Jun Sadogawa Noodle Fighter Miki Volume 1

ISBN 13: 9781413902402

Noodle Fighter Miki Volume 1

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The poster girl for the Onimaru Ramen Shop is an attractive young woman - so long as she doesn't open her mouth! Miki Onimaru is rude, has a short attention span, throws up all over the place, and kicks everyone's butt with her very own Onimaru brand of martial arts! She may think she's helping the family business, but Miki's smart mouth and penchant for fighting has turned the restaurant into a magnet for disaster!

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From Publishers Weekly:

Appealing art notwithstanding, this manga opus is a cipher entry in the tiring genre of martial arts action gene-spliced with food industry comedy. Yes, such a genre exists and its formula showcases a protagonist who fights like the dickens and works at a restaurant (usually family owned). The hero's fighting skills translate either into violent kitchen prep arabesques or butt-kicking displays focused on would-be enemies. The hero who fits the formula's requirements for this series is the eponymous Miki Onimaru, a teenager who has sought to avoid the family noodle shop vocation since childhood, but now works there for unexplained reasons. Miki is a terrible worker, inattentive, clumsy and constantly at odds with her stern mother, situations that are not at all helped by her hair-trigger temper. The individual episodes are no more than thin pretexts from which over-the-top cartoonish violence will surely erupt, accompanied by panel after panel of exaggerated faces seen in histrionic closeup. Especially perplexing is the section padding the end of the book, a series of four-panel gags that make little sense and lead nowhere storywise. Sadogawa shows promise as a storyteller, but the material is so slight, it's almost totally inconsequential. (Mar.)
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From School Library Journal:

Grade 6-9–Miki helps her mother run a ramen shop but spends more time fighting with customers than honing her customer-service skills. Each brief chapter is a separate, zany episode. In one story, Miki chases a crow across town after it steals a bite of her lunch. In another, she breaks up a fight between two patrons by challenging them to an eating contest. There are a few mild curses and some slapstick violence. Panels are action-filled and chaotic, cluttered with sound effects and humorous self-referencing asides from characters. For example, Miki muses at one point, Where did that drive I had on the first page go? Some readers may find the busy pages confusing and tedious. Manga fans versed in the style's frenetic extremes, however, will enjoy this amusing offering.–Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
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