Shogi Meshi Gourmet Manga Gets Live-Action Series This Month
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Fuji TV on Demand streaming service announced on Saturday that Nagisa Matsumoto's Shogi Meshi (Shogi Food or Meals shogi player loved) manga is getting an eight-episode live-action series adaptation that will stream on the service starting on July 31. The series will also air on Fuji TV starting on August 2.
Rio Uchida (Kamen Rider Drive) stars in the series as Nayuta Tōge. Gorō Azumi is directing the series, and Yoriko Kodama (Kodoku no Gourmet seasons 2, 3, 5, and 6) is writing the script.
The manga centers on female professional shogi player Nayuta Tōge. On breaks during her matches, Nayuta must choose the perfect meal to eat that will give her the edge to win her match. Nayuta analyzes her food options and the food decisions of her opponents just like she analyzes every move on the shogi board.
Matsumoto launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine last year, and the manga also runs on the ComicWalker website. Pro shogi player Akihito Hirose (eighth dan) serves as a supervisor on the series. Kadokawa published the manga's first volume on January 23.
Source: Comic Natalie