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Umami is Collected on Panel Syndicate

Haven’t had a chance to read Ken Niimura‘s delicious adventure cooking series Umami? Now’s your chance to get it in one monster sized 259 page volume collecting all first 8 issues. You can pay-what-you-want to get the digital comic at Panel Syndicate now!

Follow Uma and Ami as their culinary journey across a strange land in a quest for fun, knowledge and salt turns into the most unlikely friendship…

Umami Starters

Umami’s Season Finale is Available at Panel Syndicate

The 42-page season finale of Umami by the legendary talent of Ken Niimura has arrived at Panel Syndicate for whatever price you want to pay!

Ami amd Uma finally manage to escape from the guards, though this comes at a high price for Uma… Everything they’ve shared so far has brought them closer in ways they could never have imagined.

However, this feeling of safety will not last long. Their friendship, bravery and skills will soon be put to the test by a menace that threatens the entire Kindgdom…

After a first season full of thrills and adventure, our favorite culinary duo will be back soon with more delicious adventures… The journey is just about to begin!

Umami #7 is Out Now on Panel Syndicate

Well, what do you know? Summer’s here and along has brought the newest issue of Ken Niimura‘s yummy series, Umami!

The Commissioner’s guards are trying to apprehend Leon for a crime he didn’t commit, but they are not just after him – they also want to capture our friends!
Uma and Ami cook up some special dishes in order to escape, but just when they thought they were going to get away… things get a little messy! Will they end up thrown in jail??

The tasty adventures of our two favorite cooks continue at Panel Syndicate for whatever price you want to pay! Don’t miss it!

Umami #6 is Out Now on Panel Syndicate

Another month, another issue of our favorite cooking comic-book series, Umami! While Ami reminisces about her final exam, Leon, an attractive and charismatic merchant, appears on the scene.

However, the encounter turns bitter with the arrival of some guards. What do they want? Are our friends in danger?

Stay by their side and let the genius of Ken Niimura guide you through these and many other mysteries!

This 33-page digital comic book is now available at panelsyndicate.com for whatever price you want to pay!

I Kill Giant’s Ken Niimura’s Umami #5 is Out Now on Panel Syndicate

On Friday, March 23rd, the release of the film I Kill Giants will introduce a new audience to the acclaimed graphic novel by writer Joe Kelly and co-creator and illustrator Ken Niimura, that inspired the film. The film’s release, in theaters, On Demand, and Digital HD, promises to bring new attention to the career of International Manga Award-winning and Eisner Award-nominated artist Ken Niimura. Today, ten years after the original release of the I Kill Giants comic book, Niimura is currently creating a wonderful, whimsical ongoing webcomic, Umami, which is published in monthly installments on Panel Syndicate. Food and cooking comics are all the rage in Japan, where Niimura currently lives, and Umami offers something new for American audiences.

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 hand-drawn and inked in a distinctive black and white style by Niimura and, like his art for I Kill Giants, is an evolution of the western comics and ‘80s and ‘90s adventure-style manga. Umami is available on Panel Syndicate in English & Spanish and fans pay what they want to read the stories. The fifth issue is out now on Panel Syndicate.

Umami #4 is Now Available at Panel Syndicate

The incredible Ken Niimura seems hell-bent on showing us how to put out an amazing MONTHLY comic book and one that’s pay what you want too!

In Umami #4, a mysterious sinkhole has opened up destroying part of the village of Ponte.

The villagers believe it was caused by an earthquake, but Uma knows something that the rest can’t even begin to imagine…

Find out more in ther 33-page digital comic book now available at Panel Syndicate for whatever price you want to pay!

I Kill Giants Gets a Poster

Opening March 23, I Kill Giants is based on the beloved comic from Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura. The fantasy story focuses on a young girl’s escape from her real world troubles. Directed by Anders Walter, with the story by Kelly, it stars Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Madison Wolfe and Sydney Wade.

Umami #3 is Out Now on Panel Syndicate

Panel Syndicate‘s adventure cooking series by the amazingly talented Ken Niimura is back!

After realizing they could end up eaten by the bandits, Uma and Ami continue preparing their special soup to try and convince the bandits to give them back their freedom.

But an unexpected event puts our heroines’ new friendship in danger…

Find out more in Umami #3! The 29-page digital comic book now available for whatever price you want to pay!

Umami #2 is Out Now on Panel Syndicate

Well, what do you know? Umami #2 by the awesome Ken Niimura has arrived on Panel Syndicate!

Going through the mountains looking for Ami’s partner, our heroines end up being kidnapped by two dangerous and somewhat peculiar bandits.
What will Uma and Ami do in the face of this setback?

Find out in our 33-page digital comic book now available at panelsyndicate.com for whatever price you want to pay!

Umami, a Brand New Series from Panel Syndicate

Panel Syndicate has launched its newest series by non other than the incomparable Ken Niimura, co-creator of the award-winning comic book “I Kill Giants”!

Who said cooking was only for nourishing?

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 are an explosive team and no obstacle stands on their way. But how could anybody imagine that the destiny of the entire kingdom would depend on their culinary skills…? 

Welcome to the great little adventures of Uma and Ami in Umami! This 46-page digital comic book now available at panelsyndicate.com for whatever price you want to pay!

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