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Kodoku no Gourmet Live-Action Series Gets 8th Season

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New season premieres in October

TV Tokyo revealed on Wednesday that the live-action series adaptation of Masayuki Kusumi and Jiro Taniguchi's Kodoku no Gourmet (The Solitary Gourmet) manga will have an eighth season that will premiere in October. Yutaka Matsushige (live-action Death Note, Sukiyaki Western Django, Crows Zero) will once again reprise his role as protagonist Gorō Inagashira.

The new season will have a theme of "not forgetting one's roots." For the first time, the show will have an episode dedicated to sweets. The show will also have new guest stars and locations.

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 seventh season premiered in April 2018, and the show also received a year-end special that aired on December 31, 2018.

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 2017.

The manga also inspired a net anime that debuted on Production I.G's "Tate Anime" (Vertical Anime) smartphone app in November 2017.

Sources: Kodoku no Gourmet live-action series' website, Comic Natalie


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