Fuji TV announced on Tuesday that it is producing a new live-action special of Naru Narumi‘s Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles (Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san) manga, with Akari Hayami reprising her role as titular protagonist Koizumi. Karen Miyama and Mirei Tanaka, who played the characters Yū Ōsawa and Jun Takahashi in the previous television series, respectively, will also return for Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san 2019 Haru SP (Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles Spring 2019 Special), but the announcement did not reveal if they will reprise their roles.
The special will premiere on Fuji TV on April 5. As before, the special will highlight real ramen restaurants, such as Konjiki Hototogisu, Sumire, Chūka Soba Tomita Ramen, Nanden Kanden, Menya Musashi, Chūka Soba Aoba, and Tai-Sho Ken in East Ikebukuro.
Tsukuru Matsuki is directing the special, with scripts by Ōi Kyūma and Kumiko Asō. Hirofumi Akaike is credited for planning, with Ryōhei Takada credited as producer.
Dark Horse Comics has licensed the manga, and it describes the story:
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!
Narumi launched the manga in Takeshobo‘s Manga Life Storia magazine in 2013, and Takeshobo published the sixth compiled book volume on January 30.
The previous live-action television series premiered in 2015, followed by a New Year’s Special in January 2016 and a New Year’s Eve Special in December 2016. Most recently, the manga inspired a television anime that premiered in January 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.
Source: Comic Natalie