Netflix Japan has what looks to be a pretty fun show coming up on March 17th, 2017 with the live-action adaptation of Manga Edition Samurai Gourmet from Shigure Tsuchiyama. It’s being shortened to just Samurai Gourmet and Netflix has now dropped the first promotional trailer for it.
Planned for twelve episodes, the series stars Naoto Takenaka as Takashi Kasumi, Tetsuji Tamayama as the samurai and Honami Suzuki as Shizuko Kasumi. The original manga began in 2013 based on Masasyuki Kusumi’s essays and is progressing well.
Plot concept: The original manga follows a 60-year-old retired salaryman who enjoys eating and drinking at restaurants by himself. He rejects the idea of living in excess now that he has free time and money to spare, and instead wants to live the simple and rustic life of a samurai eating food he likes as much as he wants.