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!
When Kaede, a girl frustrated with her grades like any other teenager, finds a female Ninja attempting to steal her underwear, she didn't expect a friendship to be the result. And as the modern day world of ordinary high schooler Kaede collides with Ninja-in-training Shinobu, she soon comes to discover that the world of modern day Ninjas are filled with parties, picnics, and the training of the elder master Ninja yellow form changing glob: Onsokumaru!
Yakitate and Ninja Nonsense are completely random jokefests. The jokes can range from being just so dumb that they become funny, to being so random and great that you'll remember them forever.
Welcome to the Polar Bear Café, a place where humans and animals alike can sit back, relax, and order a cup of hot tea, an iced coffee, or even a hearty plate of bamboo. Run under the watchful gaze of Polar Bear, the café is frequented by a lively cast of characters including a lazy panda who works part time at the zoo, a cantankerous penguin with an unrequited crush and a wise llama, amongst others. Join the denizens of the café as they enjoy delicious beverages, indulge in a cherry blossom festival, and even discuss the newest smartphone models!
Meet Ryoma Echizen, the cocky prince of tennis. He comes to Japan from America where he is known as the Prince of Tennis – but that is no surprise considering he is the son of the former tennis pro, Nanjiroh Echizen, otherwise known as the Samurai! Upon transferring to the school Seishun Gakuen, he meets the regulars of the tennis club, and becomes the first freshman to become a regular; but he has a lot to learn yet about being a tennis star. Ryoma, along with the rest of his teammates, aspire to win the Nationals; but first, they must defeat the other teams which stand in their way!
While this may seem like an incredibly bizarre recommendation, bear with me. Both of these series are incredibly cheesy and surprisingly funny. Neither should be taken too seriously in order to get the most enjoyment out of it. Also both have taken two seemingly normal concepts, baking and tennis and turned it into more of a shounen type battle with special moves. If you enjoyed the utter silliness of one, then it's worth watching the other.
While visiting his hometown, junior high school student Michishio Nagasumi's life was changed forever when he nearly drowned. Though he was saved by a mermaid named San, there’s a catch -- her family is part of a merfolk mafia, and they abide by a strict rule: If a mermaid is discovered by a man, either he or the mermaid must die. That is, unless the man marries into the family! Faced with such a decision, Nagasumi can only oblige their customs and become a "happy" newlywed. Now, with a new school year around the corner, Nagasumi must find a way to deal with his new bride, keep her true nature a secret, and most importantly, escape inevitable death at the hands of San's over-protective father’s gang!
Though Yakitate Japan and Seto no Hanayome are very different plot-wise (one is about baking bread and the other is about a mermaid mafia), they are both packed with exaggerated humor and silliness. Laughs aside, both series also do a good job of telling a story of successes and failures that will find you cheering for the main character.
When Yugo Hachiken enrolled at Ezonoo, an agricultural high school, he had no idea what he was getting himself into. While his classmates revel in the barnyard chores and hard labor, eager to gain skills for their careers, Yugo is challenged and sometimes downright horrified by the things he’s having to learn, whether he’s corralling stray cows, learning the shocking truth of where chicken eggs come from, or even getting comfortable with riding a horse! Alongside peers such as the lovely Aki, Yugo will learn all he can about agriculture, making close friends in the process.
Although they focus on different aspects of food production, both shows are about the resolve and hard work that goes into making your dreams come true. They have a similar appreciation towards good food and feature mouth-watering masterpieces you'd like to try for yourself. The outlandish reactions characters have to said masterpieces are what inspired this rec.
The comedy in Silver spoon is a bit low key compared to Yakitate! (which is almost like a sports show about bread making) but both are a fun way to learn something new and are worth your time!