Are you ready for the Iron Chef of bread?! Manga shall not live by bread alone.
England. France. Germany. What common thread binds these three nations together? Answer: each is famous for producing unique, distinctive, delicious bread. But what about Japan, home to rice and delicacies of the sea? Is there not a doughy, gastronomic delight they can claim as their own? The answer is no...until now! Kazuma Azuma, a 16-year-old-boy blessed with otherworldly baking powers, has taken it upon himself to create Ja-pan, the national bread of the land of the rising sun!
In the third round of the competition, Azuma's team squares off against a couple of longtime enemies--disguised as ninja! Later, it is revealed that young baking genius Shigeru Kanmuri belongs to a famous yakuza family. Will he be forced out of the kitchen and into a life of organized crime?