Overall Rating: B
Synopsis: Created by Takashi Hashiguchi, Yakitate!! Japan is a cooking/comedy manga that follows Kazuma Azuma, a boy on his quest to create "Ja-pan", a national bread for Japan. He hopes to create a bread that people will want to eat as much as rice.
A few months ago, I was picking up some manga and comics from Chapel Hill Comics, when Andy (the owner) suggested I check out Yakitate!! Japan. I picked up the first volume, and was highly amused by it. It pokes fun at shonen titles, using standards of that genre in the context of baking. The only problem is the joke can get a little old. Fortunately, it gets funny again pretty quickly. If you want something that'll make you laugh, check this one out.