Yakitate!! Japan

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Freshly Baked!! Ja-pan!
Japanese: 焼きたて!! ジャぱん
English: Yakitate!! Japan
More titles


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: ComedyComedy, GourmetGourmet
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.911 (scored by 4163341,633 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7592
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2116
Members: 99,002
Favorites: 920

Available At


Streaming Platforms

Ranked #759Popularity #2116Members 99,002
Add to My List
Episodes: /69


While countries such as France, England, and Germany all have their own internationally celebrated bread, Japan simply does not have one that can match in reputation.

Thus after discovering the wonders of breadmaking at a young age, Kazuma Azuma embarks on a quest to create Japan's own unique national bread. And being blessed with unusually warm hands that allow dough to ferment faster, Azuma is able to bring his baking innovations to another level.

As he begins working at the prestigious Japanese bakery chain, Pantasia, Azuma encounters other talented bakers and experiences firsthand the competitive world of baking. Along with his newfound friends and rivals, Azuma strives to create new and unparalleled bread that will start a baking revolution.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Yamakawa, Norio
Aoki, Yasunao
Director, Storyboard
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Tomonaga, Kazuhide
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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 (eps 69)

Episode Videos


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 ...
Jul 12, 2008

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)

Nov 12, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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.


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 ...

Interest Stacks

49 Entries · 10 Restacks
22 Entries · 2 Restacks
50 Entries · 2 Restacks


Recent News

Q4 2015 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 12/19]

Q4 2015 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 12/19]

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the fourth quarter (Oct-Dec) of 2015. Fall anime which were licensed before the ...read more

North American Anime & Manga Releases for July

North American Anime & Manga Releases for July

Here are the North American Anime & Manga releases for July 2015 Week 1: July 7th - 13th Anime Releases Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky Comp...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Yakitate!! Japan Episode 17 Discussion
Ranivus - Jul 11, 2008
10 repliesby Koumazoku »»
Apr 26, 10:13 PM
Poll: Yakitate!! Japan Episode 14 Discussion
VARIAchan - Jun 25, 2010
9 repliesby Koumazoku »»
Apr 22, 8:42 PM
Poll: Yakitate!! Japan Episode 40 Discussion
VARIAchan - Jun 26, 2010
9 repliesby Hilel1982014h »»
Jan 18, 8:31 AM
Poll: Yakitate!! Japan Episode 34 Discussion
HawthorneKitty - Jun 5, 2010
7 repliesby Hilel1982014h »»
Jul 19, 2023 4:32 PM
Poll: Yakitate!! Japan Episode 29 Discussion
Ranivus - Jul 12, 2008
12 repliesby OweynLupton »»
Feb 2, 2023 11:24 AM

Americans Are Brutes: American Characters in Anime

Americans Are Brutes: American Characters in Anime

A look at the often ridiculously caricatured portrayal of Americans in anime, and why they are so heavily stereotyped.

by Littoface


Top 15 Best Cooking/Food Anime of All Time

Top 15 Best Cooking/Food Anime of All Time

There’s just something about anime food that makes us drool with desire, and food has been the main theme of various anime series. If you’re looking to satisfy your food and anime cravings all in one go, get a taste of these fun and interesting cooking anime series.