Tony-designed fantasy anime Shining Hearts has surprised many by being not an RPG-derived heroic battle anime but instead a love comedy bakery anime (although this might be expected from its “The Bread of Happiness” subtitle) – and by many accounts the best one this season, not that competition for this position is all that intense…


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    Comment by John Hayabusa
    02:26 15/04/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It is amazing that this anime captures the art style of Tony Taka. The girls and their eyes are so gorgeous as ever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tony Taka's style is pretty much anime in the first place. Nothing amazing about that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:48 15/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    @02:37 I don't think you understand what he means. Tony Taka obviously draws in an Anime style, but It's a matter of getting that unique art style of his done right in an Anime. Basically, this Anime did a great job of adapting his glorious art. Oh, this is also done by Production I.G.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm not pro IG, but they do some amazing stuff from time to time. Their also incredibly good at adapting various art styles in their Anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:58 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pro IG??? You have to be shittin' me.

    I just went over to watch it and there are so many stills in the very first episode(you know, the one all studios usually try hard to impress audience with).

    Comment by Anonymous

    meh... most, if not all, of his designs are pretty simple pallete swaps on the same base...
    while (very) nice and pretty from time to time, i find his quite dull, and boring...

    Comment by Anonymous

    pretty much like this anime, but it seems disagreeing (without rudeness)is enough to get flagged as a troll apparently.

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    Comment by MasterX25
    12:32 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy shiz, I was looking at the picture and it reminded me of Tonys' work(I don't know what this anime even is). Look down at comment, I was right, OHHHH YEA.

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    Comment by ArrowInTheKnee
    18:55 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Tony Taka's Art with lots of Pan(tsu)?
    can't wait for blu-ray version..

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    guess you didn´t grasp the Jo(ke)...

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    Comment by Sylar
    03:12 18/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    There wasn't any pantsu.

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    Comment by Time to troll
    05:20 15/04/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Oh gawd, Tony Taka.
    Sora no Iro, Mizu no Iro
    Mitama: Shinobi.
    and more, ohh GAWD.
    is not Hentai but i love it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:34 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i guess most hentai artists get their works got adapted to anime.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    19:59 16/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So moe, I can't resist! I will watch this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:39 15/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I'll watch anything with Tony Taka's art.

    Seriously, this looks pretty interesting. Hopefully Maxima and Hayane make an appearance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:42 15/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    "Surely the best baking anime this season"

    Surely, it's the ONLY baking anime this season. :\
    But I am hoping for more in this anime than just "Baking".

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    Comment by kamiru
    20:11 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    dont worry, if its loyal to the plot, there will be fighting scene and more hawt girls

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 15/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The similarity comes from the hentai I watched the other day. I knew it!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:36 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Tony's art is awesome, everybody agrees with that.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:55 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    It works as a picture, but for animation....

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 15/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    @Chen-04 I disagree. The Hentai OVA Fault!! looked pretty damn good in animation, and the art was great.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:35 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's not we got to see anime with this kind of quality always. lets just enjoy it shall we?

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    Comment by Chen-04
    20:12 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    We may also disagree upon what qualifies for good animation. I think Cream Lemon was good for its time but nowadays some of the best they can manage is kyoani stuff, which really isn't all that great.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:49 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can tell how samey it is because the expression never vary, and the eyes are always perfect horizontally flipped and then skewed/tilted/resized a bit to fit if it's not front-on.

    It's really fucking lazy and not fun to watch at all.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You think you know it all? think you can do better? Please do. You would be a rich man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:04 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Saying "Do it better yourself" only shows you can't take criticism or you get upset that someone doesn't like the same things as you do. He doesn't need to do anything better to give his opinion on something.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    03:21 16/04/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Good stuff doesn't make you rich. Selling your (possibly really bad) stuff makes you rich.

    Comment by Ret
    02:26 15/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    QB jr. detected

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:34 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks more like a terriermon-baby to me

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:03 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    NOOOO Don't feed the babby QB!!!

