Summer 2015 Anime Season: First Impressions

So much anime, so little time… this summer’s anime season has so much to choose from and I have been just so busy with my trans-pacific move from Chicago to Japan… It’s insane how much needs to be done when you pack up your life in one city and move across an ocean to live in another! So, for that reason, my impressions will be really brief and without screenshots (I’ll try to add them in later! Sorry…).

This season, I’ll be looking at 14 anime… If I’ve missed any notable anime, I’d love to hear your recommendations! What are your thoughts on the summer 2015 anime season?

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Anime Food Samples: For the Week of July 5, 2015

What kinds of foods have our favorite anime characters been eating recently? In this special weekly feature, we sample just a few of the many dishes that have popped up during the last week of the currently airing anime season… Would you like rice with that?

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Spring 2015 Anime Season: Final Impressions

Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru noha Machigatteiru darouka 01Fate Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works 02Hibike Euphonium 01Owari no Seraph 03Punchline 01Sidonia no Kishi Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki 01Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru Zoku 01

The spring anime season has come and gone…. And, while I found many shows entertaining enough while they were airing, but now that it’s all over and done with, there aren’t really any series that stick out in my mind as particularly memorable. Disappointing to be sure… Well, here’s hoping for better pickings in the summer season.

Today I’m looking at 7 shows that concluded in the spring season, which I think is a little less than usual, but I’m still watching 3 series as carry-overs into the summer season (Arslan Senki, Ore Monogatari, Shokugeki no Souma).

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Liebster Award!

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(Updated July, 2015 with questions and nomination from The Garbage Man Reviews!)

Some time ago (okay, it was a long time ago, and I’m bad for putting this off for so long… sorry!), I was nominated by Otaku Daydreams for the Liebster Award!

I’m really honoured and happy to be nominated, and will be answering 11 questions about myself and my blog. The award is a great way to get to know the individuals behind the blogs we all read, and to explore new blogs. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Anime Food Samples: For the Week of June 28, 2015

What kinds of foods have our favorite anime characters been eating recently? In this special weekly feature, we sample just a few of the many dishes that have popped up during the last week of the currently airing anime season… Would you like rice with that?

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Anime Food Samples for the Week of June 21, 2015

What kinds of foods have our favorite anime characters been eating recently? In this special weekly feature, we sample just a few of the many dishes that have popped up during the last week of the currently airing anime season… Would you like rice with that?

Side note: Sorry for the lack of posts for Anime Food Samples… and for the blog in general. It’s been a busy time for me lately! I was away for a while visiting family and attending weddings, and now I’m in the middle of moving to another country all together!

As a result, it’s been hard keeping up with all the seasonal shows but I’m going to try really hard to continue posting at least semi-regularly… Thanks for bearing with me during this time and definitely look forward to more new recipes on the way, hopefully sooner than later :D

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“Super Spicy Mapo Tofu That No One Dares Order”

Mapo Tofu - Angel Beats 06 - 01So, after some thought, I’ve decided to revisit the post that kicked off this little anime food blog in the first place, launching me into the community of blogging, food, and anime… It’s been over 2 years since I wrote up a recipe for the “Super Spicy Mapo Tofu That No One Dares Order” featured in Angel Beats!, and while I was pleased with my work then, I like to think that I’ve improved maybe a little bit over the years when it comes to crafting recipes, cooking, and writing.

Looking back on my original mapo tofu recipe, I have come to realize that it’s just not up to snuff. The recipe is for more of a general mapo tofu dish, and it simply suggests optional ingredients such as chili oil, chili peppers, and hot sauce to make it spicy. How can a recipe that’s supposed to be “super spicy” merely suggest adding spicy ingredients? To that end, I’ve designed this new recipe using several ingredients (chili oil, hot pepper paste, fresh chilies, and even a dusting of freshly ground Szechuan peppercorn) to build up the spiciness in layers, lending more depth and flavor to this newly crafted recipe for the “Super Spicy Mapo Tofu That No One Dares Order”! Continue reading