Antique Bakery

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Ristorante Paradiso

Ristorante Paradiso

Located on a small street near the center of Rome, the Casetta dell'orso is a small yet popular restaurant staffed by a group of older, bespectacled gentlemen. Nicoletta is a twenty-one-year-old woman who has just arrived in Rome to meet with her estranged mother's husband, who owns the restaurant. She intends to inform him that not only was his wife married once before, but also that she is her daughter - a secret her mother desperately wants kept. When she arrives at the restaurant Nicoletta becomes enamoured with Claudio, one of the waiters, and begins to spend more time there. Despite the age gap, Nicoletta finds her feelings towards Claudio growing; and after making a promise to keep her mother's secret, Nicoletta begins working at the restaurant as an apprentice chef. Now she is trying her hardest to become a good cook, but can Nicoletta overcome the difference in age and win the quiet Claudio's heart?

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cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

On it's simplest level both Antique Bakery and Ristorante Paradiso are set in male-staffed eating establishments. Both series are relatively slow paced slice of life anime, that have moments of comedy and drama. If you liked that aspect of one then you are likely to enjoy the other.

sarwor248 sarwor248 says...

Both anime feature an eating establishment, and they also take a look at the lives of the people who work there and the customers who eat there. Both anime have a similar tone and style. 

kureshii kureshii says...

Ignoring similarities in story setups, both are short slice-of-life anime set up with the premise of offering insight into the lives of the characters involved, as well tracing their past and present.

If you've seen either one before while watching the other, you'll get rather strong vibes.

Kari5 Kari5 says...

Both these slows are slow slice of life anime centered in places where the cast cooks and serve food. They both have a strong male cast, and interesting relationships with customers. A fan of one will no doubt enjoy the other as well.

esswhy esswhy says...

Similar atmosphere. Working with food. Target audience is female. There are many male characters in both series, so there are plenty of different characters to love.

chii chii says...

Food and adults go together so well. Especially when there is drama surrounding them. Both anime have interesting art styles. Antique Bakery takes on a shounen-ai tone where Ristorante Paradiso takes on a younger woman going for a much older man. Both have plenty of romance and great drama. Check out one if you liked the other.

frizzygothgirl555 frizzygothgirl555 says...

Both series have a similiar restaurant atmosphere and contain a vast array of appealing male characters.  The two characters, Eiji Kanda of Antique Bakery and Nicoletta of Ristorante Paradiso, both represent young struggling rookie chefs trying to achieve their place in the restaurant scene despite their lack of formal training.  While Antique Bakery emphasizes a shonen-ai tone and Ristorante Paradiso examines the relationship between an older man and a younger woman, both these series are very romance centered.  Also, the food portrayed in each of these series will make your mouth water!  If you are a fan of one, then you are sure to find the same enjoyment in the other. 

Bartender

Bartender

Pouring a perfect cocktail is a difficult feat, but one bartender, Ryuu Sasakura, is such a master of his craft that his drinks are renowned worldwide. No matter what challenges are thrown his way, Ryuu takes the time to get to know his customers and serves them the most helpful concoction for their joys and sorrows. With a calm demeanor and caring heart, this skilled bartender will do whatever it takes to make his clientele, and colleagues, happy.

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VictorCreed VictorCreed says...

What led me to Antique Bakery was my love for Bartender (one of my favorite anime).  The fact that both have that real world essence and have the element of dealing with humans on a real and individual basis is what is fantastic.  The thing about Bartender and Antique Bakery is you really do fall for the characters and their stories.  In Bartender it's on really a show by show basis with the main character,  Ryuu Sasakura being the main link.  In Antique Bakery it felt like each episode, though all characters there, was it's own story too.  I'd say that it still had an overall theme/storyline but they didn't just focus on that.  Overall if you like anime with a more modern drawing, a very real life theme, and that can take an individual away and have them anticipating the next episode these two are very well done and fit the bill.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both Antique Bakery and Bartender are slice of life series that are quite gentle in their overall tone. Though Bartender focuses more on the story of the customer than Antique Bakery, both involve the primary staff member selling their customer the ideal beverage/cake for their situation or tastes. If you enjoyed one then it is well worth trying the other.

Sunagan Sunagan says...

If atmosphere is capable to do the trick for you when you watch anime, then one of these two might just be what you were looking for. While Bartender is more episodic in nature and Antique Bakery somewhat more linear, they both breathe a soothing, calm atmosphere that is allowed to exist only within their respective domains; the bar in Bartender and the luxory cake shop in Antique Bakery.

Of course, on a very basic level, they are the same in the sense that the stories revolve around consumption; cakes in Antique Bakery and alcoholic beverages in Bartender. Still, the most important thing to point out is that these settings allow the very distinctive atmospheres of both series to flow naturally.

It's not a spectacular experience, but still quite different from what you usually get from anime. You'll need to have the right mindset watching them, if you like to try something calm and unique. 

Junjou Romantica

Junjou Romantica

Misaki Takahashi has little hope of getting into a university, so his older brother Takahiro's friend, Usami Akihiko, offers to tutor Misaki as a favor to Takahiro - for Usami is secretly in love with him. However, as time passes Misaki realizes that he has uncomfortable and budding feelings for Usami. Meanwhile, Hiroki is a man who can't get over an unrequited love with Usami in the past - and with the help of Nowaki, he may finally learn to love again. These couples and more experience the joys and sadness of love between men under the most unlikely conditions.

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dreaming0 dreaming0 says...

Both Antique Bakery and Junjo Romantica deal with the subject of male couples, but they do it in a humorous yet sensitive way. The characters in both series have much more development than in many BL anime. There are also engaging back stories revealed throughout each series, which keep the plots interesting and build anticipation.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both series focus on relationships between men, including romantic relationships. However, both of these series have more character development and complexity to the story than is normally seen in shounen-ai and while there is more drama in Antique and more comedy in Junjou, if you enjoyed one then you may well enjoy the other.

Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover

Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.

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sarwor248 sarwor248 says...

Both Antique Bakery and Honey and Clover have a soft and relaxing tone most of the time. They are both character driven and give good insight into all the characters lives. Love and friendship are important themes in both.

Gakuen Heaven

Gakuen Heaven

As Ito Keita looks at the envelope in his hand, he is both excited and worried. Inside is the renowned "Platinum Letter", an invitation to the most esteemed boys-only high school in the country: Bell Liberty. Only the very best students are considered for this special academy, and each must display an outstanding skill or talent to be admitted. So with average grades and no special skills to speak of, why is Keita now finding himself on the bus to Bell Liberty? Will he be able to find his place among the elite, or find out why the school chairman himself issued the invitation?

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RAWRified RAWRified says...

Both of these anime seem to have some obvious connections; extremely slashable bishounens, a main character with a mysterious past, storylines along the lines of finding new friendships, etc. But even more than that the comedy is similar as well as how the story develops. If you like one then you'll definitely like the other.