"Groovy Sukiyaki" (Masayuki Izumi, published by FUSOSHA), a manga unit consisting of Masayuki Kusumi, known as the author of "Lonely Gourmet" and Harunori Izumi (author of "Shoku no Gunshi" and "Dandori-kun"), is a first-person manga with an analytical bombastic approach! Groovy Sukiyaki" (Masayuki Izumi, Fusosha) is dramatized with Riki Takeuchi in the lead role! A man with a trench coat as his trademark sticks to his own style and calculations, but is betrayed and conflicted... His appearance is hilarious, but somehow endearing! Four stories are presented in an omnibus format. We hope you will enjoy this monstrosity of food hilarity in drama."
There are those nights when your heart and stomach are simply too full.
Akira Ban, who’s known as Ban-san, drives on the streets of Osaka as a taxi driver. He encounters puzzled passengers with troubled lives and somehow ends up sitting with them at his favorite food spots in the city. A series of heartfelt stories and alluring foods fulfil both the stomach and the soul.
"Takehiko Kanroji (Riki Takeuchi), notorious for a man of power harassment, an executive officer of the publishing company “Yudansha” has been transferred from Nagoya to the Tokyo head office.
His mission is starting a magazine. However, the theme is ""sweets"" that Kanroji hates most. Even so, he tries to tackle the given work with all his heart, but his subordinates fed up with his overbearing attitude. So he ends up issuing a new magazine all by himself.
At the famous pastry shop where he reports, he first tastes sweets and enjoys the pleasant feeling he has never experienced. This experience awakes his secret talent of making sweets.
He creates surprising new-arranged sweets which a camera-man(Ryosuke Koike) is amazed.
The editor-in chief (Ruka Matsuda), who gave him a cold look towards his old-type work style,
starts to change. However, the second generation president (Ryuji Harada)’s unreasonable challenges and unexpected troubles caused a big upheaval.
Will the new magazine be completed?"
Throughout Japan, there are many delicious foods and drinks full of originality.The shinkansen seat table becomes a personal izakaya (Japanese-style pub) with infinite possibilities!
COVID-19 has made many menu items from famous restaurants available for takeout.Now comes a totally new kind of gourmet drama series full of information viewers want to know!
A company employee returning from business trips to various regions of the country finds takeout train station box meals and delicious foods and drinks for his shinkansen train ride home.He shares his experiences on social media as he enjoys his food.
It is a drama series that brings the infinitely expanding world of food to people everywhere who love travel, love izakaya,
and who love to eat and drink.
Sometime, the only thing that helps people get over a breakup is the taste of their favorite dish...
Set in real restaurants in Tokyo, the taste of the food gently embraces the women’s souls and kindly heals their broken hearts.
The main character, Miki (Alice Hirose), is a manga artist. She publishes her work, Heartbreak on a Plate, in a free magazine.
Each episode presents the stories of the broken hearts who come to the restaurant, and through the food, we are introduced to their “heartbreak on a plate” experiences.
Sometimes comical, sometimes human, the series portrays people who are trying to move forward even after heartbreak.
Throughout a total of 10 episodes, the relationship between Miki and a man from the flower shop (Kai Inowaki) gradually evolves into something more.
“Tokyo Noodle Factory” appears peaceful at first glance. With their slogan, “fast, cheap and tasty,” they have many regulars and the shop is lively. But it’s been two months since the manager went on maternity leave. Valuable staff members have been poached and the remaining staff are in crisis.
Then the head of the part-time staff, Aoi (Shuntaro Yanagi), receives a call that a new manager is on his way. “At last,” they think and look forward to the big day, but Akamatsu (Hokuto Yoshino) arrives with the unusual background of a former hotelier.
“I’ve got a grasp on what’s happening,” Akamatsu says, but deals with customers in his “too polite” hotelier manner and gets nothing done, frustrating Aoi to no end. And part-timers, Kimoto (Keiko Egami), Midorigawa (So Okuno) and Momota (Shiori Akita), are given more responsibility to clean up the manager’s messes. But Akamatsu clings on to his management style and in a show of thick-headedness, he proposes a new menu item. He hand-draws his own poster and displays it, but... Aoi and the others continue to be tossed around by his antics. What will become of “Tokyo Noodle Factory”? Will peace return to this restaurant?
