Koizumi is a mysterious and attractive high school student. But what most people don't know about her is that she's a ramen master who is always on the lookout for great ramen restaurants. Everyday, she goes hunting for real-life places serving the best ramen dishes and delightfully eats the delicious noodles. The way Koizumi downs a giant bowl of ramen–more adeptly than any large man—will amaze and delight you!
Since MAL only allows reviews of a certain length I'm gonna have to stretch out my thoughts on the show.
Never before have I been compelled to drop a show after only watching two episodes. The reason I dropped Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san is fairly simple:
Now, here's a list of some anime from this season actually worth watching:
Karakai Jozu no Takagi-San
Ryuuou no Oshigoto!
Miira no Kaikata
Darling in the FranXX
Ok, MAL still isn't letting me submit this review...uhhh....guess I'll just type random letters until this is long enough.
As of episode 4 of this anime I can pretty much conclude that the only reason you would watch this show is to learn about ramen and the many different ways it can be made, especially if you like ramen but grew up only having the cheap homemade packages you buy at the store like I did. Ramen Lovers(I'm just going to call it that from now on) is an anime that in the end is nothing special. Then again, it's not suppose to be, for it's made the casual watcher and it does it well.
The four main girls are decent characters and are likable,
but the major downside(as you might have already guessed) is Yuu. Yuu is one of those characters that just wish would shut and die every time you see them. Yuu's growing obsession of the main character Koizumi has bordered on the disturbing, especially with how she's going dangerously close to yandere mode. You can admit that it is funny but it gets old really quick. Thankfully the other girls hold the series up so it's easier to ignore Yuu whenever she appears.
All in all, Ramen Lovers is what it is so don't expect too much from it going on from here.
The best way to really describe this 4-koma manga adaptation of a series is like this: Dumb down everything you know about Shokugeki no Soma (or Food Wars) and just focus on a single entity of food (which obviously is ramen). It's not gonna blow everyone away, but it is a good watch nonetheless for people who like casual things.
So now our main seiyuus:
Koizumi, the ramen one-and-only lover or lovers, always having the appreciation and knowledge of ramen,
Yuu the yandere whom after her encounter with Koizumi sets her the mission of using ramen as a means to bridge the friendship with Koizumi,
Misa the twin-tailed girl
whose ramen fantasies are the spicy archetypes, and Jun the studious and serious inner-looking girl whose role isn't really specified yet (since the anime has yet touched upon more of her).
The OST here really fits the bill for this kind of show. Always love the small segments within the episode, like there's the closing song for the segment, and especially the OP and ED, most particularly Shiena Nishizawa for her ED song "Love Men Holic", for fans of her know that whatever song she puts out is pure rock and sounds awesome.
In particular, don't expect anything from this show, and judging by MAL's ratings I'm personally not gonna care anymore, so if you want something that's really just for chilling out, or for people who love ramen and want something out of it, this show is for you. Really like where this series is progressing and hope there's more flare to it.
Do you like Ramen? Do you like cute girls? Nice. Because that's all you're getting by watching this show.
Let me rephrase that. The main star of this show is the Ramen in all of it's variations and locations to be consumed and the cute girls are just cardboard cutouts showcasing the dish and the culture behind the consumption of this dish.
Don't be fooled, although this might end up in the same category of other food porn shows like Shokugeki, or Koufuku Graffiti the visuals on the dishes are just passable without being memorable, specially since it's always Ramen. The difference between those shows and Ramen
Daisuki is that those have either a story arc with plenty of characterization or just endearing character interactions with the cast. Ramen Daisuki makes no effort in gathering the group of girls and create bonds that would tell more about their Ramen corporation embassadors. Quite the opposite, Koizumi-san is a loner that has only one thing on her mind, that's it, you guessed it, it's Ramen. Koizumi is some half-assed Saiki-san joke where she's mostly unreachable by her peers and she'll just end up brushing off Yuu, although at times she will encounter and accept the company of Misa & Jun. Her relationship with Jun might be the less absurd, but it's the most boring since all they talk or rather all Koizumi does is blurt out a plethora of how great Ramen and it's culture is.
In terms of animation is quite decent, but at times it relies too much on panning stills. The unique washed out color palette makes it a bit different from the pac thoughk. The soundtrack is nothing that grabs anyone's attention, and it's actually pretty limited wich tends to repeat, specially when Koizumi enters scene and you know it's her just by the soundtrack playing in the background.
Long story short. This is nothing but a glorified slurping Ramen TV spot with a catchy jingle and girls having foodgasms. A visually compliant but souless piece of entertainment. If you like shows featuring cute girls with more substance, there's pleanty to choose from on this season.