Bento Bites - Hasukoi Monster & Mob Psycho 100

Bento Bites – Hasukoi Monster & Mob Psycho 100

New Hasukoi Monster video online!

We look at new videos of the upcoming Hasukoi Monster & Mob Psycho 100 anime, look at some Resonating Trees and share a yummy Chocolate Pocky Sticks recipe. Hungry for anime? Itadakimasu!!

Hasukoi Monster

Hasukoi Monster

Hasukoi Monster

Hasukoi Monster’ s official trailer is now online. The video previews the beginning scene of the anime as well as the anime opening song by Shouta Aoi. It is based on a romantic-comedy shōjo manga by Akira Hiyoshimaru and it tells the tale about a teenaged girl falling in love with a,n unusually mature elementary student.

The anime is described by Yen Press as follows: “When you find out who I really am…if you can still say you like me, then I’ll be your boyfriend.

When fifteen-year-old Kaho Nikaidou leaves her sheltered home to start life anew in Tokyo, the last thing she expects is to nearly get hit by a truck! Saved in the nick of time by a handsome stranger, Kaho falls head over heels for him and boldly confesses her feelings. The handsome object of Kaho’s affection agrees to go out with her, but her newfound bliss is short-lived when it turns out that her new boyfriend…is a fifth grader?!”

The cast includes Yui Horie, Takahiro Sakurai, Showtaro Morikubo, Tomokazu Sugita, Ayumu Murase, Kenichi Suzumura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kaito Ishikawa, Kenjiro Tsuda, Hikaru Midorikawa, Takuya Eguchi, Shouta Aoi, Mizuki Wai, Ai Kayano, Shunsuke Takeuchi, Iori Nomizu, and Akio Ohtsuka. Takayuki Inagaki (Rosario + Vampire) is the director while Mariko Oka (Hell Girl) is on character design. Studio Deen handles the animation production. Hasukoi Monster (First Love Monster) will air on July 2nd.

To look at the Hasukoi Monster preview, please follow this link: http://bit.ly/Hasukoi-Monster-PV

Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho 100

A new commercial video started streaming of Mob Psycho 100, an anime adaptation based on the manga by ONE (who also gave us One-Punch Man). Mob Psycho 100 tells the tale of Kageyama Shigeo, an average middle school boy nicknamed Mob (Which means John Doe) thanks to the fact that he does not stand out amongst people. He actually keeps a low profile because he learned that he is a powerful esper and his powers will go wildly out of control when his emotional capacity reaches 100%. Fighting his own psychic powers, he lives under self-induced emotional shackles, wishing he could live like others, but there are always problems. As the suppressed emotions grow inside him little by little, will his power on day burst free and create havoc? We will soon find out!

Mob Psycho 100 is directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa (Death Parade), the series script is by Hiroshi Seko (Ajin) character design is supervised by Yoshimichi Kameda (One-Punch Man). The sound director is Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Eureka Seven). The anime opening theme ‘99’ is performed by MOB CHOIR and ALL OFF is performing ending song ‘Refrain Boy’. The cast includes Setsuo Ito, Takahiro Sakurai (Final Fantasy VII), Akio Otsuka (Ghost in the Shell), Miyu Irino (anohana), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online), Yoshimasa Hosoya (Ajin), Ayumi Fujimura (Squid Girl), Atsumi Tanezaki (Durarara!!) and Uki Satake (Space Dandy). Mob Psycho 100 will premiere on July 12.

Here is the new Mob Psycho 100. To have a look, please follow this link: http://bit.ly/Mob-Psycho-100-Commercial

Resonating Trees

Resonating Trees

Resonating Trees

In Shinto it is believed that divinity exists in all aspects of nature, be it trees, rocks, plants or animals. In a beautiful artistic public display at one of Kyoto’s most important shrines one can experience that Shinto believe by just watching the display. It is a two-part exhibit and part one is titled Resonating Trees.

The display is nteractive, When a visitor or animal walks near the trees of this UNSECO World Heritage wood, approaching the shrine, the trees will light up. Then accompanied with chime music, the lights will change colour, affecting the hues of the those around them, trees that were yellow-green in the light glow becomes blue, then purple, then red… as if the forest is a living, breathing, colour-changing entity.

Next up, through the shirne’s gate is the second part of the exhibit called resonating spheres. One of the shrines courtyards is filled with spheres that also emit light and sound. This exhibit will run from August 17 to 31st. The lights will be on from 6 to 9:30 PM and the admission is free.

Here is a preview of the Resonating Trees display, please follow our link: http://bit.ly/Resonating-Trees

 Chocolate Pocky Sticks

Chocolate Pocky Sticks

Homemade Chocolate Pocky Sticks

We have seen Chocolate Pocky Sticks being eaten in many anime and many of us wondered how to make our own and if it is difficult to make them. Today we have a recipe video that teaches us how to make the Pocky and it is relatively easy. The ingredients needed are 100g (3.5oz.) cake flour, 1 tbsp. granulated sugar, a pinch of salt, 2 tbsp. Butter, 2 tbsp. Milk, some chocolate and toppings (diced almonds, chocolate sprinkles, etc…)

Please follow our link to watch this yummy recipe: http://bit.ly/Homemade-Pocky-Chocolate-Sticks

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