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Samurai Gourmet 

A 60 year old retired salary-an finds new purpose in exploring the food of his neighborhood. Aided by his fantasy companion, a samurai who inspires him to boldly experience this new chapter of his life.
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Series cast summary:
Naoto Takenaka ...  Takeshi Kasumi 12 episodes, 2017
Tetsuji Tamayama ...  Samurai 12 episodes, 2017
Honami Suzuki Honami Suzuki ...  Wife 12 episodes, 2017
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The live action series "Samurai Gourmet," based on Masayuki Kusumi's essay and the manga of the same title, featuring the life of Takeshi Kasumi. Takeshi Kasumi has spent his entire life devoted to his job. Now a retired man, he finds himself with plenty of extra time on his hands. While on an afternoon walk, Kasumi discovers the joys of day time drinking and the realization that he is now free to eat and drink what he wants, when he wants. This awakens his inner persona - a wandering samurai living life freely in Japan's age of civil wars. Thus begins his search for blissfully delectable delights to satisfy his stomach and the samurai's soul. A retired man's tales of adventure in twelve episodes, including "Lunch Time Beer at a Diner," "The Devilish Madame," "A Croquette for the Heart" and "Wanderer's Italian Lunch." Written by cabongue

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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

17 March 2017 (Japan) See more »

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Самурай-гурман See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.90 : 1
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The ending song from each episode, "Shiroi Suna No Saboten", was written by the main character's very actor, Naoto Takenaka, who plays the main character, Takeshi Kasumi. See more »

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Version of Kodoku no gurume (2012) See more »

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This is not what a spoiler looks like.
10 October 2017 | by rpullman-1See all my reviews

Well there is no plot so nothing to be spoiled. This series is the visual equivalent of a tone poem. It goes nowhere but it is relaxing and pleasurable. For me very much so. Retirement is an adaptation process. After a lifetime of the self-discipline and regimentation of the salary man, what does one do? Travel? Volunteer? Start a new career or hobby? None of the above in this case. The food and the imaginary samurai are mcguffins. The series explores the exalted state of personal freedom to structure one's day however one wishes.


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