Ranked #1716
Kodoku no Gurume (Manga)

Kodoku no Gurume

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English: Kodoku no Gourmet
Synonyms: A Solitary Gourmet, El Gourmet Solitario, Le Gourmet Solitaire
Japanese: 孤独のグルメ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: 1994 to 1996
Authors: Taniguchi, Jiro (Art), Kusumi, Masayuki (Story)
Serialization: None


Score: 7.801 (scored by 150 users)
Ranked: #17162
Popularity: #9448
Members: 324
Favorites: 3
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This manga simply describes how Goro Inogashira, the main character, chooses and takes a meal. Unlike other gourmet manga, Goro likes to eat at cheap restaurants and no trivia on cuisine is given. The authors are trying to depict the essentials of the act of "eating" by Goro's monologue, which comprises most of the lines of this manga.


Inogashira, Goro

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Feb 4, 2008
Taking a lone lunch is not a quiet and boring thing. As Goro does, we talk to ourselves and pay attention to the other customers. Especially when we drop by an unfamiliar cheap restaurant, we a bit worries about if there are any kinds of "customs" that we should obey. We are half nervous and half curious about what they gonna serve us. This manga makes me realize that "eating out" is full of fun.

    While reading this manga, I find myself nodding to each line of Goro's monologue. He says "When I eat, read more
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