Sweetness & Lightning

Alt title: Amaama to Inazuma

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Bunny Drop

Bunny Drop

When Daikichi's grandfather dies he leaves behind a young daughter named Rin. However, as most of the family is embarrassed at the idea of a 79-year-old man having a six-year-old child, they can't seem to figure out what to do with her. Disgusted by this behavior, Daikichi decides to take care of her himself, but he's a bachelor, has no idea how to raise a child, and isn't even all that comfortable with kids! Now, Daikichi must do the normal things a parent does such as enroll her in school, buy her clothing and teach her about the life and world around her. But more importantly, he must also help her deal with her father's death and decide whether or not she should try to find her mother. Together, the two begin their unlikely relationship as father and daughter, navigating each of life's bumps along the way.

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Shirokuma Shirokuma says...

Both Usagi Drop and Sweetness and Lightning center around a man who has to take care of a young, cute girl while managing problems in his life like work, making sure the girl is happy and healthy.

memojuez memojuez says...

Usagi Drop is one of my top five favorite Anime series and the first episode of Sweetness and Lightning has sucked me right in!!  Both Anime are about the trials and tribulations a single father endures while caring for a young girl. Both Anime will have you saying "AWE!!!" from beginning to end. 

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both are cute domestic slice-of-life anime that feature a man who takes care of a young girl.  Both have plenty of heartwarming scenes and are fairly down-to-earth.  While Sweetness and Lightning features cooking themes that Usagi Drop does not, those who like one will still enjoy the other.

eawilmer482 eawilmer482 says...

Both these anime are so lovely and adorable it make you feel connected with the few main character 

khakisheep khakisheep says...

Endering lovable characters that will pull at your heart from beginning to end.  There can be so much happiness and beauty sometimes from the saddest beginnings.  This delivers on those themes.

Melourn Melourn says...

Both shows are about a single man taking on the duties of being a father. However, in Usagi Drop, the MC adopts the girl because he fels bad about the situation she's in and he see's that no one in their family wants to help her out because she was an illegitimate child. He's just a really nice guy. In Amaama to Inazuma, the MC was married and they had a child, but his wife died, so now he is raisning their child alone. He's a caring, doting father, but he wasn't wuite ready to take on this kind of responsibility alone, so he does the best he can. Both shows will get you saying- ERMAGERH, SO KAWAII! Both will give you the feels. If you like one, then you will like the other.

SabashiiMitsukai SabashiiMitsukai says...

Both animes explore single parenthood, loss and love, and deal with them in very mature, complex ways. While one anime involves a child who's blood related to their child and the other doesn't, both provide a deep reflection of fatherhood/parenthood in loving ways. Each anime definitely made me rethink about what family means and value the people in my own life. Highly recommend both!

AlexPtx AlexPtx says...

they are both about a little girl and eventhough Sweetness and Lightning is more light hearted they both have this sweet feeling of a father-daughter connection

KarmaKhameleon KarmaKhameleon says...

If you liked Bunny Drop, you will LOVE Sweetness and Lightning. They both depict the trials and tribulations of single fatherhood, the special bond between father and daughter, and major cuteness overload. While both of these slice of life anime are very simple in their storylines, Sweetness and Lightning takes all three of these aspects even further than Bunny Drop thus creating a touching story that is sure to pull at your heart strings like no other anime has.

Fluffs Fluffs says...

Both of these explore the single-parent family dynamic and have a lot of cute moments. Characters in both are very likeable, they try hard and you'll be greeted with a lot of pleasant moments. 

