Tweet Beat: #孤独のグルメ
The Twitter Japan blog releases a list of top hashtags for each week. Tweet Beat investigates the buzz behind the hashtag.
— カートン (@KH1138) July 11, 2013
With eel, I don’t really feel like I want to eat it all that often, but sure enough, when I see Goro eating it, I get a bizarre craving.
The ＃夜食テロ (“late-night eating terror,” a nickname lovingly applied by those who fear for their metabolisms, and embraced by the show) is back! The third season of manga-turned-drama #孤独のグルメ (“The Solitary Gourmand”) premiered July 10 and got more buzz on Twitter than #ショムニ (“‘Shomuni’ 2013″), a manga-based sitcom about office ladies, returning after a 10-year hiatus. However, Goro’s enjoyment of various eel dishes in this episode did not engage Twitter users quite as much as either the Friday Roadshow broadcast of Studio Ghibli’s #平 狸合戦ぽんぽこ (aka ＃ぽんぽこ, “Pom Poko” as it’s known in English) or the premieres of summer anime #watamote (“No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular”) and #kaminomi (“The World Only God Knows: Goddesses).
As in Masayuki Kusumi and Jiro Taniguchi’s manga, Goro Inogashira (played by Yutaka Matsushige on TV) takes himself out for quiet meals when he’s not working and just eats whatever he feels like.
うちの奥さん的には松重豊=「ヤクザ・人殺し」であるらしく #孤独のグルメ 観ながら「朝ご飯抜きで三人位殺して来たからお腹空いてるのよ」とか「あの傘の先端には武器が仕込んであってあれで今から」とか横でうるさい
— たらお (@tarao89) July 11, 2013
My wife seems to equate Yutaka Matsushige with yakuza or murderer roles, so while we’re watching “The Solitary Gourmand” she’s sitting next to me saying stuff like, “He must be hungry since he killed about three people today on no breakfast,” or “There must be a weapon built in to the tip of that umbrella and any minute now he’s gonna . . . ” So obnoxious.
The fun thing about the show is that Goro eats at real restaurants. Fans like eating along.
— TETSU100% (@TETSUnoTAMACY) July 11, 2013
They’re lining up outside the Akabane eel restaurant that Goro went to yesterday.
Apparently, this week’s destination, Kawaei, was overrun after the episode aired. It was quickly booked up and has been selling out of its signature dishes quickly.
This is when it’s cool to be the other kind of “solitary gourmand” — the kind who cooks along.
Is this good enough? Eel omelet. — @kojuroko