Netflix just added to its January 2023 streaming shows a new Japanese series, The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House.
The show is written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-Eda as an adaptation of Aiko Koyama’s Maiko-san Chi No Makanai-san Maiko-san, an original award-winning Manga.
Netflix acquired the show sometime back and recently offered it a January 2023 premiere date.
What’s the Plot for ‘The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House’ Season One?
Set in a district in Kyoto, the first season of The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House tells the story of Sumire (a geisha under training) and Kiyo (a cook at the maiko house). The show dives deeper into the lives of the best friends who relocated to Kyoto as geishas.
One excels in the field, while the other fails and is expelled from the training. Fortunately, her newly discovered cooking talent keeps her in Kyoto, as she becomes a chef at the maiko house where they all stay.
Has Netflix Revealed the Trailer for ‘The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House’ Season One?
Yes! A month after sharing the main teaser, Netflix uploaded the official trailer for its upcoming Japanese series. The trailer is relatively broad than its counterpart, lasting 2 minutes and 26 seconds. It kicks off with the two friends being welcomed in Kyoto, alongside their luggage and readiness to train to become geishas.
The journey becomes unfortunate for Kiyo, who gets cut off from the training. Luckily, everyone recognizes Kiyo’s cooking talent, resulting in her getting hired as a chef for the maiko house.
‘The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House’ Creative Team?
The Netflix upcoming show is written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-Eda, who also serves as the showrunner alongside Hiroshi Okuyama, Takuma Sato, and Megumi Tsuno.
Who Casts ‘The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House’ Season One?
The show boasts many actors of Japanese origin, including Nana Mori (Kiyo Nozuki), Natsuki Deguchi (Sumire Herai), Keiko Matsuzaka (Chiyo), Aju Makita (Ryoko), Ai Hashimoto 9Momoko), Takako Tokiwa (Azusa), Mayu Matsouka (Yoshino), and Kairi Jyo (Kenta Nakanowatari).
Other stars are Arata Iura (Masahiro), Kayoko Shiraishi (Kiyo’s grandmother), Keiko Toda (Kimie), Kanji Furutachi (Kanjiro), Toshinori Omi (Seino), Yukiya Kitamura (Takeshi), and Lily Franky (Ren). Kotona Minami, Kotoko Wakayanagi, and Momoko Fukuchi will join the season as Kotono, Kikuno, and Tsurukoma, respectively.
When Will ‘The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House’ Season One Premiere?
Season one of The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House will launch on Thursday, January 12 2023, on Netflix.