Lenni Reviews: “Sweetness and Lightning” vol 2 & 3 by Gido Amgakure

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ย Since these were available in my library system I decided to check them out. No pun intended…

As these three characters continue to practice cooking together, it was sweet to watch them discover new foods and learn how to cool. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of things, it’s easy to forget there’s a warmth and magic in the simple act of making and sharing a meal with people you care about. However, it can get repetitive and I wish they would have done more with Kouhei finding his late wife’s cookbook. It would have been cute to see him and his daughter try to make them.

This is a good slice of life story that I’m glad I read but won’t be continuing. There’s not enough here to make me want to read the next volumes. 3.5 out of 5.

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Lenni Reviews: “Sweetness and Lightning” vol 1 by Gido Amgakure

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Widower and single dad Kouhei Inuzuka is crap at cooking so he and his daughter Tsumugi eat mostly pre-prepared meals.While at a cherry blossom viewing, he meets Kotori Iida, daughter of a woman who runs a restaurant. Kotori is also hoping to become better at cooking so the three of them agree to meet up and try cooking various dishes.

As a slice-of-life manga, this is pretty cute. Kouhei is a nice guy, Tsumugi is adorable, and Kotori is genuinely sweet but there was this creepy crush thing thrown in at the end and I wish the relationship could have stayed platonic. Just because you have a guy and a girl doesn’t mean you have to mash them together. Especially since Kotori is Kouhei’s student.

I give this a 3.5 for not being very memorable but it sure made me hungry…

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