digital platforms over the top (OTT) Netflix has just released a drama series titled The Makanai : Cooking for the Maiko House. Set in Kyoto, Japan, it tells the story of two close friends who move to Kyoto to achieve their dream of becoming maiko.
At the same time, they also decided to pursue different passions while living together. Getting directions from director Hirokazu Kore-eda in the production process, this serial drama from Sakura Country is available in 9 episodes in its first season.
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The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House is played by a number of young Japanese actors who will make the story in this series even more interesting. Among the cast are Nana Mori, Natsuki Deguchi, Aju Makita.
Nana Mori is an actress born August 31, 2001 in Osaka, Japan. Before acting in this drama series, he has played in a number of television series and feature films. Not only that, he has also been a voice actor for animated films.
Films and dramas that have acted, among others Galileo: Kindan no Majutsu (2022), Touboui F (2022), Kono koi Atatamemuka (2020), 461 Lunch Boxes (2020), and Liar x Liar (2021).
Meanwhile, Natsuki Deguchi is an actress born in 2001 on October 4 in Tokyo, Japan. Natsuki has also acted in several titles before being involved in The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House. Movies are like Silent Parade (2022), Unsung Cinderella: Byoin Yakuzaizhi no Shohose (2020), and Girl Gun Lady (2021).
Meanwhile, Aju Makita is an actress who was born on August 7, 2002 in Kanagawa, Japan. She has won the Asian Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2021 for her roles in films Asa ga Kuru or True Mothers (2020) and the Asian World Film Festival in 2020.
Summarized from various sources, here are five facts that you can find in this drama series:
1. Adaptation of the Manga
This drama series is based on a manga titled Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san by Koyama Aiko. Previously, this manga was also adapted into an anime. Mangas Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san became one of many popular manga. It was with sales of more than one million copies. This manga even won an award as the best shounen manga in the 65th Manga Shogakukan Award.
Manga lovers can still get comics that tell stories about cooks through several sources. One of them is an e-commerce platform in Indonesia.