Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories is a hidden gem that happened to come across my Recommended feed on Netflix. I was a little hesitant at first because Netflix constantly tries to get me to watch an assorted variety of K-drama because I do like to watch anime. However, I decided to give it a shot since I enjoyed Hibana Spark so much, which was another Netflix recommendation.
I loved it.
In fact, I liked it so much, I had to stop myself from binge watching the entire 10-episode season in one night. Mainly because I didn’t want to experience that sad feeling that there is no more show, and who knows when or if there will be a second season.
The show is pretty much about a Diner in Tokyo that opens at midnight, shocker, I know. Many different characters from a variety of backgrounds come to the Diner. Some are regulars and some only come because they’ve heard rumors about the legendary diner that is open late. Most of the people who enter the Diner have some sort of thing troubling them. That’s when Master, the owner, and proprietor of the diner serves them their favorite dish, with a side of perspective. That perspective that Master provides usually helps them solve the issue troubling them.
The reason I liked it so much is because the issues that the people deal with are in a wide range, some are serious and make you think about yourself and the world around you. While others are downright hilarious, and you cannot believe they went there. The recurring characters do a good job of stirring the pot and keeping the story going. It’s a good distraction from the current things going on and If you like Sit-coms or slice of life anime, I think you will enjoy this, check it out next time you’re searching Netflix for something and let me know what you think.
Here’s the Trailer.