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Yakitate!! Japan


Alternative Titles

English: Yakitate!! Japan
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
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Shounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.061 (scored by 21,580 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #4542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1050
Members: 46,714
Favorites: 617
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Episodes: /69

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!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Azuma, Kazuma
Azuma, Kazuma
Main
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Kuroyanagi, Ryo
Kuroyanagi, Ryo
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
Kawachi, Kyousuke
Kawachi, Kyousuke
Main
Sakaguchi, Shuuhei
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Shuuhei
Sugimoto, Yuu
Japanese
Sugimoto, Yuu
...
Matsushiro, Ken
Matsushiro, Ken
Main
Touchi, Hiroki
Japanese
Touchi, Hiroki

Staff

Aoki, Yasuhiro
Aoki, Yasuhiro
Director
Kimura, Eriko
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Ogura, Hirofumi
Ogura, Hirofumi
Episode Director
Hata, Yoshito
Hata, Yoshito
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

lowell
Nov 25, 2007
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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Ranivus
Jul 12, 2008


::QUICK REVIEW::
Story: 9 (no story but excellent comedy segments)
Art: 6 (unimpressive art style but not bad either)
Sound: 8 (good comedy cant work without good sound)
Character: 7 (cliche characters but classic situations)
Enjoyment: 10 (never laughed so much in 50 episodes)
Overall: 40/50 = 8.0 (i love food i love comedy, instant classic)




::FULL REVIEW::
Yakitate Japan is a PERFECT example of anything can be made in to a good shounen anime just as long it has the three key ingredients: chemistry, direction, and anticipation. This show turns a somewhat lame idea of an emerging baker and turns it to nonstop laughs and 'suspense'.

You're probably thinking, how can a baking read more
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Nervin
Nov 12, 2015
With Shokugeki no Soma recently finished airing, viewers may want to watch a similar type of anime, and indeed, the joy of cooking is upon us with Yakitate!! Japan, which main focus lies on the creation of bread. Now some may wonder if it is worthy of their time, and it this case it is, but to a certain extent, as the anime falls apart later on.

~Story~

The premise of Yakitate!! Japan is of simple nature, Azuma Kazuma a young boy in his quest to make the best bread that identifies with Japan and is able to compete at an international level, called "japan". Throughout the read more
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Hayamin
Nov 8, 2008
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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