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Wakako-zake Live-Action Series Gets 5th Season in 2020

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Cuisine show's 4th season premiered in January

The official website for North Stars Pictures and Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine announced on Friday that the live-action series based on Chie Shinkyū's Wakako-zake manga is getting a fifth season in 2020. The series will air on BS TV Tokyo.

The original Wakako-zake cuisine manga follows 26-year old Wakako, who drinks different kinds of alcoholic beverages at bars and restaurants alone every night, searching for her place to belong.

Shinkyū started the manga in Monthly Comic Zenon in 2011. Media Do released the first volume of the manga digitally in English on several platforms last October. Nenzu Nyanbara launched a spinoff manga titled Taishū Sakaba Wakao - Wakako-zake Betten (Public Bar Wakao - Wakako-zake Different Shop) on Tokuma Shoten's Web Comic Zenyon website in January.

The first 12-episode live-action television season aired in January-March 2015, and the second and third 12-episode seasons premiered in January 2016 and April 2017, respectively. The fourth season premiered on January 7.

Crunchyroll streamed the second season as it aired, and added the first season in April 2016.

The manga also inspired a 12-episode series of three-minute anime shorts, starring Miyuki Sawashiro, that premiered in July 2015. Crunchyroll also streamed the anime series as it aired.

Source: Monthly Comic Zenon


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