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: 7.931 (scored by 3462534,625 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1807
Members: 86,680
Favorites: 823

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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


Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Ishiodori, Hiroshi
Episode Director


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)

Nov 25, 2007
lowell (All reviews)
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
Jul 12, 2008
Ranivus (All reviews)

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)

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
Nov 8, 2008
Hayamin (All reviews)
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
Nov 15, 2006
AngelIvory (All reviews)
Love bread? Ever wondered how they make it? An anime about bread is the best way to learn! Education and entertainment rolled into one, you hardly see it happening… So watch it while it’s still hot!

Ok if you ignore the cheesy introduction, this anime is pretty unbelievable! The storyline may not sound so exciting, but believe me it is more entertaining than watching bread rise! Boy I’ve got to stop with these cheesiness ~_~ gomen.

What I liked about the storyline is that it manages to make bread very fun to watch, maybe because the characters are very funny. Bread read more


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