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Amaama to Inazuma  
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Inudzuka is a teacher who has been caring for his little daughter, Tsumugi, on his own since his wife's death. He isn't good at cooking, so they've 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 that 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.


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Associated Names
เมนูกรุ่น อุ่นไอรัก (Thai)
달콤달콤 & 짜릿짜릿
Am Ama to Inazuma
Double-Sweet and Flash of Lightning
Sweetness and Lightning

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Latest Release(s)
c.34.5 by Crunchyroll (530d ago)
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c.33 by Crunchyroll (592d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 19

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (98 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 5th 2017, 10:18pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
good! Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (8 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #575 increased(+132)
Monthly Pos #886 increased(+151)
3 Month Pos #1143 increased(+72)
6 Month Pos #1264 increased(+47)

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On 838 reading lists
On 397 wish lists
On 12 unfinished lists
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A Recipe for Mediocrity   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
August 17th, 2017, 8:32pm
This review is for volume one only, specifically the english edition by Kodansha Comics USA.
Though I'm a young lady who's most often reading shoujo, I can certainly appreciate a good seinen 'young widowed father raising child' story - and My Girl by Sahara Mizu and Be with You by Takuji Ichikawa are among my favorites.
Unfortunately, Sweetness and Lightning doesn't know wether it wants to be a touching family drama, a contrived jail bait student-teacher romance (the suggestive imagery of Kotori eating oblong food is in pretty poor taste when contrasted with the general mood of the story - so was seeing her mother in a school uniform), or a generic beginners' cookbook. Lacking the great artwork or gripping emotional core that would have made this series far more interesting (if you're going to draw a food manga, that food should look amazing, not all scribbly) it's hard to know just who this story is supposed to appeal to? Lonely 30+ Japanese men with a fetish for high school girls who are trying to learn how to cook basic, basic Japanese food? That is a pretty narrow audience and one that I'm not in.
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comfy/cute series about cooking and kids   
Rating: N/A
by Swifft
September 11th, 2016, 9:00pm
Mostly, this is a fluffy kind of healing manga where they cook delicious-looking things in pretty much every chapter, BUT it also has a bit of serious subject matter examination. Wrote a long review of the series. It's quite the good'n; lovely art, too.

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Very, very good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by umichuu
August 6th, 2016, 6:15pm
If you enjoy slice of life titles, you will likely enjoy this one. Amaama to Inazuma is very emotionally captivating. You will be moved. You will be saddened, but not in an upsetting way. It is a very uplifting, sweet story.

To my surprise, the focus is not necessarily the little girl. Of course, she is a main character. Her cuteness as the cover character draws people in. Then you're captured by the budding relationship between her father and another girl. It's one of the sweetest ones I've come across.

I've read a lot of mangas, from poorly written to award winning. Sweetness and Lightning is an instant favorite.
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Rating: N/A
by dreamer00013
July 7th, 2016, 3:06pm
This series is like: Everything is okay with delicious food!
Me like: Alright, I'm in.

This series is really adorable, the kid is way too cute (seriously, that girl is adorable x1000), the art is awesome and I tend to get really hungry after reading a chapter... that and I get really motivated to start cooking, but then I'm disappointed because everything in the manga looks way more delicious than you could ever recreate in real life. First and foremost, this is a cooking manga. The best I've ever seen, but the plot is still secondary. Now I'm hungry again.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NegalisticBLAST
February 20th, 2015, 7:53pm
I've been waiting for this series, Im so glad I checked back on it! This manga is so so cute, the art is nice, (forgive me for not knowing the names.) I love the little girl, the way she kisses her daddy! >//w//<
I love when they meet the teen-age girl Im gonna guess he'll probably meet her in school. I also love
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when she freaks out about cooking rice, pffft!
I know this manga will be awsome! I can't wait for more chapters, thank you for translating this!

What's up with the sudden chapter jump?,

... Last updated on September 8th, 2015, 6:32am
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