The plot revolves around Kaoru Torigara, only son of a ramen shop owner, who is going to renovate his inherited ramen shop. He discovers that his shop has a guardian angel named Pretty Menma. Pretty Menma tells Kaoru that his dead father's intention is making him succeed in the "Food King Wars", a battle of restaurants around the world that is held every 4 years. Kaoru and Menma must help each other to go through the struggles of the "Food King Wars".
Let me first start off by saying... I didn't realize this was originally a radio drama that was adapted into a short anime. Even so, "adapted" isn't even really the right word. It's more like they just decided to add a few still pictures in here to go along with the dialogue. This makes the whole thing pretty uninteresting to look at. Aside from that, the art is decent, but everything looks so typical and generic that it ends up not being very interesting to view.
The same can be said for the story, if you can really call it that. The story literally only involves random crap happening inside a ramen shop. This random stuff is presented as though it's supposed to be funny, but all of the jokes just come off as uninspired and stupid. Also, things are stretched out to such a point where it almost feels like a chore to get through it.
The characters are likely the worst part of the whole thing. they are your super standard anime character tropes, and are immediately super unlikable. We've got a weak little high school looking kid. We've got the outgoing magical girl. We've got the big boobed ditzy girl, we've got the big boobed blonde american girl who speaks poor Japanese, and to top it all off, we've got a short, flat-chested Tsundere.
Audio isn't bad. The soundtrack is pretty standard as is the voice acting, but even so, nothing about the audio mix really stood out or impressed me.
Overall, the whole thing just comes off as a huge waste of time. I wouldn't recommend anybody watch it, because it's just really poorly put together on all fronts.read more