The Japanese movie website Cinema Today began streaming a trailer for Gokudō Meshi, a live-action film based on Shigeru Tsuchiyama's gourmet manga of the same name last week.
Gokudō Meshi, which can be translated as "Criminals" Meals," is a human comedy about five Japanese prisoners who reminisce about the most delicious meals they ever had in the past. Directed by Tetsu Maeda, the film's stars include Tasuku Nagaoka, Masanobu Katsumura, Akaji Maro, and Motoki Ochiai.
The Gokudō Meshi manga began running in Futabasha's Manga Action anthology in 2006. The eighth compiled volume in the manga series will ship in Japan on September 20. Tsuchiyama's other food-related manga include Kenka Ramen ("Fighting Ramen") and Shokking ("Food King").
The Gokudō Meshi live-action film opens in Japan on Friday.