Antique Bakery – 01
To satisfy our thirst for BoyLove and Yaoi goodness, this season presents us with a new BL series! After the first season of Junjo ended i was left with a void in my life (and yes, I am being melodramatic here). I am glad to say that Antique Bakery does a relatively good job of filling up that void.
Tachibana is the grandson of a rich businessman who has just recently opened a bakery. He has lived a charmed life with parents who seem to never complain. In enter his first and new employee, Ono Yuusuke. Back in highschool Ono had confessed his love to Tachibana only to be brutally rejected. Now, Ono is a famous pastry chef looking for employment at Tachibana’s store. The thing is that Ono seems to have completely forgotten who Tachibana is.
Tachibana on the other hand remembers that incident very clearly and is somewhat stumped by the lack of reaction from Ono. Though Tachibana has decided to hire Ono for the position as a pastry chef, Ono confesses that he cannot work there for a reason. Apparently Ono has nickname – “devilish homosexual”.
Will Ono take the job? And will Tachibana fall for Ono’s devilish charms? Watch and find out! ^^
I have to say that I was reluctant to watch this series, after such a good season from Junjo I did not want to burst my “happy Yaoi bubble” by watching a bad BL series. I have seen this series in borders before but have never read it before because the art style of the manga just did not appeal to me. But I have to say, this was a good episode. The characters seem much nicer to look at too.
Things do not get as hot and steamy as it does in Junjo or as “exciting” either. It is a series with characters that are fairly mature and less boyish. The characters seemed a bit too serious to me but after a minute or so you sort of get used to it.
Unexpected was the fact that there were a few funny moments in the episode.
Though this cannot be as good as my beloved (and i am pretty sure the beloved of many) Junjo Romantica, if you are feeling a BL void in your life and want a series to watch while waiting for the next season of JR, this would be a good one to watch.
Nice and simple animation style that might not appeal to some (those who like the big bright eyes sort of characters) but to the majority you would most likely like it or be able to accept it. The storyline is interesting and simple and it seems like there are more characters that will join the bakery. It keeps you wanting more but not with such a huge thirst that you will think about it day and night until the next ep is out.