Yakitate!! Japan

TV (69 eps)
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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!

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  • He’s Here!! The Boy With the Hands of the Sun! image

    Episode 1

    He’s Here!! The Boy With the Hands of the Sun!

  • Maharajah!! The Day Mt. Fuji Fell! image

    Episode 2

    Maharajah!! The Day Mt. Fuji Fell!

  • Charred!! Is this the Ultimate Claus Swann!? image

    Episode 3

    Charred!! Is this the Ultimate Claus Swann!?

  • Neigh!! Make Good Grazing Bread! image

    Episode 4

    Neigh!! Make Good Grazing Bread!

  • Not Baaaad!! Ultimate Butter Is the Clincher! image

    Episode 5

    Not Baaaad!! Ultimate Butter Is the Clincher!

  • It's the Main Store!! The Dancing Meister! image

    Episode 6

    It's the Main Store!! The Dancing Meister!

  • Doc Shock!! Secret Sauce Transformation! image

    Episode 7

    Doc Shock!! Secret Sauce Transformation!

  • Kawachi Prime!! The Gauntlets of the Sun! image

    Episode 8

    Kawachi Prime!! The Gauntlets of the Sun!

  • I Won't Lose!! I'll Fight Ya with Osaka Bread! image

    Episode 9

    I Won't Lose!! I'll Fight Ya with Osaka Bread!

  • Their Respective Beginnings!! Pantasia's Rookie Competition Opens! image

    Episode 10

    Their Respective Beginnings!! Pantasia's Rookie Competition Opens!

  • Riffraff Scum!! Kazuma Chooses the Worst Butter! image

    Episode 11

    Riffraff Scum!! Kazuma Chooses the Worst Butter!

  • Kazuma Failed!? Ultra C to the Rescue! image

    Episode 12

    Kazuma Failed!? Ultra C to the Rescue!

  • Order's Up!! Going Bananas for Melon Bread! image

    Episode 13

    Order's Up!! Going Bananas for Melon Bread!

  • Noodlicious!! The Pitfalls of Yakisoba Bread! image

    Episode 14

    Noodlicious!! The Pitfalls of Yakisoba Bread!

  • Invincible Team!! Win with Ono no Komachi! image

    Episode 15

    Invincible Team!! Win with Ono no Komachi!

  • A Green Miracle!! Kazuma the Magician! image

    Episode 16

    A Green Miracle!! Kazuma the Magician!

  • The Big Showdown!! Koala's Dragon vs. Kazuma's Turtle! image

    Episode 17

    The Big Showdown!! Koala's Dragon vs. Kazuma's Turtle!

  • With Our Prayers Behind It!! A Graveside Vow! image

    Episode 18

    With Our Prayers Behind It!! A Graveside Vow!

  • Nightmarish Semifinals!! Yukino's Dastardly Trap! image

    Episode 19

    Nightmarish Semifinals!! Yukino's Dastardly Trap!

  • Indomitable Fighting Spirit!! Let Adversity Bring You to Your Feet! image

    Episode 20

    Indomitable Fighting Spirit!! Let Adversity Bring You to Your Feet!

  • It's the Mightiest Bread in the History of Prototypes!! Ja-pan No. 44! image

    Episode 21

    It's the Mightiest Bread in the History of Prototypes!! Ja-pan No. 44!

  • The Final Match Is Near!! A Dark Shadow Closes in on Kazuma! image

    Episode 22

    The Final Match Is Near!! A Dark Shadow Closes in on Kazuma!

  • Springy Showdown!! Kazuma Azuma vs. Shigeru Kanmuri! image

    Episode 23

    Springy Showdown!! Kazuma Azuma vs. Shigeru Kanmuri!

  • The Flying Meister!! Who Will Win!? image

    Episode 24

    The Flying Meister!! Who Will Win!?

  • Say What!? Kawachi's Intensive Manliness Training! image

    Episode 25

    Say What!? Kawachi's Intensive Manliness Training!

