Double Slam: New anime and Japanese Indoor Farming!

Bento Bites – Endride & Japanese Indoor Farming!

Anime news and a bit of corporate indoor farming!

Today we have an interesting Double Slam for you. First we share news on the upcoming anime Endride and then we show you how a Japanese company do some unconventional indoor farming! From the world under the earth to a ‘world’ inside an office building, we visit the best of two worlds.


In the Spring anime season of 2016 (April), a new anime, Endride will premiere. It will be a 24-episode anime about a young man who is transported to an alternate world Here is the synopsis:

Imagine Endra – an unknown world that spreads across the underside of the earth. This is an alternate earth, where the vast Adad Mars shines above. Meet our hero, Shun Asanaga, a normal junior high student, a ‘surface dweller’, who suddenly finds himself in Endra. Then he meets Emilio, an imprisoned Prince. Just what kind of effect will this meeting have on the fate of Endra? The story is just beginning!

The main cast for Endride includes Kenshō Ono as Shun Asanaga, Toshiki Masuda as Emilio, Karen Miyama as Alicia, Ayaka Ohashi as Fuarion, Hiroki Takahashi as Demetrio and Kōsuke Toriumi as Erujuia. Endride staff includes director Kenji Gotoh and character designers Kazushi Hagiwara and Nobuhiro Watsuki.


Indoors farming

A recruitment company in Tokyo, the Pasona group, did some out of the box thinking and brought nature as well as agriculture into their headquarters’ office building. Imagine this: You walk into the building and in the lobby you are greeted with nice beautiful lush plants, but wait, that is a rice field! You walk around in the building and discover tomatoes and blueberries growing everywhere. You look at the plants on the ceiling and find yourself staring at some cucumbers and pumpkins!

The Pasona group thought that by growing their own fruit and vegetables (over 200 types!) they provide not just scenic plants to look at but also nutritious food for their staff. The fruit and vegetables are served in the company’s canteen and employees can take as much as they want. Even school children visit from time to time to do school projects about this innovative venture. An added bonus is that for many people who do not get a chance to see nature every day they now have it at the office.

You have to see it to believe it, so here is a video about the project. Please follow our link:

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