Original author Takahashi Hashiguchi pens a new story with new characters after a hiatus of some 12 years
After a hiatus of some 12 years or so, manga author Takashi Hashiguchi is returning to the world of high-stakes bread-baking with a new LINE manga entitled Yakitate!! Japan Super Real. The series will start distribution on the LINE social media app beginning on August 16, 2019, and it will also be available from other manga websites beginning on September 13, 2019.
新作発表！— 橋口たかしwithハシスタント 日曜日 南ア-33a (@hassystants) August 1, 2019
The original Yakitate!! Japan manga was serialized from 2002 - 2007 in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday manga magazine, and an English language version is also available from Viz Media. Yakitate!! Japan has also been adapted into a 2004 - 2006 TV anime with direction by Yasunao Aoki and animation production by Sunrise. Crunchyroll describes the story of Yakitate!! Japan as follows:
Kazuma Azuma wants to make bread. Not just any kind of bread though. He wants to make a bread that represents Japan itself and can stand toe-to-toe with rice as a national food. Thanks to his legendary “Hands of the Sun,” unnaturally warm hands that allow dough to ferment faster, Kazuma's bread is like a slice of Heaven. And when the Pantasia Rookie Competition arrives, everyone will get a taste of his skill! Along with his friend Kawachi, he’ll go up against koala karate masters, Harvard bread scientists, samurai with rolling-pin swords and more as he bakes his way to glory!
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