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: 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 134644134,644 users)
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Ranked: #16022
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Popularity: #724
Members: 305,321
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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

Kayano, Ai

Iida, Megumi

Arai, Satomi


Kuga, Komugi


Shouki, Tsuru


Andou, Saaya


Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Deai, Kotomi
Episode Director, Storyboard


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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
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Sep 19, 2016
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 ...
Sep 19, 2016
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 ...

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