Dimwitted Azuma Kazuma is a young man with a dream -- to create a bread worthy of the name "Japan", made by the Japanese people, for the Japanese people! With hefty bread-making skills, hands that have an uncanny warmth to help dough ferment, and will power like no other, Kazuma must put his delicious creations to the test as he struggles to become employed at the prestigious Pantasia bakery, for fame and glory! Yeast, beware... Kazuma is in the kitchen!
Genjirou Murata, the most renowned food critic in Japan and leader of the Ajiou Group, discovers a boy called Youichi Ajiyoshi (known to his friends as Mr Ajikko), whose innate cooking prowess creates the most heavenly of flavors. Convinced that he might have just found the heir to the company, Mr Murata decides to immerse Youichi fully into the world of professional chefs, a world where cooking is not just a skill, but a matter of pride, honor, and reputation; if you can't even cook spaghetti 'al dente' then you better get out of town! However, not everyone is so sure of a wildcard boy’s abilities, and there are more than enough challengers queuing up to halt Youichi's climb to the top. Is a young, untrained chef truly prepared for what it takes to prove himself the best in Japan?
This anime is recommended if you like completely over the top (and fairly funny) reactions to dishes.
Now i've only seen one or two episodes of Mister Ajikko but I feel these 2 anime fit very well together. Both main leads wish to be known as the best of their type of cooking in japan and both are pretty funny. (Yakitate Japan slightly more so because of the parody aspect). If you liked one try out the other.
Move over, Iron Chefs! Youichi and Azuma Kazuma are here to show you how it's done. These two shows have so much in common that I can't help but suspect that the masterful Yakitate!! Japan was inspired by the earlier and simpler Mister Ajikko. If the idea of steely-eyed combatants pitting their culinary skills against one another strikes your funny bone, then give these shows a whirl.
Tadayasu Sawaki and his long-time hometown friend Kei Yuuki are finally away from home and ready to start university. They attend Tokyo's College of Agriculture, and the adventures start from day one! But that is to be expected, as Tadayasu has a special ability that is conducive to adventure and glory, especially in the world of agriculture and biology: the man can see, communicate, and interact with microbes! With ambitious sake-brewing upperclassmen, a sadistic postgraduate, and a clean-freak colleague, things can only become more exciting for the duo!
Both Moyashimon and Yakitate! Japan are comedies centered around main characters with oddly special powers. Though the differences in setting and style are quite apparent, there is a sameness with the treatment of said abilities as second-hand to the owners, yet somewhat coveted by those around either Sawaki or Kazuma. Also, though both Moyashimon and Yakitate! deal with niche topics, bacteria and baking respectively, they also help the viewer understand some of the more esoteric language and action going on screen, keeping viewers feel engaged with subjects otherwise incapable of being understood.
Moyashimon and Yakitate Japan both fall into the "What do you mean it's not awesome!?" terrority. At first glance they both look like average shows that don't really stand out... Until you finish picking your jaw off the floor. If you liked the series you will love this one too!
Though their subject matters are somewhat different, both Yakitate! Japan and Moyashimon have a similar comedy styling about them. Both are primarily about subjects that seem a bit dull or even ridiculous, however both are incredibly endearing and if you found yourself giggling at one then you'll likely enjoy the other.
Sena was always a weak child, constantly having to run away from bullies; so much, that he became good at it. Now, as a teenager, Sena’s skill at running has become so impressive that the diabolical mastermind of the school football team notices his talent and recruits him. Yet to keep his privacy intact and his dangerous hobby a secret from his overprotective childhood friend Mamori, Sena is forced to develop a secret identity: the ace running back, Eyeshield 21! But the world is full of talented rivals, and Sena has a long way to go until he can reach the top...
Both of these anime fall clearly into the trope territory of "what do you mean, it's not awesome?" As lighthearted variants on the shounen cliche, 'Yakitate' mocks wholeheartedly with its epic tale of young bakers seeking to refine their breadmaking skills, but 'Eyeshield' somehow manages to lampoon itself as well as dragging you along for the ride. If you're not screaming the team's name by the end, you're not doing it right. For hilarious and epic shounen adventure, you can't do better than these two.
Although two anime that you might not expect to have anything in common - one's about baking, the other about American football... I would still recommend you watch them both, because they both have talented protagonists who never give up and keep doing the impossible. And the humour in both is just hilarious (though not identical in type).
Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!
Both Yakitate and One Piece have constant humor which is basically over the top and ridiculous, but very funny at the same time. Even though the stories, genres, and characters are completely different due to the comedy, you can enjoy both.
In both anime, there is a team fighting with all they have towards a life goal. A young, amazing guy that sticks them together. I has great team spirit, and in some point, there are a lot of resemblenses in it.
Also, both have the same hilarious comedy along with the nostalgic drama.
Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?
Though School Rumble is actually fairly different from Yakitate, i still think they appeal the same people. SR is a harem comedy that surpasses the clichés despite using typical stuff. Yakitate does somewhat the same; it's an anime where you expect exaggerations, and yet it pulls it off very nicely and differs itself from the typical anime in the genre.
Both series revolve around a silly and obsessive premise: in YJ it's the creation of the "bread of Japan", while in SR it's confessing to the one you love. Because of this set-up, hilarity and awkwardness ensues!