Both are food anime. Yakitate Japan focuses on bread and Shokugeki no Souma focuses in food in general. The great thing about the two are the reactions the ones eating the food get. While Yakitate Japan's are extremely hilarious and comical, Shokugeki's are more ecchi but still amusing at the same time. Both are quite in depth in explaining the process of how the food is prepared and also have cooking type battles.
Both are bassically cook off battle shows (though Yakitatte is so specifically about bread) that feature over the top reactions.
shokugeki is bassically a more ecchi, Shonen battle oriented version of Yakitatte Japan. The reactions are a bit more lewd and random (not too dissimilar to Toriko). Thus far it's seeming to focus a lot more on the "bad-ass" aspect of challenge shounen animes.
And Yakitatte Japan is the more parody, slice of life oriented version of shokugeki. The eating reactions are all more pun based and referential of Japanese and pop culture. even the title is a play on words, "Yaki tate" meaning "Fresh from the oven" , and "Japan" being both the obvious English word, and Ja-pan (pan being the word for bread.) As particular over the top example. .. One particular reaction chain leads to a character full on growing spike of hair, turning blonde, and allows him to shoot beams...
Both are definitely amusing in thier own way.  read more
Both of them are Anime about food. In both anime, the MCs have their unusual/extraordinary way to create food. The reaction of people when they ate their food is hilarious. They are always aiming to improve their skills for their ambition.
- feature anime food. (Shokugeki no Souma is more on cooking various cuisine while Yakitate!! Japan is focused on baking)
- have determined , innovative protagonists who often get themselves into trouble because of being overconfident of their abilities or too impulsive
- insane reactions to food (more fanservice in Shokugeki)
- a wide range of cast members (since the protagonists have to compete with them)
- intense cook-offs that challenge the protagonist to rise above the occasion
- the protagonists usually launch into monologues on how they achieved their dish
Both protagonists have been cooking since a very young age and both have cook offs in order to settle disagreements. Azuma from Yakitate Japan is all about baking bread similar to ones he tasted as a child while Yukihira from Shokugei no Souma is interested in his neighborhood diner.
1. Both animes have young MCs who dream to make it big in the food industry (one a baker, the other a great cook).
2. Both are young culinary geniuses.
3. Throughout the anime, the MCs would meet crazy competitors, friends and side characters (occasionally, there would be normal ones).
4. Tasting their food would result in insane, out of this world reactions (basically foodgasms).
If you're a shounen fan that enjoys how food looks in anime, either series are highly recommended.
Both were animes with a culinary genre, except one was more on baking and the other is more on various dishes. Also, one was more on the international brand of beads while the other one is more on cuisines from various continents.
If you enjoyed watching Yukihira Soma's awesomeness in kicking people's butts with his mind-blowing and clothes-stripping cooking, then Azuma Kazuma in Yakitate!! will surely impress you a lot with his over-the-top baking skills. Yakitate!! has finished airing at 69 episodes (it was really famous!) and finished its manga. If you're looking for a long series similar to Shokugeki no Souma, then Yakitate!! is the first anime you should try!
Both main characters have the surprise element when it comes to competition. They have lots of overrated elite talented bastards to be defeated and talented wacky peculiar companions to help them.
Both these animes are about cooking. The cooking style & spirit and moreover the judge's reactions after testing the food are kinda similar. Though 'Yakitate!! Japan' locates in Japan 'Cooking master boy' is in China. In both cases a boy targets to become the best chef/cook in the world.
Both are about cooking, they both have competitions and both of them want to make people happy when they eat their creations.
If you liked Yakitate!! Japan, you will probably enjoy this. Just keep in mind that whilst both shows are about cooking, they do have a different atmosphere. For one thing, Yakitate!! Japan is more light hearted and focuses more on the comedy than plot. Cooking master boy is more serious, but still very enjoyable.
