Amaama to Inazuma

Sweetness & Lightning

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Alternative Titles

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 130442130,442 users)
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Ranked: #16102
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Popularity: #716
Members: 292,646
Favorites: 1,126

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The similarities between Usagi Drop and Sweetness and Lighnting are apparent from the get-go. Average-looking man have a pretty blonde daughter around pre-school age that he does not particularly know how to care for. The difference is that in Usagi Drop, Daichi adopts his grandfather's daughter, but in Sweetness and Lightning, the father is recently widowed. 
report Recommended by Amerowolf
An adult male dealing with cute kindergarten kid. No ecchi included, minimum romance, more light comedy revolving around daily lives. Both children featured also speaks about the same way. Although Barakamon is richer in environment, Amaama shows us a similar story with big city as background. 
report Recommended by sora2eugene
both are slice of life anime that have a focus on parenting. moe for adults will make you think at times think "ah, maybe i should be a parent". in real life, don't fall for it, actual parenting is much harder than what these anime depict - they only depict the upsides of parenting and rarely any of the downsides. 
report Recommended by Oniikami
- Heartwarming story - Widowed father who adores his daughter - Navigating single parenthood 
report Recommended by cornonacob
Both anime features food in a deliciously realistic way, though at different angles. Amaama to Inazuma shows step-to-step cooking tutorials for common homely Japanese food while Shokugeki no Souma combines both science and art to present creative fusion dishes according to various themes. Both animes use food as a bonding factor, where the characters bond over food and develop better relationships from it. Despite different settings and character types (e.g. genius youths vs single father and average students), both animes have feel good themes. 
report Recommended by Eneeli
Slice of life genre with a lot of loveable characters! Although, I do think that Flying Witch is still slightly superior to Amaama to Inazuma, if you enjoy the slice of life genre, you are for sure to enjoy both!  
report Recommended by shootdatpancake
Food brings people together. Shows about cooking, eating, and the bonds that people form whilst doing so. Koufuku Graffiti is a lot shinier and is more focused on the eating together aspect, whereas Amaama to Inazuma has a more subdued colour palette and is more about cooking together. 
report Recommended by Lemon
Both anime are about a dad taking care of their daughter. Both are somewhat food-centric and have a lighthearted and heartwarming style. 
report Recommended by Kisame_Enro
Anime about cooking for daily meals with slice of life background. Featuring male protagonist who is the main cook with female secondary protagonist. 
report Recommended by sora2eugene
Similarites: Both are slice of life anime related to taking care of kids. Differences: Amaama to Inazuma focuses more on cooking while Gakuen Babysitters is a school anime with a little romance.  
report Recommended by jojomyanimelist
both are heartwarming slice of life stories with the main character going over to a girl's house to have dinner; in amaama to inazuma the main character comes with his daughter to his student's house, while in 3 gates no lion the main character comes alone to the 3 sisters that live in the neighbourhood  
report Recommended by KuroYume-96
Similarites: Both are slice of life anime related to taking care of kids. 
report Recommended by Shinryu-Hazard
Both anime are tooth-rottingly sweet about father-daughter style relationships while also having a cooking or gourmet component. 
report Recommended by tzippurah
- Centers around food and sharing meals - Takes place in a Japanese restaurant - Goes into detail about recipes they use - Iyashikei 
report Recommended by cornonacob
Same feeling of just straight warm and fuzzy feeling. Cute characters and same fatherly figure. Bright and warm colours and deep story to top it off. 
report Recommended by KingKoi
both revolve around a male looking after a child while also having difficulty's. 
report Recommended by L95
I got a similar feeling while watching Koi wa Ameagari no You ni to when I watched Amaama to Inazuma. Both have a sort of student/sensei relationship and end up spending a large amount of time together and the show lets the viewer watch their relationship grow throughout the series. Koi wa Ameagari our main character actually has developed feelings for her manager, whereas in Amaama it's a platonic relationship. Each shows can be both lighthearted but also very serious at times. If you enjoyed watching a high school aged girl spend time with an older adult male and the activities that surround them I  read more 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
If amaama to inazama is very relaxing and cute to watch, you should try nourine. Nourine is very hilarious and funny. the similarities on these two anime is, their everyday foods are include in the story line. :D 
report Recommended by Luuji222
Both Amaama to Inazuma and Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-San are slice of life animes focused on food. Not to much to take, just easy going animes! Itadakimasu! 