A shocking scene awaits the end of episode one.
As the episodes unfold, a certain secret harbored by the udon rangers - Akamatsu, Aoi, Midorikawa, Momota, and Kimoto - is revealed. In every episode, the ultimate food porn bowl of udon is introduced. We at “Tokyo Noodle Factory” await your arrival.
Once again today, with good cocktails and canned food, the three men give encouragement and a gentle push on the back to those who are experiencing some hardship.
Young, old, male, female… In life, there is always some kind of issue.
But in talking to people close to you, sometimes you worry them, and sometimes they try and cheer you up, which becomes more of a burden…
And then, there are people who don’t have anyone close whom they can count on.
"I don’t care who it is. I just want someone to listen to me."
Those thoughts you keep hidden, the three employees at “Nishi Ogikubo Three Star Bar” will hear you out.
In the not-too-popular town of Nishi Ogikubo, Kobayashi, the young owner, operates a small bar.
Cocktails mixed by beautiful young man Amamiya, and the silent chef’s canned food dishes are what’s offered.
“Canned food, how unsuitable!” But it’s not like that. Their offerings are a gentle accompaniment for the troubled customers.
It’s proof that even without the elaborate process that goes into dishes from an expensive restaurant, you can create delicious dishes while cutting a few corners. Instead of useless advice, the dishes teach the customers who have hit a wall that, “you don’t need to be perfect, it’s okay to relax,” and provide a moment of respite.
And as for the customer, they can confront themselves at that moment and begin again the next day.
The story stars a photographer. As a foodie, his life work is to capture the techniques of Washoku chefs and the beauty of foodstuffs.
His pictures feature the artistry of Washoku chefs turning colorful ingredients into beautiful cuisine in the tranquil kitchen setting. To him, capturing the craftsmanship is like shooting a passionate dancer.
His favorite food is eel. On his days off, he likes to visit various restaurants.
Scenes progress, while he eats eels and explains his obsession and knowledge of the delicacy.
One day, he was at his favorite eel restaurant when the chef came up happily to talk to him. With the head chef finally going independent, he advised the mistress to make the chef take his position as the head chef.A commotion breaks out.
Kiki Inoue has lost her bearings in life and works a part-time job in a convenience store. But thanks to an incredible passion for conveniences store sweets, she encounters the manager of a major convenience store with whom she forms a partnership to develop the next big convenience store dessert! The manager, however, is only concerned with winning and views Kiki as nothing more than a pawn for achieving his own success. Feigning to be an angel, he is in fact a devil in disguise preying upon Kiki’s dreams and using her. Against this cutthroat corporate backdrop, Kiki is a symbol for many despairing from life’s many disappointments and failures and asking themselves the question “What is most important in life? Here is a Cinderella love story for them and for everyone.
인생에 방황 중인 세상 그 누구보다도 디저트를 사랑하는 편의점 아르바이트생 이노우에 키키.
어느 날 만난 대기업 편의점 체인 경영자와 오리지널 편의점 디저트를 개발하게 된다!
프로 경영자로서 회사의 기대를 받고 있는 그는 경쟁에서 이기지 못하면 의미가 없었다. 그에게 있어 키키는 그야말로 장기의 말이었다.
「천사」의 모습으로 키키의 꿈을 이용하는「악마」와 같은 존재였다!
삶에서「실패」와「패배」를 경험한 인생의 벼랑 끝에 선 사람들이 대기업 편의점을 무대로「인생에서 소중한 것은 무엇인가?」라고 묻는다.
모든 사람들에게 선사하는 신데렐라 러브 스토리!
If you were to die tomorrow, what would be your last meal? A handsome gourmet detective gets to the heart of a serial killer in this poisonously romantic suspense drama!
Detective Goro Akechi has a passion for fine dining. Good-looking but incredibly quirky, he solves food-related crimes by using, well, food. He treats Ichigo Kobayashi like his assistant and drags her into all sorts of cases, even though she's perfectly happy just running her food truck.
