron Chefs have built a strong bond. Their tight-knit relationship is very nice. * It is very nice to hear that Suga and Kurogi called Wakiya “Aniki” (=elder brother). * No! Cooking process is abbreviated too much! * Oh, look at the Japanese Loyal box! Hiromi Yamada and some other old nominees there! * American team’s dishes are just all simple steak & BBQ… (I, Miwa, personally think just grill needs the professional skill for great flavor though…)
<After 7/3> * (After Fuji revealed more detailed episode of the taping on their FB page) * J. team captain, Wakiya ceded the right for the turn for the 1st tasting by the judges for the last tag-team match to the US team even after he won the toss of a coin…because it’s “away” for them and it’s “home” for Japan team! How great Wakiya is! He is the man! * I wonder if Wakiya and Suga have thrown away their each 1 point purposely for the last tag team match with 2 points for winner?? * I wanted to listen to the last winner’s interview!! * Where the hell does the Wakiya’s nouvelle chinois go? * I wonder what the ratings of this show was…? * It doesn’t matter with win or lose! It’s cooking program! They should show us more cooking process! * Non-cut version broadcast, please! Definitely we watch it!
---(7/26) I just recalled some more comments:
* Breaking news style of announcement for previous battle's judge knocked me out... Very nice, up-tempo and keeps rhythmical. * It was vigorous! My palms got so much sweaty right after the battle! * I would ask Fuji to air the full edition (perfect version) of this special on a later date!! They should show us such a great details & background of this show on TV, not in internet!! One hour is too short!! * They should have aired 4 battles separated in two weeks, Part 1 and 2. 2 hours x 2 days! Don't abbreviate the cooking time! * I want to see the background story of this show on TV, for something like friendship among the Iron Chefs or story of the dishes. * Go to the US, for the next special!! * CM video on the NY Times Square is cool! But can they watch it?? * Please don't quit this FB page after the air! Keep reading our comments, Fuji, please! * The three Sushi's flavors were arranged "Japanese""Western" and "Chinese", wasn't it? And those bases were Japan pride, Sushi rice! * Surprised that Tony knows the Japanese ingredients very much...
Last Edit: Aug 1, 2013 10:27:27 GMT -5 by miwaneisan
Yes, the comments were overall good. The negative comments were just a few.
But I noticed that the number of the posters to the IC FB page decreased compared to the period of regular broadcast. I couldn't find the members of complainers whom I saw during the regular broadcast. I don't know what it means...
BTW, I think I have to say that Fuji TV said in the last comment in their FB page, "Thank you for a lot of "like" click. This time, it was "vs. USA" World Cup special. Maybe There is possibility of "vs. Italy" or "vs. France" World Cup special for the future."
I think that it's nice if the chairman Tamaki does tasting. But there is a rumor that he is a picky eater...
And...after I watched this special, I got to like the theme music more. The melody is epic and the sounds feeling like "I'm ready for the battle with full of pride..."
Last Edit: Aug 2, 2013 9:34:58 GMT -5 by miwaneisan
okonomiyagi, your friend's word is the one I wanted to say. Very uplifting! I think that it feels something like "the warriors go to the battle to become the master/king".
Tets, Yes, Michael Nyman's music used in Kaga's opening introduction was compelling!
I read one of Japanese fans say an interesting aphorism in his blog, "If memory serves me right, the very best ingredient in Ryouri no Tetsujin was the music." He said he was one of the non culinary industry's people, but first of all, he was drawn to the music of Ryouri no Tetsujin, and then, he got to have great interest in this show, cooking and chefs. Maybe in this way, some new young chefs were born somewhere in the world by this awesome show...
I personally think that the original show's music and the whole atmosphere of Kitchen Stadium was overall western style. On the other hands, the new show's theme music and KS's atmosphere feels something like a little bit Japanese taste of warrior. (I remember that Tets commented in ICC that the new KS is like "Edo Castle".)
Anyway, when the three Iron Chefs showed up all together with the theme music in this special, it was epic and I was excited!
Last Edit: Aug 2, 2013 10:43:30 GMT -5 by miwaneisan
Post by Sanji Himura on Aug 4, 2013 21:14:16 GMT -5
I remember the interview that FN did with Wolfgang Puck prior to the Battle of the Masters specials for Iron Chef America, and in it he was telling a story from, I believe when he first came to America, he was finding a date, and one of the suitors asked what he did for a living. He responded, "Well, I'm a Chef." The date sunk like a stone. After Iron Chef gained popularity in the US, suddenly he noticed that the trend of the US importing fine cuisine chefs was reversed and local home grown talent suddenly grew in both notoriety and popularity.
I personally think that this special showcased some of that talent.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.