Anime & Manga

“Samurai Gourmet” manga adapted to live-action Netflix series

Netflix has a lot of new series in store for 2017 and if you’re looking for something food-related or adapted from a manga, look no further than “Samurai Gourmet.”

The live-action drama series will premiere on March 17. The series is based on Masayuki Kusumi’s essay and the manga of the same title, featuring the life of Takeshi Kasumi.

Here’s the official synopsis: 

Takeshi Kasumi has spent his entire life devoted to his job. Now a retired man, he finds himself with plenty of extra time on his hands. While on an afternoon walk, Kasumi discovers the joys of day time drinking and the realization that he is now free to eat and drink what he wants, when he wants. This awakens his inner persona – a wandering samurai living life freely in Japan’s age of civil wars. Thus begins his search for blissfully delectable delights to satisfy his stomach and the samurai’s soul. A retired man’s tales of adventure in twelve episodes, including “Lunch Time Beer at a Diner,” “The Devilish Madame,” “A Croquette for the Heart” and “Wanderer’s Italian Lunch.”

Image courtesy of Anime News Network
Image courtesy of Anime News Network

The 12-episode series stars Naoto Takenaka as Takashi Kasumi, Tetsuji Tamayama as the samurai, and Honami Suzuki as Shizuko Kasumi.

According to Anime News Network, Tsuchiyama began the manga based on Kusumi’s “Nobushi no Gourmet” essays in 2013 in the Gentosha Plus online magazine. The manga is ongoing and is in its third season.

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