Amaama to Inazuma
Sweetness and Lightning
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Amaama to Inazuma

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Japanese: 甘々と稲妻
English: Sweetness and Lightning
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 63
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 7, 2013 to Dec 7, 2018
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Gourmet Gourmet, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Childcare Childcare, Iyashikei Iyashikei
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: good! Afternoon
Authors: Amagakure, Gido (Story & Art)


Score: 8.131 (scored by 71987,198 users)
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Ranked: #5262
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Popularity: #719
Members: 25,543
Favorites: 458


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Volumes: /12
Chapters: /63
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Sweetness and Lightning
Volume 1


Following the death of his beloved wife, high school teacher Kouhei Inuzuka tried to cook a meal for his five-year-old daughter Tsumugi despite his poor cooking abilities. But after one disastrous attempt, they began relying on food from convenience stores instead. While flower-viewing, Kouhei and Tsumugi run into Kotori Iida, one of Kouhei's socially awkward students. Once she spots Tsumugi trying to take a bite out of her lunch, Kotori invites them to her mother's restaurant.

In an attempt to feed Tsumugi something delicious, Kouhei barges into the restaurant in the middle of the night—only to find Kotori waiting for them and willing to help him in the kitchen. Although Kotori is as helpless as Kouhei when it comes to cooking, the two manage to make a simple dish. It turns out that, due to her mom's job, Kotori has been eating dinner alone for a long time. For the sake of Tsumugi's happiness, Kouhei promises her and Kotori that they will all eat together—thus marking the first of many sweet moments while sharing meals.

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Amaama to Inazuma was simulpub in English as Sweetness and Lightning by Crunchyroll since July 15, 2015. Kodansha Comics USA published the series digitally from January 5, 2016, to June 4, 2019, and physically from July 26, 2016, to June 4, 2019.


Inuzuka, Tae
Iida, Megumi


May 31, 2020
Amaama to Inazuma (2013-2018)

Started reading this whilst watching the anime and smashed it all out pretty quickly. That to me shows it was enjoyable since I was able to focus so much.

The story is very nice. Initially, a man lost his wife and he cares for his daughter in a daunting prospect to take on two-parent roles alone. He does make some great friends within a few months that leads to a great ongoing and hopefully forever relationship both romantically and not romantically. Friends along the way on both sides help influence the story and keep it going at a good pace.

The art ...
Feb 13, 2019
Story - The story is really great. This manga's main focus was food and the recipes and the father-daughter relationship. It was full of overloaded cuteness--- KAWAII ---. Loved the ending. But in the middle of the story, there was a little bit of romance and love which wasn't fulfilled. It left an unsatisfied feeling. But at the end of the manga, the mangaka made up to it.

Art- The art if this manga is good. Nothing to criticize about in my eyes. It showed a great number of details about everything. When the recipes were mentioned, the ingredients were shown nicely or rather perfectly and ...
Jun 22, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (54/63 eps)
Having tried to watch the anime and read the manga, I think I've had enough of this series in general. Not only are the characters shallow, the plot is monotonous and there is absolutely no important development. I've seen and read some decent (and good) slice of life manga and anime, and this just doesn't cut it for me.

Story: 5. It was cute and exciting at first, but it gets hard to keep up the antic for the series in general. Although it does teach about cooking, you'd be better off watching a Japanese cooking show (more detail and better commentary as well). Having ...

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