yakitate japan: bread, anyone?

13 Aug

Yakitate Japan (should have been “Ja-pun” if you ask me) was surprisingly entertaining and funny. Seriously, i didn’t think that a series about bread and bakers would be all that interesting, but you’d amazed at how much story they can pour into a single bun. the play on words (you have to read fast to appreciate the humor in some of the gags they came up with) and the characters — particularly the judges — who are cast into transports of joy and blissful trance in reaction to the taste of baked goodies are simply out-of-this-world.

Talk about absurd. it looks like the series (3 story arcs so far) isn’t winding down anytime soon, which leaves me wondering what the writers will come up with to complement what they’d already done…


 more importantly, could those over-the-top gastronomic reactions ever be surpassed? or is there anything more unlikely than a sunglass-wearing, black-shirted muscle-bound baker with an afro hairdo?

2 Responses to “yakitate japan: bread, anyone?”

  1. shinji January 4, 2008 at 6:26 am #

    The fact that there’s a bread battle/contest in almost every episode makes it really entertaining coupled with funny reactions of Kuroyonagi (did I spell that right?^^).

  2. onyxx January 5, 2008 at 9:58 am #

    i can’t remember the right spelling (will check it out later) but his over-the-top reactions to prove his point are always worth a laugh :D. sometimes his antics can even upstage the contestants themselves — in a sense, he’s the ‘real star’ in such scenes

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