About Antique Bakery
In food and in life, one must taste what is bitter to appreciate what is sweet...
Troubled by memories of the past that continue to invade his dreams of the present, Keiichiro Tachibana stuns everyone who knows him by abruptly quitting his ordinary office job to open a bakery. He envisions a predominantly feminine clientele and a wait staff of cute girls - but instead, his employees include a playboy patissier who's been fired from every job he's ever had, an ex-boxer with an insatiable sweet tooth, and an absent-minded childhood friend and old family servant. Can this unlikely quartet overcome personal tragedies, learn to work together, and discover a recipe for culinary success?
Contains all 12 episodes!
U.S. Trailer, Clean Opening and Closing, Interview with Tomomi Kasai, Live Event Coverage, Previews.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Nozomi Entertainment Announces the Litebox-style DVD release of ANTIQUE BAKERY
October 9, 2013: This new, value-priced DVD set will feature the complete 12-episode anime with Japanese audio and English-language subtitles. On-disc extras will include the clean opening and closing, live event coverage, and an interview with AKB48 member Tomomi Kasai, who voices a supporting role in the series. Pre-order it today!
A Feast of Anime and Manga Titles!
July 20, 2011: The Right Stuf staff has prepared a feast of anime and manga titles to complement the delectable flavor of the Antique Bakery series. Please join us our cafe and get a taste of what else RightStuf.com has to offer.
New Recipe - Blueberry & Blood Orange Tofu Cheesecake
June 29, 2011: For a new summer treat, Nicole Bermensolo of Kyotofu just sent in a new recipe for Fresh Blueberry & Blood Orange Tofu Cheesecake. Give it a try and let us know what you think! In fact, let us know your thoughts on any of our talented chefs' recipes on Facebook: www.facebook.com/rightstuf -or- on Twitter: @animetoday!
New Recipe - Candied Ginger with Fresh Mango Upside Down Cake
June 15, 2011: Terrie Kohl, a delightfully cheery chef (and local Iowan), has chosen one of her decadent summer recipes to share with us, "Candied Ginger with Fresh Mango Upside Down Cake!"
New Recipe - Sweet Potato Cake
June 1, 2011: By special request, Nicole Bermensolo of Kyotofu has provided us with another scrumptious recipe, "Sweet Potato Cake!"
New Recipe - Pumpkin Cupcakes with Shiro-An Whipped Cream
May 18, 2011: We have one more delicious recipe to share from Nicole Bermensolo of Kyotofu, "Pumpkin Cupcakes with Shiro-An Whipped Cream."
New Recipe - White Chocolate Okara Cookies with Black Sesame
May 4, 2011: Nicole Bermensolo of Kyotofu has offered up another tempting recipe, "White Chocolate Okara Cookies with Black Sesame."
Top 10 Snacks
April 20, 2011: Are you hungry for more delicious treats from Japan? See what savory and sweet selections are on the menu as Japanese Snack Reviews' Shari Custer shares her all-time favorites in a new article, "Top 10 Snacks."
New Antique Bakery Reviews!
April 14, 2011: Antique Bakery is getting a sweet reception from online critics! Check out the reviews section for our first batch of reviews from Anime on DVD at Mania.com, Anime News Network's Shelf Life, The Detroit News' Geek Watch blog, The Yaoi Review, Anime Radius and Underland Online!
Just Bento Contest Winners
April 14, 2011: Congratulations to the following winners: Desirae A of Quincy, California; Jill H of Troutman, North Carolina; and Amanda S of Bothell, Washington! Each of you have just won a copy of Just Hungry blogger Makiko Itoh's new cookbook, Just Bento: Everyday Lunches To Go. Just Bento includes 25 bento menus, over 150 Japanese and Western-style recipes with full-color photographs, and sections on bento equipment, speed and safety tips, timelines and more!
Antique Bakery Manga Contest Winners!
April 7, 2011: Congratulations to the winners of our recent Antique Bakery contest: Stephanie D of Corryton, Tennessee; James C of Manassas, Virginia; and Adam L of Watertown, Massachusetts! Each of you have just won a complete set of Fumi Yoshinaga's award-winning Antique Bakery manga, which inspired the anime series.
Excerpt from the Interviews with Fumi Yoshinaga and the Antique Bakery Voice Actors
April 6, 2011: Read a brief excerpt from the interviews between manga creator Fumi Yoshinaga and the Antique Bakery voice actors included in the DVD Box Set, which is now available and shipping!
New Recipe - Citrus / Yuzu Vanilla Okara Cookies
March 23, 2011: Be sure to check out the latest addition to our recipes section: delicious "Citrus / Yuzu Vanilla Okara Cookies," courtesy of Nicole Bermensolo of Kyotofu!
(Heads up! The Antique Bakery anime series officially hits DVD shelves on April 5. However, it's already started shipping from RightStuf.com, so place your order today!)
Antique Bakery manga Contest!
March 17, 2011: We're counting down the last days to our April 5, 2011 Antique Bakery Complete DVD Collection release (available now for pre-order). To sweeten the wait, we've teamed up with Digital Manga Publishing to offer 3 lucky fans each a complete set of Fumi Yoshinaga's award-winning Antique Bakery manga, which inspired the anime series.
To enter, fill out the entry form before the end of the day on April 6, 2011.
Kyotofu Offers Fans a Discount!
March 14, 2011: Happy White Day, anime and manga fans! From March 14 through April 15, award-winning Japanese dessert bar and bakery Kyotofu is offering 25% OFF orders from the Kyotofu online store. Just be sure to use the coupon code WHITEDAY2011 at checkout.
Discover a delicious fusion of Eastern and Western flavors in each and every dessert. Keep with the sentiment of the day, and sample Miso Chocolate Heart-Shaped Brownies, or if you're a matcha fan, try the Matcha Green Tea Assortment including nama chocolates, cupcakes, cookies and more.
