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Crunchyroll Adds “Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles” To Winter 2018 Simulcasts


Now you can understand what drives a person to adore, nay, love a bowl of savory ramen… or something! I dunno! I’m out of ideas, here!

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles (Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san) as part of their Winter 2018 simulcast lineup. The series will launch on January 4, 2018 at 4:30AM Pacific (7:30AM Eastern) for all regions outside of Asia.

Crunchyroll describes the show as:

A cool girl who rarely speaks… The mysterious transfer student Koizumi-san doesn’t get along with others very well, but she’s actually a professional when it comes to ramen, who seeks out delicious ramen every day. Now serving up a truly authentic ramen story!

Kenji Seto (The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the WaterSaki Biyori) is directing the title at Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ, with Takuya Tani (Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn) providing character designs. Tatsuya Takahashi (Eromanga SenseiThe IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls) is in charge of series composition for the title.

Other confirmed staff members include:

  • Scenario: Tatsuya Takahashi
  • Scenario: Tatsuhiko Urahata
  • Scenario: Akiko Sekine
  • Chief Animation Director: Takuya Tani
  • Chief Animation Director: Masaaki Sakurai
  • Art Director: Risa Wakabayashi (Atelier PLATZ)
  • Color Design: Aiko Matsuyama
  • Director of Photography: Yasuhiro Asaki
  • Editing: Akinori Mishima
  • Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
  • Sound Production: Groove
  • Music: Takashi Tanaka
  • Music: Shinichi Hosono
  • Sound Producer: Masao Fukuda
  • Music Production: Flying Dog
  • Casting Producer: Makoto Tanimura
  • Video Editing: Imagica

The series will star the following:

  • Ms. Koizumi: Ayana Taketatsu
  • Yū Ōsawa: Ayane Sakura
  • Misa Nakamura: Akari Kitō
  • Jun Takahashi: Yumi Hara

The Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san manga kicked off in the pages of Manga Life Storia in September 2013. To date, five collected volumes have been produced, with the most recent hitting stores today.

The manga received a live-action TV drama series, which ran for a four episodes in 2015. Tsukuru Matsuki directed the show at Kyoto Television. Fuji TV aired the show, as well as a New Year’s special that debuted on January 4, 2016, and a New Year’s Eve special that aired on December 30, 2016.

Visuals for each character were unveiled on September 28. You can check them out below:

Source: Crunchyroll

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