Yakitate!! Japan

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Synonyms: Freshly Baked!! Ja-pan!
Japanese: 焼きたて!! ジャぱん
English: Yakitate!! Japan
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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 4080040,800 users)
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Ranked: #7232
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Popularity: #2026
Members: 96,373
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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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)


Dec 8, 2021
Yakitate!! Japan indulges itself in its own routine with subversions and predictability. It succeeds through its shortcomings and utilizes its advantages to its fullest for most of the runtime. And as a gag manga/anime, Yakitate is very aware of these.

At the beginning it mimics the appearance of a typical Shonen slice of life style brand with a typical ridiculous premise. As the premise becomes routine new elements are introduced at a constant pace to even make catch phrases appealing.
In the first major arc there is an interesting character growth arc subplot where he tries to unlearn his catch phrase habit. Before that moment I ...
Jan 31, 2021
Best way I can sum this up is this is the Gintama of cooking animes.

Characters make a lot of references and also breaks the fourth way all the time.

Like most cooking anime protagonists, Kazuma is super op with his bread making skills and never lost. All the character also do "reactions" whenever that eat a bread. These reactions are usually just puns so idk if the subs can do it justice. There's also a lot of references to Japanese pop culture which also might be a bit confusing.

As the series progress, the anime starts getting more playful with their fourth wall breaking(such as suddenly cutting ...
Aug 3, 2020
Mixed Feelings
- English Review (Translated version)

I'll be quick and direct with "Yakitate!! Japan." As this anime is, actually. Yeah, it's a story about bakers making bread, sounds crazy, right? Well, it works. It works within what it is, of course. I'm explaining, "Yakitate!! Japan" is an unpretentious play, that's for sure. Its main asset is very clear, it focuses on comedy with a theme so different and so unusual that it even seems hilarious in itself. It has limitations by its nature, but there is evidence of this and it manages to border on them with mastery almost always. It's fun and at the same time ...

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