Return of the Overlord!
Join us as we talk about the upcoming Overlord compilation movies, and look at the new anime series Scum’s Wish and Kemono Friends. We also learn how to make homemade fresh cheese! Hungry for anime? Itadakimasu!!
During the week at the “Overlord x Yōjo Senki Joint Press Conference” it was announced that the joined compilation movie for the Overlord anime will be split into a two parts. On 25 February 2017 Overlord: Fushisha no Ō (Overlord: The Undead King) will open followed by Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi (Overlord: The Dark Warrior) on March 11. As with most compilation movies, the movies will have new added scenes and new characters. Returning from the anime series, MYTH&ROID will once again contribute the theme music.
The Overlord anime ran for 13 episodes in 2015 and was a massive hit. It plays off in the year 2137 and tells the tale of Momonga. When his favourite game, Yggdrasil is shut down he decides to not log out of it. NPCs starts to feel emotions and other changes start to occur in this world. Momonga decides to take over this new world.
This week, the airdates, as well as the opening song for the anime series Kemono Friends were announced. The series will premiere on January 10th. 8 members of the cast will perform the anime’s opening song, “Yōkoso Japari Park e” (Welcome to Japari Park). The anime will star: Yuka Ozaki, Kana Motomiya, Saki Ono, Aya Uchida, Mikoi Sasaki, Ruka Nemoto, Kyōka Tamura, Aina Aiba and Ikuko Chikuta.
The anime takes place in Japari Park, which is a gigantic zoo. Thanks to the mysterious ‘sand star’ substance animals are transformed human-shaped creatures called Animal Girls. One day a lost child wanders into the park and starts a grand adventure to return home, joined in the quest by a group of Animal Girls.
The character concept designs are credited to the Sgt. Frog creator Mine Yoshizaki and TATSUKI is directing the series. Overseeing the scripts is Shigenori Tanabe (Danchi Tomoo) and Yūko Shiromizu (Ghost in the Shell Arise) is the art director. The anime is based on a free-to-play smartphone game and in 2015 a manga titled Kemono Friends: Yōkoso Japari Park e! started in Kadokawa’s Shōnen Ace magazine.
A promotional video for the Scum’s Wish (Kuzu no Honkai in Japan) anime started streaming this week revealing the anime’s main casts as well as its January 12th premiere date. The anime is based off the manga by Mengo Yokoyari. The manga launched the manga in Square Enix’s Big Gagan magazine in 2012 and its seventh volume is due to be released in December. The anime stars: Chika Anzai, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Haruka Tomatsu, Shiori Izawa, Kenji Nojima and Aki Toyosaki.
The staff included Masaomi Ando (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle) as director, Makoto Uezu (Akame ga KILL!) on Series Composition and Keiko Kurosawa (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle) on character design. The anime will tell the tale of Hanabi and Mugi, a seemingly perfect couple but they actually share a secret know one knows about. What it is and how dark or diabolical that secret is we will all have to discover in January.
Homemade Fresh Cheese
Adventurous in the kitchen and in love with cheese? Then you are at the right place as we share a homemade cheese recipe with you. Francis the Dog from Cooking With Dog explains the process as the cook makes it. With a bit of milk, some heavy cream and plain yoghurt, a batch of fresh homemade cheese is made and all you need to top it off is some salt, honey and the crackers to serve it on! Impress your friends next time you meet them with your cheese-making skills! Happy cheese making!