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: 7.571 (scored by 60066,006 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24612
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Popularity: #1558
Members: 12,793
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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Jan 23, 2021
I'm not one to often write a review, so don't take this commentary too seriously.

(I've read everything but for the sake of my mental sanity, for the moment, I'm not taking into account the 70 last chapters that... well you'll see)
I understand why some people wouldn't appreciate this manga and the old fashioned humor but as a whole I think it manages to et over the lack of solid story or its weak set of orginal characters.
The characters are clearly copy pastes of a lot of similar mangas but honestly they still get their own little characteristic trait permitting them to have their own ...
Dec 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings
i watched the anime many years ago, decided to read the manga now as i was bored and curious to know if there are a lot of changes made in the anime as compared to the original storyline.

i think the manga started out okay, however towards the last few volumes of the series, the storyline was getting more and more ridiculous. i was losing interest already but wanted to complete the series so i forced myself to finish it.

i think the author just went a little too crazy with the storyline development in the last few volumes that it kinda missed the mark for ...
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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