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Gourmet! Manga About Prime Minister's Cook Inspires Live-Action Drama

posted on by Karen Ressler
Ayame Gōriki stars in adaptation of Nobunaga no Chef creator's story

Mitsuru Nishimura and Mitsuru Ohsaki's Gourmet! (Gu・Ra・Me! ~Daisaishō no Ryōrinin~) manga is getting a television drama adaptation titled Gu・Ra・Me! ~Sōri no Ryōriban~ this July. The series will premiere on TV Asahi's "Friday Night Drama" block at 11:15 p.m.

The series will star Ayame Gōriki (live-action Black Butler, Gatchaman) as the main character Kurumi. In addition, Fumiyo Kohinata (Dark Water, Ringu 2) will play the fictional prime minister Ichirō Atō and Kenichi Takitoh (live-action Terra Formars, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen) will play the prime minister's secretary Seiji Koga, who gets Kurumi her job. Issei Takahashi (Whisper of the Heart, Ikebukuro West Gate Park) will play the head resident chef Haruki Kiyosawa, and Yua Shinkawa (live-action Blue Spring Ride) will play television politics reporter Yūko Tachibana. Other cast members include Risa Naitō, Yukimi Matsuo, and Hiroki Miyake.

Ohsaki drew the manga based on Nishimura's story from 2006 to 2010 in Shinchosha's Weekly Comic Bunch, and Shinchosha published the series in 10 compiled volumes. The story follows Kurumi Ichiki, a young woman who gets a job as a resident cook for the Prime Minister of Japan, and must cook for various important people from around the world. Both the manga's title and the drama's title translate to "GOU・R・MET! ~Prime Minister's Cook~.

Nishimura is a career chef who has served the Japanese ambassadors in Brunei and Vietnam. Nishimura also collaborated with Takurō Kajikawa on the Nobunaga no Chef (A Chef of Nobunaga) manga, which has received two live-action television adaptations, and with Hiroshi Kawasumi on the Taishi Kakka no Ryōrinin (Le Chef Cuisinier de L'Ambassadeur) manga, which inspired a live-action television special adaptation.

Source: Comic Natalie

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