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Kodoku no Gourmet (Manga)

Kodoku no Gourmet

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: 1994 to 1996
Authors: Taniguchi, Jiro (Art), Kusumi, Masayuki (Story)
Serialization: None

Statistics

Score: 7.671 (scored by 188 users)
Ranked: #24642
Popularity: #8709
Members: 449
Favorites: 7
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

This manga simply describes how Gorou Inogashira, the main character, chooses and takes a meal. Unlike other gourmet manga, Gorou 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 Gorou's monologue, which comprises most of the lines of this manga.


Characters

 Gorou
Inogashira, Gorou
Main


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Feb 4, 2008
dtshyk
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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