Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san

Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House

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English: Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
Synonyms: The caterer at the Maiko Manor
Japanese: 舞妓さんちのまかないさん


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Feb 25, 2021 to ?
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: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, ComedyComedy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: None


Score: 6.621 (scored by 396396 users)
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Ranked: #53022
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Popularity: #6287
Members: 5,458
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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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Feb 25, 2021
GuacomoleGab (All reviews)
I've just finished watching episode one and was absolutely stunned, the art style, the sounds, and the plot. The art style is something to be completely blown away at because of the vibrant colors and amazing background detail. The plots an 8/10, there's some history put into the anime and teaches the viewer some pretty useful things. The only problem I have here is the animation, I would give the animation a 6/10 because of the use of 3-D animation, it doesn't really match well with the anime's vibrant back ground and it kind of ruins the look because of the rendering, and the characters read more

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