Koufuku Graffiti, Amaama to Inazuma Recommendations
Food brings people together.
Shows about cooking, eating, and the bonds that people form whilst doing so. Koufuku Graffiti is a lot shinier and is more focused on the eating together aspect, whereas Amaama to Inazuma has a more subdued colour palette and is more about cooking together.
Both are heartwarming slice-of-life shows where family and friends become closer through their shared experiences cooking and eating together. Koufuku Graffiti is the "sexier" series, with more visual flair and fanservice (which Amaama lacks), and more emphasis on the pleasures of eating. Amaama is the "cuter" series, with a more diverse cast of characters, fuller stories, and more time spent on how to actually cook the featured recipes.
Both are about bringing people closer through cooking and eating tasty meals. They are cute, heartwarming, slice-of-life comedies. Koufuku Graffiti is more about friendship, while Amaama to Inazuma focuses on family bonds.
Two cute stories who share the same theme: cooking with your loved ones.
The frame is also similar. At the beginning of the story, the protagonist is used to eating alone and can't enjoy it anymore. Then, they get closer to someone around them who comes to help them cook and find pleasure out of it. In the end they always find themselves cooking and eating together.
Each episode features a new dish cooked by the protagonists, while listing the process step by step.
If you like good food or cute and simple stories in general, these two anime are for you.