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Aug 3, 2008
What we have here is a delicate anime series based on the award-winning manga by Fumi Yoshinaga.
The animation style is very unusual for a shounen-ai type of anime, because it merges together 2D characters and (mainly) 3D backgrounds, which often occurs in mecha and sci-fi. In my opinion it takes some time to get used to it, especially if you don't favor 3D in general...

Compared to other shounen-ai anime, antique bakery has a storyline that is not as overused as it could have been and it holds an unique flare that makes you almost nostalgic. A solid and continuing plot shows us enough without read more
Apr 5, 2008
The first and, in my opinion, most important aspect of a good Anime is an engaging story played out by equally interesting characters.
In this case I'm sad to say that the plot is nothing too special, it's actually quite sappy and a bit generic, even for this particular genre (and the whole 'must protect son from everyone' is just plain weird). In most yaois the characters are pretty much made after the same scheme: one character is extremely jealous, the other one is your typical, naive, clumsy uke and another one a cool macho. Although Kirepapa contains these models, they're matched up in a slightly read more
Apr 5, 2008
It is not what I've expected it to be... Most of you would think the same after seeing it for the first time.
Almost every episode starts off with a narrator called FABULA telling you what happened so far and at the end she makes a brief prophecy for the next one.
The characters are appealing and I grew to like every single one of them, but their design doesn't match (to be honest, they're even ugly sometimes...) with the backgrounds and effects (both really good), however... you get used to it after a while and with each passing episode you come to know them better.
Anyways, the read more