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Amaama to Inazuma

Alternative Titles

English: Sweetness & Lightning
Japanese: 甘々と稲妻


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.571 (scored by 80,797 users)
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Ranked: #15022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #567
Members: 185,555
Favorites: 687


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
Both young girls are lively Both younger voice actors Both main males are fatherly like towards female characters both girls have no mother in their lives Both very moe and good story/plot 
report Recommended by SleepyNeptune
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
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
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
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
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 kittybits
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 jcfraginal
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
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
Cooking is a great way to bring people together. These two anime use cooking as a way to show the importance of friendship and family, creating a heart-warming atmosphere. 
report Recommended by Phloup
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
The characters like to spend great moments eating delicious dishes. In addition we can learn a lot about cooking (Japanese cooking especially) The atmosphere is the same: relaxing and welcoming. 
report Recommended by TuyNOM
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 are about lighthearted moments in life. The series is mostly at home of the protagonists. 
report Recommended by naerbo
Very different but very similar. Both shows have a general light heartedness but we still see characters troubles. 
report Recommended by JPJun
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
-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
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
They are heart touching stories about the relationship between father and daughter. 
report Recommended by cat999
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
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
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
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. 
report Recommended by Arachnophobic