September 4th, 2015 by Author

The Wakako-Zake is another great 2-minuter, focused entirely on the subject. There’s no amazing plot tension of PuPiPo or heart-shaking feels of Danna o Wakaranai. Instead, we get a back-to-basics food anime. And no crazy lesbian tension nor over-the-top fights.

Personally, I find the lack of human interaction somewhat disappointing in Wakako. They mix some in once in a while, and when they do, it adds a certain edge that I appreciate. Done right, it does not have to detract from the food of the episode. The best, I think, was the 05 where Wakako notices a guy who knows his yakitori.

For that reason, the series does not deliver the impact of e.g. Danna, but nonetheless, very nice.

UPDATE: Manga expains.

UPDATE 20160713: See also Linda’s short reflection (she’s a coblogger of Gendomike, it appears).