Famous manga creator Shigeru Mizuki recently launched a book that highlights his eating habits, which he believes has helped him reach this age in his life. The 91-year old creator of Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro, who has started a new manga series last December, outlined his and his brother’s eating habits in a book entitled, If You Go Ahead and Eat, You’ll Be Happy – The Daily Healthy Life of the Mizuki Brothers.
You’ll be surprised at what the nonagenarian listed in his new book. No sushi or teriyaki and not even yakisoba could be found in his latest gastronomic work. Surprisingly, the book contains Mizuki’s love for sweets and burgers as well as pizza. He also confessed his love for the popular popsicle, Gari-Gari-Kun. Mizuki said, “I can’t keep track of how many I eat a day in the summer, but I always get a brain freeze.” He also noted burgers are one of his favorite food. He enjoys it so much that every time he’d order one from McDonald’s, a picture of him with his order would find itself posted on his Twitter account. Mizuki’s love for “fast food” does not end in burgers. The self-confessed pizza lover gets excited even with just the pizza fliers that come with his morning paper. He says this is one of the reasons why he always orders from pizza delivery.
Another confectionary Mizuki is fond of is “botamotchi”, a sweet delicacy made of red bean paste and sweet rice. While noting in his book that he is currently on a diet, he takes it back by saying that he could be talked into partaking of some good daifuku, a delicacy made of rice cake and sweet bean paste. Mizuki defends himself saying, “I don’t have that much willpower, so if you tell me about daifuku, I’d probably end up eating three or four of them.”
With the younger generation is becoming more obsessed with being diet-conscious and eating healthy dishes, Mizuki’s eating habits may come as a surprise to a lot of people. However, he shrugs off the apprehension saying, “In the end, when it’s your time to go, you die. When it’s your time to live, you live. It all comes from the genes you got from your parents.” Nice words, from a man who’s nearing a century.
[via Rocket News 24]