Video Clip Archive
- Openings, Rises, Summons -
* All clips are copyrighted by Fuji TV, Japan.
02/22/2001
 

Opening clips

Iron Chef Opening

Ahh..everybody's favorite clip from Iron Chef.  The opening sequence as seen on KSCI 18, Los Angeles.  This version is slightly shorter than the FTV and Fuji TV versions.  This does not include any English text.

Episode: n/a
Stats: Mpeg-1 / 352x240 / 40 seconds / 3.0 megs
Language:  n/a
Quality:  B+

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

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Beijing Special Opening

The opening sequence for the Beijing special takes place inside the forbidden city!  Kaga bows on the ground when the spirit of legendary maiden, YangBiFei, gives Kaga a pepper... the rest is history.

Episode: Beijing Special
Stats: Mpeg-1 / 352x240 / 61 seconds / 4.44 megs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  B-

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ, 02/22/01

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Computer Graphics Opening

According to IC super guru, Phillip Gertsma,

"The computer-generated intro ran for Battles Sweet Potato, Freshwater Shrimp, Kegani Crab and Lotus Root.  I believe there were at least two different versions of the c.g. intro.  If you check the image of Kaga as he ravages the yellow bell, and its relationship with respect to the surrounding elements in the frame, I believe you will find tangible differences.This opening surfaces several episodes before Michiba's resignation."

This is a great opening.  The scene begins in a temple where the camera pans by stained glass windows depicting the Iron Chefs, KS, and honored cast.  As the camera continually pans, we see a giant statue of Kaga.  The statue is perhaps 3 stories tall, with Kaga himself standing at the base.  Kaga takes a bite into a pepper. The scene fades into flames and the Ryouri no Tetsujin logo.

The opening was pulled after Michiba resigned in 1996.  I'm uncertain who originally captured this clip, but it was initially named temple, and is aka. as temple.mov.  Interestingly, this clip came from the days when IC was subtitled on TV.  The file is huge.  You'll need Winzip to unzip the file and Quicktime 3 or 4 to view it.

Stats: Quicktime / 320x240 / 102 seconds / 18.5 megs
Language:  n/a
Quality:  A
Captured by:  Unknown

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2000th Dish Special Opening

Trumpeteers plays in KS, Fukui-san annouces and then Kaga finally appears.  This is a pretty low quality capture.

Captured by:  unknown
Stats: Quicktime / 160x120 / 60 seconds / 5.4 megs
Language:  n/a
Quality:  F
Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

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Rises/Summoning clips

I Summon the Iron Chefs!

Kaga summons the Iron Chefs, rising into Kitchen Stadium.

Episode: Chouzame
Stats: Mpeg-1 / 352x240 / 25 seconds / 1.9 megs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

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21st Century Special Summon

Kaga summons the Iron Chefs, rising into Kitchen Stadium in front of a live audience

Episode: 21 Century Special
Stats: Mpeg-1 / 352x240 / 56 seconds / 4.03 megs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  B+

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ, 02/21/01

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I Summon the Honorary Chefs!

After the Iron Chefs were summoned in the 21st Century, the 3 Honorary chefs were summoned immediately after.  The portraits of Sakai, Morimoto, and Chin flipped around to reveal portraits of Ishinabe, Michiba, and Nakamura.  The 3 chefs rose as the crowd applauded on.
 

Episode: 21 Century Special
Stats: Mpeg-1 / 352x240 / 51seconds / 3.72 megs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  B+

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ, 02/21/01

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Shin (NEW) Iron Chefs!

Kaga summons the 4 tetsujin along with NEW Iron French, Mitani Seigo and the NEW Iron Chinese, Wakiya Yuji!

Episode: Millenenium Cup Special (2000)
Stats: Mpeg-1 / 352x240 / 76 seconds / 5.54 megs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A-

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ, 02/21/01

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Iron Chinese:  Chin Kenichi

Chin rises into Kitchen Stadium.

Episode: n/a
Stats: Mpeg-1 / 352x240 / 24 seconds / 1.8 megs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A-

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

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Iron Japanese:  Morimoto Masaharu

Morimoto as he was challenged by Marco Morinari in Battle Porcini (poruchini).  Morimoto's history plays as it's narrated by Fukui-san.  Morinari spoke Japanese =)

Episode: Porcini
Stats: Mpeg-1 / 352x240 / 21 seconds / 1.7 megs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A-

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

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Kobe Masahiko

Kobe is summoned and rises with his string quarter.  Another favorite clip amongst IC fans.

Episode:  n/a
Stats: Mpeg-1 / 352x240 / 29 seconds / 2.2 megs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A-

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

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King of Tetsujin Tournament
Carefull inspection of video shows that the IC's rarely rise in front of a live audience.  Typically when an IC is summoned, the camera quickly cuts to stock footage.

In the King of Tetsujin tournament, the Iron Chefs rise in front of a live audience.  Some of the IC's received new music.  The combination of new sounds, cheering, applause, and premise for the show made for extremely energetic and exciting rises.

Morimoto

Kaga summons the IC and the camera pans out to see Morimoto rising with music from the movie, Armageddon.  Morimoto's rise is valiant, powerful, and honorable, like a solidier marching into adversity.

Episode: Round 1, 2nd Battle, Battle Piment
Stats: Mpeg-1 / 352x240 / 34 seconds /2.5 megs
Language:  Japanese
Quality:  A-

Captured by:  Andy, Iron CQQ

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Sakai

Kaga summons Sakai with much enthusiasm.  Sakai rises with his older pre-Morimoto music as the crowd cheers and applauses.  After rising, the two chefs step across to shake hands.

Sakai's rise theme came from Wing Commander the movie.

Episode: Round 1, 2nd Battle, Battle Piment
Stats: Mpeg-1 / 352x240 / 35 seconds /2.7 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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