Dark Horse Comics has confirmed with Anime News Network that it has licensed Naru Narumi’s Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles (Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san) manga. Dark Horse Comics did not confirm the release date for the first volume of the manga, but Amazon is listing the volume with a September 24, 2019 release date.
Dark Horse Comics manga editor Carl Horn noted that the manga is Dark Horse’s first food manga. He added that Ayumi Kato Blystone, a Portland-based Japanese chef, is translating the manga, as the company is “interested in the nuances of Japanese ramen culture, including its social aspects.” The manga will also contain a bonus feature that will detail ramen shops and food carts in local areas including Portland where Dark Horse Comics is based.
Narumi launched the manga in Takeshobo’s Manga Life Storia magazine in 2013, and Takeshobo published the sixth compiled book volume on January 30, 2019.