Kodoku no Gourmet Live-Action Series Gets Year-End Special

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
December 31 special highlights Setouchi cuisine

The official website for the live-action series adaptation of Masayuki Kusumi and Jiro Taniguchi's Kodoku no Gourmet (The Solitary Gourmet) manga revealed on Tuesday that the show will have a television special on December 31 from 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The new special, tentatively titled Kodoku no Gourmet Ōmisoka Special ~Setouchi Shucchō-hen~, will feature Gorō Inagashira travelling to the Setouchi region and sampling the local cuisine.

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

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 is also inspiring an anime that will debut on Production I.G's "Tate Anime" (Vertical Anime) smartphone app on November 29.

Source: Comic Natalie

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