Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san

Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House

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Synonyms: The caterer at the Maiko Manor
Japanese: 舞妓さんちのまかないさん
English: Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
German: Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
Spanish: Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
French: Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 2021 to Jan 27, 2022
Premiered: Winter 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 08:30 (JST)
Producers: NHK, NHK Enterprises
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, GourmetGourmet, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.911 (scored by 12241,224 users)
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Ranked: #42032
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Popularity: #4876
Members: 12,844
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Kiyo and Sumire came to Kyoto from Aomori Prefecture, dreaming of becoming maiko. But after an unexpected turn of events, Kiyo starts working as the live-in cook at the Maiko House. Their story unfolds in the Kagai, the Geiko and maiko district in Kyoto, alongside their housemate maikos. Kiyo nourishes them daily with her home-cooked meals, and Sumire strives toward her promising future as the once-in-a-century maiko.

Step into the glamorous Kagai, warm your heart with behind-the-scenes anecdotes and Kiyo's kitchen episodes. Stay tuned for this touching tale of 2 childhood friends lifting each other up as they grow together.

(Source: NHK World Japan, edited)


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Koyama, Aiko
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Yamakawa, Susumu
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Jun 4, 2021
olokinprime (All reviews)
The main weakness of this series is its relatively simple animation, but it makes up for it with its gorgeous backgrounds. The mix of the modern Kyoto cityscape and its traditional flower district makes for a great visual mix.

The producer of the anime is packaging this as an educational anime, a glimpse into life in the flower district where the maiko reside. Thus, its target audience skews younger.

However, it remains a faithful adaptation to the manga, especially the food. In the manga, the food part is more of a personal chronicle for the author, but in the anime, it is one that strengthens the bond read more


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