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  • Drama: Kodoku no Gurume
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jan 4, 2012 - Mar 21, 2012
  • Network: TV Tokyo
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 157 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4499
  • Watchers: 404

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Kodoku no Gurume
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Inogashira Goro, a private merchant who personally runs his imported dry goods business on his own. Being a man of a few words, he prefers to live an uncomplicated, solitary lifestyle. He smokes but doesn't drink alcohol. He also has a very healthy appetite. In between meetings with clients in various towns, Inogashira makes it a point to visit different eateries, try out their tasty dishes, and discover the best way to eat them. These eateries are real places in Tokyo serving the actual food featured in the drama. ~~ Based on Kusumi Masayuki and Taniguchi Jiro's manga of the same name.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jan 4, 2012 - Mar 21, 2012
  • Network: TV Tokyo
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 157 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4499
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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YueofBlueGables
1 people found this review helpful
Jun 6, 2017
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
For anyone who likes to watch Gourmet channels and/or Travel shows, this would be highly enjoyable and recommended. It doesn't really have a plot: Goro-san has a job that is related to importation goods, so he goes here and there to meet his clients. That takes around 3 minutes of the show. Then he walks down the neighborhood where he is visiting, makes some remarks about the place, while we the audience can enjoy beautiful sights of the Japanese town. There are mostly in Tokyo, but he also visits the outside, like Chiba. That takes around 3 minutes as well.

Then, he suddenly stops and makes a funny expression. "Ah... I am hungry". Zoom out, zoom out, with a funny OST. This happens all the time, and after that, he goes looking for a restaurant/dining, which is mostly a familiar, cozy, simple one. He orders his food.. it is always different, but 99% of the time, one of his side dish would be rice. Goro-san loves rice (there is an episode where he even eats his Neapolitan spaghetti with rice!). Actually, he loves any kind of food. He is the happiest man on Earth when he is eating. While he is eating, internally he is commenting about his food. ""Ii janaika", is mostly his remark XD He loves it, he is so happy to have picked THAT place and THAT food. And how he eats! You wonder how such a skinny man can eat so much and be that thin. Sometimes he orders 2, 3 different things. And he eats so fast, even when the food is super hot.

The last 3 minutes is the author of the dorama going to the same dining and eating almost always the same food. My, how happy his author is! You can't help but be happy with him, he is 100% smiles.

I loved this, I realized I had to have my dinner first before watching an episode, since all dishes are mouthwatering.

Recommended specially to people who is going to visit Japan and are looking for places to eat. The restaurants Goro-san visits are real; the rest are all actors.

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