What Did You Eat Yesterday? Live-Action Series Stars Hidetoshi Nishijima, Seiyō Uchino

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Adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga's manga premieres in April

TV Tokyo announced the cast and staff for its live-action television series adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga's What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Kinō Nani Tabeta?) manga on Thursday.

The series stars Hidetoshi Nishijima as Shirō Kakei, while Seiyō Uchino will play Kenji Yabuki. The series website unveiled a visual of both actors in costume.

Nakae Kazuhito, Katsumi Nojiri, and Kenji Katagiri are directing the series. Naoko Adachi is writing the scripts.

The series will premiere in April in TV Tokyo's "Drama 24" Friday night programming block.

Vertical is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story:

A hard-working, middle-aged gay couple in Tokyo come to enjoy the finer moments of life through food. After long days at work, either in the law firm or the hair salon, Shiro and Kenji will always have down time together by the dinner table, where they can discuss their troubles, hash out their feelings, and enjoy delicately prepared home-cooked meals!

Yoshinaga launched the manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine in 2007, and Kodansha released the 14th compiled book volume on July 23. Vertical released the 13th volume in North America on August 7.

The series was nominated for the first Manga Taisho Awards (Cartoon Grand Prize) in 2008, and received a jury recommendation in the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2009. The manga also ranked on the "Book of the Year" list from Kadokawa Media Factory's book and manga news magazine Da Vinci in 2014 and 2016.

Sources: TV Tokyo, Comic Natalie

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