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Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten: Antique


Alternative Titles

English: Antique Bakery
Japanese: 西洋骨董洋菓子店 ~アンティーク~

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2008 to Sep 19, 2008
Premiered: Summer 2008
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.161 (scored by 10,008 users)
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Ranked: #28122
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Popularity: #1978
Members: 21,909
Favorites: 85
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

A high school crush, a world-class pastry chef, a former middle-weight boxing champion... and a whole lot of cake!
Ono has come a long way since the agonizing day in high school when he confessed his love to handsome Tachibana. Now, some 14 years later Ono, a world-class pastry chef and gay playboy has it all. No man can resist Ono's charms (or his cooking skills!) but he has just found a new position under a man named Tachibana. Can this be the only man who resisted his charms, and if so, will the man who once snubbed the "magically gay" Ono get his just deserts? And how in the heck did a former middleweight boxing champion wind up as Ono's cake boy?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kobayakawa, Chikage
Kobayakawa, Chikage
Main
Hanawa, Eiji
Japanese
Hanawa, Eiji
Ono, Yuusuke
Ono, Yuusuke
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Tachibana, Keiichirou
Tachibana, Keiichirou
Main
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji
Kanda, Eiji
Kanda, Eiji
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru

Staff

Okumura, Yoshiaki
Okumura, Yoshiaki
Director
Hayase, Hiroyuki
Hayase, Hiroyuki
Sound Director
Ezaki, Shinpei
Ezaki, Shinpei
Episode Director
CHEMISTRY
CHEMISTRY
Theme Song Performance


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"Life goes on ~side K~" by CHEMISTRY

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"Life goes on ~side D~" by CHEMISTRY




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go_go_raito
Aug 3, 2008
What we have here is a delicate anime series based on the award-winning manga by Fumi Yoshinaga.
The animation style is very unusual for a shounen-ai type of anime, because it merges together 2D characters and (mainly) 3D backgrounds, which often occurs in mecha and sci-fi. In my opinion it takes some time to get used to it, especially if you don't favor 3D in general...

Compared to other shounen-ai anime, antique bakery has a storyline that is not as overused as it could have been and it holds an unique flare that makes you almost nostalgic. A solid and continuing plot shows us enough without read more
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kiriska
Mar 27, 2009
In which a man still has traumatizing memories of being kidnapped and forced to eat cake, so he opens up a cake shop in hopes of catching his long-ago tormenter. ...Seriously.

STORY - The absurdity of the above summary still surprises me sometimes, but if nothing else, I have to give Antique Bakery props for being unique. The bakery element is pretty original in itself, but I was more impressed to see an easygoing comedy/slice of life-ish series involving mostly-ordinary, adult characters in their thirties. That Tachibana has reoccurring nightmares involving cake is very, very laughable to me, but thankfully, even though that could be considered read more
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Bishounen_Hunter
Jul 12, 2010
Gay anime [shounen-ai & yaoi] in general get no real respect from the industry do they? That's the thing that has always irked me in the back of my mind when watching shounen-ai anime. The fact that they are either cheaply made or that they lacked any real story beyond being “gay gay gay and GAY!” From Gravitation right up to Junjou Romantica, it's always the same no matter what [All EXCEPT Loveless, perhaps, but that was incomplete]. Antique Bakery is probably the only gay anime in existence that has a significant story beyond the standard-stereotypical gay plot, For this reason alone Antique Bakery has read more
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hannah_abdash
Sep 13, 2015
I greatly enjoyed Antique Bakery. It was very refreshing to find a "light" comedy without the use of annoying, overreacting characters. The series started out very light-hearted and relaxing, and the darkness creeps up on you, hovering just a little while until the end of the series ends, and it takes off with a sigh. Nothing big, no major climax - save for the "fake" climax near the end.

Art:
I noticed some figure poses were drawn awkwardly - noticed in the first scene with the boy running. The series uses CGI background juxtaposed against the drawn characters. At first, this contrast seemed strange, but I read more
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