This weekend, I Kill Giants starring Zoe Saldana brings the comic book world of Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura’s series to life. With the movie releasing everywhere, there may be more than a few people looking for artist Ken Niimura’s new series. Luckily for us, Umami is ready for your consumption.
UMAMI presents the story of a kingdom in trouble and two cooks that are going to save the day using their cooking skills. It’s a crazy adventure story that combines high-fantasy, cooking, and lots of absurdity. Niimura charmingly illustrates the adventures of two girls, Uma and Ami. Uma is a cheerful and determined girl from a remote village, who always has an amazing dish ready to solve any problem… if only she wasn’t such a disaster. Ami is the future king’s chef, stickler and extremely proud, whose aim in the kitchen is to achieve the best taste following traditional techniques and recipes. Despite their many disagreements, together they’re an explosive team and no obstacle stands in their way. But how could anybody imagine that the destiny of the entire kingdom — complete with warriors, dragons, and beasts — would depend on their culinary skills?
Umami is currently available on the Panel Syndicate system in English and Spanish. The fifth issue of the series is available today.