Shigeru Tsuchiyama's Gokudō Meshi Gourmet Manga Gets Live-Action Series
posted on by Karen Ressler
Shigeru Tsuchiyama's Gokudō Meshi manga is inspiring a new live-action series that will premiere on BS Japan on July 14. The show will air on Saturday nights at 9:00 p.m.
Seiji Fukushi will star in the drama as a new character named Ippei Hara, a new member of cell block 204. The rest of the cast includes:
- Hiroki Konno as Hiroshi Ozu
- Yū Tokui as Gosaburō Hachinobe
- Shingo Yanagisawa as Naotsugu Chikai
- Hitoshi Ozawa as Kensaku Araki
Gokudō Meshi, which can be translated as "Criminals' Meals," is a human comedy about five Japanese prisoners who reminisce about the most delicious meals they ever had in the past. The prisoners battle over entrees in their New Year's Day meals by telling the best stories about these meals.
Tsuchiyama passed away on May 24.