|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Running time||16-22 min.|
|Original release||March 17, 2017|
Samurai Gourmet is a twelve-part 2017 Japanese-language web television series on Netflix, based on Masayuki Kusumi's essay and the manga of the same title. The premise revolves around Takeshi Kasumi (Naoto Takenaka), told in a slice of life style. Now a retired man, Kasumi discovers the joys of eating and drinking, which awakens his inner persona - a wandering samurai living freely in Japan's age of civil wars.
|1||"Mid-Day Beer at a Restaurant"||March 17, 2017|
|Unsure what to do with his newfound freedom, Kasumi takes a stroll around the neighborhood and discovers a local diner he's never been to before.|
|2||"The Demoness's Ramen"||March 17, 2017|
|At Shizuko's suggestion, Kasumi decides to take up walking as a hobby. Soon he's hungry for ramen, but the popular places are too crowded.|
|3||"Mackerel in the Morning"||March 17, 2017|
|After a board game session with an old friend goes late, Kasumi decides to spend the night by himself at a local seaside bed-and-breakfast.|
|4||"Yakiniku Her Way"||March 17, 2017|
|Shizuko asks Kasumi to give their college-aged niece Masako career advice. He takes her out to dinner but has trouble controlling the conversation.|
|5||"Bento Lunch on Set"||March 17, 2017|
|Kasumi is excited for his first job as an extra and can't wait for the free lunch that comes with the position. But delays keep him waiting for hours.|
|6||"Lunch at an Old-Fashioned Café"||March 17, 2017|
|A search for a book leads Kasumi to an area of town he hasn't been to in years. He decides to read in a café, but only a "pure" one will do.|
|7||"Umbrellas at the Dinner Counter"||March 17, 2017|
|After receiving a clean bill of health, Kasumi decides to celebrate by dining and drinking at a beaten-down but cozy izakaya gastropub.|
|8||"Pasta the Samurai Way"||March 17, 2017|
|Kasumi is concerned about how a new pair of sunglasses makes him look. Lunch at a high-class Italian restaurant makes the problem worse.|
|9||"Croquettes of the Heart"||March 17, 2017|
|While out running an errand for Shizuko, Kasumi spots a simple but delicious treat that brings back happy memories of his childhood.|
|10||"The White-Haired Knight"||March 17, 2017|
|Left on his own for dinner, Kasumi wanders the neighborhood to find a suitable place. He settles on a yakitori restaurant with a gruff chef.|
|11||"Anniversary Oden"||March 17, 2017|
|Kasumi surprises Shizuko with an anniversary outing and dinner. After ordering, he worries that she's disappointed by his unambitious menu selections.|
|12||"A Memory of Hashed Beef and Rice"||March 17, 2017|
|Looking through old photos, Kasumi is struck by a desire to visit a beloved restaurant he had frequented years ago. But when he gets there, it's gone.|
Samurai Gourmet has been released on Netflix streaming.
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- Samurai Gourmet. Netflix.