Restaurant of the Revolution
Created by Akira Jotaro (aka Justice0)
Writer(s) Akira Jotaro
Director(s) Akira Jotaro
No. of episodes 13
Run time 20-25 minutes

Restaurant of the Revolution is an anime that was written, directed, and created by Akira Jotaro who also created the anime Dokuganryu-hime, Forever Dark, and Red Eyes.

The story takes place the early Bakumatsu era of Japan in Tokyo about a Chinese restaurant called Chunmei (meaning: Spring Beauty). The story is about a young Chinese man from Beijing who travels to Japan to start a restaurant business after getting an investing from a Japanese food critic.


After failing to start his own business in Beijing due to lack of money, Jiang Yu Long (Kyouu Ryu), started a cart restaurant and got the attention of a foreign man named Walter Kisaragi and he was stunned by how amazing the food was. Once Yu got Walter to eat his food, Walter told Yu that he'll fund him to make a restaurant if he would make it in Japan. After getting the deal, he was taught Japanese by Walter on their way to Japan. When Yu got to Japan, he was told to go to Tokyo and after getting there, he was almost arrested by the Shinsengumi until Walter showed up. After finally being able to start his restaurant business, Yu meets some interesting people on his way to being the number one chef of the revolution.


Main ProtagonistsEdit

Jiang Yu Long (Kyouu Ryu)Edit

An 18 year-old Chinese man from Beijing who began a Chinese restaurant in Tokyo. He learned how to fight with a sword from his late father who also gave him his sword. He is often too distracted by work or other problems to notice the girls who like him. He is voiced by Kenichi Suzumura.

Walter KisaragiEdit

A 37 year-old Japanese food critic who traveled across China in search of the best food that would be good in Japan and during his time in China, he became slightly overweight. He is voiced by Norio Wakamoto.

Main AntagonistEdit

Hayabusa AmatsushiroEdit

A ronin samurai that's the leader of a ruthless gang that raids towns and villages killing many people. He lost his left eye in a duel with a Chinese swordsman who resembles Yu. He is voiced by Yuichi Nakamura.

Other CharactersEdit


Isami Kondo - The commander of the Shinsengumi and the fourth master of the Tennen Rishin Ryū. He is a serious and strict person but is often looked down upon by his comrades. He is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita.
Toshizo Hijikata- The vice-commander of the Shinsengumi. He is a hot-headed and easily angered swordsman and he is also the most famous of the Shinsengumi. He is voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama.
Souji Okita - One of the troop captains of the Shinsengumi. He acts feminine and looks like a girl and is also mistaken for one many times. He both hates and repect Hijikata and often tries to kill him to get the position of vice-commander. He is voiced by Junko Takeuchi.
Hajime Saito - One of the troop captains of the Shinsengumi. He is an emotionless and cold-hearted swordsman who would kill anyone without hesitation. He is voiced by Show Hayami.
Shinpachi Nagakura - The newest member of the Shinsengumi and a troop captain. He is a young and dedicated person who is also benevolent. He is voiced by Mamoru Miyano.
Susumu Yamazaki - The spy of the Shinsengumi. He is jealous of Yu being able to get a lot of girls but hates him because he doesn't even notice it. He is voiced by Takehito Koyasu.


Yuri Misato - One of the girls who has a crush on Yu. She is shy and sometimes become clumsy around Yu. She works as a waitress in the Chunmei restaurant. She is voiced by Yui Horie.
Hanabi Mishima - One of the girls who has a crush on Yu. She is the daughter of a samurai and so she is very prideful and independent, making her a tsundere. She works as a waitress in the Chunmei restaurant and uses a naginata to force bad customers out. She is voiced by Emiri Kato.
Namihime Tokugawa - The fictional adopted daughter of Iemochi Tokugawa, the shogun of the current time. She is one of the girls who has a crush on Yu. She is a prideful girl, but unlike Hanabi, she is more direct with her feelings. She helps fund the Chunmei restaurant and is also a regular customer. She is voiced by Sayaka Ohara.
Kana Hibiki - A very short kunoichi from the school of Iga and one of the girls who has a crush on Yu. She is very childish even though she is 15 years-old but despite appearances, she is actually a very skilled ninja. She is a waitress in the Chunmei restaurant. She is voiced by Kaoru Mizuhara.
Yui Mamoru - The rival restaurant owner of Yu but had her restaurant shut down because of the lack of customers but then becomes the hostess of Chunmei. She is one of the girls who has a crush on Yu, but unlike the other girls, she is the most direct and doesn't hide the fact that she likes him. She is voiced by Junko Minagawa.
Kyuubi - A strange ninja that often shows up at night playing a flute and giving Yu hints of trouble. He is voiced by Gackt.