Poco's Udon World

Poco's Udon World

30 year-old web designer Souta Tawara takes a leave of absence from his job in Tokyo to return to his hometown and sort out his family's affairs. His recently-deceased father's udon restaurant is now closed, and the house Souta and his sister grew up in stands empty. Ridden with guilt over disappointing his father, Souta is beginning to doubt the choices he's made in life thus far. While trying to figure out how he should move forward, he meets what appears to be a small boy sleeping in one of his father's old kitchen pots, but who turns out to be a shape-shifting tanuki! Cute, playful and full of energy, Souta names him Poco and the two develop a strong bond. But now he faces a conundrum: should he quit his job in Tokyo and remain in the countryside, or will he again leave his childhood home in favor of the big city, leaving Poco all alone?

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Two laid-back anime series about a man and an adorably cute little child in various slice-of-life situations.

randomredneck randomredneck says...

A one-two combo of stupidly adorable blonde kids, and their salaryman dads...also, one is magic.

yebinpark13 yebinpark13 says...

Ya I totally agree to this since it is both careing and there is food and the support from the people near

Shizuka97 Shizuka97 says...

Both anime are very similar and include kind of similar characters showing cute father/ child relationships. Both are warm and love-able and touching slice of life anime that bring different stories. Highly recommend if you are into this genre.

Eirianf Eirianf says...

Both feature a cute kid and food/restaurant theme. Heartwarming slice of life tales, great artwork and acting. 

Barakamon

Barakamon

When calligrapher Sei "Seishuu" Handa becomes so enraged at a judge's critique of his work that he actually punches the old man, his father decides that Sei needs to reflect on his behavior and sends him to a remote island to live. Far from the modern conveniences of the city, the moody artist must adapt to his rural environment and his quirky but well-intentioned neighbors. How can he focus on his art when his appliances frequently don't work, his neighbors keep bothering him, and the neighborhood children have turned his house into a secret base?

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Great slice-of-life atmosphere featuring an adult male and a tiny, adorable little girl that you'll just want to take home and keep!

Ailly Ailly says...

Too-adorable-to-exist little girl is the reason male protagonist starts to get his life together. Cuteness ensues.

That's about the gist of both these anime. Sugary sweet, yet also heartfelt and touching; it's just slice-of-life at its best!

Worosei Worosei says...

Light hearted and humorous slice of life that centres around a vivacious kid. 

Barakamon has more plot going in it, Sweetness & Lightning has a large focus on cooking. 

Both are enjoyable and cute, but if you're expecting a deep plot with a resolution, you may be disappointed.  Also not much by way of 'drama' in Sweetness & Lightning

Bakaras Bakaras says...

Both series have good comedy and enough sweetness to turn you diabetic. If you want a fun cute show that you can just put on and binge while watching friendships grow both are lovely options.

Restaurant to Another World

Restaurant to Another World

There is a certain restaurant in the first basement level of a multi-tenant building in one corner of a shopping street near the office district. The historical 70-year-old restaurant, marked by a sign with a picture of a cat, is called "Western Cuisine Nekoya." This restaurant looks completely normal through the week, but on Saturdays, it opens in secret exclusively to some very unique guests. During these hours, doors in various areas of a parallel world open to allow customers of many different races and cultures into the restaurant.

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

If you like laid-back shows where people prepare, eat and express their sheer joy over delicious food, these will be right up your street.

Takafumi Takafumi says...

Food can do amazing things. The care and effort you put into a meal can express things beyond words... The happy place where you ate. The smiles you dined alongside. The important lessons you learned.These two shows embrace such things, believing that the light of a restaurant can reveal a bright future.

Starletka Starletka says...

Both shows revolve around food, its preparation, and consumption; both have cute characters and animation, and both lack an actual storyline.

KarmaKhameleon KarmaKhameleon says...

While these two anime have completely different storylines, they both involve the joy of trying new foods! Both anime are very soothing, light hearted.

If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord

If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord

Dale is a well-known and highly skilled adventurer despite being so young. One day, he's on a quest and goes deep into the woods and finds a little devil girl named Latina, who is just skin and bones. Latina is branded with the mark of a sinner, but Dale decides he can't just leave Latina there and decides to become her guardian. Thinking to himself, "Latina is too cute, I don't want to work," he ends up doting over her before he even realizes it.

