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Old 2004-07-03, 02:18   Link #1
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Yakitate Japan is awesome!!

After reading multiple recommendations in the best unknown manga thread, I decided to give Yakitate Japan a try. Man was it worth it! I felt that this manga was good enough that it warranted its very own thread. I love all the characters, excpet Yukino who I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE (but you are supposed to hate her, so that's a good thing). I think this manga is really strong because it has such great characters. And the humor. I don't think I've ever laughed so much in any other manga, not even Love Hina. The extreme over-reactions to the bread tasting are just absolutely hilarious. It's weird because it feels that a lot happens in the first 7.5 volumes, and yet it feels like not a whole lot has happened at the same time. The only thing that I feel this manga is missing is...

Spoiler for Don't read it unless you really want to be spoiled:


Oh yeah, and one quick question about the omake. Why does the writer draw himself as a transvestite? Don't tell me he actually IS a transvestite? Not that I have a problem with reading a transvestite's manga or anything, but its just....weird I guess.
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Old 2004-07-03, 12:21   Link #2
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Umm, do you guys want to use spoiler tags? At least I consider those both pretty big spoilers

(EDIT: Ok, WTF why did my post embed itself BEFORE your posts?)
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Old 2004-07-03, 12:28   Link #3
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I love this manga, too. I'm not really a huge comedy fan so when I find one that works for me, it's pretty special.

It's just such a strange idea and is done so well.

Maybe I'll elaborate later, but I definatly love this manga as the sig will attest.

Later elaboration:
Spoiler:


I do want to see some more focus on Tsukino, though.
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Old 2004-07-03, 13:38   Link #4
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heh, i liked the chapter about the bread so good it sent the consumer to heaven
"Azuma wins!"
"WHAT?! You never tasted my bread!"
"CAN IT SEND ME TO HEAVEN?!"
"...no"
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Old 2004-07-03, 14:14   Link #5
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Umm, do you guys want to use spoiler tags? At least I consider those both pretty big spoilers

(EDIT: Ok, WTF why did my post embed itself BEFORE your posts?)
Oops, you found a bug, I guess.

You consider my post a spoiler? I don't see what it spoils.
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Old 2004-07-04, 09:09   Link #6
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Just FYI, Yakitate!! Japan won the Shogakukan manga award this year. Basically meaning that it's the best new manga that Shogakukan publishes (or at least they think so).

And I absolutely love it... *sigh*... btw, there is romance involved, but very little, so it's all good for both parties.
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Old 2004-07-04, 09:52   Link #7
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Just FYI, Yakitate!! Japan won the Shogakukan manga award this year. Basically meaning that it's the best new manga that Shogakukan publishes (or at least they think so).

And I absolutely love it... *sigh*... btw, there is romance involved, but very little, so it's all good for both parties.
YAY! it's award winning
in the respect of trying to satisfy all parties involved, it's really like a typical shounen manga (of course, that's about it, you'd need to take out the premise, the plot, the characters, and the bread to make it "typical")
Ever tried explaining Yakitate to other people? Based on a real conversation:
Me: "Hey i found a great new manga!"
Friend: "Really? what's it about?"
Me: "BREAD!"
Friend: "...dude you're nuts"
Me: "No no it's really cool, it's got bread, and swords, and babes, and...bread..."
Friend: "...it's about...bread....?"
Me: "YEAH!"
*Friend backs away*

I get a lot of weird reactions when i talk about my favorite anime/manga...(Midori no Hibi (one friend called it "Midget Porn"), Yakitate, Kaleido Star, Ranma 1/2, GTO, i don't even bother to talk about Pretty Face anymore....O_O)
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Old 2004-07-04, 12:48   Link #8
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And Snoopycool just released 12 chapters!
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Old 2004-07-04, 14:08   Link #9
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Snoopy, you are truly one of the gods of manga!
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Old 2004-07-04, 14:12   Link #10
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Thank you, thank you. But I spent most of my time this month on Ippo, which won't be released for another week or so. So those 12 yaki and everything else are credited to the staffers
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Old 2004-07-04, 15:06   Link #11
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Thank you, thank you. But I spent most of my time this month on Ippo, which won't be released for another week or so. So those 12 yaki and everything else are credited to the staffers
ah i see...still y'know, it's great that your group is doing so many great series
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Old 2004-07-04, 18:21   Link #12
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Yakitate!!Japan RULEZ!!!!

BTW, have any of you yaki fans tried to make Japan#2 and #3?
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Old 2004-07-04, 18:56   Link #13
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Yakitate!!Japan RULEZ!!!!

BTW, have any of you yaki fans tried to make Japan#2 and #3?
i don't have a rice cooker so it's kind of a moot point ^_^
i CAN make bread that sends people to heaven though...
but they tend to not come back
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Old 2004-07-06, 00:00   Link #14
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Why was Kid all over the place? I mean, it's hilarious but it's getting over used...
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Old 2004-07-06, 00:06   Link #15
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Why was Kid all over the place? I mean, it's hilarious but it's getting over used...
supposedly, he's supposed to represent "Generic Cool-guy Gaijin" or something...and it can be difficult to come up with new characters all the time
either that or the artist is making fun of the fact that almost every generic anime/manga gaijin looks exactly the same (i refer you to the american guy, the culture festival gaijin, and the german guy from Azumanga Daioh as an example)

...and we think THEY look the same?
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Old 2004-07-06, 00:08   Link #16
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You do know that it is really Brad Pitt, right?
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Old 2004-07-06, 10:08   Link #17
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Aye, we have a text file in one of the chapters explaining both Brad Pitt and the saying on his shirt.
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Old 2004-07-06, 10:31   Link #18
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Yeah, it's crazy - of all the cute things that could've become the series' mascot (Koalas, afros, green tutle bread et al), they choose Brad Pitt! They're overusing him because it's funny to see Brad Pitt used in such a wide variety of bizarre situations - especially since it's just that ONE drawing cut and pasted over and over again. I was giggling at just that all the way through the 'lawyer' segment.

I wonder if they had to get permission to draw him.

*Thinks about that*

Nah!

Anyway, Yakitate is pretty much the funniest manga I've ever read, yet also one of the most inventive and best-drawn. Snoopycool are doing a great job with it!

So...many...new chapters...*drool*

Grr, with this AND Midori no Hibi AND Mar, you've wasted my whole day, Snoopy! I demand to be reimbursed!

-BonBon

edit: Just read ch. 77 and saw that the cut-and-paste face was noted. I wanna see the return of the Chinese assassin guy who taught Azuma and Kawachi how to cook ramen!

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Old 2004-07-06, 13:15   Link #19
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You do know that it is really Brad Pitt, right?
yep...brad pitt is a pretty stereotypical american pretty boy actor (like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Toby McGuire, and Leonardo DiCaprio)
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Old 2004-07-06, 15:07   Link #20
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Aye, we have a text file in one of the chapters explaining both Brad Pitt and the saying on his shirt.
How did I miss that? Thanks for pointing that out for me!

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I wanna see the return of the Chinese assassin guy who taught Azuma and Kawachi how to cook ramen!
I think his back is in there every time the Chinese team is mentioned (same drawing over and over).
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