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What Did You Eat Yesterday? Live-Action Series Reveals Additional Cast

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Misako Tanaka, Toshiro Yashiba, Marin, Atsuko Takaizumi, more join cast

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

The newly announced cast members are:

Misako Tanaka as Kayoko Tominaga

Toshihiro Yashiba as Kayoko's husband

Marin as Michiru Watanabe

Atsuko Takaizumi as Yoshie Uemachi

Chan Kawai as Osamu Uemachi

Yurika Nakamua as Shino Kataoka

Meiko Kaji as Hisae Kakei

Kōtarō Shiga as Gorō Kakei

Makita Sports as Hiroshi Miyake

Hitomi Satō as Seiko Imada (first episode)

Megumi as Sengoku (first episode)

The series stars Hidetoshi Nishijima as Shirō Kakei with Seiyō Uchino as Kenji Yabuki.

Nakae Kazuhito, Katsumi Nojiri, and Kenji Katagiri are directing the series. Naoko Adachi is writing the scripts. Overground Acoustic Underground is performing the opening theme song "Kaerimichi" (The Way Back Home), and Friends is performing the ending theme song "i o you."

The series will premiere in April in TV Tokyo's "Drama 24" Friday night programming block on April 5 at 12:12 at night (effectively April 6 at 12:12 a.m.).

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 15th compiled book volume on March 22. 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 (link 2)

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