Ramen Fighter Miki Review

Story:
Miki works with her mother in their family ramen shop. Well, she attempts to work anyway. As it turns out, Miki is often distracted from her job by various other things, from playing baseball with the neighborhood kids to fighting Megumi, the bakery shop daughter across the street. While she obviously can’t deliver ramen in any orderly fashion, Miki can’t be docked points for fighting spirit. In fact, she has a bit too much of that.

Violence:
This show has a lot of violence. In fact, about 80% of this show is fighting, though often in a very over-the-top manor. There is blood on occasion, though it’s not in large amounts. Limbs get twisted wrong, bones break and bruises are pretty common place as well. Although the ridiculousness of these fights is for comedy’s sake, it’s still not PG material.

Language:
The worst language in this show is the “illegitimate-son-word.” Unfortunately this word is used pretty often in the heat of battle.

Nudity:
There’s no nudity in this show, wonderfully.

Theology/Mythology:
One character, a school teacher, looks very creepy and is often referred to by frightened people as a ghost or “vengeful spirit.” She isn’t one, of course.

Personal Impression:
This show is not at all to be taken seriously. It’s comedy, though not in the typical style of comedy. Ramen Fighter Miki is pretty much a parody of fighting shows and thus a lot of its laughs come from over-the-top fighting moves and ridiculous dialog. For those that have seen a great deal of fighting anime, these joke are hilarious. However, it’s not the kind of funny that everyone can get into. And for people looking for pure comedy, the jokes might seem weak. And for those looking for epic battles, this isn’t the place they can be found. And for those looking for good story telling and well built characters… Let’s just say this show plum forgot such things existed.
Overall this show is a good (though short) show to watch for fun. Especially if you’ve seen a lot of fighting anime and have wondered how seriously people take some of the cheesiness involved. But if parody comedy isn’t your thing, than Ramen Fighter Miki might leave you with just a raised eyebrow or two.

Personal Rating: Young adult

Episodes: 12
Languages: Sub only
Official rating: TV14
Genre(s): Fighting, comedy
Website: N/A
Legal streaming: Crunchyroll
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Streaming Pick of the Month: Ramen Fighter Miki!

Do you like crazy fighting and really don’t care about a coherent story? Congratz! This anime was made for you! Miki is the daughter of a Ramen shop owner and takes her job about as seriously as she takes her fighting, which is sporadic and over-the-top at all times. Her constant rival, bakery shop owner Megumi, is more than happy to fight her regardless of working hours and the two of them duke it out day after day, involving anyone that comes by in their battles. Aside from basic Common Sense, of course.

This 12 episode series is currently licensed by Media Blasters and is available via Crunchyroll for free viewing.  Click here to start watching!

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