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: GourmetGourmet, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: EducationalEducational, IyashikeiIyashikei, WorkplaceWorkplace
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.041 (scored by 43844,384 users)
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Ranked: #41432
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Popularity: #5019
Members: 18,473
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Kiyo Nozuki and Sumire Herai are childhood friends who share a common desire to become maikos—apprentice geishas. When they join a maiko house, Kiyo is deemed unfit to be a maiko and ends up employed as a live-in cook. On the other hand, Sumire perfectly fits the maiko image and undergoes training to become one. Although disheartened by her own failure, the ever-optimistic Kiyo cooks for everyone in the house, happy to nourish and encourage them in their endeavors.

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Feb 18, 2022
Definitely not a cliffhanger since a cliffhanger for me is something I waited for a week but ended up unsatisfying and more exciting. It felt more unfinished since there's no more episode to come. This anime is something I don't wait for since it had already ended, Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san is my favorite comfort anime and an anime that will always soothe my soul; an anime where I can learn a lot about food and where they originated from; a calming story that enlightens me. I never knew about Maiko or Geiko until I started watching this, I never really knew anything about Japanese ...
Oct 5, 2022
Watched this on a whim, since I like slice of life and love shows that involve cooking, and I was immediately charmed.

It's a simple premise, with simplistic animation and a gentle storyline. Nothing too out of this world, or nothing too exciting. It was actually a good palate cleanser for one to watch before the next big thing.

And though the story and animation may be simple, the artwork for the backgrounds are gorgeous. So many of Kyoto's sights and landmarks are given a bright, colourful and breathtaking watercolour treatment that I found myself pausing a few times just to admire it.

As for the story, I ...
Mar 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (11/12 eps)
I wanted to watch this anime since Netflix announced they are making it with actors.

Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san is a calming anime, with cute but still simple animations. I like it that way. The traditionnal aesthetism of Kyoto and of geisha/maiko are appealing.

Unfortunatly, there is no divertising nor excitement at watching this anime. The plot is not interesting, there is no cliffhanger, you are not excited to watch the next episode. I don't find the characters much developped, neither endearing.

So when the anime is said to be more for younger audience and is more educationnal, yes, it is.

In my own ...

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