If you enjoyed the light heartedness of Yakitate!! Japan and the cooking, then you have a good chance of enjoying Yumeiro Patissiere. Whilst it is about sweets rather than bread, there's still a lot of competitions. Both protagonists are a bit off compared to normal people, but both have rare talent.
One difference between the two is that the protagonist in Yumeiro Patissiere is a girl, and that the series focuses more on the team than just her.
Both series are similar in story structure and tone.
Each portray tales within a unique industry, baking in "Yakitate! Japan" and agriculture in "Moyashimon." Both series' protagonist holds a unique talent that gives the story a fantastical edge; Azuma's solar hands help him bake, and Sawaki can see bacteria and organisms too small for the human eye.
Also, both stories play out in a similar charming and quirky manner. They really delve into the details of these characters' crafts. Whether it's creating a new kind of bread, brewing sake, or collecting fermented foods, it is truly entertaining to watch these characters' lives and exuberence for their work.  read more
These anime show the character having an ability different from other people. In Moyashimon, it is the ability to see microorganisms, and in Yakitake, the boy has the ability to bake different kinds of bread with just his talent.
Both of these anime were produced by Sunrise, both of them frequently break the fourth wall and make excellent use of parodies. Additionally, both anime are surprisingly educational and they're among the most fun anime that I've ever watched!
Wacky shounen battle parody with lots of cult/anime references and plenty of puns.
If barely existent 4th walls, toe-ing the line on copyright lawsuits, and over exaggerated reactions are your kind of humour give Gintama/Yakitate Japan a try.
Gintama is not yet completed despite many "final season"s and a "final film", whereas Yakitate Japan has a clear and definitive conclusion. Though I personally think if you're watching either for only the serious parts and the plot you'll be missing a lot of what makes these shows special.
Shounen adventure anime about a very talented kid protagonist (more so than surrounding adults) and their relentless, single minded quest for something important to them.
Lots of hard training, challenges, overcoming challenges, making friends, etc. Set in clear arcs a la classic shounen style.
Hunter x Hunter is more serious and focused on the adventuring whereas Yakitate is a comedy. Yakitate is very wordplay heavy and uses lots of reference, so Japanese cultural/linguistic knowledge will definitely help (that said, it aired during the golden age of fansubbing so a lot of thing are explained if you don't get the joke).
- they both revolve around a really talented/special boy
- they both involve a really long adventure where the boy matures and becomes even more talented
- both include elements of comedy; Yakitate!! Japan has more comedy though
Yakitate!! Japan is about bread/baking/food/cooking. Hunter x Hunter (2011) is more about fighting/strength.
Despite the fundamental difference, they both encompass a similar style!!
Both series involve a main character chasing a dream. Space Brothers gives viewers insight as to what it takes to be an astronaut, while Yakitate gives viewers some insight (albeit exaggerated) as to what it takes to be a baker. Yakitate is probably aimed a bit more at a younger audience, as that series involves younger main characters, much more wacky humor and relies on exaggerated reactions by characters. In comparison, Space Brothers is likely aimed more at an older audience, as pretty much every character is a young adult or older, the humor is a bit more “normal”, and the characters mostly have more measured reactions. Still, if you want a series that's a wackier version of Space Brothers, Yakitate might be worth checking out. Likewise, if you want a series like Yakitate, only a bit more serious/realistic, then Space Brothers should be good. read more
While Yakitate! Japan focuses on the wacky, often exaggerated but nonetheless very fun food-reactions on breads that sends souls to Heavens, makes your eye like an F1-racer, and allows you to change the future; Koufuku Graffiti makes its food-reactions from a supple of moe-glazing art with a help of verbs and adjectives to describe the tastiness of foods.
Yakitate!! Japan is basically Gurren Lagann with bread instead of mecha.
Whereas Gurren Lagann is basically Yakitate!! Japan with mecha instead of bread.
And both have Marina Inoue.
And both have the same common sense-breaking power up style that makes both of them great.
Both series talk about the inner workings of a mundane subject. Baths for TR and bread for YJ. Add a dash of surreal comedy and you have charming series that not only make you laugh but genuinely teach you something new.
