It is confirmed today that a live-action TV drama adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga (Antique Bakery, Ooku: The Inner Chambers)'s Kinou Nani Tabeta?/What Did You Eat Yesterday? manga is set to premiere on TV Tokyo's "Drama 24" programming block in April 2019.
The cooking-themed manga has been serialized in Kodansha's Morning weekly magazine once a month since 2007. 14 tankobon volumes have been released in Japan, and it has printed more than five million copies. Its English edition is published by Vertical since 2014. The publisher introduces its story as below:
Shiro Kakei, lawyer by day and gourmand by night, lives with his boyfriend, Kenji Yabuki, an out-going salon stylist. While the pair navigate the personal and professional minefields of modern gay life, Kenji serves as enthusiastic taste-tester for Shiro's wide and varied made-from-scratch meals.
47-year-old Hidetoshi Nishijima (Kiro Honjo in Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises) is cast as Shiro,
while 50-year-old Seiyou Uchino (Alan Smithee in Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan: The Movie)
plays Kenji. The manga author Yoshinaga says about the cast, "They are so true to their characters
that I tend to think, 'Since this is live-action, it doesn't need to be so close like this....' I was so surprised!
I am looking forward to it very much!"
Manga tankobon 1st and 14th volume covers
©"Kinou Nani Tabeta?" Production Committee