You know what’s cute? Food manga. You know what’s even cuter? Couples cooking pretty-looking food in a manga. And that’s exactly what we get in Fumi Yoshinaga’s Kinou Nani Tabeta? which has been translated as What Did You Eat Yesterday? This manga follows two middle-aged boyfriends as they navigate life, live, and the kitchen in modern day Japan. And now, the manga is so popular that it’s been adapted into a live-action drama series airing on TV Tokyo.
Here’s the official publisher’s synopsis of the plot for those of you not in the know:
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.
Hidetoshi Nishijima will play Shiro and Seiyou Uchino will play Kenji, both of whom are voice actors. The manga’s author, however, seems pretty pleased with the casting choice, saying: “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!”
If you’re looking to catch up with the manga before the show comes out, What Did You Eat Yesterday? is published by Vertical and is available through most major book and comic sellers.
What Did You Eat Yesterday? will air in Japan on TV Tokyo sometime in April 2019.