Kimagure Cook, Japanese: きまぐれクック, romanized: kimagure kukku, lit. ’Whimsical Cook’, is known and famous for being the name of quite a famous YouTube channel, which was established in 2016 by Japanese YouTuber Kaneko, focused on cleaning, cutting, and cooking a wide variety of seafood with humorous narration from Kaneko.
Kimagure Cook videos feature Kaneko preparing seafood with an emphasis on unusual or rare species, such as sharks, moray eels, giant squids, and seahorses. Before he prepares the seafood, he typically says his catchphrase Japanese: 捌いていく！, romanized: sabaite iku!, lit. ’Let’s prepare for it!’. While the scenes shown are often graphic, the guy behind Kimagure Cook usually does not depict the killing of live seafood.
After the seafood is prepared, he usually eats the dish together with an Asahi beer after saying his catchphrase Japanese: 銀色のヤツ！, romanized: gin-iro no yatsu!, lit. ’The silver one!’, a reference to the silver color of the beer can. The most popular videos of Kimagure Cook have English subtitles and a wide international following.
Kaneko also operates a channel called Japanese: きまぐれクックのサボり場！, romanized: kimagure kukku no saboriba!, lit. ’Whimsical Cook’s Procrastination Zone!’ where he uploads a variety of videos both supplemental to and off-topic from his main channel, including a series on rare fruits.
Talking about the personal information it is known that Kaneko was born in a fishing town near Ise Bay. Growing up, he learned about cooking, fishing, and seafood from his parents, who were chefs. He attended Nagoya Technical High School and entered the service industry. Currently, he is based in Chita Peninsula, Aichi Prefecture.
In 2016, he made his YouTube debut with a channel called Japanese: にしやんfishingclub, romanized: nishiyan fishingclub, lit. ’Nishiyan Fishing Club’ with a group of friends. In 2017, after quitting his job in the service industry, he began creating content regularly on his own channel to avoid saturating Nishiyan Fishing Club with his own videos. It is also very important to know that Kaneko has a license to prepare Fugu from Aichi Prefecture. As of May 2022 the YouTube channel of Kimagure Cook ahs more than 4.77 million subscribers on the channel there are over 700 uploaded videos and the total number of views is exceeding 2 billion.
In July of 2020, Kaneko publicly announced his marriage on Twitter. In June of 2021, Kaneko left Kiii due to the resignation of the former president. Kaneko announced in November 2021 that he and his wife celebrated the birth of their first child, and that he would be taking a break from YouTube to focus on raising his child. He returned to YouTube in January 2022, revealing that he would be moving to a new filming site.