report Recommended by WhiteZuri
Both shows contain delicious looking food and characters happily eating them. 
report Recommended by Third-Impact
Very different but very similar. Both shows have a general light heartedness but we still see characters troubles. 
report Recommended by JPJun
-Both of these feature adorable tiny children -The main child is very lively and affectionate -Both feature children growing up in unusual households 
report Recommended by thirstyforlemon
If you are watching they for the cute child and the father's relationship, you should take a look on the other anime too!  
report Recommended by Biarogs
relaxing anime, cute and wholesome 
report Recommended by moirainesedai
Both shows are Iyashikei slice of life anime with high school girls as main characters. Each series is about recovery and healing from the death of a parent, blended or nontraditional families, and rebuilding family after a death. Each series has a mother who is absent from her family for long periods due to work, but is able to reconnect with their daughter and have healthy relationships. And of course, each series is about food and cooking and includes recipes in the original manga! 
report Recommended by OG_Otaku
I'm surprised this isn't recommended. The anime are extremely similar - A single father raising a daughter and a female character becomes part of the family. Both the daughter and the female characters look very similar in both anime, and the latter is voiced by the same actress/seiyu.  
report Recommended by cupcakesrrad
in "Amaama to inazuma" mian characters enjoys how to make delicious food, in "Ben-to" they're having fun fighting for delicious meal. so add it on to watch list now! enjoy! 
report Recommended by Luuji222
Amaama to Inazuma crries the same "overcoming great sadness through a supportive environment" kind of feeling. It's not as deep sometimes, but it's a nice anime that warms up your heart. 
report Recommended by cecito
Both are about lighthearted moments in life. The series is mostly at home of the protagonists. Amaama is about cooking with people, while Osake is about drinking. "Plot" is different, but both are lighthearted and the animation style and colors show this. 
report Recommended by naerbo
Both shows are about the life of a family that just lost the mother figure, while Akachan revolves about the eldest son taking care of his baby brother, and Amaama is about a teacher who learns to cook for his pre-school daughter. 
report Recommended by lona_catee
The vibe that both shows give off when eating something delicious made me want to make this recommendation. Amaama to Inazuma is about a teacher who wants to make food for his daughter to enjoy while Gin no Saji is about a boy who goes to a highschool that specializes in farming. Both shows are very different but the sweet, slow paced slice-of-life vibe with some sad moments is really alike. 
report Recommended by Lwaxana
They are heart touching stories about the relationship between father and daughter. 
report Recommended by cat999
Both series emphasize the loving relationships between the main characters and the sense of community that is created over a shared hobby; fans of either series will be glad to know that delicious cooking/food scenes are at the center of each anime. 
report Recommended by RiverSorcerer
Both shows are about serving good food to others and making them happy. The biggest difference is that in Sweetness and Lightning, the person meals are made for is the same whereas with Restaurant to Another World, they are made for different people in every episode. Both shows have a laid back atmosphere that is all about bonding through meals. 
report Recommended by GridironOtaku
Single dad taking care of daughter with lots of sweet moments! Very wholesome. 
report Recommended by dahlys
both tug on emotional feelings based on the parent-child relationship. albeit, Shelter will get it done in 6 min, Amaama to Inazuma will reuse the formula episodically (there's no greater arch) so if you like that feeling it keeps coming as the climax for each episode of sweetness & lightning 
report Recommended by Oniikami
Both are incredibly heartwarming shows about family life, often focusing on food and sharing meals together. Both families have lost one parent, and in Binbou Shimai Monogatari the other is missing as well. If you enjoyed one, you would probably enjoy the other. There are times when they may bring tears to your eyes, but they are sure to leave you with a smile. 
report Recommended by ccorn
- Doting single father who's learning to take care of their child - Child learns new things like cooking and eating different kinds of foods - Iyashikei 
report Recommended by cornonacob
Both have cutesy main characters. I was instantly reminded of Tsumugi when I started Alice. The dramatic elements are way stronger in Alice but both have very tender moments. Sweetness and Lightning has a lighter mood and is strictly more "slice of life" about food and Tsumugi being raised by her single dad. Sana in Alice is somewhat raised by old man Zouroku so they are similar in that regard as well. Both are very sweet overall and get high ratings from me! 
report Recommended by Leeelizabeth26
its about food and its people who are maing it with love. Al people love good food and drinks. 
report Recommended by tomoko1234
Without spoiling much, this resembles the last part of Clannad:AS, with cooking as a delicious add-on. 
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