YMMV: Saijou no Meii

  • Magnum Opus Dissonance: Hashiguchi thinks of this as his best work. He set out to create a great story that would inspire a generation of children to get involved in improving the way medicine is practiced in Japan. He had actually wanted to make this earlier instead of Yakitate Japan, but his publisher thought it would be too expensive to hire a medical consultant at the time so he did a story about bread instead. Unfortunately...
  • Tough Act to Follow: Despite these lofty ambitions it seems doomed to live forever in his previous work's shadow.