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Yakitate!! Japan

Yakitate!! Japan

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Freshly Baked!! Ja-pan!
Japanese: 焼きたて!! ジャぱん

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 69
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2004 to Mar 14, 2006
Genres: Comedy, Shounen
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.101 (scored by 16526 users)
Ranked: #3972
Popularity: #832
Members: 33,084
Favorites: 495
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy cooking food shounen

Synopsis

Yakitate means "fresh baked", but the word "Japan" is actually a pun - pan means bread in Japanese, so Kazuma is out to make Japan, a unique Japanese bread to compete with the best bread from around the world!

Azuma became obsessed with bread when he was six years old. His sister yelled that their family should start having bread for breakfast sometimes, but their grandfather refused to even consider it, as he would only eat natto, miso soup, and rice for breakfast. Kazuma agreed, saying he didn`t like bread, but his sister kidnaps him and takes him to a bread store to show him the wonders of fresh-baked bread. Not only is Kazuma converted, but the owner discovers that Kazuma has the magical "Hands of the Sun" whose warmth makes them particularly suited to making bread. The owner packs up shop and goes to Tokyo to fulfill his dream of making Japan, but Kazuma continues his bread-baking dream as well, and ends up going to Tokyo himself when he`s sixteen, to compete for a spot at the foremost bread store in Japan - Pantasia!

Related Anime

Adaptation: Yakitate!! Japan

Characters & Voice Actors

Azuma, Kazuma
Azuma, Kazuma
Main
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Moore, Candice
English
Moore, Candice
...
Azusagawa, Tsukino
Azusagawa, Tsukino
Main
Otsuka, Chihiro
Japanese
Otsuka, Chihiro
Zeller, Emily Woo
English
Zeller, Emily Woo
...
Kanmuri, Shigeru
Kanmuri, Shigeru
Main
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
Lee, Yong Sin
Korean
Lee, Yong Sin
...
Kawachi, Kyousuke
Kawachi, Kyousuke
Main
Sakaguchi, Shuuhei
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Shuuhei
Sugimoto, Yuu
Japanese
Sugimoto, Yuu
...

Staff

Aoki, Yasuhiro
Director
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Kimiya, Shigeru
Episode Director
Hata, Yoshito
Episode Director



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Nov 25, 2007
lowell
It's an anime about bread-making. It's utterly ridiculous sounding. And, to be honest, in practice, it's utterly ridiculous. But I really really enjoyed it. It puts a goofy smile on my face because it is SO over the top, SO campy, SO cheesy... I just have to laugh. It's an innocent, sweet and silly sort of anime. It's not realistic, it isn't serious or dark or sarcastic... it's just simply entertaining. Which, you know, is kind of refreshing.

The story's your basis shounen plotline: rise to the challenge, succeed, face the next challenge.. but all in the confines of read more
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Nov 8, 2008
Hayamin
Story: The story is focused on baking. It sounds like an odd thing to base an Anime upon but it's one of the reasons this series is great. This is quite a unique and very enjoyable take on a show. I really liked the way it was going from the beginning. It had great potential with hilarious jokes, weird but clever puns and great (For the most part) characters, but then it started to get boring. Each new arc kept getting dryer and dryer because it's just bread-making tournament after bread-making tournament with several re-used jokes that aren't funny. Then again, I don't know where read more
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Recommendations

similarly., they're both about cooking!!!`~
reportRecommended by ka-ki - Add to favorites
Both shows are about protagonists who dream to become baking chefs due to their influence during childhood. Both protagionists have clumsy personalities but they are talented.

Opening Theme

#1: "Houkigumo" by RYTHEM (eps 1-29)
#2: "Promise" by TiA (eps 30-53)
#3: "Chiisana Uta" by MARIA (eps 54-68)

Ending Theme

#1: "Sunday" by The Babystars (eps 01-12)
#2: "To All Tha Dreamers" by SOUL'd OUT (eps 13-29)
#3: "Hummingbird" by little by little (eps 30-42)
#4: "Re: START" by SURFACE (eps 43-53)
#5: "Merry Go Round" by Mai Hoshimura (eps 54-62)
#6: "Kokoro Biidama" by RYTHEM (eps 63-68)
#7: "Houkigumo" by RYTHEM (ep 69)
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