Rakugo is a kind of japanese humor performance lol, And they use "clever word plays "
Yakitate japan is more slap-stick humor in the sense that they use "clever word play " and word puns.
ex.The kittycats cats said to the cat they should stop CATtering and cat' around instead. (Joshiraku )
The kittys cats can't be your average cats!! WHY ?! BECAUSE THEY ARE KITTYCATS . (yakitate japan )
I know it's kind of a stretch but bear with me.
Both of these shows really stylize a profession.
Obviously bartenders for Bartender, and Bakers for Yakitate.
They also both contain pseudo informational elements. and use alchol/bread to solve various problems
So if you happen to watch mature shows like bartender and still watch over the top shounen style shows definitely check this out
Both have the same plot were the main theme is all about food competition, and the main characters have what it takes to make it on top. The difference however was Yakitate Japan is more on pastries...more like pattern after the great Bake Off while Shokugeki No Souma was pattern after Master Chef. Still both have the same level of exaggeration, where both shows the judge having an orgasmic experience after eating the main character's preparation.
Both anime's have one thing in common and that is bread.
Pan de Peace shows the characters making bread and so does Yakitate Japan but it's more detailed on the ingredients. Kazuma and Minami are both characters who get excited when it comes to bread.
Both anime's bring people together with the love of bread!
Besides bread, both shows actually explore a wide range of cultures, customs, and cuisines more or less rooted in reality. The cultures explored in ACCA are more rooted in fantasy, but are influences by real world locales/time periods; whereas Yakitate Japan explore real cuisine but in a simplified and exaggerated way such that it strays into the realms of fantasy.
The plot and style and atmosphere are all very different, but everything is linked together by baked goods, both within the story and between the two shows.
Both involve activities (mahjong, baking bread and pastries) that a lot of people might consider mundane. Both manage to make the activities exciting through exaggerated movements, bombastic reactions, and hints of the supernatural. Competitors in the tournaments are actually fleshed-out characters that can be sympathetic and are not just rivals of the week.
Saki can be a lot harder to follow if you aren't already familiar with the rules of Japanese mahjong, even with translator's notes. Yakitate!! Japan seems to be easier to understand. And, of course, Yakitate!! has a greater focus on humor and punnery.
They're both funny shounen anime featuring afros and pandas. They're competetive in nature (though one's Devil's Fruit combat and the other's... bread contests...) and they both have ridiculous but lovable characters. We all know Suwabara wants to be Zoro.
This may sound as a strange recommendation, because how do a bread anime & a demon butler anime compare?...
But the more you go into Kuroshitsuji, the more you notice similarities. Sometimes in characters, but mostly of all, in the sense of humor.
For example, the episodes about the Indian people could've came straight out of Yakitate!! Japan and you never would've noticed the difference :-D
Both series deal with a lot of food and it features similar characters. They both feature battles, which in Toriko are actually battles using supernatural attacks and martial arts, while Yakitate!! Japan actually battles through the art of cooking.
These two gave a strangely similar feeling to it. Other than the similarities in animation style, both are out and out comedies, taking a rather boring topic (namely, Go and Bread respectively) and turning it into an entirely entertaining world. Both work together in their respective teams in competitions, and both leads are natural born geniuses (Maybe not Hikaru, entirely, since he has some "help" at first).
Ristorante Paradiso gives the same feeling as Yakitate!! Japan. Even though Ristorante Paradiso is more based on elderly men serving women than cooking itself, there are parts where characters try hard to improve their cooking, creating something new, wanting to get better at what they do. It also shows the hardship of becoming a chef. And generally the human relationships, characters' lives and difficulties that come along.
Both are bakery anime. although antique bakery pays more attention to desserts and Yakitate Japan pays more attention to bread. Also the genre is a little off. Yakitate is all about side splitting laughs, and antique bakery is more of a serious (?) bishounen drama :(
only check out antique bakery if you don't mind bishounen.