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North American publisher Vertical, Inc. announced at its panel at Otakon on Saturday that it will release Fumi Yoshinaga's What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Kinō Nani Tabeta?) manga. The first volume will ship in March 2014 for US$12.95. New volumes will ship every two months.
The manga revolves around Shirō Kakei, a methodical lawyer, and his lover Kenji Yabuki, a sociable hairstylist. The manga tells the story of their everyday lives together in their apartment through their cooking and eating habits. The series also provides recipes and cooking tips for the food featured in each chapter.
Yoshinaga launched the manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine in 2007, and Kodansha released the seventh volume in Japan in December. The series was nominated for the first Manga Taisho Awards (Cartoon Grand Prize) in 2008, and received a jury recommendation in the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2009.
Viz Media released Yoshinaga's All My Darling Daughters manga, and is currently releasing her Ōoku: The Inner Chambers manga in North America. Yen Press has released her Not Love But Delicious Foods Make Me So Happy! manga, and Digital Manga Publishing has released her Antique Bakery, Don't Say Anymore Darling, Flower of Life, Garden Dreams, Ichigenme... The First Class is Civil Law, The Moon and the Sandals, and Solfege series. Tokyopop's Blu imprint had released Yoshinaga's Gerard & Jacques, Lovers in the Night, and Truly Kindly manga. Antique Bakery received an anime adaptation, and Ōoku has received two live-action films and a live-action TV series.
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