  • The Rookie Competition's Final Match!! Singing and Dancing French Bread! image

    Episode 26

    The Rookie Competition's Final Match!! Singing and Dancing French Bread!

  • Let's All Make Bread Together!! It's Ja-pan No. 2! image

    Episode 27

    Let's All Make Bread Together!! It's Ja-pan No. 2!

  • The Ten-Billion Yen Man!? Pantasia’s Fate Hangs in the Balance! image

    Episode 28

    The Ten-Billion Yen Man!? Pantasia’s Fate Hangs in the Balance!

  • A Close Attack!! The Birth of Black Ja-pan! image

    Episode 29

    A Close Attack!! The Birth of Black Ja-pan!

  • To France!! Aiming for the Monaco Cup! image

    Episode 30

    To France!! Aiming for the Monaco Cup!

  • An Explosive Situation!! The Forbidden Rodin Tactic! image

    Episode 31

    An Explosive Situation!! The Forbidden Rodin Tactic!

  • This is Truly World-Class Level!! The Roulette that Brings Chaos! image

    Episode 32

    This is Truly World-Class Level!! The Roulette that Brings Chaos!

  • Three O’Clock is Snack Time!! This is Ja-pan #21! image

    Episode 33

    Three O’Clock is Snack Time!! This is Ja-pan #21!

  • Lupan #3!! Pain d’Epices Kai (Prime)! image

    Episode 34

    Lupan #3!! Pain d’Epices Kai (Prime)!

  • The World’s Watching!! The Monaco Cup Main Event Starts Now! image

    Episode 35

    The World’s Watching!! The Monaco Cup Main Event Starts Now!

  • Speed Test!! Microwave It! image

    Episode 36

    Speed Test!! Microwave It!

  • Survival!! Bakers on a Deserted Island! image

    Episode 37

    Survival!! Bakers on a Deserted Island!

  • Now Swim!! Taiyaki of the Tropical Island! image

    Episode 38

    Now Swim!! Taiyaki of the Tropical Island!

  • The Skydive to Hell! A New Kind of Diabolical Plan! image

    Episode 39

    The Skydive to Hell! A New Kind of Diabolical Plan!

  • Pierrot Makes a Huge Mistake! How Does the Last Supper Taste? image

    Episode 40

    Pierrot Makes a Huge Mistake! How Does the Last Supper Taste?

  • The King’s Question!! Who Would You First Serve Delicious Bread to? image

    Episode 41

    The King’s Question!! Who Would You First Serve Delicious Bread to?

  • The Weirdoes!! Unmasking Kayser! image

    Episode 42

    The Weirdoes!! Unmasking Kayser!

  • Full of Nutrients!! Sports Bread Showdown! image

    Episode 43

    Full of Nutrients!! Sports Bread Showdown!

  • The Speed of Sound Menace!! Go-pan #97! image

    Episode 44

    The Speed of Sound Menace!! Go-pan #97!

  • La la la! (Bare, bare, bare!) The Great Bread Battle! image

    Episode 45

    La la la! (Bare, bare, bare!) The Great Bread Battle!

  • The Clown Jailed!? Bread Full of Love! image

    Episode 46

    The Clown Jailed!? Bread Full of Love!

  • Victory!! A Revolution in the Bread Industry! image

    Episode 47

    Victory!! A Revolution in the Bread Industry!

  • The Great Detective Pierrot!! Risking His Life for a Reaction! image

    Episode 48

    The Great Detective Pierrot!! Risking His Life for a Reaction!

  • Reunited in the VIP Section!! Heaven Again! image

    Episode 49

    Reunited in the VIP Section!! Heaven Again!

  • Blasting Off Into Space!! The Man Who Succeeds Go-pan! image

    Episode 50

    Blasting Off Into Space!! The Man Who Succeeds Go-pan!