Kyotofu currently ships anywhere in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada, and Puerto Rico, so visit ShopKyotofu.com today!
Interview with Makiko Itoh
March 9, 2011: Curious about trying your hand at Japanese cooking, but don't know how to get started? Check out our interview with Makiko Itoh, the blogger behind the popular Just Hungry and Just Bento blogs and the author of the newly released cookbook Just Bento: Everyday Lunches to Go.
Also, be sure to enter our new contest for a chance to win one of three copies of the Just Bento cookbook!
Anime Today 120: The Baking Event with KYOTOFU, Nicole Bermensolo and Antique Bakery!
February 17, 2011: Anime Today is back with a special podcast event to celebrate the upcoming release of the Antique Bakery anime series and the grand opening of its official site! Tune in for:
• A two-part phone interview with Nicole Bermansolo (owner of the Kyotofu Japanese Dessert Bar and Bakery);
• A sneak preview of the content planned for the Antique Bakery site;
• A sampling of sweet J-pop tracks from JapanFiles.com; and
• The scoop on RightStuf.com's new sale on Blu-ray and DVD titles from Bandai Entertainment, the current contest for “I Love K-drama” gift packs from YA Entertainment, and more.
Visit www.rightstuf.com and www.animetoday.com for this episode, as well as an archive of all ANIME TODAY episodes and extended liner notes. Listeners can also download and subscribe to ANIME TODAY via the Apple iTunes Music Store.
ANTIQUE BAKERY Website Goes Live!
February 14, 2011: Welcome to the grand opening of our official series site for ANTIQUE BAKERY! In addition to our regular site features you'll be able to discover more about the culinary world that serves as the setting for Antique Bakery with an ongoing series that includes interviews, feature stories, recipes and more.
First up: We talk to Nicole Bermansolo, the owner of Kyotofu, about how she got the idea to open up a Japanese dessert bar and bakery in New York City and her business' East-meets-West philosophy. Then in our recipes section, Nicole shares Kyotofu's recipe for mini green tea chocolate cakes.
Have fun exploring the site! (And be sure to reserve your copy of the Antique Bakery DVD Collection today!)
Right Stuf and Nozomi announce license ANTIQUE BAKERY
July 9, 2009: At Anime Expo 2009, Right Stuf and Nozomi announced its license for the anime adaptation of ANTIQUE BAKERY, also known as "Seiyo Kotto Yogashi Ten -Antique-" or simply "Antique." The 12-episode series is currently scheduled as a single DVD box set with Japanese audio and English-language subtitles.
"Very recommended." "There's a good underlying story to all of this that's teased out slowly, but never in a way that feels forced, and that helps to complement the larger character pieces, which are revealed bit by bit." - Chris Beveridge, Anime on DVD at Mania.com
"Shelf Worthy" - Erin Finnegan, Anime News Network's Shelf Life
"Not a yaoi fan? You don't have to be. Just bring an open mind & a sweet tooth." - Jennifer LeBlac, The Yaoi Review (Some content NSFW)
"A study of how events in our past create the actions of present, and how everyone needs to look for that place of peace in life as they grow and change... This one is a keeper for my collection." - EAV, Anime Radius
"'Antique Bakery' is a delightful confection" - Eric Henrickson, The Detroit News Geek Watch Blog
"Anime fans who have been loyally following the titles that Right Stuf has been releasing already know to expect this to be a series which is quite different and memorable, the sweet stuff that is almost always offered is unquestionably here." - Mike Lewis, Underland Online
More About Antique Bakery
Antique Bakery aired as part of Fuji TV’s popular noitaminA animation block – home to series including Honey and Clover, Paradise Kiss, Moyashimon (Tales of Agriculture) and Nodame Cantabile. It features animation by Nippon Animation (The Wallflower, Fantastic Children) and Shirogumi, Inc. (Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture), plus opening and closing music by the R&B duo Chemistry and performances by a cast of fan-favorite actors that includes Keiji Fujiwara (“Maes Hughes” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Holland” in Eureka Seven), Shinichiro Miki (“Allen” in Escaflowne, “Kurz Weber” in Full Metal Panic!), Mamoru Miyano (“Light” in Death Note, “Tamaki” in Ouran High Host Club), and Eiji Hanawa (“Dumas” in Fantastic Children).
Fumi Yoshinaga’s original manga received the 2002 Kodansha Manga Award for shoujo (girls’) manga and also served as the inspiration for both a live-action Japanese television drama and a 2008 live-action Korean film adaptation. The Antique Bakery manga is published in North America by Digital Manga Publishing and was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2007.
Recipes & Interviews
To complement the North American release of the Antique Bakery anime, Nozomi Entertainment compiled an online collection of recipes and interviews submitted by professional chefs and food reviewers.
- Candied Ginger with Fresh Mango Upside Down Cake
- Sweet Potato Cake
- Pumpkin Cupcakes with Shiro-An Whipped Cream
- White Chocolate Okara Cookies with Black Sesame
- Citrus / Yuzu Vanilla Okara Cookies
- Mini Green Tea Chocolate Cakes
- Kyotofu Fresh Blueberry & Blood Orange Tofu Cheesecake
- Top 11 Favorite Snacks with Shari Custer from Japanese Snack Reviews
- Manga creator Fumi Yoshinaga and the Antique Bakery voice actors
- An Interview with Just Hungry & Just Bento's Makiko Itoh
- A Conversation With Nicole Bermensolo, Owner of Kyotofu
Antique Bakery © Fumi Yoshinaga/SHINSHOKAN
Antique Bakery © Fumi Yoshinaga/SHINSHOKAN/Antique Committee