Amaama to Inazuma – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: Sweetness & Lightning
Japanese: 甘々と稲妻



Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2016 to Sep 20, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


Since the death of his wife, Kouhei Inuzuka has been caring for his young daughter Tsumugi to the best of his abilities. However, with his lack of culinary knowledge and his busy job as a teacher, he is left relying on ready-made meals from convenience stores to feed the little girl. Frustrated at his own incapability to provide a fresh, nutritious meal for his daughter, Kouhei takes up an offer from his student, Kotori Iida, to come have dinner at her family’s restaurant. But on their very first visit, the father and daughter discover that the restaurant is often closed due to Kotori’s mother being away for work and that Kotori often eats alone. After much pleading from his pupil, Kouhei decides to continue to go to the restaurant with Tsumugi to cook and share delicious homemade food with Kotori.

Amaama to Inazuma follows the heartwarming story of a caring father trying his hardest to make his adorable little daughter happy, while exploring the meanings and values behind cooking, family, and the warm meals at home that are often taken for granted.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Sometimes slice of life shows can really bore me, and sometimes they immerse me into the world really well, this show is the latter. I really like the calm, feel good nature of this show even though the child (whose name I can’t remember, I’m writing around 200 anime reviews in a short period of time on the same word document so please… understand) is my least favourite character. She’s not terrible but sometimes her loud crying outbursts or bratty moments are really annoying even if she acts far better than any child should do at her age.

I like that the teachers student secretly liked him and comes around to cook, she’s really cute and her moments are funny as well! The cooking is really calming to watch too.

The show kind of feels longer than it should do and I remember caring less towards the end. Despite this I can recommend it if you like this genre.


Flying Witch

Others from the same genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Seinen

Others from the same studio: TMS Entertainment

(Also what’s the link between TMS entertainment and Tokyo Movie Shinsha, is TMS just the updated version or is it some kind of spin off studio, I’m asking because the abbreviation of Tokyo Movie Shinsha is TMS)


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