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Live-Action Solitary Gourmet New Year's Eve Special Airs Finale Scene Live

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The live-action adaptation of Masayuki Kusumi and author Jiro Taniguchi's Kodoku no Gourmet (The Solitary Gourmet) manga is getting a new special this evening, and viewers in Japan will have a special treat: the final scene in the special will be broadcast live.

The special airs tonight from 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Eiko Segawa will guest star in the show's final scene.

In the new special, Kodoku no Gourmet Ōmisoka Special ~Tabe Osame! Setouchi Shucchō-hen~, Gorō is stuck spending even New Year's Eve on a business trip, and he spends the 30th and the 31st in the three prefectures of Kagawa, Ehime, and Hiroshima, all of which are in the Setouchi region of Japan. Gorō again manages to get into some trouble on his trip, but he is able to stop by a restaurant to eat and sample local cuisine. The show's staff teases that viewers should pay particular attention to the food item Gorō chooses to eat last.

Yutaka Matsushige (live-action Death Note, Sukiyaki Western Django, Crows Zero) will once again reprise his role as protagonist Gorō Inagashira in the special.

Both the Kodoku no Gourmet live-action series and original manga follow a solitary salesman named Gorō Inagashira as he travels all over Japan and samples the local cuisine found on street corners. The live-action show's sixth season premiered on April 8.

Masayuki Kusumi and Jiro Taniguchi first serialized the Kodoku no Gourmet manga from 1994 to 1996 in Fusosha's Monthly Panja magazine (now defunct). Kusumi handled the story, and Taniguchi drew the art. Fusosha published the first collected volume in 1997. Kusumi and Fusosha published the manga's second volume in September 2015. Taniguchi passed away in February.

The manga also inspired a net anime that debuted on Production I.G's "Tate Anime" (Vertical Anime) smartphone app on November 29.

Source: Comic Natalie


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