Shochu Guru Guru
A story featuring Shirou Yamaoka and Yuko Kurita, colleagues at the cultural department of Tozai Newspaper. The two are in charge of producing the ‘Supreme Menu’, and the story portrays how the duo solves the different problems and eases concerns that people have surrounding food. Vol. 19 and Vol. 54 feature Japanese sake, Vol. 95 is about shochu, and Vol.10 emphasizes awamori. Since it is a long-running manga, reflecting on the historical background of each volume may make it more interesting to read. This story was adapted into an anime and TV drama.
Authors: Tetsu Kariya, Akira Hanasaki
©Tetsu Kariya, Akira Hanasaki / Shogakukan – Big Comics