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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Jun 04, 2019 Carton Quantity: 24 $16.99 CAD
    $12.99 USD
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SWEETNESS AND LIGHTNING 12
Sweetness and Lightning 12
By (author): Gido Amagakure
9781632367280 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga / Humorous Jun 04, 2019
$16.99 CAD
Active 5.72 x 8.16 x 0.71 in 224 pages Kodansha Comics
A single dad and a little girl learn the magic of cooking to bring families together in this manga that inspired a hit anime.


Ages 13 and up.


Scenes from a Life

Ever since losing his wife, high school teacher Kôhei Inuzuka has raised his daughter Tsumugi alone. But what once seemed like an impossible task has become possible, as Kôhei’s friendship with his student Kotori has led all three of them to discover the delight of food and cooking. But when Kôhei has a health scare of his own, their hard-won happiness will face its greatest test…

Series Overview: Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He’s pretty bad at cooking and doesn’t have a huge appetite to begin with, but chance brings his little family and one of his students, Kotori Iida, together for homemade adventures. With those three cooks in the kitchen, it’s no wonder this dinner table drama is so delicious.

The anime is a hit, streaming now on Crunchyroll! Anime News Network calls it one of the best of the season!

Appeared in Loot Crate Anime in 2016

An adorable family drama/comedy/cooking manga, Sweetness and Lightning will appeal to readers of Bunny Drop, Yotsuba&! and Barakamon.

Each chapter ends with a recipe, with detailed illustrated advice on executing modern Japanese cuisine.

After a successful run streaming on Crunchyroll Manga, Sweetness and Lightning is now being published in ebook formats by Kodansha Advanced Media.

Popular in Japan, with sales over 200,000 copies.

Gido Amagakure’s past works include Maboroshi ni Furete Yo and Liqueur. Sweetness and Lightning is Amagakure’s first manga to be published in English.

Author Residence: Japan

Author Hometown: Japan

Marketing: Advertising in Diamond Previews and other comics catalogs

Co-op at bookchains



Publicity: Online announcement with countdown clock on Kodansha Comics website & social media

Outreach to manga, anime, pop culture, and entertainment websites and blogs

Convention promotion at Wondercon (3/16), Emerald City Comic Con (4/16), Anime Expo and San Diego Comic-Con (7/2015), and New York Comic Con (10/2014)

“If you have a hankering for seeing the joy of cooking (and eating!), then Sweetness and Lightning is there for you. The series isn’t as over-the-top as [other cooking manga, but it shares] a similar sense of all-encompassing excitement.” - Ogiue Maniax

“It makes you feel good, and it makes you feel happy, and these kinds of things are the only things that keep my cold iron heart still pumping…Go give this manga the readership it deserves, because its freakin’ amazing, and deserves more attention than it has right now.” - Abysmal

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