  • The Ultimate Ingredients!! The Greatest Final Battle! image

    Episode 51

    The Ultimate Ingredients!! The Greatest Final Battle!

  • Pierrot Trascends Time!! Ja-pan Becomes the Best in the World!? image

    Episode 52

    Pierrot Trascends Time!! Ja-pan Becomes the Best in the World!?

  • Challenged By Kirisaki!! A New Program,

    Episode 53

    Challenged By Kirisaki!! A New Program, "Yakitate 9," Starts!

  • Local Bread Battle!! This is being an idol! image

    Episode 54

    Local Bread Battle!! This is being an idol!

  • Awaken!! Super Kuroyanagi! image

    Episode 55

    Awaken!! Super Kuroyanagi!

  • Kuroyanagi in Trouble!! The Lost Reactions! image

    Episode 56

    Kuroyanagi in Trouble!! The Lost Reactions!

  • Ooh, Mango!! CMAP’s Counterattack! image

    Episode 57

    Ooh, Mango!! CMAP’s Counterattack!

  • Love Will Save Even Saito!! Hands of the Sun vs. Arms of Flame! image

    Episode 58

    Love Will Save Even Saito!! Hands of the Sun vs. Arms of Flame!

  • Nin nin nin! My Way of the Ninja! Believe It! image

    Episode 59

    Nin nin nin! My Way of the Ninja! Believe It!

  • I Hate Things That Are Twisted!! Kai and Monica’s Teamwork! image

    Episode 60

    I Hate Things That Are Twisted!! Kai and Monica’s Teamwork!

  • Kanmuri’s Secret!! A Jam Battle without Honor! image

    Episode 61

    Kanmuri’s Secret!! A Jam Battle without Honor!

  • Brotherly Battle!! The Top-Ranked Man Chosen by Father Is…! image

    Episode 62

    Brotherly Battle!! The Top-Ranked Man Chosen by Father Is…!

  • Nori Bread Battle!! A Super Famous Celebrity Appears! image

    Episode 63

    Nori Bread Battle!! A Super Famous Celebrity Appears!

  • A Classic Taste! One Heart that Loves Japan! image

    Episode 64

    A Classic Taste! One Heart that Loves Japan!

  • Terrifying Revenge!! Panda Man Appears! image

    Episode 65

    Terrifying Revenge!! Panda Man Appears!

  • The Miraculous Steamed Bread!! The Day Panda Turned Into a Panda! image

    Episode 66

    The Miraculous Steamed Bread!! The Day Panda Turned Into a Panda!

  • Sun versus Blizzard!! The Ultimate Tart Match! image

    Episode 67

    Sun versus Blizzard!! The Ultimate Tart Match!

  • Is This My Path to Take!? The Lord of the Loquat! image

    Episode 68

    Is This My Path to Take!? The Lord of the Loquat!

  • Who Would You Serve Really Good Bread To!? Long Live Ja-pan! image

    Episode 69

    Who Would You Serve Really Good Bread To!? Long Live Ja-pan!

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cassiesheepgirl's avatar by cassiesheepgirl on Nov 8, 2009
Score 7.7/10

Story
Disclaimer: This series is completely ridiculous, utterly ludicrous, and deliciously absurd. If you are a serious baker, patissier or have simply undergone a sense-of-humour bypass, then it’s probably best that you turn back now. If not, then leave your hat, coat and common sense at the door and prepare for some freshly baked fun! Yakitate!! Japan... read more

Arcanum's avatar by Arcanum on Jul 12, 2007
Score 3/10

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The premise for Yakitate!! Japan - Azuma Kazuma, a Japanese boy who aspires to create a bread which will be forever associated with the nation of Japan - is actually quite promising. All the elements are present for plenty of character growth, difficult trials, and exciting twists and turns in the plot. Unfortunately, the creators of Yakitate!! Japan fail to make use of this potential, and instead... read more

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