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    Comment by Satonaka
    03:03 15/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Yeah, not gonna lie, I came here for the Tony art. I wasn't dissappointed. :) As "plain" as the story is (based on the first episode anyway), im still liking it.

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    Comment by TNinja
    07:56 16/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That guy is working hard to satisfy dem girls with his bread.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:42 16/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And they love how firm and long his baguette is as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:17 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tony's work? Looks like I'll be watching this after all.

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    Comment by warjoke
    21:31 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find this so easy to fap to even though its not a hentai anime...

    yeah, you pretty much get the idea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:47 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    how the hell are there not more pics of the neko?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:04 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The story in BREAD: THE ANIMATION is about this guy called Rick. Everybody loves Rick because he has the best goddam BREAD in town. I'm not quite sure what it is he puts in his BREAD to make everyone so thrilled by it. Since everybody seems to be enraptured by the smell of them, so much so they can smell the bread from miles away, I'm going to assume the secret ingredient is petrol. That would also explain why the mental capacities of all the citizens in the town are damaged. The three girls who help him with that jaw dropping, drool inducing BREAD do not have the brain capacity between the three of them to outwit a hedgehog. They seem to only ever think about BREAD as well as how wonderful Rick is, mainly because he is the one with that delicious BREAD.

    Not that the entire episode is of the main character and his three dimwitted lady friends carting his amazing BREAD around the town. Oh wait, yes it is! That's the entire fucking episode. OK, so at one point they go into the forest, but they're still delivering BREAD to everyone. They revitalise a wounded Precure plushy with some of Rick's revitalising BREAD. They get really angry when an elf insults Rick's awe-inspiring BREAD. Those girls got really pissy at that. They have been sampling large portions of Rick's BREAD all their lives, so they know its glories more than any stupid elf. Also there was some other wolf girl or something, who also wanted some of Rick's juicy BREAD, saying it's nowhere near as good as the BREAD from the other person in town.

    The only way I got through the anime without gnawing at my own arm was replacing the word BREAD with PENIS. I advise you to go back and re-read this review with that in mind.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:52 16/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wolf girl is actually another Elf, and in particular the sister of the rude male.

    She also doesn't say that the bread from the other person is better. Just that she's had bread by the other baker (kinda reminds me of a stereotypical witch or the local midwife actually, rather than a baker) and thus knows her and later on wonders if they're her pupils.

    Which seems likely, considering they make reference to the ingredients used by the Old Lady, and of which they don't have enough. Hence why they even end up in the forest in the first place, to go look for more ingredients themselves.

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    Comment by Liusiwei
    13:06 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Siawase no pan,but i didn`t saw somebody named siawase in this anime,and why she gets no pants?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's "bread of happiness"

    As for name, what I really wonder is what the heck did they do for those 3 girls... in the game you get to choose to play with ONE of the three, and the character's name and voice are the same for all three...

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    Comment by Liusiwei
    18:05 16/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see,thanks

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:16 16/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eh. To reply to myself, seems they used the voice actors and names given to these same characters (from Shining Hearts) in Shining Blade.

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    Comment by Indy
    15:35 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    still need fanservices, lots of them!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:41 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder who the one giving idea of letting this become a baking anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:19 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i hope to see some fanservice in this anime.. >_< (the season 1 is really poor of ecchi)

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:45 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    aside from the art style of Tony I found the characters to be pretty bland and overall the episode was very boring. Not sure why people like this? O.o

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:13 16/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most of the people who would like this usually played the PSP game and that includes myself. The characters in the game were great and this is only the first episode, so it's too soon to comment on the Anime adaption.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:47 15/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Am I the only one who was thinking of something else when they read "baking"?

    Sigh... with the way the Japanese are about cannabis now, there's no way we'll ever see an anime about waking and baking...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:48 16/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think he did the right thing. because keeping up a nice attitude towards someone you dont give a single §$%§$% is a pita.

    and they can give the package someone else who needs it more than him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 16/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's a difference between being nice to someone and being polite.

    Especially in light of his whole humans aren't civilized spiel. Politeness is part of being civilized.

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