I like a lot of anime but I love the Yakitate!! Ja-pan show best. Whether you are familiar with the show or not, I thought I would give you three episodes that are among my favorite and why I like them. I hope that if you are a fan of the show, you’ll like these episodes too. If you aren’t, maybe these descriptions will inspire you to watch the show.
Sometimes the first episode in a series is not that great because the show hasn’t gotten into a groove yet. I don’t think that is the case here with Yakitate!! at all. I do love the first episode, titled Arrival! The Boy with Solar Hands. It explains Pantasia and introduces you to the most important character, Azuma. I think they did a good job setting up the premise of the show and it makes the plot of the show very clear. You really understand why this boy feels it is important to make bread to honor his native Japan. It always makes me a little nervous because Azuma loses so many points at the beginning! Many of the episodes follow this format but this one is still one of my favorites.
I also like episode 40, known as Pierrot’s Miscalculation. Baking actually involves a lot of math, which is a subject I like. You have to be very precise or else your ingredients will not work together to make the bread. That’s why I especially like the code that Pierrot devises as part of an attempt to damage Team Japan’s chances of winning. Of course Azuma is able to figure it out, since he is the hero of the show and is very good with numbers. I also like Pierrot’s reaction to eating Azuma’s bread but I won’t tell you what that is. I don’t want to ruin the episode. Let’s just say it gives him a special power 😉
I think my favorite episode is number 51: All the Ultimate Ingredients Collected! The Greatest Finals in all of History!First, I like the character of Shadow, who was introduced in the episode before. Shadow can mimic just about anyone and makes a bagel out of rice flour. Azuma, on the other hand, makes a pot doughnut. That’s right. With hemp seeds and cannabis milk. It ends with an exciting cliffhanger, too. In the next episode, we find out that the doughnut has given Peirrot the ability to time travel and he changes the course of history when he goes back, but I won’t say what he does when he gets there. You need to watch it to understand.
There you have it. My three favorite episodes and why I like them. What about you? Do you agree with my choices or do you think I’ve missed something with my list?