The thorn in Goro's flesh is the beautiful and self-proclaimed "Maria Magdalena," who upon meeting him transforms into a killer. Their relationship is at the same time "detective vs murderer" and "opposites attract."
Indulge your senses in savvy investigations, dangerous romance, and exquisite cuisine in this ultimate gourmet entertainment!
Natsuki Obana is a charismatic Japanese chef running a 2-star restaurant in Paris. Despite an extreme pride and confidence, he can’t seem to earn the 3 stars he covets. Feeling the pressure of a career slipping away, Obana’s troubles are compounded when his restaurant is caught in a scandal that forces its closure and the departure of his staff. Amid his despair, a glimmer of hope arrives when he encounters a female chef with whom he is encouraged to start anew. Assembling a staff of talented chefs, he launches his restaurant but is constantly clashing with personnel. Can a middle-aged man once knocked down recover the verve of youth necessary to achieve a lifelong dream?
요리에 인생을 걸고 파리에 자신의 가게를 가진 미슐랭 2스타를 획득한 카리스마 셰프. 자신감이 자만심으로 변하는 한편, 아무리 애써도 3스타를 가지지 못한 채 중압감에 괴로워하며 한계를 느낀다. 그러던 중 가게에서 중대한 사건이 일어나고 가게와 동료들을 모두 잃게 된다. 밑바닥으로 전락한 그는 어느 여성 셰프를 만나면서 다시 한번 셰프로서 살아갈 것을 결심하고 주위와 충돌하면서도 동료를 모아 기울어진 레스토랑의 재건을 위해 분투한다. 인생의 고난에 맞닥트려진 남자가 다시 한번 꿈을 향해 노력하는“어른의 청춘”을 그린 휴먼스토리.
料理に人生をかけ、パリに自分の店を持ち、二つ星を獲得するカリスマシェフ。 自信が慢心に変わる一方で、どうしても三つ星に手が届かず、プレッシャーに苦しみ、壁にぶつかる。 そんな時、店で重大事件が起こり、店も仲間も全て失ってしまう…。 どん底まで落ちた彼だったが、ある女性シェフと出会い、もう一度シェフとして 生き直そうと決意し、衝突しながらも仲間を集め、落ちぶれたレストランを立ち直すべく奮闘する。 人生につまずいた男がもう一度夢に向かう、“大人の青春”をかけたヒューマンストーリー。
"I shouldn't be eating at this time of the night" You know it's wrong, but you can't resist temptation. This realistic drama depicts the naked truth of the people that give into the allure of these "Immoral Snack."
"Beef Bowl with Extra Broth"
A woman becomes a vegetarian when she marries in order to slim down for her beloved husband. One day, she comes to suspect her husband may be cheating on her. She prepared a delicious meal to celebrate her wedding anniversary, but receives word that he's been spotted with another woman! "Every day, I've just being eating grass for that man, and this is how he repays me?" Overcome by anger, she dashes into a beef bowl restaurant...
“Loin d'ici”is a French restaurant oddly situated inside a cemetery, and run by a very eccentric owner who exhibits not a whit of desire to see it succeed except to fulfill her own hedonistic craving of “enjoying the pleasures of food and drink to her heart’s content”. She is surrounded by a colorful, like-minded staff of unique misfits, none of whom possess the refinement, flattery or tact needed. Yet through a string of mishaps and failures, they gradually find in the restaurant a sense of belonging and purpose, growing with the owner into an indispensable team and top-shelf restaurant. Savor this quintessential comical farce packed with laughs plus valuable hints for succeeding in life.
묘지 안에 위치한 프렌치 레스토랑「르완 디시」.
가게를 번창시킬 마음은 전혀 없이「마음껏 술과 식사를 즐기고 싶다」라는 자신의 욕구를 이루기 위해 가게를 오픈한“초 괴짜 오너”.
가게에 모인 종업원들도 하나같이 개성 넘치는 사람들이다.
빈말이라도 일류라고는 할 수 없는 그들은 실패를 거듭하면서도 차츰 안정과 보람을 찾아간다. 어느새「없어서는 안 될 존재」로 팀에 공헌하고 오너와 함께 최고의 조화를 이루어간다.
