Yumeiro Patissiere

Yumeiro Patissiere (夢色パティシエール Yumeiro Patishiēru?, lit. Dream-Colored Pastry Chef, sometimes stylized Yumeiro Pâtissière) is a shōjo manga and anime series by Natsumi Matsumoto. It began serialization on September 3, 2008, in the October 2008 issue of Ribon.[1] The individual chapters have been collected into eight tankōbon volumes by Shueisha as of December 2010.[2] The manga won the 56th Shogakukan Manga Awards in the Children's category.[3]

The series was adapted into two TV anime by Studio Pierrot and Studio Hibari.[4] The series is licensed by Crunchyroll for online streaming with English subtitles.[5]

14-year-old Ichigo Amano is clumsy and doesn't have any talent except for eating sweets (specifically cakes). When she stumbles upon a Sweets Festival, she meets Henri-sensei who acknowledges her ability of taste and invites her to transfer to St. Marie Academy to become a pâtissière. Ichigo has trouble adjusting initially, but with the help of the 3 Sweets Princes and the Sweets Spirits, she gains the confidence and skill to work towards becoming a pâtissière.

Two years after studying in Paris, the 16-year-old Ichigo now returns to Japan as a professional pâtissière. But as soon as she returns, Ichigo finds Team Ichigo breaking up. The Sweets Princes, Hanabusa and Andou, take long absences from school to work for their dreams, leaving only Ichigo and Kashino - He skipped a grade for having the top grades back at Paris -. But soon, a 'new' Team Ichigo is formed by Henri-"sensei" for the project. The team includes, Lemon, Johnny, Kashino and Ichigo. They are now working as professionals for the project and their dreams.

 

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