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Shizuka97 Shizuka97 says...

Both anime have the same vibes s a father figure caring for his daughter and both are wholesome and also emotional

Sabure Sabure says...

If Latina and Tsumugi ever meet, I guarantee that they will become instant BFFs. Both these series show the two young ladies viewing their respecive worlds through their innocent and precarious eyes, while their fathers work and sacrifice to make their lives easier as they deal with the trials and pangs of single parenthood.

Manthika Manthika says...

As for shows that made my heart feel good and healed my soul, both of these fit the bill.  Adorable father-daughter bonding, supremely wholesome, with classic funny moments that just make you laugh out loud no matter your mood before watching. 

jomuir jomuir says...

Lighthearted  and fun with some serious undertones. Excellent story about a single parent trying to take care of their child

March Comes in like a Lion

March Comes in like a Lion

Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old professional shogi player who suffers from anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Unwanted by his relatives after he loses his family in an accident, and resented by his adopted family's children, Rei moves into his own apartment in Tokyo to avoid inconveniencing others. He uses his talent at shogi to earn a living, but doesn't take care of himself, and is reluctant to ask others for help. Soon after his arrival, the boy meets the Kawamoto family: a trio of sisters and their grandfather who run a traditional Japanese pastry shop. They too have dealt with pain and loss, but their warmth and loving-kindness are balm for Rei's anguished spirit.

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daisy113 daisy113 says...

Both have similar feels in the emotional department, and both feature an adorable little girl and good music.

IchigoCake97 IchigoCake97 says...

It kinda makes you feel that family unity vibe. There is a connection through dinner, and a honest love despite the sweet and sourness of life.

Gourmet Girl Graffiti

Gourmet Girl Graffiti

After her grandmother passed away, high school student Ryou Machiko began living by herself. Although she recreated her grandmother's recipes perfectly, she felt that something was missing. However, when a girl named Kirin begins visiting her home, she realizes that company makes any meal taste better. Together with their friend Shiina, they enjoy many different kinds of delicious foods together.

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memojuez memojuez says...

Sweetness and Lightening is Gourmet Girl Graffiti meets Usagi Drop.  A single father who cannot cook bonds with his daughter and forms other friendships through learning the culinary arts and sharing what they made.  It's a heartwarming experience around the hearth and the dinner "table."

Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles

Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles

A cool girl who rarely speaks... The mysterious transfer student Koizumi-san doesn’t get along with others very well, but she’s actually a professional when it comes to ramen, who seeks out delicious ramen every day. Now serving up a truly authentic ramen story!

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QueenPrisme QueenPrisme says...

It has the same sort of food aventure vibe. Though in Sweetness and Lightning it isn't just ramen and there aren't multiple stories in each episode.

They're mainly just foodie animes even if they're different in other ways.

Papa Datte, Shitai

Papa Datte, Shitai

Kouya Asumi is a fourth-year college student who works as a housekeeper for the single father Keiichi Naruse, and a relationship develops between the two.

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NinjaPirate101 NinjaPirate101 says...

Now hear me out. I know Sweetness isnt a yaoi, far from it, but the cuteness of the children are the same. If youre looking for adorable babies and the parents who care for them, these would be a good match. Both dads are single fathers and care deeply for their kids and want whats best for them. 

Sweetness doesnt really have romance and Papa Datte does, but regardless they both hit that spot of awww factor.  

Cooking Papa

Cooking Papa

Araiwa Kazumi is an energetic salaryman who is able to perfectly manage his responsibilities at work and at home. Kazumi is also a fantastic chef, though many of his coworkers are unaware of it. His wife Nijiko, who works as a journalist, has a bit of trouble making time for her home life. However, she tries to always be a cheerful mother. With their son Makoto, who is 7 at the beginning of the story, they have a very happy family. This is a story that follows the Araiwa household and their delight with delicious food.

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