Amaama to Inazuma

Sweetness & Lightning

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Japanese: 甘々と稲妻
English: Sweetness & Lightning
German: Sweetness & Lightning
Spanish: Sweetness & Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma)
French: Sweetness & Lightning
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2016 to Sep 20, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, GourmetGourmet, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: ChildcareChildcare, IyashikeiIyashikei
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.531 (scored by 126067126,067 users)
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Ranked: #15632
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Popularity: #691
Members: 282,687
Favorites: 1,075

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Since the death of his wife, Kouhei Inuzuka has been caring for his young daughter Tsumugi to the best of his abilities. However, with his lack of culinary knowledge and his busy job as a teacher, he is left relying on ready-made meals from convenience stores to feed the little girl. Frustrated at his own incapability to provide a fresh, nutritious meal for his daughter, Kouhei takes up an offer from his student, Kotori Iida, to come have dinner at her family's restaurant. But on their very first visit, the father and daughter discover that the restaurant is often closed due to Kotori's mother being away for work and that Kotori often eats alone. After much pleading from his pupil, Kouhei decides to continue to go to the restaurant with Tsumugi to cook and share delicious homemade food with Kotori.

Amaama to Inazuma follows the heartwarming story of a caring father trying his hardest to make his adorable little daughter happy, while exploring the meanings and values behind cooking, family, and the warm meals at home that are often taken for granted.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Inuzuka, Tae

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Iida, Megumi

Arai, Satomi


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Kuga, Komugi

Mikio's Mother

Hikasa, Youko


Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Sano, Takashi


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"Harebare Fanfare (晴レ晴レファンファーレ)" by MimimemeMIMI

Ending Theme

"Maybe" by Brian the Sun

Sep 19, 2016
ZephSilver (All reviews)
Growing up, I'm sure many of us have consumed one too many sugary sweets during our childhoods. We gouge down, smacking our lips, lapping up the remaining sticky stains that pepper our face, slurping the sweet syrup that coats our fingertips, savoring every last drop like sweet-tooth bandits. But after a while, that sugary delight leads to an unwelcome stomach ache, where we're left bloated and forced to endure the rightfully earned scorn of our parents:
"I told you not to eat all those sweets at once!"
Their words a guilty sentence we don't even bother fighting against, as they march us off to the restroom to read more
Sep 19, 2016
MozillaFennekin (All reviews)
Being some sort of antisocial, misanthropic millennial fuckwad, I have this sort of mentality where I believe that reproducing humans is stupid, children are awful human beings that are completely useless and unlikable until the ripe age of “get a job you fucking bum”, and being a parent sounds like the absolute worst thing that could happen to me right now.

And therefore, I am here to tell you that Sweetness & Lightning, a slice-of-life about a father and his young daughter, is one of the best anime of the entire year.

Let’s get the overused joke of the season out of the way. “This show is read more
Sep 19, 2016
Stark700 (All reviews)
If slice of life, cuteness, delicious food, realism are on your bucket list the next anime you plan to watch, then think no more. Amaama no Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning) is your answer. Taking the sweetness of slice of life and mix it with cooking accessories is just the tip of the iceberg. Believe me, this is a show that’s more than about food. It packs a satisfying and emotional ride that’s just too sweet to pass up.

Adapted from the manga of the same name, the series is essentially a slice of life story of daily adventures. I should mention though, the story is pretty read more
Sep 19, 2016
themegamancave (All reviews)
Imagine the most important person in your life, the one you love unconditionally, who takes care of you or your family, suddenly ceases to exist. In the grieving wake of the unexpected you cling to whatever is comforting, dreading beginning the next day without them. I have a friend who lost her fiancé to a car accident a few years back, and although I couldn't empathize appropriately, I provided the support that I could for the disaster that rocked her world. She was left to take care of her then three year daughter and pick up the pieces along the way. In light of the read more

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