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It's another season once again from Kodoku no Gurume (Fall 2015, TV Tokyo) now on its 5th run. It stars Matsushige Yutaka as Inogashira Goro, the lone foodie and teetotaler who loves eating and discovering good food and new eateries during his business travels in and around Tokyo. Manga creator, Qusumi Masayuki is also back with his end segment, "Furatto Qusumi", visiting the featured eateries and interviewing their shop owners. For the first time in the show, Goro will finally be visiting a shop overseas!
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"The Solitary Gourmet"

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Ep.  1: Garlic Skirt Steak and Samgyeopsal of Inadazutsumi, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture | 
Ep.  2: Popeye Bacon and Raw Smoked Saury of Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Koto Ward, Tokyo -  | 
Ep.  3: Lamb Hamburger and Vegetable Couscous of Nishi-Ogikubo, Suginami Ward, Tokyo -  | 
Ep.  4: Sauteed Samxing Green Onions with Meat and Deep Fried Pork with Red Yeast of Luodong, Yilan County, Taiwan -  | 
Ep.  5: Chicken Rice and Soupless Noodles of Yongle Market, Taipei, Taiwan -  | 
Ep.  6: Kue Set Meal and Namerou Cold Chazuke of Okayama, Meguro Ward, Tokyo -  | 
Ep.  7: Lamb Shoulder Roast and Lamb Chop of Chitose-Funabashi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo -  | 
Ep.  8: Ema Datshi and Phagshapa of Yoyogi-Uehara, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo -  | 
Ep.  9: Pork Shioyaki Rice and Mixed Fry of Ohara, Isumi City, Chiba Prefecture - 
Ep. 10: Chicken Liver Bowl of Kameido, Koto Ward, Tokyo -  | 
Ep. 11: Omurice with American Sauce and Oysters Meuniere of Sengendai, Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture | 
Ep. 12 Final:  One-Person Sukiyaki of Nishi-Sugamo Toshima, Tokyo -  | 

New Year SP:  Midwinter Hokkaido Asahikawa Business Trip Edition:
"Shinkoyaki and Crab Crea~m Croquettes of Asahikawa, Hokkaido" ★ -  | 
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D-addicts thread: (link)
Complete list of Season 5's featured shops: (DL link)
Other KnG Seasons:
Kodoku no Gurume [Season 1] softsubs: (link)
Kodoku no Gurume [Season 2] softsubs: (link)
Kodoku no Gurume [Season 3] softsubs: (link)
Kodoku no Gurume [Season 4] softsubs: (link)
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New Year SP: Midwinter Hokkaido Asahikawa Business Trip Edition. "Shinkoyaki and Crab Crea~m Croquettes of Asahikawa, Hokkaido"

Episode Synopsis. It is early in the new year, and Inogashira Goro (Matsushige Yutaka) arrives in snowy Asahikawa, Hokkaido for business. It seems he is having a busy start of the year, and he strives to finish his work on time. As a result, he feels jumpy every time his phone rings and could not relax. So he goes out of his hotel room for a little walk on a snowy day around the town, leaving his phone behind. He eventually feels hungry, but before he could attend to his stomach, he buys some boots to use in order not to slip on the icy sidewalks.
After looking around for an eatery that gives a sense of "the Hokkaido feeling", he settles on a tasteful izakaya with on old-fashioned and quiet feel, "Lone Drinking, Sanshiro". He is welcomed in by the proprietress (Tokoshima Yoshiko). Goro then has a scrumptious and comforting meal consisting of shinkoyaki, omelet, mushroom soup and corn tea.
The next morning, Goro goes to a dyeing factory and meets with the company president (Morisaki Hiroyuki). Goro would like to order a "big catch" fisherman's flag for a client overseas. He is also given a tour of the workroom. Afterwards, feeling hungry, Goro begins looking for a shop and sees a sign of an eatery called "Jiyuken" just around the alley. Both the attendant (Nishihara Aki) and the Taisho (Hinda Hirotaro) greet him cordially. Since it is a "yakiniku/tonkatsu shop", Goro is torn between ordering meat and seafood. In the end, he chooses the latter: crab croquettes and hokke fry. Plus he orders the shop's famous dish which he finds very unusual: Miso Soup with rice...

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Ep. 12 Finale: "One-Person Sukiyaki of Nishi-Sugamo, Toshima Ward, Tokyo"

Episode Synopsis. Inogashira Goro (Matsushige Yutaka) arrives at real estate company in Nishi-Sugamo in Toshima Ward. At the request of his client Morita (Keiichi Noda), he has come to preview a shop his client is eyeing to rent. While he is filling in an entry form, the company president (Tsuchiya Nobuyuki) and employees (Hanawa Nobuyuki, Hosono Kyoko) are all trying to read his last name, and somehow pronouncing it wrong. Goro is bewildered since he assumes his last name is pretty easy to read... Then, later on, after previewing the shop, Goro feels hungry. He hurries and finds a shabu-shabu and sukiyaki shop called "Shabu Tatsu" along an old-fashioned, quaint shopping street. Inside, there is a rarely seen U-shaped counter. Goro finds the set meals quite tempting. When asked by the proprietress (Yasuko Tomita) what his order is, Goro chooses a luxurious solo order of sukiyaki set meal with prime beef cuts. What a fitting choice for an advanced year-end banquet!
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Ep. 11: "Omurice with American Sauce and Oysters Meuniere of Sengendai, Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture"

Episode Synopsis. Inogashira Goro (Matsushige Yutaka) arrives in Sengendai, Saitama Prefecture where he notices there are plenty of bicycles around. He is supposed to go to his next client, but gets lost temporarily in a residential complex area. Along the way, he spots a stew shop located in a building with a very nondescript facade. Finally, he has found his client (You), a proprietress of a karaoke/snack bar. It was a strange meeting. The proprietress, boasting that she has sharp intuition, correctly guesses Goro's thoughts and even his state of health... After the meeting, Goro feels famished. He remembers the stew shop he spotted a while ago, and goes back to it. It is called, "Kuriya Sawa", a restaurant that serves warm, western-style meals. Goro goes in and is greeted by the mother and son owners (Shigeta Chihoko, Maena Tomoya). Goro looks at the menu, and licks his lips at the delectable choices of rich and hearty stews, omurice, doria, and other sauce-based dishes...
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Ep. 10: "Jun (Chicken) Liver Bowl of Kameido, Koto Ward, Tokyo"

Episode Synopsis. At a time when Goro (Matsushige Yutaka) is busy, his lower back hurts once again. The doctor (Kitamura Yukiya) suggests he be hospitalized so he could make thorough examinationof his health. Goro hesitantly obliges. Three days later, Goro is in his hospital bed being served dinner by a nurse (Sudou Atsuko). Goro is looking forward to the hospital meals, which he deemed "has improved considerably lately". However, his meal this time was disappointing, and describes the flavor as "thin". Then, the doctor comes to check on his progress. He says Goro is ready to be discharged the next day. However, for no particular reason, he nonchalantly asks Goro about gyoza. As a result, Goro who is yearning to eat something salty and savory, cannot stop thinking about gyoza, and had trouble sleeping. The next day, he gets discharged and decides to reward himself with a hearty meal. He chooses a ramen shop called "Saien", which of course serves his much longed-for gyoza. His wish is granted, and along with it, he orders the shop's famous dish, Jun Liver Bowl...

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