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 140548140,548 users)
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Ranked: #17312
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Popularity: #752
Members: 320,335
Favorites: 1,232

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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


Andou, Saaya


Kuga, Komugi


Shouki, Tsuru



Opening Theme

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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

Episode Videos


Nov 7, 2022
This anime adapts the first 19 chapters of a manga that spans 12 volumes and 63 chapters total. And of course, it had to leave out a fair bit to make it even that far.

The art work and the voice acting make this a very special anime. The art in the manga was great, but after watching the anime, I feel like the manga was a bit minimalist. The extra detail, and of course the color, make the anime a really special experience. And the voice actors were incredible. Every single VA was perfect. It was as if I had known the characters and ...
Oct 10, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Tsumugi is extremely cute. That's about it, to be honest.

The "dad raising a cute child" setting is one that tends to really stick with me. But unfortunately, Amaama to Inazuma couldn't deliver a solid experience. Its biggest problem is that it's boring. As the series starts, Tsumugi's overall cuteness and her personality are good enough that I'm kept interested for a few episodes. Endou Rina, as young as she is (10 years old!) did a fantastic job at voicing her, and watching her interact with her dad and meeting new characters with the viewer makes for interesting exposition, but apart from a few select extra-cute ...
Jul 29, 2023
This show can't decide if it's about lonely individuals finding each other and becoming family, or if it's just a cooking appreciation show.

Based on the premise, you'd expect that this show would focus on interpersonal relationships and the difficulty of single parenting. But, the show ends up spending a lot of time on particular dishes and making them.

This would be perfectly fine if it really focused all of its energy on the food aspect, like "Restaurant from Another World" or "Campfire Cooking in Another World" (huh a lot of food isekai...)

But even when the characters are cooking, many shots are devoted to the characters' ...

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