After a hectic day at office, the central female characters in these series enjoy their leisure time by having different types of drinks. While Wakako-zake focuses on the lead character enjoying drinks in various food shops (like sushi bar), Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara's lead character returns to her house and enjoys drinks prepared by her husband.
These two anime are mainly mind-relief based series, and while they have a bit different appeal (Osake's Chisato acting funny after drinking), the mental effects on the viewer are the same: calming experience.
In both anime, the main character is a blonde and salaried adult woman. When she finishes work, she goes to dinner and their reactions are very interesting (and quite similar) when Chisato drinks alcohol and Wakako eats her dishes. I add, however, that Chisato's reactions are a little more sensual.
Actually, what is the main thing the characters of Isekai Shokusou do is enjoying food prepared by Tenshu. The same thing is about Wakako! She likes visiting bars, ordering delicious dishes for the alcohol and describing her feelings about the taste in the tiniest details. Both animes show us very appetitive dishes and make our mouth filled with our saliva.
Food! Memories! Feelings! Are the main factors in which these two series are similar on. The two anime consists of the characters in their series eating food. After eating the food in the two series the characters either reminisces about their previous experiences while tasting it or describes the taste of the food.
Both anime revolve around the topic of food and it's taste. While in SnS, the MC is an aspiring chef making more and more delicious dishes and giving people foodgasms, Wakako-zake is centers around a consumer of dishes. Wakako (the MC) walks into another establishment every episode and savors every bit of the food (or drink) she orders there.
Also: SnS is a double-cour full-length anime while Wakako-zake is a single-cour short anime, meaning the latter doesn't have much in the way of in-depth story telling, lol... which however doesn't stop it from being an enjoyable title to watch.
Both shows are about characters giving vivid descriptions about how food tastes. In Wakako-zake the focus is more on how well food tastes while Gourmet Girl Graffiti is more about the social aspect of eating.
While the two seem really distant in premise, I felt like Wakako-zake and Encouragement of Climb had a similar goal and overall feel.
Both shows depict a cute, lovable introvert going out into the world and appreciating some of the simpler things in life (food and nature respectfully). While Wakako is content with her solitude and doesn't try to interact with others, Aoi from Encouragement of Climb is kinda forced into being social and attempts to sate her introversion while maintaining her friendships.
Both also use a light color palette and focus most of their artistic energy towards making the food/mountains look appealing.
Although, I suggested the first season of Encouragement of Climb, since both are in a short format (2-3 minute episodes), bear in mind that the second season of Climb is where it starts to really get good (switching to half-length episodes). You should think of the first season as more of an introduction to the characters and overall feel. read more
* Both manga-adapted shorts with a food premise
* Homey restaurant settings
* Feel-good, chill atmosphere; really leaves you feeling relaxed and pleasant at the end of each episode
* Easygoing, likable protagonists who feel a personal connection with the food they make/eat
* Unconventional, cartoonishly simplistic character designs
Cute and refreshing animes about eating and sleeping. Good to relax after a busy day. They talk about everyday life and are very relatable. If you like Tanaka-kun's laziness and sincerity, you'll like Wakako's easygoing approach to life too.
This series revolves around Michael and his family exploring the Japanese cuisine and how they enjoy devouring every Japanese food. The series features yakisoba (fried soba noodles), chanko (sumo stew), kani (crab) dashi broth from fine-dining restaurants, and other popular items. The story unfolds from the unique perspective of a foreigner and includes pictures and explanations of Japanese food.
Two mouthwatering shows, where girls drink alcohol and eat tasty food. However, there is the difference in numbers of characters: in "Wakako-zake" there is only one woman whereas in "Takunomi" there are four young women living in the dorm. Anyway, you'll definitely want to drink something while watching these :)
These shows focus on food and are shorts, JK Meshi is half about food and half about world history. Wakakozake is much more enjoyable to watch and a lot more appealing to the eye and somewhat of a comedy.