Gourmet Girl Graffiti

Genre(s): Food, Slice of Life, Cozy

Age-Appropriateness: 12+ (One episode has a scene of girls bathing)

Platforms: Crunchyroll

Episodes: 12

TheAwersome Rating: 8.3 / 10 (Very charming and warm fuzzies)

Premise: Ryō Machiko is a second-year middle school girl who has been living by herself since her grandmother died. Despite having exceptional skill in cooking, Ryō has felt her cooking hasn’t been tasting good. That is, until she meets her second cousin, Kirin Morino, who comes to stay with her on the weekends to attend cram school in Tokyo and shows her the key to great tasting food: eating together with friends and family.

TheAwersome’s Thoughts: GGG is special for a good number of reasons. As a food-centered anime, you get amazing visuals and descriptions of all the food, so you can geek out at the lovely food porn. What sets GGG apart from other food-anime is that it’s more home-centered: food that typical Japanese people would make at home, rather than simply the most amazing food that could ever exist (see Food Wars). There are very few characters in GGG, which I found made it feel cozier somehow; basically, the opposite of what WWW.Wagnaria did. Despite never having lived in Japan, let alone grown up there, GGG does a great job at evoking nostalgia, and educating on Japanese traditions and customs. An interesting thing that stood out to me is how good a job it does at capturing the feeling of the seasons, specifically summer and winter. While low-energy, it’s still very charming and just so heckin’ precious.

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