In late November the three volumes of Naru Narumi’s Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles were on sale for 60% off, so I decided to check them out only knowing that I too love ramen. I ended up thoroughly enjoying the first volume of this manga focused on relationships and ramen, tropes and all. It’s informative about ramen and the culture surrounding it, and packs in ample relationship drama as a side. I was struck from the first page by some really great design choices and how lovingly the food was depicted. Since reading this, I have been eating a lot more instant ramen.
Ramen and manga are two Japanese things that people love everywhere around the world. But no one’s ever brought them together before–until now!
Let cool, mysterious high school student Ms. Koizumi and her girlfriends show you around the authentic ramen culture of everyday Japan in this fun food manga. The noodles, the toppings, the broth–the street stalls, restaurants, and home cooking…and yes, cup ramen too! You’ll slurp down a whole new knowledge of Japan’s greatest fast food that even many Japanese don’t know…but Ms. Koizumi does!Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles