Kodoku no Gourmet Series Gets Special Episode This Summer

posted on 2016-06-24 08:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New episode will focus on Sendai, Onagawa in Miyagi Prefecture

The official website of the live-action television series of Masayuki Kusumi and Jiro Taniguchi's Kodoku no Gourmet (Solitary Gourmet) manga revealed on Thursday that the series will air a special episode this summer tentatively titled "Kodoku no Gourmet Special! Tōhoku, Miyagi Shucchō-hen" (Solitary Gourmet Special! Tohoku, Miyagi Business Trip).

In the special episode, protagonist Goro Inagashira will travel to Sendai and Onagawa, both cities located in Miyagi Prefecture.

The series previously aired a special episode on January 1 focused on Asahikawa, Hokkaido.

Both the series and the original manga follow a solitary salesman named Goro Inagashira as he travels all over Japan and samples the local cuisine found on street corners.

The live-action show's 10-episode first season premiered in January 2012. The latest fifth season aired in October-December 2015.

Kusumi and Taniguchi first serialized Kodoku no Gourmet 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.

The manga has been translated in eight languages. The now-defunct online manga site JManga once licensed the manga for North America and published a part of it in English.

Source: Comic Natalie

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