Kodoku no Gourmet gets third season
The live-action television adaptation of Masayuki Qusumi and Jiro Taniguchi’s Kodoku no Gourmet (Solitary Gourmet) food manga will return for a third season. The manga follows a solitary salesman named Goro Inagashira as he travels all over Japan and samples the local cuisine found on street corners. The 12-episode second season aired from October to December last year.
Kodoku no Gourmet Season 3 will premiere on TV Tokyo on July 10 and will air on Wednesdays at 11:58 p.m. Yutaka Matsushige (Sukiyaki Western Django, Crows Zero) will again star as Goro in the series. The third season will feature Yokohama’s Hinodechō Station and Akabane Station in Kita, Tokyo, among other locales.
Qusumi himself will continue his own mini-segment within the series called “Furatto Qusumi” (Casual Qusumi), where he will talk with guests and provide more information about the food shops featured in the series.
Fusosha’s Weekly Spa! magazine and its other publications have been serializing the manga on an irregular basis since 1994. Only one book volume has been compiled so far, but its various editions have sold more than 200,000 copies. JManga had published some of the original manga in English before shutting down last month.