News Ayumi Tachihara's Gokudō no Shokutaku Manga Gets Film
posted on 2008-09-12 06:36 EDT
This year's 18th issue of Akita Shoten's Play Comic magazine has announced on Thursday that Ayumi Tachihara's Gokudō no Shokutaku (Yakuza's Dining Table) comedy manga will be adapted as a film. The manga centers on a middle-aged, divorced yakuza boss who happens to be a food connoisseur taking night school to better himself. The film will star Ken Matsudaira, an actor best known for historical period dramas, as the yakuza boss Raizō Kuji. This is not Matsudaira's first role based on a food manga — he also starred as the food critic father who disowned the main character of 2007's Shin Oishinbo television drama remake. Tachihara's earlier Maji! and Jingi manga have both been adapted as video anime series.