Despite taking place in a restaurant, this is not a food or cooking anime. Rather, it's a Josei harem romance that borders on the line of being a Soap Opera.
Yakitate!! Japan is a goofy, wholesome comedy that channels a similar vibe to the great Abridges series of the early 2010s with quality humor and the cast doesn't really take the show seriously.
A stress free celebration of food and how it brings people together, starring the cast of Fate/Stay Night.
Genre(s): Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, Food Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (mild language) Platforms: Crunchyroll Episodes: 13 (3 minutes each) TheAwersome Rating: 6.6 / 10 (Cute and short, nothing too special) Premise: Chisato Mizusawa is a straight-laced assistant office manager who says she doesn’t like to drink. The truth is she loves it, but gets embarrassingly cutesy/affectionate... Continue Reading →
Genre(s): Food, Shonen, Comedy, Ecchi, School Age-Appropriateness: 16+ (Very frequent suggestive themes, mild language) Platforms: Crunchyroll, Hulu Episodes: 61 (+5 OVA) TheAwersome Rating: 9.2 / 10 (A definite gem, though not for everyone) Premise: Soma Yukihira wants nothing more in life than to one day surpass his father’s cooking skills and take over the family... Continue Reading →
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,... Continue Reading →
Genre(s): Food Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (Alcohol in every episode) Platforms: Crunchyroll Episodes: 12 (Each is 2 minutes long) TheAwersome Rating: 7.8 / 10 (Short enough that you don’t feel cheated even if food anime isn’t your thing) Premise: Murasaki Wakako is a 26-year-old woman who loves nothing more than relaxing with good food and drink. After... Continue Reading →
Genre(s): Shonen / Ridiculous Comedy / Food Age-Appropriateness: 7+ (depending on translator) Platforms: CrunchyRoll, Hulu, Funimation Episodes: 144 (147 including One-Piece and DBZ cross-over episodes) TheAwersome Rating: 7.7 / 10 (Worth watching, bingeable, not a must-see) Premise: In a bizarre future, the world is somewhat returned to a Jurassic-type state where giant plants and animals... Continue Reading →