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Sweetness and Lightning Series

Gido Amagakure
Sweetness and Lightning 12 by Gido Amagakure
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Sweetness and Lightning 12

Book 12
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Sweetness and Lightning Series : Titles in Order

Book 12
A single dad and a little girl learn the magic of cooking to bring families together in this manga that inspired a hit anime.


Ages 13 and up.

Scenes from a Life

Ever since losing his wife, high school teacher Kôhei Inuzuka has raised his daughter Tsumugi alone. But what once seemed like an impossible task has become possible, as Kôhei’s friendship with his student Kotori has led all three of them to discover the delight of food and cooking. But when Kôhei has a health scare of his own, their hard-won happiness will face its greatest test…
Book 11
A single dad and a little girl learn the magic of cooking to bring families together in this manga that inspired a hit anime.


Ages 13 and up.

You Can’t Make an Omelet…

The older Tsumugi gets, the stronger her personality and preferences become. As a responsible single dad, Kôhei always does his best to keep up, but sometimes desperate measures are necessary–like the classic Japanese comfort food, a rice omelet. Later, Kotori’s on the brink of making a big decision, and she won’t be the only one affected by it. But no matter how things turn out, with Kôhei and Tsumugi in her life, good food and good company are never far away.
Book 10
A single dad and a little girl learn the magic of cooking to bring families together in this manga that inspired a hit anime.

Ages 13 and up.

Growing Pains

Tsumugi’s growing up fast, and the more she wants to do, the more complications Kôhei has to deal with–from misunderstandings at school to the major milestone of Tsumugi’s first bicycle. Kotori’s life is getting busier, too, and it’s not just because of her burgeoning ambitions: Her family situation may be about to change. But despite all the hustle and bustle of their lives, the delights of food and cooking (sukiyaki, udon, and more!) sustain all three.
Book 9
A single dad, a little girl, and a quirky teenager learn about food’s power to help people grow and love!

“This season’s number one feel-good anime! Grade A.” -Anime News Network

“A beautifully drawn story about comfort food and family and grief, it’s a delightful read. Recommended.”  -Otaku USA Magazine
Book 8
A single dad, a little girl, and a quirky teenager learn about food’s power to help people grow and love!

“This season’s number one feel-good anime! Grade A.” -Anime News Network

“A beautifully drawn story about comfort food and family and grief, it’s a delightful read. Recommended.”  -Otaku USA Magazine
Book 7
The Truth is Complicated

Tsumugi is now in kindergarten, and as she grows up, her questions are becoming more complicated. Her curiosity about her mother leads to a quiet search for an old photo album that brings up memories as beautiful as they are poignant—but when a character in her favorite TV show dies, she begins to ask about “heaven” and “hell,” and Kohei will have to find a way to answer. But as always, home cooking— like candied chestnuts, oyakodon, and somen noodles poured down a bamboo flume—is a balm for the wounded souls of father and daughter alike.
Book 6
A single dad, a little girl, and a quirky teenager learn about food’s power to help people grow and love!


“This season’s number one feel-good anime! Grade A.” -Anime News Network

“A beautifully drawn story about comfort food and family and grief, it’s a delightful read. Recommended.”  -Otaku USA Magazine
Book 5
A single dad, a little girl, and a quirky teenager learn about food’s power to help people grow and love!


“This season’s number one feel-good anime! Grade A.” -Anime News Network

“A beautifully drawn story about comfort food and family and grief, it’s a delightful read. Recommended.”  -Otaku USA Magazine
Book 4
A single dad, a little girl, and a quirky teenager learn about food’s power to help people grow and love!


“This season’s number one feel-good anime! Grade A.” -Anime News Network

“A beautifully drawn story about comfort food and family and grief, it’s a delightful read. Recommended.”  -Otaku USA Magazine
Book 3
A single dad, a little girl, and a quirky teenager learn about food’s power to help people grow and love!


“This season’s number one feel-good anime! Grade A.” -Anime News Network

“A beautifully drawn story about comfort food and family and grief, it’s a delightful read. Recommended.”  -Otaku USA Magazine
Book 2
The Thrill of Dumplings, the Agony of Veggies

Kohei is a widower; his wife having passed away, he’s working hard to raise his rambunctious daughter Tsumugi on his own. But it’s gotten a bit easier thanks to a new friendship with his student, Kotori. Together, the two of them are teaching themselves – and each other – how to cook. Though they’ve had some successes, their greatest challenges await. Can they convince Tsumugi to eat the green peppers she loathes so much? And can Kohei bring himself to try making a recipe that was his late wife’s specialty?

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