Yakitate!! Japan
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Yakitate!! Japan

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English: Yakitate!! Japan
Synonyms: Fresh-Baked Japan, Freshly-Baked Japan
Japanese: 焼きたて!! ジャぱん


Type: Manga
Volumes: 26
Chapters: 242
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 18, 2002 to Jan 10, 2007
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, ParodyParody, ShounenShounen
Authors: Hashiguchi, Takashi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 7.631 (scored by 52915,291 users)
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Ranked: #18702
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Popularity: #1001
Members: 10,573
Favorites: 278
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Azuma Kazuma isn't terribly clever, but he's got a good heart and great skill—at baking. Since childhood, he's been on a quest to create the perfect bread to represent Japan internationally. Now, he seeks to enter the famous bakery Pantasia, in hopes of reaching his goal. But plots abound...

(Source: ANN)


Yakitate!! Japan was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Sunday imprint from September 12, 2006 to April 12, 2011 and in French by Delcourt.

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Jan 23, 2012
rondoblend (All reviews)
It's a great manga at least until the end of world competition in monaco. what next? regression is not an option, so he ventured outside of the premise. It's no longer about bread, but about all food and the heroes will travel to entire part of japan. while the idea is good and refreshing, it's proved to be too overwhelming for the manga. He constantly has keep looking for a new theme and new setting. So he endep using a template and rushed the story.
The opponents are far more interesting and colourful than before, but they always read more
Jul 25, 2015
Eonir (All reviews)
The manga was great at the beginning. The ideas for different kinds of bread were fresh and interesting. The characters seemed alright. The reactions to the bread were also unique to this manga and provided some comic relief.

After a while, you will notice that the characters have absolutely no development. Most of the characters are in fact reduced to observers, and the MC is an undefeated champion with absolutely no personality.

The bread ideas became more and more ridiculous and unreal, to the point of being completely disjointed from reality. And as the funny reactions became more and more ridiculous, they started to seem forced read more
Sep 15, 2015
metafalica (All reviews)
Yakitate Japan is manga about making bread. For me, this was my first experience with cooking related manga right after Cooking Master Boy. What is different is that Yakitate Japan is solely about making bread rather than cooking in general. It does expand a little to cover other things that are related to bread making, but bread is the focus.

The story is about a young boy named Azuma Kazuma who gets into making bread because of the nearby bakery. He really enjoys it and attempts to make bread on his own. His first goal is to get his grandpa to enjoy his bread. He read more
May 5, 2008
Ichijo_feast (All reviews)
What we have here is truly a manga of a different "flavor"; If you're looking for a story that "rises" to the occasion, you "knead" not look further! (okay, I'll stop... for now.) Obviously, this is a manga about cooking; more specifically, the art of bread-making. How can you make a story centered around making bread, you might ask? Just follow the simple recipe the Japanese use for making "Instant anime material!" (entertaining characters + special "powers" revolving around the subject of the story + drama. Lots and lots of drama.) The result is Yakitate!! Japan.

My rating for the story is a high/low average. read more

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