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''Wakako Zake'' differentiates itself from many other notable food-related manga with its utter simplicity. It doesn't have an central conflict, an overarching plot, or even a cast of significant characters outside of Wakako herself. It makes no special effort to be dramatic, educational, or comedic. It's essentially a SliceOfLife JournalComic centering around the pleasure of food and drink, and a character study of a young woman who's alone with her thoughts.

The series has also been adapted into an {{Anime}} and a live-action {{Dorama}}. It also served as an [[InspiredBy inspiration]] for a KoreanDrama series, ''Naege Geonbae'' (''Cheers to Me'').

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''Wakako Zake'' differentiates itself from many other notable food-related manga with its utter simplicity. It doesn't have an central conflict, an overarching plot, or even a cast of significant characters outside of Wakako herself. It makes no special effort to be dramatic, educational, or comedic. It's essentially a SliceOfLife JournalComic centering around the pleasure of food and drink, and as well as a character study of a young woman who's alone with her thoughts.

The series has also been adapted into an {{Anime}} and a live-action {{Dorama}}. It also served as an [[InspiredBy inspiration]] for a KoreanDrama series, ''Naege Geonbae'' (''Cheers to Me'').


* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Downplayed. Wakako is drawn slightly differently from all other characters -- mostly in her large oval eyes -- though this may be to more readily distinguish her from other characters.

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* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Downplayed. Wakako is drawn slightly differently from all other characters -- mostly in her large oval eyes -- though this may be is likely to more readily distinguish make her immediately distinct from other surrounding incidental characters.


The series has also been adapted into an {{Anime}} and a live-action {{Dorama}}.

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The series has also been adapted into an {{Anime}} and a live-action {{Dorama}}.
{{Dorama}}. It also served as an [[InspiredBy inspiration]] for a KoreanDrama series, ''Naege Geonbae'' (''Cheers to Me'').



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* AdapationExpansion: Each episode of the drama is about 25 minutes long, whereas the anime's episodes are two minutes, and the manga's stories are around 4-15 pages long.

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* AdapationExpansion: AdaptationExpansion: Each episode of the drama is about 25 minutes long, whereas the anime's episodes are two minutes, and the manga's stories are around 4-15 pages long.


* AdapationExpansion: Each episode of the drama is about 25 minutes long, whereas the anime's episodes are two minutes, and the manga's stories are around 4-15 pages long.

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* AdapationExpansion: Each episode of the drama is about 25 minutes long, whereas the anime's episodes are two minutes, and the manga's stories are around 4-15 pages long.long.

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The series has also been adapted into an {{anime}}.

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The series has also been adapted into an {{anime}}.
{{Anime}} and a live-action {{Dorama}}.



* VignetteEpisode: The entire series could serve as this, as each season consists of 12 episodes that are only two minutes long apiece, including the intro.

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* VignetteEpisode: The entire series could serve as this, as each season it consists of 12 episodes that are only two minutes long apiece, including apiece -- about the intro.runtime of a full-length anime episode.

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!! The Dorama adaptation contains examples of the following tropes:

* AdapationExpansion: Each episode of the drama is about 25 minutes long, whereas the anime's episodes are two minutes, and the manga's stories are around 4-15 pages long.


The series has also been adapted into an {{anime}}, and also served as the inspiration for the KoreanDrama ''Naege Geonbe'' ("Cheers to Me"). However, while the anime hews very close to its source material, the K-Drama is only loosely based on its inspiration.

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The series has also been adapted into an {{anime}}, and also served as the inspiration for the KoreanDrama ''Naege Geonbe'' ("Cheers to Me"). However, while the anime hews very close to its source material, the K-Drama is only loosely based on its inspiration.
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The series has also been adapted into an {{anime}}, and also served as the inspiration for the KoreanDrama ''Naege Geonbe'' ("Cheers to Me"). However, while the anime hews very close to its source material, the K-Drama is only loosely based on its inspiration.



