Bento Bites – Berserk & ViVid Strike!

Bento Bites – Berserk & ViVid Strike!

Find out more about ViVid Strike!

Join us as we listen to some Berserk music, look at the upcoming ViVid Strike! Anime, watch a robot make sushi and share a Spinach recipe that would make Popeye’s mouth water. Hungry for anime? Itadakimasu!!

Berserk

Berserk

Berserk

Everybody in the anime scene is abuzz about the current incarnation of the Berserk anime series as well as the smashing soundtrack that accompanies it. Today one of the songs, Nagi Yanagi’s Meimoku no Kanata, which serves as the anime’s ending theme’s single gets released in Japan. The song is composed by Shiro Sagisu and arranged by Sagisu and CHOKKAKU. The disc also contains an English version translated by Chika. As a promotion of the single Warner Bros. Japan released a video preview of the English Version!

We have two videos to share with you. The English version as well as the song’s music video.

Meimoku no Kanata English Version
Meimoku no Kanata Short Version

ViVid Strike!

ViVid Strike!

ViVid Strike!

One of the new anime starting in October will be ViVid Strike! The anime’s official website released a promotional video during the week. The video previews the opening song ‘Future Strike’ which is sung by cast member Yui Ogura and it revealed the anime’s October 1 premiere. The anime tells the story of two girls that grew up together at an orphanage, dreaming of a bright future despite their poor life. They will face challenges that will change their destinies forever.

The main voice cast for the anime include Inori Minase (Is the Order a Rabbit?), Yui Ogura (Ro-Kyu-Bu!), Kaori Mizuhashi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), Mamiko Noto (Fairy Tail Zero), Sumire Uesaka (Luck & Logic), Eri Kitamura (Fresh PreCure!). Misato Fukuen (Smile PreCure!), Chiwa Saito (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) and Ayane Sakura (My Hero Academia). Some of the character names and cast from the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid are the same in ViVid Strike! But if it is part of the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise has not been confirmed yet, so the anime may be its own entity.

Staff members include Takuya Fujima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid) on character design, Masaki Tsuzuki (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) is handling the original story and scenarios, and Junji Nishimura (You’re Under Arrest, Ranma 1/2) is the director. The sound production is produced by Glovision and the anime production by Seven Arcs (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha). The Ending song of the anime is ‘Starry Wish’ performed by cast member Inori Minase.

ViVid Strike! Preview Video

Sushi

Sushi

Robotic sushi chef

If someone were to tell you about a robotic sushi chef you may ask that person from which sci-fi anime the chef is. At a technology convention in Tokyo recently Kawasaki Heavy Industries showcased some of their recent technological breakthroughs. Their website stated that this was a chance for them to show cooperation and coexistence between humans and robots. One of these technological wonders is a new robot named ‘duAro’. It has two extremely dexterous limbs capable of the slightest movements. To demonstrate its capabilities duAro was used to serve a selection of yummy nigiri sushi. Here is a video showing off duAro’s chef skills. Watch how it serve up several pieces of sushi with its own robotic grace.

Robot making sushi

Popeye

Popeye

Spinach Salad with Sesame Dressing

Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins such as vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, and Vitamin C, and it also contains , magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, and potassium. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein and many other minerals that are good for the body. Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper and manganese, but also calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber. The list goes on. As such using both in a yummy salad will greatly benefit the body.

We bring you a Japanese recipe that will make Popeye’s mouth water. It is delicious and nutritious. You will need about 220 grams of the star of the recipe, spinach and a pinch of salt. For the sesame sauce, you will need the following: 3 tablespoons roasted white sesame seeds, 1½ tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar, ½ teaspoon sake, ½ teaspoon mirin. To learn how to make this delicious salad, please watch the following video.

Spinach Salad with Sesame Dressing recipe

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