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What Did You Eat Yesterday? Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series premieres in April

This year's eighth issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine confirmed on Thursday that a live-action television series adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga's What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Kinō Nani Tabeta?) manga will premiere in April. The show will air on TV Tokyo and other networks.

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.

Viz Media released Yoshinaga's All My Darling Daughters manga, and is currently releasing her Ōoku: The Inner Chambers manga in North America. Yen Press has released her Not Love But Delicious Foods Make Me So Happy! manga, and Digital Manga Publishing has released her Antique Bakery, Don't Say Anymore Darling, Flower of Life, Garden Dreams, Ichigenme... The First Class is Civil Law, The Moon and the Sandals, and Solfege series. Tokyopop's Blu imprint released Yoshinaga's Gerard & Jacques, Lovers in the Night, and Truly Kindly manga.

Antique Bakery received an anime adaptation, and Ōoku has received two live-action films and a live-action TV series.

Source: Morning magazine issue 8

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