Live-Action The meal with Hokusai TV Series Casts Elaiza Ikeda
The staff for the live-action television series of Sanami Suzuki’s Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba (English title The meal with Hokusai or literally, All You Need Is A Meal with Hokusai) cooking manga revealed on Tuesday that Elaiza Ikeda will play Ayako “Jun” Arikawa, a close friend of the protagonist Bun.
Ikeda will also play Rena Kariu in the upcoming live-action film of Yayoiso‘s ReLIFE manga. Her other roles in live-action film adaptations of manga include All Esper Dayo!‘s Miyuki Hirano and Wolf Girl & Black Prince‘s Aki Tezuka.
Mone Kamishiraishi (your name., live-action Chihayafuru, Oboreru Knife) will play protagonist Bun Yamada in Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba.
The series will premiere on the MBS and TBS networks in January.
Suzuki originally launched a Hokusai to Meshi manga in Kadokawa’s Samurai A magazine in 2012, but the manga ended at one volume after Samurai A stopped its publication. Suzuki then relaunched the manga in the debut issue of Young Magazine the 3rd in September 2014 under the Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba title. Kodansha published the manga’s third volume on April 20, and will publish the fourth volume on December 20.
Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba takes place eight years before Hokusai to Meshi. In the newer series, Bun Yamada moves to Tokyo to go to college, and she brings along her beloved plush toy named Hokusai. Bun has lots of ideas for new recipes, and believes that even if she experiences hardship, as long as she has Hokusai and delicious food, that every day is a happy one. The first volume features recipes for dishes such as “empty can rice,” “metamorphosis sandwich,” “thermos sweet sake,” “meatball spaghetti,” “sacred parfait,” and “beef sinew curry.”
Suzuki’s The Little Match Girl (Match Shōjo) manga inspired an anime promotional video earlier this year.
Source: Comic Natalie