Nobunaga no Chef Manga Gets Live-Action TV Sequel
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A sequel to the live-action television series based on Mitsuru Nishimura and Takurō Kajikawa's Nobunaga no Chef (A Chef of Nobunaga) manga has been green-lit. The wraparound jacket band on the manga's ninth volume is announcing the sequel on February 15, and the sequel will air on TV Asahi and its affiliates this summer.
Kis-My-Ft2 idol group member Yūta Tamamori (Gokusen's Ryōta Takasugi) starred in the first television series as Ken, a modern-day French chef who is transported back in time to Japan's Warring States era. As Ken struggles with his new surroundings, he garners the attention of Oda Nobunaga and becomes Nobunaga's personal chef. Mitsuhiro Oikawa (20th Century Boys, Nodame Cantabile) co-starred as Nobunaga.
Mirai Shida also co-starred as the female swordsmith Natsu. Other cast members included Gori as Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Takashi Ukaji as Mori Yoshinari, Takanori Takeyama as Tokugawa Ieyasu, Kitarō as another of Nobunaga's chefs, and Bokuzō Masana as Ashikaga Yoshiaki. (Note: historical Japanese names are written family name first, and actors names are written family name last.)
Nishimura and Kajikawa launched the manga in Hobunsha's Weekly Manga Times anthology in March 2011. The first television series premiered last January.