Instant noodles have seen a lot of us through difficult times, whether we’ve been hungry, hungover or hard up for cash. Though every starving artist has probably been through at least a few bowls, it’s not often you see your Cup Noodles make it into the art itself. Tokyo-based designer Taishi Arimura has given his ramen, soba and udon noodles the hero treatment, sculpting them into little warriors, complete with pizza shields and chopstick swords. He even uses the styrofoam packaging to make breastplates and other bits of armour. They look very droll, very strapping, and just a little too good to eat.
There are only three warriors in the noodle series, but you can head over to Arimura’s Instagram for more clever design work.