Bento Bites - Yowamushi Pedal and Pokémon Go

Bento Bites – Yowamushi Pedal and Pokémon Go

Yowamushi Pedal gets a third season!

Join us as we get updates on the Monster Strike movie and the Yowamushi Pedal anime’s third season. We also discuss the Pokémon Go even for Halloween and we learn how to make a yummy Gluten-free Japanese Curry Rice dish. Hungry for anime? Itadakimasu!!

Monster Strike The Movie

Monster Strike The Movie

Monster Strike The Movie

A lot of people love the action RPG Monster Strike. It has over 35 million registered players worldwide since its September 2013 launch and is not only available in Japan but also Taiwan, China, Korea, Hong Kong, North America and Macau.

The official Monster Strike The Movie website began streaming a longer second teaser showcasing Japanese vocalist Naoto Inti Raymi’s ‘Yume no Arika’ (The hiding place of dreams) the movie’s theme song . The song’s CD release will be in Japan on December 7 and the movie will start screening in Japanese theatres 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. Credited as the producer is Nao Hirasawa (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches). 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.

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go

Like all respectable online games, Pokémon Go decided to host its own Halloween event. The Pokémon Company confirmed on Monday that Pokémon Go, the latest game by Niantic Labs would run a Halloween event from October 26 to November 1. The game is increasing its global encounter rate of the ghoulies Pokémon from the first generation. If you are into ‘catching ‘em all’, then Drowzee, Gastly, Gengar, Golbat, Haunter, Hypno and Zubat is easier to capture.

But that is not all; the game also hands out more candy! The game offers trainers opportunities to earn more Pokémon candy during this event. Now evolving that Eevee you wanted to evolve might be easier if you can catch another Eevee because the candy handed out with the captured Pokémon will be more than usual! The promise is that every Pokémon caught will earn the trainer six Candies – that is twice the normal amount. Isn’t that sweet? What is more is that the professor will give trainers two candies instead of one for every Pokémon transferred to him, and Buddy Pokémon will award four candies instead of the usual one. See this teaser for more. 

Yowamushi Pedal

Yowamushi Pedal

Yowamushi Pedal

The Official Yowamushi Pedal website revealed that its third anime season, Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation that is based on the manga of Wataru Watanabe is to premiere on January 9th. The director for the series is once again, Osamu Nabeshima also rejoined by script worker Kurasumi Sunayama (Bakuon!!) to work on the series composition. Character design is done by Yukiko Ban who worked on the Yowamushi Pedal movie and Hiroyuki Horiuchi is the bike designer. The last returnee to the anime is Kan Sawada who will be composing the anime’s music again.

The series is set after the two previous seasons and the movie that followed in August 2015 and continues the story after the third-year students have graduated. It is all about road bicycle racing. The original story stated with a boy and his bulky city bicycle meeting a cyclist and being pulled into the world of high school bicycle racing.

Serving Suggestion

Serving Suggestion

Gluten-Free Japanese Curry Rice

On a gluten-free diet and in the mood for curry? Here is a recipe that will make your mouth water and it is just the right thing for your dietary needs. Here are the ingredients: 3 chopped onions, 1 chopped carrot, 2 cut small potatoes, 300 g meat (pork, beef or chicken), 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 stub of grated ginger, 2 1/2 tbsp curry powder, 1 1/2 tsp salt, dash of pepper, 1 pack or cube bouillon, chilis (as much as you like), dash of allspice, 2 bay leaves, vegetable oil and 3 cups water.

First, you prepare all the ingredients, do your chopping and cutting, next you caramelise your onions in some vegetable oil and let it rest, You then cook your garlic until fragrant and add your meat, cook this for about a minute, then add in the potatoes and carrots. Saute for 30 seconds then add the onions back in, add water and bring everything to a boil.

Prepare all ingredients such as chopping and cutting and set aside. Next, saute the chopped onions with some vegetable oil over medium-high heat until very soft and caramelised. Turn off the heat and set aside. Add the bay leaves and bring down the heat to let the food simmer until the potatoes are tender (not mushy). Remove the bay leaves, add the bouillon, curry powder, salt, pepper, chilli and allspice. Mix everything together then cook everything for another 10 minutes. Serve with warm rice. Here is a video guide to the recipe. Itadakimasu minna!