Love Kome: We Love Rice

Love Rice

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Japanese: ラブ米 -WE LOVE RICE-
English: Love Rice
German: Love Rice
Spanish: Love Rice
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2017 to Jun 21, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:50 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Encourage Films
Source: Original
Genres: GourmetGourmet, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 4.711 (scored by 45384,538 users)
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Ranked: #130442
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Popularity: #6069
Members: 11,454
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The project anthropomorphizes rice (kome in Japanese) into schoolboys. At the Kokuritsu Inaho Academy ("Rice Ear Academy," a wordplay on national schools), five new rice-inspired students attempt to supplant bread as the popular grain at the school. The new students form the "Love Rice" unit and challenge themselves to perform at the "Harvest Show" to show the delicious appeal of rice grains. The "heartwarming 'kome'dy with laughs and passion" promises to let audiences rediscover the virtues of rice ("Japan's soul food").

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Horiuchi, Takashi
Yamazaki, Yuuta
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Itabisashi, Michiru
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Sawada, Tomoyo
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Ending Theme

"Ranman Hikou Love Rice ver. (浪漫飛行~ラブライスver.)" by Love Rice


Oct 23, 2017
I don't know why people disliked this show so much. I genuinely had a good time watching and I don't think you could ask for much more in a show that has 12 episodes with 4 minutes each (with +- 30 seconds in the end being a recipe + credits).
Yeah, the story is really weird and doesn't make sense sometimes, but this show is obviously not supposed to be taken seriously, it's supposed to be funny and entertain you for 4 minutes. For me, it delivered that.
Visually it's pretty and the characters are cute.
It's also pretty funny and the puns ...
Jul 12, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Actual rating 5.5/10

This show was an interesting experince, in many ways upon the surface it would appear similar to a great cooking manga/anime like Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou, Shinya Shokudo or Shokugeki no souma, and in terms of actual product it was similar to all three but in the worst way, the linking of the shorter charachter studies in this show were enough to retain one's attention but not enough to be engaging so it is almost an inverse of Shinya Shokudou, it lacks the requisite goofiness and identity through visual presentation to be as funny as Tonkatsu Dj Agetarou and it lacks the amazing presentation ...
Jun 22, 2017
Do you love rice? Do you love boys? If yes, you'd better hand yourself in to the police. But before you do, you'd better watch Love Rice. It might make you reconsider your life choices.

Hinohikari is a boy who knows what he wants & what he wants is to be the HarveStar of the Harvest Show. There's just one problem: nobody likes rice any more, which is unfortunate enough when you're a rice-boy (not the car kind) but doubly so when it means the Kokuritsu Inaho Academy he attends is in danger of shutting down. Undeterred, Hinohikari will achieve his dream & save his school ...

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