The Netflix drama “The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House” is getting very popular not only in Japan but also in other countries. This drama takes place in Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, where historical buildings are preserved and old traditions are valued. When they see this drama, even a Japanese audience would feel as if they were traveling through time and space to some exotic town centuries ago.
As you might have learned in the drama, it is forbidden for maiko to use mobile phones or go to convenience stores or movie theaters on the grounds that it tarnishes the image. Aside from the controversy surrounding whether or not this is good, it is true that maiko are almost like exotic people, far removed from everyday life. It is no wonder that tourists from overseas show a keen interest in them. Some even enjoy disguising themselves in maiko attire.
When you enjoy a good drama, one thing that comes to your mind is “Will there be a Season 2?” When a drama becomes a hit, there is often a Season 2, especially in the US.
Will there be a season 2 for “The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House”?
So far, Netflix has not made any remark about season 2 of “The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House”.
A few weeks ago, during a round table discussion that included the cast of the drama, the director, Hidekazu Koreda, made some remarks about Season 2 of “The Makanai.”
He said that if there is a Season 2, he wants to expand the story so that he can depict the town surrounding the yakata (maiko house), which remained unchanged for 300 years, in addition to depicting various people who are living at a yakata and the people around it.
This means he already has some concepts for Season 2.
Unfortunately, it was just a short reference.
Many Japanese viewers are hoping for a Season 2 of “The Makanai.”
Let’s see what some people are saying on Twitter:
It might be nice to hear what other audiences say.
I will update this blog post if there is any news concerning Season 2.
The heroine of the drama is 16 years old, and the appearances of girls around this age change quickly over a short period. Also, more importantly, as a general practice, one can be a maiko for only five years or so. With that in mind, let’s hope that Season 2 will be coming soon.
I would very much enjoy a second season, if one happens. and if not, I treasure this which we have, anyway.
I’m from Australia and have enjoyed watching The Makanai so much. I really hope they make a season 2.
I’m also from Australia and have loved this show. I adore all the characters. It makes now want to travel to Japan and learn more about the life of a maiko and geisha. Loved the series