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

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Score: 7.011 (scored by 35343,534 users)
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Ranked: #39352
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Popularity: #4860
Members: 15,521
Favorites: 59

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Synopsis

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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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 ...
May 27, 2022
There is no plot to the anime, but if you like watching cute anime girls and would like to learn some things about cooking and some background info on the specific meal that they highlight for he episode, you are in for a treat.

Overall, the events that happen in each episode are wholesome, and I would heavily recommend it if you are looking for something to watch that anyone can enjoy.

I liked the voice actors, and the general background music and theme song. I couldn't even bring myself to skip over the opening and ending song, because I enjoyed i THAT much.
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 ...

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