일치단결하여 필사적으로 문제 해결을 위해 분투하는 모습은 마치 “즐거운 희극”이다.
재밌는 웃음과 함께“인생을 살아가는 힌트”도 담긴 최상의 엔터테인먼트.
“Wonder Food” is a unique drama for a format that challenges the most creative Chefs of the country to bring alive amazing dishes spotted in fictional masterpieces of our times.
There are three episodes and we broadcasted in January 2020 at midnight. The initial target was for younger, however, not only younger but also elderly people viewed this drama. We understand, finally, a wide range of generations enjoyed the “Wonder Food”.
This drama is based on the comics ”Sachi no Otera Gohan” (Sachi’s Temple meal).
The main character’s name is “Sachi Usui”. In Japanese expression, “Sachi ga Usui” means ill-starred. Just like her name,she is unlucky without any particular reason in her life. She eats the convenience store food every day. One day, she meets 3 chief priests who preach the buddha’s teachings by vegetable food. Sachi finds happiness, the importance of eating and learning about Shojin Ryori (Vegetable cuisine) in the temple. This is a gourmet love story.
臼井 幸（うすい さち）という名前のとおり、何かといちいちツイていない、毎日コンビニ飯ばかりのOLが出会ったのは、料理で仏の道を伝える３人組。お寺で精進料理をいただきながら、ごはんをきちんと食べることの大切さを教わり、生きにくい毎日がだんだん楽しくなっていく。そんなサチが毎回、仕事、人間関係、恋愛でつまづきながら少しずつ成長していく、幸薄女の幸せ探しの物語。
This drama features the art of eating alone. Goro Inogashira runs his own little imported goods business and visits many different towns from day to day. The places where he stops to eat are where this drama unfolds. In each episodes he discovers new and surprising gourmet food and we are treated to his unique and peculiar view on the art of eating alone. Though the drama is based on a popular comic book, the eateries he stops by are actual restaurants that are located by the crew beforehand
這是一部描述孤獨美食之藝術的劇集。 主人公井之頭五郎個人經營著一家進口雜貨店，他每次親自登門拜訪客戶時，都會尋找隱藏在城市各個角落的美食店。在每一集的故事裏，每當主人公結束拜訪後，饑腸轆轆的他放下一切，專心地尋找著街頭巷尾能勾起他食欲的小店。每當沈浸在一個人享受美食的過程中，主人公的內心除了美食心無旁騖，填飽肚子後煩惱也一掃而光。 本劇是根據同名漫畫改編而成，運用了紀錄片風格的描述方式，其中劇中登場的餐館也全部都是真實存在的，每集之後更有作者親自走訪劇中出現的餐館，采訪店主並品嘗其更多的特色美食。
This drama series, starring Mone Kamishiraishi, is the adaptation of a comic book about an introverted girl who adores good food. The story is set in an old residential area in downtown Tokyo.
Ayako Yamada, or Bun, is an 18 year-old who just entered university and started living by herself. Actually, she is living together with a rabbit-like talking stuffed animal called Hokusai.
Bun tends to shy away from people and likes to live in her own imagination. She is most interested in cooking, and no matter how short of money and time she is, she always makes the effort to cook and eat well. Her cuisine maintains a good balance of vegetables, proteins, carbohydrates, and is often made as a single dish for convenience.
Bun comes up with unique self-made recipes and cooks good meals with Hokusai. Problems arise in her life, but she is happy as long as she has good food and Hokusai by her side.
愛在香港 / 恋爱香港
Director Kenta Yamada (Ryo Yoshizawa) and his assistant director Aya Hirakawa (Fumika Baba) are in Hong Kong filming a documentary featuring the Japanese celebrity Elly (Moga Mogami) and her jaunts in the city. However, during filming, Elly is kidnapped by Daniel (Kaoru Nagata), a man who lives in Hong Kong. Amidst the uproar, Kenta meets a woman named Maki (Eiko Koike). Maki has come to Hong Kong to meet a man she got to know through a dating website, but has yet to see him. Daniel, who kidnapped Elly, did so believing that she is his sweetheart. In actuality, Maki didn’t have the confidence to use her own image, so she had used Elly’s face as her online icon. Thus when Daniel saw Elly, he immediately jumped to the conclusion that she was the woman he longed to meet. Through the most unusual circumstances, the paths of five people become entangled as they scurry around the city of Hong Kong to reach their goals.
