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The male duo Sanada Nishiki and Yamada Jiro are behind Himekawa Rosanna, the popular girls manga writer. The two of them were cultivated by Sakurada Miki, a capable editor nicknamed the “Monster”, and debuted as a girls manga writer with the work ‘Awkward Moment’. Despite their popularity, what Sanada and Yamada really want to draw is gourmet manga. The bookshelves of the secret library in their home office are lined with novels, essays and manga full of delicious-looking food. The two of them are hard-core gourmands with all these contents in their minds. When they are under the pressure of deadlines and can no longer tolerate what is going on, they would routinely escape from reality and into this library. Once they discover their favourite food inside a book, they will forget about their deadlines and start cooking.
Nakamura Aoi as Sanada Nishiki
A manga artist. Because he was tormented by his three older sisters as he grew up, he is not good with females. In an environment surrounded by his sisters’ girls manga, ‘Oishinbo’, the only manga for boys’ in the house, became his favourite book to the extent that he could memorise the recipes. He is in charge of male characters, as one half of Himekawa Rosanna.
Emoto Tokio as Yamada Jiro
A manga artist. He is a fantasist with an extremely inflated sense of self. When he was a fourth grade elementary school student, he participated in a Gunma elementary school students’ cooking contest. He ripped off ‘Cooking Papa’ material and won. He has not been able to forget that pleasurable sensation and is addicted to “2D gourmet”. He is in charge of female characters, as the other half of Himekawa Rosanna.
Yamashita Rio as Ume-chan
Himekawa Rosanna’s assistant. She is cool and good at her job, but does not talk much. Her true identity is unknown. She will take a break for meals no matter how busy she is.
Yui Ryoko as Sakurada Miki
The originator of the manga artist Himekawa Rosanna. She scouted Sanada Nishiki after seeing the manuscript he brought for gourmet manga. She made Sanada partner Yamada Jiro, who was an assistant at that time. Nicknamed “Monster Sakurada”, her chasers make even influential writers quake. She is a single and very aggressive woman.
Aizawa Rina as Kurata Sumire
A neighbour of Sanada Nishiki and Yamada Jiro. She is living together with Sugita Kenji. She is majoring in food science in graduate school.
Makita Sports as Sugita Kenji
A neighbour of Sanada Nishiki and Yamada Jiro. He is cohabiting with Kurata Sumire. He seems to be involved in risky business from his looks, but is actually the president of a respectable company. He loves the food that Sanada and Yamada cooks.
#1: Horror Food Volume
#2: Pasta Volume
#3: Men’s Food Volume
#4: Coveted Gourmet Manga Volume
#5: Riddle-solving Food Volume
#6: Female Meal Volume
#7: Supper Volume
#8: Spring Onion Volume
Taguchi Yoshihiro (Shoku no Gunshi, Kodoku no Gurume Series)