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* SuddenEyeColour: Wakako's eyes are now a golden color and have actual pupils, as opposed to the solid black of the manga.

* VignetteEpisode: The entire series could serve as this, as each season consists of 12 episodes that are only two minutes long apiece, including the intro.

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* {{Iyashikei}}: ''Wakako Zake'' fits into this genre more comfortably than perhaps any other.

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[[caption-width-right:300:The protagonist in her natural habitat.]]


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* CatchPhrase: Wakako's satisfied sigh, "pshewwww~", after eating a particularly satisfying morsel of food.

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* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Downplayed. Wakako is drawn slightly differently from all other characters -- mostly in her large oval eyes -- though this may be to more readily distinguish her from other characters.


* JournalComic: ''Wakako Zake'' certainly follows the ''format'' of a JournalComic, and the restaurants in the manga are based on places the author has actually visited, but the actual comics are at least somewhat fictionalized.

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* JournalComic: ''Wakako Zake'' certainly follows the ''format'' of a JournalComic, and the restaurants in the manga are based on places the author has actually visited, but the actual comics themselves are at least somewhat fictionalized.


''Wakako Zake'' differentiates itself from many other notable food-related manga with its utter simplicity. It doesn't have an central conflict, an overarching plot, or even a cast of significant characters outside of Wakako herself. It makes no effort to be dramatic or comedic. It's essentially a SliceOfLife JournalComic centering around the pleasure of food and drink, and a character study of a young woman who's alone with her thoughts.

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''Wakako Zake'' differentiates itself from many other notable food-related manga with its utter simplicity. It doesn't have an central conflict, an overarching plot, or even a cast of significant characters outside of Wakako herself. It makes no special effort to be dramatic dramatic, educational, or comedic. It's essentially a SliceOfLife JournalComic centering around the pleasure of food and drink, and a character study of a young woman who's alone with her thoughts.



* AuthorAvatar: Played with. Wakako's character design is somewhat based on the author's likeness (a decision based on the editor's suggestion), and the first volume's afterword shows that the author is likewise fond of food and drink, but there's no clear evidence that Wakako and the author share opinions or beliefs.



* JournalComic: ''Wakako Zake'' certainly follows the ''format'' of a JournalComic, and the restaurants in the manga are based on places the author has actually visited, but the actual comics are at least somewhat fictionalized.



* ObsessedWithFood: Wakako is portrayed as a regular person who loves food, but some chapters certainly show that food and drink occupy a rather large portion of her headspace.



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* ObsessedWithFood: Wakako is generally portrayed as a regular person who loves food, but some chapters certainly show that food and drink occupy a rather large portion of her headspace.


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* SliceOfLife: ''Wakako Zake'' is all about the simple pleasures of day-to-day life; its focus just happens to fall on a character's culinary life.


In contrast to many other noteworthy manga about food, ''WakakoZake'' doesn't strive to be action-packed, educational, or even especially comedic. There's no greater narrative linking it all together. It's essentially a SliceOfLife JournalComic centering around the pleasure of food and drink, and a character study of a young woman who's alone with her thoughts.

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In contrast to ''Wakako Zake'' differentiates itself from many other noteworthy notable food-related manga about food, ''WakakoZake'' with its utter simplicity. It doesn't strive to be action-packed, educational, have an central conflict, an overarching plot, or even especially comedic. There's a cast of significant characters outside of Wakako herself. It makes no greater narrative linking it all together.effort to be dramatic or comedic. It's essentially a SliceOfLife JournalComic centering around the pleasure of food and drink, and a character study of a young woman who's alone with her thoughts.




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* ComfortFood: Eating (and, in some cases, being comforted by) familiar foods is more or less the basis of the entire series.

* FoodPorn: As is par for manga involving delicious food, the drawings of food are much more lovingly detailed than the characters or backgrounds.

* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: Wakako is pretty good at making all her meals sound like this.

* ObsessedWithFood: Wakako is portrayed as a regular person who loves food, but some chapters certainly show that food and drink occupy a rather large portion of her headspace.


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