Learn Japanese with Anime: “Gourmet Girl Graffiti” (Intermediate Level)


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76% Excellent

When do we feel happy? One answer is when you're having a good meal. This anime is a wonderful work that shares such happiness with us. In addition, you can enjoy the sight of cute girls eating deliciously with a unique drawing production by SHAFT INC.. This anime is recommended for modern people who are exhausted from their daily lives.

  • Story/Worldview 70 %
  • Character 70 %
  • Animation/Background 90 %
  • Songs/Sound 70 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 80 %
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1. Information

Title (Eng)Gourmet Girl Graffiti
Title (Jpn)幸腹グラフィティ
Aired Year2015
GenresSlice of Life



2. Synopsis

The path to becoming a fine wife begins with being an accomplished cook—at least, that is what Ryou Machiko’s late grandmother had led her to believe. For a middle schooler, Ryou’s cooking skills are incomparable; but recently, though Ryou’s food looks appetizing and smells inviting, the taste has not been delicious. Just when the dejected art student comes to terms with the possibility that she might continue living alone for the rest of her life, her aunt tells her that Kirin Morino—Ryou’s second cousin—will begin staying with her every weekend since the younger girl has joined a cram school in Tokyo and aims to attend the same school as Ryou.

Surprisingly, with her cousin’s arrival, Ryou finds that her cooking has vastly improved—apparently, it is not her prowess in the kitchen, but the sharing of the experience with those closest to her that seems to make the flavors shine.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/24629/Koufuku_Graffiti



3. Intermediate can Learn Japanese with This Anime

Although the prevalence of difficult words is as high as 9.0, most of them are words of food, dish, or food impression (Gourmet Repo). Therefore, you can understand them to some extent by looking at the screen, so I would like Japanese learners to try this work. Also, many of the difficult words come from a certain genre, so it is easy to prepare Japanese.

And this work is a good teaching material that allows you to experience Japanese life through cooking. These words probably don’t appear that often in other works, but they are commonly used in the home. Therefore, I would like Japanese learners to study with this work. Other words are not so difficult, so intermediate learners of Japanese as well as elementary learners can understand the content after preparation. Recommended for those who are learning Japanese and want to know about life in Japan.


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 9.0 terms/episode= 107 / 12
Difficulty Level12th grade= High School
Total Difficulty Score108.0 points= 9.0 * 12
Comprehensive JudgmentNormalin 70 to 129.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerIntermediate 




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