I didn't enjoy these very much, but they are both slow moving animes. Both have superb animation however. In addition, they're also medieval era centered. The excellent animation makes them both watchable. Fans of one should check the other one out.
These fantasy anime are both incredibly boring (imo) because they take forever to get down to the action/the actual fantasy elements and introduce antagonists. If you can manage to find joy in watching slow-paced magical world anime where beautiful women seemingly never cease their chatting amongst the members of their organization, you're not gonna wanna miss out on the other equally dull title.
Tachibana has recently quit his job at a high-class firm, and for unknown reasons, decides to open a bakery. His first employee is Ono, an extremely talented patissier who is also known as the 'Gay of demonic charm' - something that has caused him to lose his job countless times. Joining the crew also is Eiji - a retired champion boxer - who is hired on the spot as only a trainee purely because he is not Ono's 'type.' However, Chikage, the bumbling childhood friend and shadow of Tachibana, is exactly his type! Now, with the shop finally open, everyone seems to be filling their positions well; but one question remains: what were Tachibana's motives for opening the bakery, and does it have a link to his troubled and forgotten past?
Antique Bakery isn't for everyone (hints of shounen-ai). BL aside, if you watched either of these shows to stare at beautiful animated pastries, or because you like a slower plot which is mostly happy but has darker elements, you might enjoy the other.
This world has gone through many Dusks, and is slowly nearing its end. Within this world, in the western reaches of the "Land of Dusk," there was a nation that prospered thanks to its use of alchemy. There, in order to survive the eventual arrival of the "Dusk End," the people devoted their efforts to rediscover and recreate lost alchemic technologies. Rediscovered technology from the past era was gathered in the alchemy research city known as "Central," where research was conducted on how to halt the advance of the twilight. One of the heroes is a young man who researched alchemy in Central, the other a girl living in a small town on the frontier. This girl's name is Escha. In the process of using her knowledge of ancient alchemy to help others, she was assigned to the Development Department. The young man's name is Logy. Having learned the newest alchemic techniques in Central, he requested a transfer to this understaffed town to make use of his abilities, and meets Escha when he is assigned to the Development Department as well. The two make a promise to use their alchemy together, and bring success to the Development Department.
Both of these are adapted from JRPGs, and the non-traditional plot focuses on making stuff with alchemy/through baking rather than fighting monsters, with the goal of bringing smiles to the town's citizens. If you enjoy this different kind of lightheartedness in your fantasy watching or JRPGs, I suggest giving the other a go.