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  • Moe: Tsumugi. Good lord, Tsumugi.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • Shinobu. She had a few quite interesting quirks, such as her status as a caretaker of younger kids and desire to do something food-related as an adult, but those are never expanded on and her role never gets larger than that of Kotori's friend.
    • Yagi. He runs a restaurant, which gives him a logical reason to appear in a cooking series, and there are several characters who are interested in the restaurant industry, so you'd think he'd be quite helpful. Instead, after his introduction he largely fades into the background and his history with Kouhei isn't even elaborated on.
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    • Kotori's mom is a Celebrity Chef, but you'd be forgiven for forgetting that because of just how rarely it's ever brought up when she appears.
    • Kouhei's sister and her daughter get a Character Focus chapter, distinct designs, and backstory, and then disappear to never be seen again.
  • Signature Scene: The shark song.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Many fans thought Kotori's sudden feelings for and confession to Kouhei came out of nowhere, considering for most of the series she viewed him as more of a father figure and friend and their relationship could really only be interpreted in a romantic sense through Shipping Goggles. It doesn't help that she only does this thanks to the confession to her of her own Romantic False Lead Kujirai, who was only introduced a couple chapters ago.
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