Anime and Cheese edition Bento Bites
Join us as we look at the newest Bleach project, discuss the new Strike The Blood OVA, watch a Japanese commercial starring Jude Law and look at a yummy Baked Cheese Tart Recipe. Hungry for Anime? Itadakimasu!!
When Shonen Jump double issue 36 & 37 revealed that there would be a Bleach-related announcement on August the 22nd (in the 38th issue), a lot of theories about what that announcement may be. Most Bleach fanatiks hoped for an anime reboot or continuation of the anime series that stopped in 2012 on its 366th episode. Now it has been confirmed that the 38th issue of Shonen Jump will not announce a series continuation or reboot; instead, a live-action movie is to be announced.
The live-action movie is scheduled for 2018 and already the director’s seat is kept warm for Shinsuke Sato (Gantz live-action movies). Also revealed is that Sōta Fukushi (live-action Kami-sama no Iu Toori) will star in the movie as Ichigo Kurosaki. Bleach fans hoping for a reboot or a continuation of the anime should not loose hope. No one thought that the D.Grayman anime would return and it did, anything can happen in the world of anime.
Here is a scene from the live Bankai show that is part of the Bleach Rock Musical. Please follow our link: http://bit.ly/Rock-Musical-Bleach
Strike the Blood
A new promotional video for the OVA (Original Video Anime) of Strike the Blood started streaming this week. This Adaptation of Gakuto Mikumo’s light novels will be titled Strike the Blood II. The video reveals the new cast and staff.
The cast is mostly cast members returning to do the new OVA series and include Yoshimasa Hosoya, Risa Taneda, Asami Seto, Rina Hidaka, Ikumi Hayama, Ryota Ohsaka, Kanae Itō and Hisako Kanemoto. Joining the cast are Nao Tōyama and Yukiyo Fujii who both will play new characters. The staff, mostly also returning from the previous Strike the Blood projects include Hiroyuki Yoshino (series composition), Keiichi Sano (character design), Aiko Taira (art director) Takeshi Hirooka (director of photography), Kentarō Tsubome (editing), and Jin Aketagawa as sound director. Kishida Kyōdan & The Akeboshi Rockets will perform the opening theme and the ending theme is done by Risa Taneda.
Strike the Blood is a school-slash-action-fantasy anime about Kojō Akatsuki, a boy who is the ‘fourth progenitor’, the world’s most powerful vampire, considered only a myth, then there is Yukina Himeragi, a girl whose task is to watch over the vampire and if needs be, to hunt him down. The OVA is to strat with the story from the ninth light novel, taking place in Blue Elysium, a resort near Itogami Island. Strike the Blood II will consist of four 2-episode volumes and will be released on November 23, December 21, March 29 and April 26 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
Here is the promotional video, please follow our link: http://bit.ly/Strike-The-Blood-OVA-PV
The Momotarō Pepsi Strong commercials are quite epic and all in the current series of commercials the main protagonist is Japanese folk hero Momotarō which stars Shun Oguri (One Piece Film Gold). In episode 0-3 of the commercials the commercials, follow the tale of Momotarō as he was born from a peach, slew a mighty ogre. It also provided a backstory into some of Momotarō’s companions like the dog and the pheasant.
In Episode 4 the commercial features actor Jude Law as Momotarō’s long-time enemy, Oni. Momotarō is confronting Oni in two forms during the course of the commercial. All five of the commercials thus far featured ‘Same Ol’ sung by The Heavy.
Here is the fourth episode commercial featuring Jude Law, please follow our link: http://bit.ly/Momotarō-Pepsi-Strong-Episode4
Baked Cheese Tart
Cheese means comfort food and what better way to find comfort than with a baked cheese tart, the Japanese way. The tart’s ingredients are 80g Unsalted Butter, 45g Icing sugar, 80g cake flour, 80g bread flour, 30g egg and 30g almond flour. For the cheese filling you will need 100g cream cheese, 20g parmesan Cheese, 75g milk, 17g unsalted butter, 5g cornstarch, 15 g egg yolk, 25g egg white and 20g sugar. As you can see all the ingredients are easy to get. Here is a video explaining how to make the Baked Cheese Tart:, please follow our link: http://bit.ly/Baked-Cheese-Tart
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