The BEST Episodes of Sweetness & Lightning

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 2, 2020

Network: Tokyo MX

Kouhei Inuzuka is a teacher who has been caring for his little daughter on his own since his wife's death. He's no good at cooking, so he and his daughter Tsumugi have been eating packaged meals from the convenience store. A series of events lead him one evening to a restaurant run by the mother of one of his students, Kotori. Her mother isn't there, but Kotori does her best to feed them both. It turns out Kotori is often alone since her parents are divorced and her mother is frequently not around. The three of them begin to meet and cook tasty food together.

Uniforms and Pot Rice

#1 - Uniforms and Pot Rice

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 5, 2016

Kouhei is a single dad living with his daughter, Tsumugi. He's busy and doesn't know how to cook, so he feeds her nothing but frozen foods and lunches from the convenience store. But when a chance encounter with a student of his gives him the opportunity to feed her a home-cooked meal, he leaps at it.

star 7.92
49 votes
Writers: Mitsutaka Hirota, Tarou Iwasaki
Pork Soup and Restaurant Lights

#2 - Pork Soup and Restaurant Lights

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 12, 2016

Kouhei is worried about meeting with Kotori, his student. Is it okay for him to be meeting with an individual student outside of class? But Tsumugi is too young to know or care about the rules of the adult world, and what's more, Kotori has the promise of pork soup to tempt them both.

star 7.86
36 votes
Writers: Hiroya Saitō, Mitsutaka Hirota
Gohei Mochi and a Grand Adventure

#3 - Gohei Mochi and a Grand Adventure

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 16, 2016

Oh no! Dad is sick! Tsumugi wants to get him something to make him feel better, and she's willing to brave fierce sharks, dark caves, and giant dogs to make her way to Kotori's house. But what will dad do when he wakes up and finds her gone? And what can Kotori do with this batch of rice she just burnt?

star 7.83
23 votes
Tsumugi and the Long-Awaited Hamburg Steak

#4 - Tsumugi and the Long-Awaited Hamburg Steak

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 19, 2016

Tsumugi gets into a fight at daycare, and it spoils her mood for good cooking. Even the long-awaited Hamburg steak isn't enough to rouse her from her gloom. Can Kotori and Kouhei come up with a way to cheer her up so she can enjoy her meal? And will she find out how much her daddy really loves her?

star 7.77
35 votes
Writers: Keiichirō Ōchi, Kiyoko Sayama
Our Family's At-Home Curry

#5 - Our Family's At-Home Curry

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 30, 2016

It's sleepover night at the preschool! The class is making curry, just like you'd make at home. But Tsumugi's "at-home curry" is different than usual. It's got raisins! Kouhei decides to make Tsumugi the special keema curry that her mother used to make. But how will Tsumugi react to this memory of her mother?

star 7.77
26 votes
Squid and Taro Stew That's Still Yummy Tomorrow

#6 - Squid and Taro Stew That's Still Yummy Tomorrow

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 23, 2016

Kouhei wants to do something nice for his daughter. When his first idea is shot down, he decides to make her one of mommy's old dishes instead. Tsumugi choses squid and taro stew, a dish for grown-ups! Kouhei masters the art of chopping up a squid and peeling a taro, as Tsumugi attains enlightenment by looking into the squid's eyes.

star 7.61
23 votes
A Gyoza Party with Friends

#7 - A Gyoza Party with Friends

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 9, 2016

Tsumugi wants to throw a party: a gyoza party! And a party means that she can invite all her friends, everyone she knows at daycare, and Kotori, and Shinobu, and even Yagi! But she's just a little girl, and doesn't know that you have to get permission from Kotori's mom before you can hold a party at Kotori's house. How can Kouhei resolve this sticky situation? And what's the best way to make gyoza, anyway?

star 7.57
28 votes
Hated Vegetables and Bits in Gratin

#8 - Hated Vegetables and Bits in Gratin

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 26, 2016

Tsumugi is like many young kids: she hates her veggies. Particularly those nasty green peppers! Is it possible for a child to like green peppers? Kouhei and Kotori decide to try and find out by making a delicious and tempting "roll-y" gratin that smothers those wicked peppers with cheese!

star 7.45
29 votes
A Play and Sweet Potato Crêpes

#9 - A Play and Sweet Potato Crêpes

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 13, 2016

It's the week of the play, and Tsumugi wants to be Mr. Galigali, the fluffy mascot of her favorite TV show. But trouble breaks out when her friends want her to be a magical girl. When Kouhei tries to cheer her up with talk of delicious sweet potato crepes, she snaps! "Daddy! All you ever talk about is food!" Can dad show that he really loves her? Will Kotori get to eat her sweet potato crepes? And will Mr. Galigali be able to help save the world in the school play?

star 7.18
22 votes
Okonomiyaki Filled With Affection

#10 - Okonomiyaki Filled With Affection

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 20, 2016

It's the one-year anniversary of Tsumugi's mother's death, and she and Kouhei go to the countryside to attend the funeral. On the night after they get back, Kouhei is too tired to cook, so they go to an okonomiyaki restaraunt. But Tsumugi throws a fit when she finds out it's not what she thought. Kotori offers to make her real okonomiyaki to make her feel better. This time the whole gang drops in, even Kotori's mom!

star 7.18
22 votes
A Day Off and Special Doughnuts

#11 - A Day Off and Special Doughnuts

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 2, 2016

Tsumugi has a problem: she finds doughnuts difficult. Are they a snack? Are they a meal? She finds the answer when Kotori and her father make homemade doughnuts, a feat she didn't even know was possible. But can Kouhei handle frying foods without burning them?

star 7.17
30 votes
Summer Vacation, Kitty, and Aji

#12 - Summer Vacation, Kitty, and Aji

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 6, 2016

Tsumugi has decided that she's a cat! When Kouhei gets an ice chest full of yummy fish, she's more than excited to watch him make them! But to make namerou, or as Kotori calls it, "fish hamburg steak" you have to be able to filet the fish, and Kouhei doesn't know how! To make matters worse, neither does anyone else! Can he turn to the internet for help?

star 7.04
24 votes