The drama is bsaed on the same-titled manga by Suzuki Sanami which is unique in that there will be no eating scenes even though this is a gourmet drama. Kamishiraishi will be playing the lead character Yamada Ayako who is a poor arts student nicknamed Bun. She moves to Tokyo for her university students and makes creative dishes at her new home in Kita Senju. Bun has a soft toy which she nicknames as Hokusai because it resembles a rabbit. Being shy and having a vivid imagination, Bun goes to great effort to cook her meals which are delicious and healthy despite her being tight on finances and busy with her studies.
The producer Moriya Takeshi revealed that he was attracted to Kamishiraishi's acting after watching "Chihayafuru" and decided to offer her the role of Bun after they spent two years planning for this drama. Kamishiraishi commented that she is happy to be able to play such a lovely and frank girl and hopes that the drama will warm everyone's hearts and make them hungry at the same time. In order to prepare for the filming, Kamishiraishi went through training under a Japanese cuisine chef and learnt a lot of things such as how to hold the knife and use it. As for the biggest selling point of this drama, Kamishiraishi who also likes to cook, cited the part when Bun explains her recipe while cooking which will provide ideas to the viewers on how to make delicious meals quickly.
Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Oricon / Eiga.com