I don't like how they've made Kawachi into the useless idiot too. :( I mean, he may not be as good as Azuma and Kanmuri, but he's still a talented baker on his own. He had great character development before with the Solar Gauntlets and afro and his Victory bread in the Monaco arc, but now it seems like they've just forgotten all of that to make fun of him constantly. And (mom and I have talked about this several times before) it's kinda sad that even though he's worked so hard, so hard, he can never be any better than Azuma, the prodigy with a natural gift. So where does hard work get you? In Kawachi's case, it makes you comic relief. D:
Though, Yakitate Japan is still the only show that makes us giggle so much just over the opening animation and how absurd it is. XD And the episodes we watched today made me feel REALLY hungry, even though I'd just finished eating dinner and dessert.