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For those who haven’t been keeping up, Lost in the Baum Forest is part two of a story in which the Sweet Spirits; Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint and Maize have been called back to the Sweets Kingdom to help their friends pass an exam. However, in the process of opening a portal to the Kingdom they dragged Ichigo and co along for the ride. So the merry band of Super Deformed Pâtissières started on a world tour to find the best ingredients in the land.
After yesterdays slow going the gang decide to quickly finish the tour so they have time to prepare for the advancement test, all is going well, minus two near death experiences involving Johnny. That is until they reach the Baum Forest, this is a forest (duh) where all the best fruit in the land is grown, when they arrive the find that someone has thoughtlessly left fruit skins and the like to biodegrade. So The Jerks (Yeah I can’t believe that’s a team name either) decide to go and pick fruit while Ichigo and co clean up by putting the leftovers into polythene bags (smart idea guys). The Jerks run into The Guardian of the Forest (a monkey of course) who thinks they are the responsible for the littering, so he put them in jail.
The last ten minutes of the episode are about trying to convince the Guardian that they didn’t do it, Ichigo decides to bake a cake that represents the forest (thing to notice is that the cake IS BIGGER THAN HER HEAD). They give the cake to the Guardian, he eats it and releases The Jerks. Johnny, who has spent all this time arseing about in the forest, shows up and tells the Guardian that it is his weird pink abomination of a grandson that has been littering in the forest and everyone leaves happy.
I’ve had a hard time really getting into Yumeiro Pâtissière Professional until this past story arc. The show still feels like there is no weight to any of the revelations, when a threatening event happens you automatically assume that they will be able to fix the problem rather sharpish and still it feels like nothing overall has happened. However, there is still an underlying pleasantness to the whole show; Ichigo’s enthusiasm for everything that happens around her is just nice to watch and the Super Deformed art style of this story arc is just adorable to a point where I don’t completely hate Kashino and his assholeish ways (they put him in a pink bear costume aswell).
Seriously, if you just want to watch an easy going show that just loves to be self indulgent watch Yumeiro Pâtissière Professional, you don’t need to have seen the first series to be able to enjoy it.