YMMV / Antique Bakery

  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming:
    • Flashbacks to Chikage and Keiichiro's childhood.
    • Just about anytime Keiichiro has a nightmare. Chikage going to comfort him is really sweet and tragic. Chikage knows his waka is still troubled by his abduction and he's always there to try lulling him into a peaceful sleep.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    • Just about anytime that Chikage hits his head on a doorframe.
    • Whenever Keiichiro gets scared by Chikage. He's usually calm and collected and yet, his childhood friend manages to spook him on occasion.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Keiichiro's nightmare sequences and the second kidnapper's story are pretty unnerving.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: The series could have wrapped up by showing Keiichiro's abduction through the eyes of the kidnapper himself. It's obvious that he's upset over his son's death and he never let that go. A possible reason why he took Keiichiro was because he reminded him a lot of his son. He tried to raise him as his son, but that involved abducting someone else's son. They could have developed the character and established what really happened during Keiichiro's time with him.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: This series has a slightly more mature setup unlike other shojo series. It features things like possible pedophilia and child rape, gay bars, adult relationships, sports injuries, and a lot of French terms for baking and pastries. Not to mention that most the main characters are grown men.