12 Days of Anime: 2016 Food Edition – Day 10 – Home is where the heart is: the Home Cooked Meals of March Comes in like a Lion

0shiojake-salad-nabe-dish-3-gatsu-no-lion-04There’s something special about sharing a meal with family: it can be an intimate affair as well as one full of boisterous laughter and cheer; it can be gentle and subdued or rife with tension…. but despite it all, there’s the food and the company to get you through anything life throws at you. Which is why, for my 10th day of the 12 Days of Anime, my pick is the heartwarming meals of March Comes in like a Lion.

In March Comes in like a Lion, I’ve been really enjoying how food is portrayed in the series, often as an intimate, heartwarming affair, where feelings seem like they’re being laid bare and you can practically see the love that was put into each and every dish. There’s nothing too fancy about any of the dishes, which mostly consist of common, household staples like creamy potato salad, comforting bowls of steaming curry, and simple plates of seasonal cut fruit.

And, other than the food, let’s talk briefly about the environment that these meals take place in: the weathered and worn house of the Kawamoto family is so invitingly warm, it even draws the viewer into the arms of its cozy hospitality. The little table everyone eats around feels intimate, and I just love how lovingly every moment is drawn using a gentle color palette to emphasize the warm atmosphere…

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What meal would you like to eat from March Comes in like a Lion?
Do you like eating alone or with others?
What’s your favorite meal to eat with your family?

For more pictures of food from March Comes in like a Lion, check out my Tumblr!

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2 thoughts on “12 Days of Anime: 2016 Food Edition – Day 10 – Home is where the heart is: the Home Cooked Meals of March Comes in like a Lion

  1. I don’t mind eating alone, but I hate cooking alone. I mean, I’m not a good cook to begin with and I wouldn’t even say I enjoy cooking in and of itself, but the cliche is completely true – food tastes way better when you’ve helped do the work with your own hands and can share it around.

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