Netflix Samurai Gourmet, Japanese Anime Gets Real and Eats

Takenaka Naoto

Premiere, a retired man imagines himself as a wandering samurai from the civil war while eating and drinking, binge 12 episodes on Netflix on March 17th, 2017

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/03/16 – In Samurai Gourmet Naoto Takenaka is Takeshi Kasumi. He 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 daytime 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.

Based on Gentosha Plus online magazine manga series, which in turn was based upon Masayuki Kusumi’s Nobushi no Gourmet essays in 2013. The manga is ongoing and is in its third season.

Samurai Gourmet Stars:

  • Naoto Takenaka as Takashi Kasumi
  • Tetsuji Tamayama as the samurai
  • Honami Suzuki as Shizuko Kasumi

A Netflix production. Written by Masayuki Kusumi.

Netflix is a streaming media and video-on-demand online platform. It has over 93 million subscribers worldwide.

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