Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san – Episode 2 Recap (Is It Evil?)
Why do I feel like eating ramen? How Evil is Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san two?
This show seems to have it together so far. I was worried that Yuu getting noped might get old but she was barely in this episode. In fact, it was Misa’s turn to eat ramen with Koizumi. She didn’t do much last episode but this first half is all her. Our story this time starts with Misa getting dumped. After an expected outburst, Misa storms off, only to run into a couple of guys who try to pick her up. She, of course, abruptly tells them no. But they keep trying. The guys only stop when they see someone who is more attractive.
Yes, Koizumi happens to be the one they spotted. She nopes them faster than she did Yuu, last episode. Well, now we know she does that with everyone. Misa has a suspicion that Koizumi saw her get dumped and decides to follow her to make sure. They end up in a Ramen shop. Oh, I never saw that one coming. Misa confronts Koizumi who reveals she did see the breakup. Misa then orders the spiciest ramen the shop has.
As the results of this undertaking, Koizumi and Misa both agree that the ramen is too hot. Still, they finish their ramen by sheer force of will. That’s dedication I guess. Misa later complains about the soup being too hot, but it’s clear she is thinking more about getting dumped than the ramen itself, as she is crying her eyes out while talking. It seems like ramen is the answer to everything in this show. It’s funny but still not Dagashi Kashi levels of funny. Though this series feels a bit more grounded.
After they survive the ramen, the duo head outside and exchange contact info. People always say if you survive a traumatic experience with someone, you grow closer. I guess ramen is no exception to that. So, Misa did something Yuu failed to do in the last episode. She managed to bond with Koizumi and get her contact info. W-why, do I feel cold?
After that disturbing bit, we got right into the second minisode. This time we follow Jun, the class rep. She gets a task from the homeroom teacher to find out why Koizumi turned in a blank answer sheet for a test. Yuu points out that Koizumi’s entrance scores were super high, so failing the test makes no sense.
Jun finds Koizumi during lunch break, on the roof of the school. When she is asked why she’s up there, Koizumi simply replies it’s to avoid Yuu. The joke lives on, sort of. Jun then proceeds to pry into why the test sheet was blank. Koizumi tells her that she went on a trip before the test to eat ramen and when she got back she fell asleep in class. So, the ramen made her do it? That’s like saying Asta made me stop watching Black Clover, oh wait… That is what happened. (CVoyage: …As punishment for you reaching so hard to get this link in here, I’m leaving this as is. Readers, feel free to cringe at how forced that was. You have only EvilBob to blame =P) The conversation then becomes all about ramen, leading to Jun saying she doesn’t like it. As you can imagine, that didn’t go over well.
After the talk, Jun starts craving ramen. I’m starting to see a pattern here. Jun ends up in a ramen shop and eventually runs into Koizumi. After Jun finishes her ramen, Koizumi asks her why she doesn’t like ramen. Jun goes into detail that she doesn’t hate the taste of ramen or anything like that. The reason she hates ramen is that it fogs her glasses… no. Seriously. That’s it.
Then we get a little backstory about how she used to love ramen. In fact, she liked it until one time not too long ago. Her glasses fogged up and everyone made fun of her. It’s not the ramen’s fault her classmates were mean. But in the context of this show, I suppose it makes a little sense. At least more than two people surviving without explanation. (CVoyage: Leaving this one in here too. May ye be struck down with the force of a million eye rolls) After their ramen moment, they become “friends.” Yuu… is still not happy.
And that’s basically it. I would say it’s about as evil as Villian. It wasn’t any less entertaining than the last episode, but I can’t say it was any better either. At least not enough to warrant a higher rating. If you want an anime that’s a little funnier, check out our first review for Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san.
Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
Keep It Classy,