• Title:  Udon (Japanese Movie)

  • Also Known As:  Udon
  • Genre:  Comedy, Drama
  • Broadcast Date:  January, 2006
  • Casts:  Konishi Manami, Yusuke Santamaria
  • English Subs:  Yes
  • Ost:  N/A
  • Synopsis/Summary/Review: 

    "There's nothing here. Just udon."

    The story starts in a town in Kagawa Prefecture, home to 1 million residents and 900 udon restaurants.

    Kosuke Matsui - an aspiring comedian and son of an udon noodlemaker - hates his small-town life, but hates udon even more.

    After a fight with his father, he goes to New York to launch his dream career as a stand-up comedian, but six years and one massive debt later he is forced to go home.

    When he returns, he finds nothing has changed -- his sister still worries about him, his father is still pounding away at noodles, his friends are the same, and there's still a bowl of warm udon waiting for him when he gets home.

    To repay his debt, he works at a publishing company where he meets Kyoko. Together they write a column about udon, which surprisingly kicks off an udon sensation across Japan, changing their lives. Especially Kosuke's.