Wakakozake currently airs on Crunchyroll Mondays at 8:00 PM EST. Each episode is two minutes long, it's based on an ongoing manga with the same name. There was also a live-action drama just before the anime started. It is unclear if another season for either will be developed.
Ahh, what shall we drink tonight?
Wakakozake is a super short, super relaxing new title hitting Crunchyroll this August. Apparently, the network thinks so highly of the new show, that right off the bat, the first seven episodes aired with moderate fanfare, and it's easy to see why.
Murasaki Wakako is an oddly drawn 26 year old OL. (Office Lady) While other people around her are drawn in typical anime fashion, her head looks like a first grader drew it. She works a regular 9-5 job, and likes to unwind by visiting different restaurants and trying out the dish of the day, along with a side of beer, sake, wine or whatever the house is offering. As she waits for her dish, she often goes through the memories of her day at work, or she'll think of the surroundings and ponder over the other people at the bar.
Once the dish arrives, she describes in great detail what the food tastes like. She'll muse about each ingredient separately, and then tell you how it should be best served. If she likes the meal, she'll sigh out a long, silly "PSHUUUUUUUUU" before dreamily letting the episode end.
For just being two minutes long, this new show is educational, funny, clever and most of all, relaxing. It's the right show to watch before bed, and it's the perfect way to introduce Japanese cuisine to American audiences.
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