Gundam Documentary released!
Join us for A Silent Voice movie news, a Gundam Live-Action ‘Documentary’ and a peek at the Shuumatsu no Izetta anime. We end off sharing a yummy Pork Shogayaki recipe. Hungry for anime? Itadakimasu!!
A Silent Voice
A music video clip for AIKO’s theme song ‘Koi o Shita no wa’ for the A Silent Voice anime movie was posted by Kyoto Animation on Wednesday. This song was also released as her 36th single on September 21st. The movie opened on September 17th in Japan. The movies cast includes Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yūki, Kensho Ono, Yuki Kaneko, Yui Ishikawa, Megumi Han, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, and Mayu Matsuoka. The movie is directed by Naoko Yamada (K-ON’) and Reiko Yoshida (Yowamushi Pedal) is the scriptwriter, Futoshi Nishiya (Free!) designed the characters for animation.
The movie’s plot is as follows: It is about a boy who can hear (Shoya Ishida) and a transfer student who can’t (Shoko Nisimiya). One day Shoya leads the class into bullying Shoko, but the class shifts its attention to from Shoko to Shoya. The manga’s author Yoshitoki Oima said that it is about people living in isolation, people living distant. It seems the manga tackles a few social issues and the manga and movie might be a moral and social learning experience for us all.
Gundam Behind the Front
Rhizomatiks, a Japanese media arts studio, created an eight-minute Live-Action Gundam ‘Short Documentary’ named Gundam Behind the Front. The theme of the short deals with the aftermath of the One Year War, which Gundam Fanatiks may remember happened in the first Mobile Suit Gundam series and movies. In the documentary a Federation as well as a Zeon engineer reflects on the Earth Federation/Principality of Zeon conflict and its aftermath. The video is beautiful and tasteful and has a sense of reality to it. When you watch it, it ‘feels’ as if this really happened. The fact that the video features elaborate props, like using models from the Gundam Front Tokyo attraction as well as props from various Gundam exhibition tours adds to that. Sunrise started streaming the ‘Documentary’ on Wednesday.
Shuumatsu no Izetta
An English subtitled version of Shuumatsu no Izetta (Izetta, the Last Witch), has been posted during the week. In Shuumatsu no Izetta, the setting is an alternate Earth, the eve of World War II. Izetta is the last surviving clan member of a clan of witches that had the ability to manipulate any object they touch, magically. She pledges to help a tiny kingdom called Altstaltd from invasion by the imperialistic Germania.
The anime’s staff includes Masaya Fujimori (Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess) as director, Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World) on series composition and screenplay, Yuu Yamashita (Usagi Drop) is the chief animation director and responsible for character design, Yukio Nagasaki is the sound Director. The opening theme song is ‘cross the line’ by AKINO with bless4 and the ending theme song ‘Hikari Aru Basho’e’ by May’n.
Shuumatsu no Izetta’s cast includes Himika Akaneya, Saori Hayami, Aya Uchida, Nao Tōyama, Kana Hanazawa, Junichi Suwabe, Hiroki Takahashi, Natsuki Hanae, KENN, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Ryōtarō Okiayu, Junji Majima, Kōji Yusa, Daisuke Hirakawa, Toshiyuki Morikawa and Kōichi Yamadera. Shuumatsu no Izetta will premiere on October 1st.
Pork Shogayaki (Japanese Ginger Pork)
Our recipe, this time, is Pork Shogayaki. Extremely popular in Japan, Shogayaki can be made with beef, chicken or pork is usually accompanied by a bowl of rice, miso soup and raw shredded cabbage. The word shogayaki gets its meaning from Shoga, meaning ginger and yaki, which means to grill or fry. Our recipe will need the following ingredients: 3-4 thinly sliced pork, 1 stub ginger, 1/4 onion, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp mirin, 1 tbsp sake, 1 tsp sugar and oil.
You start by grating the ginger and squeezing the juice out by hand, You then grate the onion and add it to the ginger. Next, you add the soy sauce, mirin, sake and sugar and mix it well. Add the pork and let it rest for 5 minutes to marinate. After the pork marinated, wipe off the excess marinade with a paper towel. Heat oil in a frying pan and cook your pork over a medium heat, cooking both sides, and keep a watchful eye to make sure the meat does not burn. Add the remaining sauce of your marinade and cook for another 30 seconds. You can serve it with sliced cabbage, cucumbers and a nice bowl of steaming rice! Watch the tutorial video here.
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