This is a story about three brothers who run a coffee shop with their father’s inheritance! They don’t have any knowledge of the management of a coffee shop.
Going round many well-known coffee shops in Nagoya, which has a culture of coffee shops and they copy the techniques and the know-how. Can they make their coffee shop popular?
The Three brothers are not handsome. They have no girlfriends, no friends. So they always hang out with each other. The Two of younger brothers try various methods how to become popular with women created by their oldest brother. They aspire to become pilots, baseball players, band mans, charismatic hairdressers, comic artists, comedians and so on. However, they suffer many setbacks and never have success at all. Life is not easy.
This is a story of how they grow up with their customers.
'Megumi Kanbayashi has been a freelance writer for five years. As a just-turned-30 single woman, she is beginning to feel the pangs of marriage anxiety. One day, Megumi’s editor brings her an idea for a series to be offered on the internet. It’s a novel premise - advertise for a single male looking for a relationship; then he picks a restaurant for a blind date during which “he woos her over a meal.” Megumi loves the idea of a free, delicious meal and seizes the opportunity. And so begins the search for candidates for “Wine, Dine and Woo Me” column series! Here is a delightful comedy-cum-food show which follows Megumi on various dinner dates as she searches for love and the ideal mate. Actual restaurants in Tokyo are featured in every episode and the latest news about them are posted on the series’ Website.
This is the 14th Co-production program by 5 local TV stations. A mystery man “GORI” tries to keep all food in Japan to himself and held a gourmet competitive show. His subordinates who were dispatched from 5 local TV stations try to present a masterpiece to him. After receiving some information, foodies called “Detective Team ”try to avoid GORI’s scheme, so they get together in Nagano.
"GORI" the MC tries to interrupt a group of foodies during a gourmet competition quiz show in order to prevent them from answering correctly. If they are able to answer correctly he has to give them some delicious food. However, if they are incorrect, he can keep the food for himself. Therefore, the “Detective Team” also known as the foodies makes a collective effort to answer correctly to sample the delicious gourmet. These dishes are not special the local residents, but are exceptional to non- residents.
Washoku(Japanese Foods), traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese was inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity! The root of Washoku is the foods that the Samurai warrior loved.
The main spot is Kyoto and Tokyo (EDO). Kyoto is the former capital of Japan. It was the center of politics and culture for 1100 years and is now famous worldwide for its temples and shrines.
Appreciating the delicacy of “Samurai warrior’s Foods” are very famous actors of costume drama and popular comedians who guide the viewers to the restaurants.This variety show has a good knowledge of history and is informative but it’s unique.The audience will definitely feel like travelling to these locations.
She loves to eat, but is hopeless at keeping house. Due to a job transfer, Hana’s beloved husband, Goro, is away from home. As a result, this housewife has grown a bit lazy. She’s hungry and looks in the pantry, but in her favorite words, the rice “is nigh(tingale) gone.” And the room is a mess. Hana is repentant and decides to turn over a new leaf, daydreaming of what life will be like. But she comes down to earth in time, realizing that she still has bread! The salmon toast she concocts is so delicious, it boosts her confidence to do her best.
Here is a new genre of drama which ends with a quick-and-easy cooking lesson after each episode.
It’s midnight and the lights of the eatery called the “Midnight Diner” are just flickering on.
As most of the city sleeps, a few unique characters seek out this eatery for good food and good conversation. The menu only lists a pork, rice and soup set but on request, the chef will make almost anything. Despite his stern appearance, the eccentric chef is a friendly listener who draws out interesting stories from the variety of patrons who show up at his shop. At this late hour, his customers include characters from all walks of life including office workers, washed-up singers, failed actors, strippers and gangsters.
