Kazuma Azuma wants to make bread. Not just any kind of bread, though. He wants to make a bread that represents Japan itself and can stand toe-to toe with rice as a national food. Thanks to his legendary "Hands of the Sun," unnaturally warm hands that allow dough to ferment faster, Kazuma's bread is like a slice of Heaven. And when the Pantasia Rookie Competition arrives, everyone will get a taste of his skill! Along with his friend Kawachi (who's only in it for the dough), he'll go up against koala karate masters, Harvard bread scientists, samurai with rolling-pin swords, and more! Can Kazuma create bread like no other and bake his way to glory, or should he quit before he's toast? Also known as "Baked Fresh!! Ja-Pan," Yakitate!! Japan is directed by Yasunao Aoki (InuYasha: The Final Act), and features animation by Sunrise (Accel World, Cowboy Bebop, Tiger & Bunny). DVD Features: Clean opening, clean closing Audio: Japanese. Subtitles: English subtitles, plus English on-screen translations. E.