Yakitate!! Japan

Yakitate!! Japan

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Yakitate means "fresh baked", but the word "Japan" is actually a pun - pan means bread in Japanese, so Kazuma is out to make Japan, a unique Japanese bread to compete with the best bread from around the world! Azuma became obsessed with bread when he was six years old. His sister yelled that their family should start having bread for breakfast sometimes, but their grandfather refused to even consider it, as he would only eat natto, miso soup, and rice for breakfast. Kazuma agreed, saying he didn`t like bread, but his sister kidnaps him and takes him to a bread store to show him the wonders of fresh-baked bread. Not only is Kazuma converted, but the owner discovers that Kazuma has the magical "Hands of the Sun" whose warmth makes them particularly suited to making bread. The owner packs up shop and goes to Tokyo to fulfill his dream of making Japan, but Kazuma continues his bread-baking dream as well, and ends up going to Tokyo himself when he`s sixteen, to compete for a spot at the foremost bread store in Japan - Pantasia!

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English: Yakitate!! Japan
Japanese: 焼きたて!! ジャぱん
Type: TV
Episodes: 69
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2004 to Mar 14, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex, d-rights, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Atelier Musa
Licensors: Nozomi Entertainment
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Shounen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p
Type: Eng Sub


Yasuhiro Aoki – Director
Eriko Kimura – Sound Director
Yoshito Hata – Episode Director
Hiroshi Ishiodori – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Houkigumo” by RYTHEM (eps 1-29)
OP2: “Promise” by TiA (eps 30-53)
OP3: “Chiisana Uta” by MARIA (eps 54-68)
ED1: “Sunday” by The Babystars (eps 01-12)
ED2: “To All Tha Dreamers” by SOUL’d OUT (eps 13-29)
ED3: “Hummingbird” by little by little (eps 30-42)
ED4: “Re: START” by SURFACE (eps 43-53)
ED5: “Merry Go Round” by Mai Hoshimura (eps 54-62)
ED6: “Kokoro Biidama” by RYTHEM (eps 63-68)
ED7: “Houkigumo” by RYTHEM (ep 69)

Episode List

01: He’s Here!! The Boy With the Hands of the Sun!
02: Maharajah!! The Day Mt. Fuji Fell!
03: Charred!! Is this the Ultimate Claus Swann!?
04: Neigh!! Make Good Grazing Bread!
05: Not Baaaad!! Ultimate Butter Is the Clincher!
06: It’s the Main Store!! The Dancing Meister!
07: Doc Shock!! Secret Sauce Transformation!
08: Kawachi Prime!! The Gauntlets of the Sun!
09: I Won’t Lose!! I’ll Fight Ya with Osaka Bread!
10: Their Respective Beginnings!! Pantasia’s Rookie Competition Opens!
11: Riffraff Scum!! Kazuma Chooses the Worst Butter!
12: Kazuma Failed!? Ultra C to the Rescue!
13: Order’s Up!! Going Bananas for Melon Bread!
14: Noodlicious!! The Pitfalls of Yakisoba Bread!
15: Invincible Team!! Win with Ono no Komachi!
16: A Green Miracle!! Kazuma the Magician!
17: The Big Showdown!! Koala’s Dragon vs. Kazuma’s Turtle!
18: With Our Prayers Behind It!! A Graveside Vow!
19: Nightmarish Semifinals!! Yukino’s Dastardly Trap!
20: Indomitable Fighting Spirit!! Let Adversity Bring You to Your Feet!
21: It’s the Mightiest Bread in the History of Prototypes!! Ja-pan No. 44!
22: The Final Match Is Near!! A Dark Shadow Closes in on Kazuma!
23: Springy Showdown!! Kazuma Azuma vs. Shigeru Kanmuri!
24: The Flying Meister!! Who Will Win!?
25: Say What!? Kawachi’s Intensive Manliness Training!
26: The Rookie Competition’s Final Match!! Singing and Dancing French Bread!
27: Let’s All Make Bread Together!! It’s Ja-pan No. 2!
28: The Ten-Billion Yen Man!? Pantasia’s Fate Hangs in the Balance!
29: A Close Attack!! The Birth of Black Ja-pan!
30: To France!! Aiming for the Monaco Cup!
31: An Explosive Situation!! The Forbidden Rodin Tactic!
32: This is Truly World-Class Level!! The Roulette that Brings Chaos!
33: Three O’Clock is Snack Time!! This is Ja-pan #21!
34: Lupan #3!! Pain d’Epices Kai (Prime)!
35: The World’s Watching!! The Monaco Cup Main Event Starts Now!
36: Speed Test!! Microwave It!
37: Survival!! Bakers on a Deserted Island!
38: Now Swim!! Taiyaki of the Tropical Island!
39: The Skydive to Hell! A New Kind of Diabolical Plan!
40: Pierrot Makes a Huge Mistake! How Does the Last Supper Taste?
41: The King’s Question!! Who Would You First Serve Delicious Bread to?
42: The Weirdoes!! Unmasking Kayser!
43: Full of Nutrients!! Sports Bread Showdown!
44: The Speed of Sound Menace!! Go-pan #97!
45: La la la! (Bare, bare, bare!) The Great Bread Battle!
46: The Clown Jailed!? Bread Full of Love!
47: Victory!! A Revolution in the Bread Industry!
48: The Great Detective Pierrot!! Risking His Life for a Reaction!
49: Reunited in the VIP Section!! Heaven Again!
50: Blasting Off Into Space!! The Man Who Succeeds Go-pan!
51: The Ultimate Ingredients!! The Greatest Final Battle!
52: Pierrot Trascends Time!! Ja-pan Becomes the Best in the World!?
53: Challenged By Kirisaki!! A New Program, “Yakitate 9,” Starts!
54: Local Bread Battle!! This is being an idol!
55: Awaken!! Super Kuroyanagi!
56: Kuroyanagi in Trouble!! The Lost Reactions!
57: Ooh, Mango!! CMAP’s Counterattack!
58: Love Will Save Even Saito!! Hands of the Sun vs. Arms of Flame!
59: Nin nin nin! My Way of the Ninja! Believe It!
60: I Hate Things That Are Twisted!! Kai and Monica’s Teamwork!
61: Kanmuri’s Secret!! A Jam Battle without Honor!
62: Brotherly Battle!! The Top-Ranked Man Chosen by Father Is…!
63: Nori Bread Battle!! A Super Famous Celebrity Appears!
64: A Classic Taste! One Heart that Loves Japan!
65: Terrifying Revenge!! Panda Man Appears!
66: The Miraculous Steamed Bread!! The Day Panda Turned Into a Panda!
67: Sun versus Blizzard!! The Ultimate Tart Match!
68: Is This My Path to Take!? The Lord of the Loquat!
69: Who Would You Serve Really Good Bread To!? Long Live Ja-pan!



You eat. You react. The weirdest reaction is the winner.


Education and entertainment rolled into one. The absurd reactions and the multitude of different breads baked kept me watching.


It’s a show about baking bread, and not much else. That sounds like it would be bad, but it’s actually absolutely hilarious & amazing.


You know a show is good when you can’t stop grinning like a retard when watching it.


What ‘Food Wars!’ emulated still holds its own.


Food reactions before they were cool in an excellent comedy.


A hilarious comedy series that was in full stride until the last arc created something french bread makes know well. Lots and lots of pain.


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