Experimental, Historical, Supreme Bread! It's Ja-Pan #44! (試作史上最強のパン! ジャぱん44号じゃッ!, Shisaku shijousaidai no pan!! Japan 44 gou jaa) is the 21st episode of Yakitate!! Japan. It aired on March 15, 2005.


After Kawachi's dreadful defeat at the hands of Kanmuri, Azuma decided to take revenge for Kawachi. During Azuma's match with Suwabara, Azuma baked Japan #44, a bread that allows those who eat it to "ascend to heaven". The judges, Kuroyanagi and Dave go to heaven after eating Azuma's bread giving all the crowd a shocking reaction. When Kuroyanagi comes back to life after the effects of the bread have worn off, he declares Azuma the winner.