Hana no Zubora Meshi is one of the those manga that, at least from an American perspective, is hard to believe became a hit. Masayuki Kusumi's josei foodie series follows Hana Komazawa, a 30-year-old housewife whose husband is frequently away on work, freeing her to be a slob and prepare "zubora meshi," easily prepared but delicious "sloppy meals." Check out the cute merch it spawned after the jump.
The top-selling recipe manga, Hana no Zubora-Meshi ("Hana's Cut-Corners Cooking") will become a live-action drama starting in October, and 25-year-old beauty Kana Kurashina has been chosen to play the starring role. Photos after the jump!