News Kana Kurashina Stars in Live-Action Hana no Zubora-Meshi Drama
posted on 2012-08-23 19:15 EDT
Kana Kurashina (Bartender, Minasan, Sayonara) will star in the live-action television drama adaptation of Masayuki Kusumi and Etsuko Mizusawa's Hana no Zubora-Meshi (Hana's Sloppy Meals) cooking manga. This will be Kurashina's first leading role in a drama.
The manga shorts follow the everyday life of a "cute" yet sometimes lonely wife named Hana, and the meals she cooks for herself while her husband is away on a distant assignment.
The MBS/TBS late-night series will have 10 half-hour episodes that Noriko Yuasa and Yasuyuki Fukasako will direct. Ōkura (Salaryman Neo) and Ayako Kitakawa (Kaitō Royale) are scripting the series, which will premiere on TBS on October 23.
Kusumi and Mizusawa started the manga in Akita Shoten's Elegance Eve magazine in 2009, and Akita Shoten published two volumes which have sold 500,000 copies so far. The manga was nominated for last year's Manga Taisho Awards and this year's Booklog Award. It ranked as the #1 manga for female readers in the survey from the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2012 guidebook.
Kusumi is also known for another manga about a character's solitary meals that inspired a live-action television series, Kodoku no Gourmet.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web