Amaama to Inazuma [9/10]

“Kouhei Inuzuka is a teacher who has been caring for his little daughter on his own since his wife’s death. He’s no good at cooking, so he and his daughter Tsumugi have been eating packaged meals from the convenience store. A series of events lead him one evening to a restaurant run by the mother of one of his students, Kotori. Her mother isn’t there, but Kotori does her best to feed them both. It turns out Kotori is often alone since her parents are divorced and her mother is frequently not around. The three of them begin to meet and cook tasty food together.” -MangaHelpers

Amaama to Inazuma had my heart at the first episode! The emotions tagged with the character were so obvious and evident that you can’t help but root for Inazuma Sensei and his journey of learning to cook food! Every episode gives you a really warm fuzzy feeling that keeps you wanting more! Artwork and animation are pretty so-so but it’s the characters and the story that bring you back for seconds! The relationship between Inazuma sensei and his daughter Tsumugi is something that’s really special. I feel like it’s the epitome of a parent and child relationship where they understand each other, unlike today where parents aren’t respected or children aren’t listened too. There is a mutual understanding of each others feelings and they are able to express those feeling and talk through it. It’s those types of things that make me tear up….A LOT. But as much as I love the characters, it didn’t make up for the lack of story that we received this season. There was no major climax or turning point in the story, more like fights that Tsumugi had with her Inasuma sensei, but they weren’t serious enough to where it couldn’t be resolved in 1 or 2 episodes. So the story is lacking somewhat there (and hopefully there is a season 2 to where there is some more story elements involved). ALSO WHY DIDN’T KOTORI’S MOM SHOW UP SOONER, I SHIP HER AND INUZUMA SENSEI OH MY GOD. Anyway, please watch it!

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