Sweet Reincarnation (Okashi na Tensei, Strange Reincarnation) is another entry to the well-known, world-bending isekai genre. This time, a well-established pâtissier receives a god’s blessing to be reincarnated after suffering a sudden death. It’ll be quite the tale, a pastry chef exploring a dangerous world of magic. Seems it won’t be like Fighting Foodons or Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma, though, so that’s a shame.
The series isn’t due to be served until July 2023. Until then, our hors d’oeuvres will be this trailer.
SynergySP and Studio Comet, the studios adapting this series to anime, have put together a promotional home page and an official Twitter page to provide fans and potential viewers with updates and special bonuses, such as the key visual seen below. TO Books (the company publishing the light novel and manga versions) has maintained a separate home page for Sweet Reincarnation.
A Not-So-Sweet Start to a New Life
Sweet Reincarnation follows the tale of a remarkably skilled pastry chef cut down in his prime. His dream would have gone unfulfilled, but a god decided to give him a second chance and saw fit to reincarnate him in a new world of swords and sorcery. The as-yet-unnamed pâtissier is reborn as Pastry Mill Morteln (voiced by Ayumu Murase), the son and heir of the Sovereign Territory of Morteln. At nine years old, he had impressed his father, Casserole Mill Morteln (voiced by Hiroshi Tsuchida). The boy solved an issue with their crops, allowing the territory to harvest specific beans, gaining fame, and avoiding famine.
Pastry inherited his memories and skills from his previous life, granting him a great deal of knowledge of food and the preparation thereof. Of course, he hasn’t told anyone of this. His goal of making the best pastries the world had ever seen is in sight. But he must still focus his attention elsewhere, such as learning the ways of the sword from his father and uncovering the secrets of magic while dealing with troubles such as bandits. The man only wants to make sweets but has to deal with all this. Not all isekai protagonists get the cheat abilities.
Sweet Reincarnation Origins
Sweet Reincarnation first began making sweets in the web novel written by Nozomu Koryu. He began to publish it on the Shosetsuka ni Naro website on February 17th, 2015. TO Books later obtained the rights and hired the artist Yasuyuki Shuri to help adapt the series to light novel form. The series saw a new release in the TO Bunko imprint on October 20th, 2015, and has since published 23 volumes.
TO Books later hired the artist Seriko Iida to adapt the series again to manga format for their Comic Corona magazine. The new run began on December 25th, 2017, with nine volumes released thus far.
It seems like Pastry might need a special assistant for his endeavors. Perhaps a maid who is also a warrior? The J-List shop has just the girl for the job. Watch Maid 1/7 Figure — Battle! Costume Maid is a maid that clearly wields both a sword and a giant clock, which has to be useful somehow.
Are you excited about the upcoming Sweet Reincarnation anime adaptation? Have you also been following the series since its novel days? Can you cook good pastries? Let us know in the comments below.