**Note, this version has removed all traces of the gay part of the original, but I included it just in case you wanted to watch this version, too**

This story is about four men who work in a confectionary. Tachibana Keiichiro is the owner; Ono Yusuke is the superb baker that has a mysterious and mesmerizing aura; Kobayakawa Chikage is the waiter and close bodyguard of Tachibana; and last but not least is Kanda Eiji, the ex-boxer who loves cake so much that he becomes a waiter at ‘Antique’. This is a refreshing, yet heartfelt comedy about the 4 very unique personalities that work until the wee hours of the night at the small confectionery. The series follows the romance, family life, and most importantly friendship that these 4 men experience.

This is a confectionery with a “flavor” not like most. Located in the middle of an ordinary residential area, “Antique” stays open until 2 a.m. Every single thing in the shop is antique, in fact even the sherry glasses that water comes in look like they would cost 50,000 yen. On top of this, all the sweets that are sold are unbelievably delicious.

The thing that is most peculiar about “Antique” though is that all 4 of the men that work here are very handsome, and each has an interesting past. Those that frequent the store also have a story to tell.

~~ Adapted from the manga “Antique Bakery” (西洋 骨董 洋菓子店) by Yoshinaga Fumi (よしながふみ)

Production Information

  • Known As
    • Antique
    • アンティーク
    • Antique Bakery
    • Antique: Western Antique Cake Shop
    • アンティーク ~西洋骨董洋菓子店~
  • Related Content
  • Country
    • Japan
  • Category
    • Series
  • Duration
    • 11 Episodes (54 min. each)
  • Rating
    • Not Yet Rated
  • Directors
    • Hasumi Eiichiro
    • Motohiro Katsuyuki
  • Screenwriter
    • Okada Yoshikazu
  • Executive Producer
    • Name
  • Original Creator
    • Yoshinaga Fumi
  • Original Release Date
    • 08 October 2001
  • Main Characters
    • Takizawa Hideaki Kanda Eiji
    • Shiina Kippei Tachibana Keichiro
    • Fujiki Naohito Ono Yusuke
    • Abe Hiroshi Kobayakawa Chikage
  • Supporting Characters
    • Enari Kazuki Yoshinaga Shota
    • Koyuki Izuka Momoko
    • Tsuji Kazunaga Munakata Katsuo
    • Manabe Kaori Shimazaki Tamami
    • Kobayashi Susumu Noma Atsushi
    • Nonaka Isao Saeki
    • Ikuta Etsuko Tachibana Hiroko
    • Yachigusa Kaoru Shirai Fukiko
    • Masu Takeshi Ono Keisuke (Ep. 9, 11)
    • Hosokawa Naomi Ono Reiko
    • Nishino Taeko Uchino Akane
    • Kimura Midori Shirai Eiko
    • Muta Teizo Kanda Genichi
    • Suzuki Sawa Morooka Mieko (Ep. 8-9, 11)
  • Guest Appearances
    • Konishi Manami Nakano Itsuko (Ep. 1, 11)
    • Nagatsuka Keishi Onizuka Toru (Ep. 2, 11)
    • Oshima Yuko Obayashi Kayoko (Ep. 4)
    • Nakagoshi Noriko Makino Junko (Ep. 4)
    • Sudo Risa Toyama Midori (Ep. 5)
    • Murano Mia Takeuchi Hideko (Ep.7)

The Show

Episode 1 (1.2 missing)

Episode 2 (2.4 missing)

Episode 3 (3.2 and 3.4 missing)

Episode 4 (4.2 missing)

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 9

Episode 10

Episode 11


Tags: Food, Comedy, Former Athlete Male Lead, Adapted From A Manga, Friendship