TIME OF THE SEASON Summer 2016 Edition: SWEETNESS and Lightning

You know what? I might need something adorable to watch this summer and something that is actually innocent and light-hearted and actually cute and–

OK, besides that. (For real, Bananya is a short-form anime with 3 minutes per episode. You like cutesy stuff? Here you go. WATCH. That’s my first impression of that out of the way.)

Anyway, here is Sweetness and Lightning.

irectorTarou Iwasaki

Series CompositionMitsutaka Hirota

MusicIrone Toda

Original creatorGido Amagakure

Character DesignHiroki Harada

Art DirectorMasanori Yamaguchi

Animation Director:
Haruka Tanaka (ep 1)
Hiroki Harada (OP; ep 1)

Sound DirectorKazuya Tanaka

Director of PhotographyTomoyuki Shiokawa


Animation ProductionTMS Entertainment

Animation AssistanceShin-Ei Animation


Internet StreamingCrunchyroll


Plot Summary: Math teacher Kōhei Inuzuka is a widower with a young daughter named Tsumugi. Inuzuka isn’t adept in the kitchen but with the help of his student Kotori Iida and his daughter, he embarks on a culinary adventure.

First Thoughts: Honestly, the show’s title is very accurate. I was immediately struck with the show’s sweet and innocent nature especially with the relationship between Kohei and Tsumugi. The bond between them felt genuine and loving and a lot of heart to it. Plus, you can’t help but feel for these people with the main guy Kohei being a widower and does highlight that especially when Tsumugi mentions her. At first I didn’t see why people are anticipating this. Don’t get me wrong, this is a great first impression and it’s good so far but not actually to a high echelon. But who knows? It could be once it ends. Also TMS Entertainment has been on fire with anime this season. Usually they don’t make much of a presence but now……yeah.

So in other words, this is a CONTINUE on a MEDIUM-to-HIGH level.


I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid, striking you with this sweet…..impression.


One thought on “TIME OF THE SEASON Summer 2016 Edition: SWEETNESS and Lightning

  1. I found Sweetness and Lightning to be relatively sweet but it hasn’t really grabbed me in this first episode. I’ll see what the next episode brings but I don’t have very high hopes. That said, I agree that the relationship between Kohei and Tsumugi feels really genuine. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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