Shinya Shokudô – TV Series
A Japanese TV series that ran for five (5) solid seasons since 2009, Midnight Diner Tokyo Stories is based on a 2006 Japanese manga comic book of the same title – Shinya Shokudo by Yaro Abe.
When people finish their day and hurry home, his day starts. His diner is open from midnight to seven in the morning. They call it “Midnight Diner”. Pork, Miso soup combo, Beer, Sake and Shochu is all that he has on his menu. Nevertheless, he makes whatever his customers request – as long as he has the ingredients for it: that is his policy. Does he even have customers? More than you would expect.
The Midnight Diner : Tokyo Stories is about a cook who runs a small eatery at the backstreets of Tokyo’s Shinjuku Square, open only from Midnight to 7 am. The cook is known only as Master and his specialty is that he will cook whatever a customer wants, for as long as he has the ingredients.
The series is an anthology of human relationship stories and resolutions are often facilitated by the Master of the Midnight Diner.
Starring Kaoru Kobayashi as Master
Directed by Joji Matsuoka.
Following the success of the series, the Midnight Diner was also turned to two feature films named after Midnight Diner (2014) and Midnight Diner 2 (2016).
Midnight Diner Tokyo Stories : Reviews