Gido Amagakure’s Sweetness and Lightning manga—which is being simulpubbed on Crunchyroll, with plans for a print release in the future from Kodansha Comics—is getting an anime adaptation, and the official site is here with a premiere date. The series will make its debut July 4 on Tokyo MX and Yomiuri TV, with a July 5 airing to follow on BS11.
Sweetness and Lightning will also be the first anime to debut as part of “Anime no Me,” a new anime programming block from TMS Entertainment, Shinei Animation, East Japan Marketing & Communications, Inc., Sumitomo Corporation, and Asmik-Ace Entertainment.
The Sweetness and Lightning anime is being directed by Tarou Iwasaki (One Week Friends), with Mitsutaka Hirota (The Prince of Tennis II) on series composition for the TMS Entertainment production.
Here’s how Kodansha Comics sums it up:
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.