Young math prodigy, Gaku, disillusioned with his field due to superior rivals, encounters Kai, a mysteriously charismatic chef who runs a high-end restaurant that attracts rising chefs from all over the world in pursuit of culinary perfection. Gaku realizes, however, his mathematical mind can be put to great use solving culinary challenges, and together with Kai, fuses cooking and math to attain new culinary heights in this youthful story of young professionals.
수학자를 지망하지만 라이벌의 압도적인 실력을 목격하고 좌절한 천재 수학 소년 가쿠.
비밀이 많은 카리스마 셰프 카이를 만나고 요리의 재능을 발견한다.
카이가 경영하는 신진기예의 초일류 레스토랑「K」에서 전 세계에서 모인 실력 있는 셰프들과 돕고 격려하며 누구도 도달하지 못한 “요리의 진리의 문”을 열기 위해 수학적 사고로 요리라는 난제에 맞서간다.
수학의 길에서는 “주인공”이 되지 못한 가쿠와 숨겨진 야망을 품은 비밀 많은 요리계의 카리스마 카이와 함께,【요리×수학】에서 전대미문의 세계에 도전하는 젊은 프로페 셔널들의 청춘 스토리
Rising Star Mahiro Takasugi Cooks Popular Japanses Foods for 12 Ideal Girls
Masao works for a subsidiary of an electronics manufacturer, and on weekends he plays the bass guitar. He is serious and clumsy in his relationships. He is not popular with girls and has been without a girlfriend for 3000 days. Masao's daily routine is to cook delicious meals. He stands in the kitchen, preparing ingredients. As he cooks, he enjoys a conversation with his imaginary girlfriend.
Twelve beautiful women and secret recipes will appear throughout the 12 episodes!
This drama received one of the most prestigious awards in Japan.
Pin-up Girl Excited by Japanese Hotties Eating with Gusto
Yoshimi Ikeda (28), an "otaku" who loves handsome men, is an editor of a gourmet magazine, but she has a small appetite. Yoshimi had no interest in food at all, but her talent blossomed when she had dinner with a handsome new employee, Kento Hosomi (22)! When she eats with a good-looking guy, she becomes aroused and her appetite increases.
Miwako Kakei is a very well-known pin-up girl and actress in Japan.
Eleven hot guys and twelve real restaurants will appear throughout the 12 episodes!
Award-Winning New Technique Combining "Scripted" and "Non-Scripted"
Visit more than 20 Internationally Acclaimed Architectural Masterpieces
Haruno Fuji (26), an office worker who dreams of opening a café, meets Chiaki Uekusa (55),an architectural modeler who enjoys touring nostalgic buildings, on social media. As they tour famous locations, Fuji becomes intrigued by Chiaki's unusual values, ways of perceiving life, and perspectives. This is the story of one woman's growth through repeated setbacks and struggles.
The people guiding Fuji and Chiaki through the famous buildings are real experts, and conversations with these guides are filmed unscripted.
Let's visit more than 20 famous Japanese buildings in Tokyo, Yokohama, and Osaka, and enjoy lunch with them! This drama recieved one of the most prestigious awards in Japan.
7 Men in a Small Observatory Dome
The drama takes place in the South Pole. It is an observation base with an average temperature of minus 54 degrees Celsius. This sitcom depicts the funny lives of seven men who live together for a year in a small dome base. The only thing that the members of the team, who are faced with numerous troubles, look forward to is their meals. Although they sometimes clash with each other, they strengthen their bond by eating delicious food prepared by the main character Nishimura.
●Won the 56th Galaxy Honors for programs recommended
Award-Winning Drama about Unknown Kyoto
This is a drama that allows you to enjoy Kyoto's restaurants that are not on tourist guides and that only Kyoto residents know about. Kana, a Tokyo resident, happens to stay in Kyoto for a short period of time. Kana visits real stores day after day and discovers the charms of Kyoto through conversations with store clerks. All parts of her interactions with shopkeepers were filmed using ad-libs. This popular drama has been highly acclaimed for its technique of blending scripted segment and non-scripted segment.
●Won the Grand Prix at the 8th ATP Kamigata Program Awards
●Won the 57th Galaxy Honors for programs recommended
●First place in the Japanese film category on the Chinese Douban website for 2020