Video Clip Archive
- Battle Clips -
* All clips are copyrighted by Fuji TV, Japan.
12/08/2000

Entrances

An Angry Ohta!

Defeating Morimoto in Battle Frogfish was not enough for Ohta Tadamichi, leader of right wing cooking faction, Ohta's Party of Heaven and Earth.  Ohta only wants to repeatedly beat on Morimoto again and again.

The frogfish battle is recapped to the sounds of serious traditional Japanese music.  Scenes of marching men, slime covered frogfish are show to remind the audience of the power and conviction of Ohta's army.  This is capped off by Kaga's worried voice narrating the scene and ends with the angry Ohta proclaiming his wishes to destroy Morimoto.

One of my favorite clips of all time.

Episode: Tarako (cod roe)
Stats:  MPEG-1, 39 secs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A
Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

Large version:  352x240 / 2.9  megs
Small version:  160x240 / 636 kB

The Army Marches into Kitchen Stadium

The red drapes of KS are whipped open to reveal Ohta's army marching into KS.  Taiko drums are beat forcefully, banners are carried, and the men wear strickened faces.  Ohta's army is displays it's power and is ready to do battle with Morimoto.  Fukui-san narrates with a certain intensity while the audience applauds.  Despite the applause the atomosphere is tense.  Note that Morimoto has already lost 2 consecutives battles comming into this battle.

Also note that the names that are scrolled along the bottom of the screen.  These are the names of the party members marching into KS.  This was not shown in Food Network version.

Episode: Tarako (cod roe)
Stats:  MPEG-1, 26 secs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

Large version:  352x240 / 2.0  megs
Small version:  160x240 / 433 kB

Kaga's 1995 World Cup Entrance

A giant bronze statue of Kaga is seen in KS.  The statue speaks with kaga's voice echoing throughout.  The camera pans up the statue's face and then suddenly it breaks open revealing Kaga in the middle. Kaga triumphantly walks out from the middle of his statue with his usual entourage.  Quite humorous.

Episode: 1995 World Cup
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  C
Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ, 05/05/01

This clip is presented in two version.  A full length and a short length version.  The short length version only shows the statue breaking open and Kaga walking through.

Full Length Version, 28 seconds
Large version:  352x240 / 2.09  megs
Small version:  160x240 / 462 kB

Short Length Length Version,  12 seconds
Large version:  352x240 / 946 kB
Small version:  160x240 / 205 kB
 

Theme Ingredients

Hattori Steps Up!

As Kaga boycotted the show, Hattori stepped up to take on MC duties.  Hattori unveils the theme ingredient, infant pig, and gives the opening allez cuisine!  He's no Kaga, but he tries.

Episode: Infant pig
Stats:  352x240, MPEG-1, 23 secs, 1.8 megs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  C

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

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Michiba Presents!

Michiba choose the theme ingredient for Morimoto's Anniversary Battle (not aired on FTV) and thus he got to present.  If you thought Hattori was bad, Michiba is worse and after unveiling the ingredient, Kaga bursts out laughing.  Now, the question is, "Is Kaga laughing at Michiba or the theme ingredient?"... you make the call.  I say he's laughing at Michiba.

Episode: Tamagao/Egg (Morimoto's Anniversary Battle 03/12/99)
Stats:  MPEG-1, 30 secs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  C
Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ, 06/01/01

Large version:  352x240 / 2.18  megs
Small version:  160x240 / 480 kB

Battle Dog!

Well not really, it's kohituji (baby lamb) but it sure looks like dog!  Watching as Kaga unveils the ingredient, the challenger shakes his head in utter disbelief.

Episode: Kohituji
Stats:  MPEG-1, 23 secs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

Large version:  352x240 / 1.52  megs
Small version:  160x240 / 336 kB

 

Chouzame (Sturgeon)

Kore des, chouzame!  These poor fish won't stay alive for long.

Episode: Chouzame (sturgeon)
Stats:  MPEG-1, 17 secs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

Large version:  352x240 / 1.3  megs
Small version:  160x240 / 282 kB

Manhandling the fish

Handling these gigantic live fish takes strength.  The challenger and IC are in no short supply of it.  This very exciting but graphic clip has guts galore.  The challenger is seen chopping off the tail and breaking the back of the live fish while Chin splits the head in half with his cleaver.  Ladies and gentlemen, this is very fresh meat indeed.

Episode: Chouzame (sturgeon)
Stats:  352x240, MPEG-1, 58 secs, 4.3 megs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A
Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

Large version:  352x240 / 4.3  megs
Small version:  160x240 / 921 kB

Tokyo-X

Kaga unveils the secret ingredient to a stupefied Chin and Kobe.  The chefs are wondering, What is Tokyo-X ?  The opening gone is sounded and Kobe sprints up to the platform to grag his side of pork.  Kobe and his assistant underestimate the weight of the pork and almost dropping it, and knock pig parts off the platform.  Quite an exhilarating video with Fukui-san yelling, "sugoi (awesome)", as he witnesses the frenzied action.

Episode: Tokyo-X
Stats:  352x240, MPEG-1, 33 secs, 2.5 megs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

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Descending Black Pig!
The theme ingredient was too large for the rising platform, so it descended from the ceailing.  This was quite humourous as they included the giant pigs head and it's feet still covered in hair.  Chin makes a comment at the end of the clips and says with a huge grin, "It still has fur!"

Episode: Kurobuta (Blackpig, 8/6/96)
Language:  Japanese audio, English Subtitle
Quality:  B
Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ, 05/05/01

Large version:  352x240 / 2.59  megs
Small version:  160x240 / 574 kB
 

3 Theme Ingredients!
The infamous 2000th dish special where Kaga choose his 3 favorite foods as theme ingredients:  pork, banana, and suppon turtle.

Episode: 2000th Dish Special (08/28/98)
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  C
Stats:  MPEG-1, 30 secs
Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ, 06/01/01

Large version:  352x240 / 2.05  megs
Small version:  160x240 / 454 kB


 

Misc..

Michiba Sings

Michiba sits patiently ands sings Tokyo Onda while he waits for his turn to appear on Rudi's OK Receipe.  I should also mention Michiba had quite a few drinks of sake before this musical debut.  The clip is a little dark, as he's sitting far back from the studio lights.

Episode: Indonesa 1
Stats:  160x120, MPEG-1, 12 secs, 202kb
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  C
Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ, 04/02/01

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Kaga Devours

Kaga concentrates, staring intensely at a delectable pasty before devouring in one humongous bite.  As always dramatic music is played and Kaga narrates.

Most will notice this as the pastry Kaga devours in the Iron Chef prologue seen on FTV Iron Chef.  The clips originates from Battle Chouzame (see above clips).

Episode: Chouzame (sturgeon)
Stats:  352x240, MPEG-1, 22 secs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A
Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

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Foie Gras 

Yet another recap with Kaga narrating and galiant dramatic music in the background.  This time we see Chin flipping a wok full of foie gras and stir frying until his wok catches aflame.
 

Episode: Asparagus (the episode after foie gras)
Stats:  352x240, MPEG-1, 8 secs, 0.64 megs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A
Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

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* All clips are copyrighted by Fuji TV, Japan.

** All clips captured by Andy/Iron QQQ unless otherwise noted.

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