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The live-action television adaptation of Masayuki Qusumi and Jiro Taniguchi's Kodoku no Gourmet (Solitary Gourmet) food manga will return for a second season. The manga follows a solitary salesman named Goro Inagashira as he travels all over Japan and samples the local cuisine found on street corners. The 10-episode first season aired from January-March this year.
Kodoku no Gourmet Season 2 will premiere on TV Tokyo on October 10 and will air on Wednesdays. Yutaka Matsushige (Sukiyaki Western Django, Crows Zero) will again star as Goro in the series. The second season will feature Goro visiting more Japanese sweet shops and eating more desserts and light meals.
Qusumi will have his own mini-segment within the series called "Furatto Qusumi" (Casual Qusumi), where he will talk with guests and provide more information about the food shops featured in the series.
Fusosha's Weekly Spa! magazine and its other publications have been serializing the manga on an irregular basis since 1994. Only one book volume has been compiled so far, but its various editions have sold more than 200,000 copies. JManga has published some of the original manga in English.
Source: Comic Natalie