Each chef is allowed to use 10 pike eels. The eels were alive and from the waters near Akashi.
The Fine Living Network's alternative production number for this episode is FLIRN-166 and the episode title is "Battle Pike Conger."
Naomi Shibata (Challenger's daughter)
Tomoaki Shibata (Challenger's son-in-law)
Fukui Kenji: The terminator.
Fukui refers to Iron Chef Morimoto as "the Terminator" when he's killing the eels. This references a movie by the same name. The title character, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, was a robot assassin from the future.