Twenty-five-year-old Koichi Tanaka is an entry level sales rep for an advertising firm, and a frequent customer of Taishou's ramen shop. Unlike others such as the Food Critic, Tanaka-san is quick to admit the poor quality of the food Taishou serves, and is far more observant of events in the shop as well. He has an interest in the lovely Mariko, though she isn't officially his girlfriend.
jp. Atsushi YAMADA