Yakitate!! Japan
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Yakitate!! Japan

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Synonyms: Fresh-Baked Japan, Freshly-Baked Japan
Japanese: 焼きたて!! ジャぱん
English: Yakitate!! Japan
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 26
Chapters: 242
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 18, 2002 to Jan 10, 2007
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Gourmet Gourmet
Theme: Parody Parody
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Hashiguchi, Takashi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.561 (scored by 60076,007 users)
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Ranked: #25422
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Popularity: #1553
Members: 12,782
Favorites: 273

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Volumes: /26
Chapters: /242


The stakes are high and the competition is fierce, but Kazuma won't let anything prevent him from achieving his nation-changing, freshly baked goal. Relocating to Tokyo, Kazuma seeks to further his studies at Pantasia, a famous bakery chain. But will he rise to the challenge and pass the entrance examination, or will his best intentions fall flat?

(Source: VIZ Media)


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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Sep 15, 2015
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 ...
Jan 23, 2012
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jul 25, 2015
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 ...

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