Bento Bites – Black Butler & Dragon Ball Z

Bento Bites – Black Butler & Dragon Ball Z

Black Butler is going for a cruise!

On the bento menu, we have news about the upcoming movies Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic as well as the Monster Strike The Movie. We share an interesting video about a Dragon Ball Z song and we look at a yummy Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Lotus Root recipe. Hungry for anime? Itadaimasu!!

Black Butler

Black Butler

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic

A mega stream of Twitter feed regarding the upcoming Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic movie revealed more about the movie during the week. The movie, which adapts the ‘Ship Voyage’ Arc of the popular supernatural manga Black Butler by mangaka Yana Toboso, released a new preview video, new cast additions and news about a special screening aboard a cruise ship.

The movie’s new cast members include Rohei Kimura, Tomoaki Maeno and Tatsuhisa Suzuki and the returning cast members include Daisuke, Maaya Sakamoto, Yukari Tamura, Junichi Suwabe, Jun Fukuyama, Kenn, Noriaki Sugiyama, Takuma Terashima, Hiroki Touchi, Yuuki Kaji, and Emiri Katō.

The movie, as mentioned above will have a special screening event entitled ‘Black Butler CRUISING PARTY – That Butler Ships Out’ which will be held aboard the Symphony Moderna luxury liner on January 14 and January 15, 2017. The starting point of the cruise is Hinode Pier and it will tour Tokyo Bay. Included in the cruise package is a screening of Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic, drinks and a full-course French meal. Tickets for the cruise go on sale on October 22 and cost 19,800 yen (R2666.47 at the time this article is written).

Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z

The power of anime, in the case Dragon Ball Z is so strong that it can touch a judge’s heart. Not just any type of judge, we are talking about the judges of a singing contest program. The Voice is a singing contest program that started as a Dutch program but it ‘infected’ its winning recipe all over the globe. The Thai version of the show is in its fifth season and one of its contestants have set the internet on fire with a voice that may just be stronger than Goku’s kamehameha move!

Ditthawat Chaikaewruchikorn, the last contestant to perform during a Blind Auditions episode on October 9th made four judges jump out of their chairs and freak out in awesome wonder at Chaikaewruchikorn as he tapped into their childhoods and sangCha-La Head-Cha-La.” the theme song for Dragon Ball Z. The whole set was going crazy and they judges begged him after his ‘stellar super Saiyan performance’ (he even did a kamehameha while singing) if he could sing them the Doraemon theme song. The talented Chaikaewruchikorn excitedly obliged them. The force is strong in this man’s voice and definitely already made him a star.

Monster Strike

Monster Strike

Monster Strike The Movie

The official Monster Strike The Movie website announced during the week that Japanese vocalist Naoto Inti Raymi will be singing their theme song ‘Yume no Arika’ (The hiding place of dreams). The song is also featured in a 30-second teaser, which was made available on Warner Brothers Japan’s official YouTube channel. The song’s CD release will be in Japan on December 7 and the movie will start screening in Japanese theaters on December 10th.

Directing the movie will be Shinpei Ezaki (Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation), the screenplay is the work of Taku Kishimoto (Silver Spoon) and Shizue Kaneko does animation design. The voice cast includes Maaya Sakamoto, Tomo Muranaka, Lynn, Juri Kimura, Kengo Kawanishi, Jun Fukushima, Yusuke Kobayashi, Nana Mizuki and Koichi Yamadera.

The movie is a prequel story set before the events in the ongoing Monster Strike anime series, which premiered in October 2015. The anime tells the tale of Ren Homura. He returns to his hometown, Kaminohara filled with scattered memories. The Monster Strike app is forcefully installed into his phone and the more he plays the game, tho more his scattered memories are pieced together.

Serving Suggestion for Meatballs

Serving Suggestion for Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Lotus Root

Meatballs need no introduction as every culture has its own version from the Afrikaner Frikkadel to the Greek Keftedes. It is popular with spaghetti and rice, or even as a snack while watching anime, it can be packed in a bento box for picnics and meatballs are even lekker smashed up on bread with a bit of chutney. Everyone’s favourite Japanese granny from the YouTube channel Cooking with Dog is back with her poodle sidekick Francis to teach us how to make a Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Lotus Root recipe.

For the meatball, she uses 200g Ground Pork, Salt, Pepper, 1 tsp Soy Sauce, 1 tbsp Sake, 10g Ginger Root, chopped, 10cm Long chopped Green Onion, 50g grated Lotus Root, 100g coarsely chopped Lotus Root, 1 tbsp Potato Starch and 1 tsp Sesame Oil. For the Sweet and Sour Sauce she uses 2 tbsp Vinegar, 1 tbsp Sake, 1 tbsp Sugar and 1 tbsp Soy Sauce. Here is the video!