Here’s another one of those “OG tries discussing more than one show per post”. Let’s see how long this will last. I guess that will depend on how much both shows have to discuss and how long they can keep my interest. First up we will be talking about the premieres of the Antarctica Club show and Miss Koizumi Loves Ramen.
First up let’s talk about the Antarctica show. We kick things off with the leading lady Mari woken up in an amusing way by her mom. After stumbling out of bed she found an old notebook containing three life goals she wrote. She then had one of those “What have I been doing with my life?” existential crises many teenagers have probably gone through.
Later at school Mari told her homie Megumi her wanting to do something exciting. Megumi suggested ditching school and going to Tokyo for the day. Unfortunately Mari’s been afraid of taking risks since she was a child so she didn’t go through with it.
On her way home Mari had one of those “fateful meetings/encounters” fictional characters have that forever change their lives. In her case it was a beautiful girl dropping a “HUGE WAD OF CASH” on her way home. Luckily for Mari the girl went to the same school so she could look for her the next day.
Next day Mari and Megu set out to find the mystery babe. While Megumi was off sniffing around Mari’s “spider senses” tingled when the mystery babe passed by.
There was a scary couple of seconds followed by hilarious relieving.
The babe introduced herself as Shirase Kobuchizawa and told Mari she worked every day after school to save enough money so she could go to Antarctica and find her mom who’s last seen there many years ago. Her mom also wrote the book the show is named after.
The next day on her way to work Shirase was halted by bullies who mocked her for her goal and threatened to tell teachers about her job money. Mari being nearby made up an excuse to get the bullies off her hair. Afterwards she told her how inspired she was by her devotion to her mission no matter how much everyone she knew discouraged her. She wanted to help any way she could. Shirase told her that if she was serious to join her on the weekend to check out a ship that would take them to Antarctica.
Mari thought long and hard until finally deciding to take a risk once in her life and join Shirase on her journey to Antarctica.
Good start. The animation kinda reminds me of Wandering Son’s though that was done by a different studio. Anyway the best parts of the show so far are the character facials. Good stuff.
Next up is Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san’s premiere and this one I don’t have as much to talk about. Koizumi is a cutie with a single facial expression when not in “Ramen God Mode”. She has no interest in socializing with others and goes about her business. When she’s in “RGM” though…think Koufuku Graffiti but less erotic.
Next up we have the deuteragonist Yuu, who likes cute girls and instantly fell for Koizumi-san. She tried repeatedly and failed repeatedly to befriend her but because she’s a protagonist she refuses to give up. At least she hasn’t got punched in the face…yet.
Next up is Misa. She enjoys being the center of attention and is annoyed by Koizumi-san hogging her spotlight. I’d like to think that deep down she likes Yuu and is annoyed whenever she gushes over Koizumi-san. We’ll see if I’m right. The green haired girl for the time being is just there so I don’t have much to say about her.
When not gobbling down ramen Koizumi-san pretends to not listen to Yuu…but when she notices her getting a fact wrong…IT’S LECTURE TIME! Being a hardcore ramen eater it’s unsurprising she’s well versed on every single ingredient that goes into making them.
Fun stuff so far. Looking forward to seeing how Yuu’s friends will get dragged into joining Koizumi-san on her ramen escapades, much to her annoyance.