Review Episode 2:
While I still found this episode to be ridiculously sweet I appreciated this second episode much more than the first. Kotori feels more like a person now (albeit a very timid and slightly dysfunctional one) and her relationship with the father and daughter is starting to develop nicely. I did feel the need midway through their cooking session to wonder what this scene would look like if the cast of Food Wars showed up and it made me realise just how vastly different the two shows treat food. I may still get a sugar overload midway through the season and drop this but for now I’m firmly in the camp of people finding this particular release adorable.
Review Episode 3:
Episode 3 is closing in on that far too sweet for my liking zone. Not that this episode wasn’t adorable and interesting, just the father sharing touching moment with daughter after she kind of learns a life lesson is just that little bit too much for my tastes. The boy teasing girl in kindergarten (or whatever grade she’s in) and the ensuing emotional turmoil just didn’t really do much for me. This is a really good anime and I’m certain there are a lot of people who are loving this, but it really isn’t going to be my cup of tea. I’m going to go for one more and if it sits like this episode I’m going to let this anime go.
Sweetness and Lightning is available on Crunchyroll.