Hungry for Apple Pie? Itadakimasu!!
We catch up on live-action movie Death Note Light up the NEW world, share more information on the Pop in Q anime movie, Learn more about the new Fall season series Mahō Shōjo Ikusei Keikaku and share a pie recipe with Ryuk from Death Note’s favourite food, apples, as the main ingredient. Hungry for Anime? Itadakimasu!!
Death Note Light up the NEW world
This week it was confirmed that Namie Amuro is providing the theme and insert songs for the upcoming live-action Death Note Light up the NEW world movie which coined as a ‘forbidden sequel’ to the Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name movies. It is not a sequel to the original manga or the 2015 live-action TV drama.
In the original manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, which ran from 2003 to 2006, a teen student named Light finds a notebook on the ground. Soon he finds out that he can kill people by writing their names in it. In a self-justified crusade, he starts killing criminals all over the world with his newfound power and gets involved in a cat-and-mouse game with the authorities and an ingenious detective named L.
The new movie, however, will play off in the present day, ten years after the events of the first two movies, where there are new characters that ‘inherited the DNA of Light Yagami and L’ and they will take part in a battle over six Death Notes on earth. In the original manga it was mentioned that up to six Death Notes and Shinigami can exist in our world, something not mentioned in the anime, live-action series, live-action movies and stage play! But now in the new movie, this becomes an important part of the plot.
Directing the movie is Shinsuke Sato (GANTZ, Library Wars) and Warner Brothers Japan will distribute it from October 29, 2016. The cast includes Masaki Suda (live-action Assassination Classroom), Sousuke Ikematsu (The Last Samurai), Masahiro Higashide (live-action Parasyte), Rina Kawaei (Azumi: Bakumatsu-hen stage play), Mina Fujii, and reprising their roles from the previous Death Note movies, Erika Toda as Misa Amane and Shidou Nakamura as Ryuk.
The movie’s newest trailer introduces ‘Dear Diary’, the theme song of the movie. The movie, released on October 29, will be just in time for Halloween. Death Note Light up the NEW world trailer with theme song
Pop in Q
Toei animation revealed Pop in Q’s release date and some new footage from the movie on Tuesday. Instead of opening in 2017 as previously planned, Toei moved the opening date to December 23rd. This movie, directed by Naoki Miyahara (Dragon Ball Z), was created to celebrate Toei Animation’s 60th anniversary and Toei Animation will highlight the fantastical element of the story.
The movie tells the tale of five girls facing not only the hardship of the transitions into adolescence as they are graduating from middle to high school but also them facing a quest to save a magical realm using the powers of music and dance. Will the graduate? Will they save a magical world with the power of dancing?
The cast of the main heroines the Pop In Q anime is Asami Seto, Shiori Izawa, Tomoyo Kurosawa, Ari Ozawa and Atsumi Tanezaki. Other cast members include Marina Tanoue, Kaori Ishihara, Kaede Hondo, M.A.O and Satomi Arai.
Joining director Naoki Miyahara is Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Kino’s Journey) who drafted the movie’s character designs. Shūko Arai is the scriptwriter, and Takayuki Uragami serves as both character designer and chief animation director. Pop in Q Footage
Pop in Q Teaser Video
Mahō Shōjo Ikusei Keikaku (Magical Girl Raising Project)
A fourth promotional video of the anime adaptation of Asari Endō’s Mahō Shōjo Ikusei Keikaku (Magical Girl Raising Project) light novel series started streaming on Thursday, revealing four new cast members. The list of cast members keeps growing and here is a lost of the cast members that were revealed already: Kikuko Inoue, Satomi Arai, Megumi Ogata, Rina Hidaka, Nao Tōyama, Manami Numakura, Ayane Sakura, Yumi Uchiyama, Kurumi Mamiya, Yōko Hikasa, Inori Minase, Asuka Nishi, Saori Hayami, Yu Kobayashi, Yumiri Hanamori, Risae Matsuda and her twin Satsumi Matsuda.
Mahō Shōjo Ikusei Keikaku will premiere on October 1st. Hiroyuki Hashimoto (Is the order a rabbit?) directs the series and Takao Yoshioka (Elfen Lied) is the series supervisor and scriptwriter. The character designer for the anime is Yukiko Aikei (Accel World). Manami Numakura performs the opening theme ‘Sakebe’ (Shout) while Nano does ‘Dreamcatcher’, the Ending song.
The novels are set in a world where one in ten thousand girls can become a magical girl thanks to a social game. But one day there is an announcement made that there are too many magical girls, creating a magical energy problem and sixteen girls are pulled into a desperate battle for survival. Mahō Shōjo Ikusei Keikaku Preview
If you know your Death Note anime you know that the Shinigami Ryuk is an apple junkie. We share with you a Japanese apple pie recipe that may just make any shinigami’s mouth water! The dough in the tutorial video is made from scratch and here are the ingredients for the dough: 120-130g chilled flour, salt (measure to taste), 100g of butter and 50-60 ml ice water. The pie filling ingredients are 2 apples (about 300g), 100g sugar and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. You can add cinnamon to the recipe but since a lot of people are not fond of the spice, the choice is optional. Japanese Apple Pie
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