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21 Oct 14:03

"Full Metal Panic!" PS4 Strategy-RPG Teased for 2018


Full Metal Panic! is back, baby! Not only is the new anime finally almost here, but Bandai Namco revealed plans to bring the series to PlayStation 4 in the form of a strategy-RPG from Super Robot Wars developer. B.B. Studio.


Other than that and the title, Full Metal Panic! Fight: Who Dares Wins, there isn't too much more info at the moment. A website is live, and it's currently lined up for a 2018 release in Japan, so go ahead and dig into the teaser below. 




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

21 Oct 12:36

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory Anime's New Promo Video Streamed

New key visual also revealed for series premiering in spring 2018
21 Oct 03:23

Moyoco Anno Artwork Collected in Limited Edition 2018 Calendar

Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen and Sakuran manga creator Moyoco Anno has a new calendar of artwork for next year. Titled "Moyoco Girl," the calendar collects...
21 Oct 00:12

Chie from "Persona 4" Joins "BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle" Roster



It was just last week that we got to check out the second character trailer for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, which introduced BlazBlue's Rachel Alucard and Hazama, as well as RWBY's Weiss Schnee. Now it's already time for the third, which introduces Noel Vermillion from BlazBlue, Chie Satonaka from Persona 4, and Waldstein from Under Night In-Birth



BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle hits PS4, Switch, and PC in 2018. 



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

20 Oct 12:04

Hayate the Combat Butler's Hata Has Already Drawn 6 Chapters of New Manga Series


I am very excited to see what this is going to be.

Artist ended Hayate the Combat Butler in April
20 Oct 12:03

Anime Tamago 2018 Video Reveals Anime Shorts' Visuals, Stories

Shorts feature works by Imagica, Robot, Tomason, Usagi.Ou, Nanahoshi, Picona
19 Oct 21:22

Gundam Creator Yoshiyuki Tomino Discusses Giving Copyrights to Sunrise

Mobile Suit Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino recently discussed the early days of the franchise with the Oricon website. Tomino described how he originally...
18 Oct 10:58

Retailer Animate Offers Fate/Grand Order Halloween Illustration Cards

Following on the heels of Kaito Kid-cosplaying characters, Fate/Grand Order's characters stepped in line next to reveal their Halloween costumes. The Animate...
17 Oct 17:15

'Hugtto! Precure' Trademark Filed

The Japan Patent Office reported a September 29 filing for a trademark on a "Hugtto! Precure" logo for various goods on Tuesday. The currently airing Precure...
17 Oct 17:03

Fire Emblem Warriors Getting Free Japanese-Voice Pack

by Jenni

The North American launch trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors confirms the game will have a free Japanese-voice pack add-on.

Read Fire Emblem Warriors Getting Free Japanese-Voice Pack on Siliconera!

16 Oct 10:16

"Maho Girls" Characters Confirmed to Appear in "Kirakira PreCure" Film


In addition to the fairy Mofurun teased in the full trailer posted in July, the three main PreCure girls from the previous 13th TV series Maho Girls PreCure: Cure Miracle, Cure Magical, and Cure Felice are confirmed to appear in "Eiga Kirakira PreCure a la Mode: Paritto! Omoide no Mille-feuille" (Kirakira PreCure a la Mode The Movie: Paris and The Memorable Mille-feuille), the upcoming feature film based on the ongoing 14th TV series Kirakira PreCure a la Mode.


While girls from the past PreCure TV series are featured together in the "All Stars" films released in every spring, this is the first time for the 14-year-old franchise that the previous TV series' characters make guest appearance in the ongoing series' feature film edition released in fall.  


Also, the next 37th episode of Kirakira PreCure to be aired on October 22 is confirmed to be a prequel story to the film focusing on the past of Ciel Kiraboshi in her training days in Paris. Her

master Jean-Pierre Zylberstein, voiced by 32-year-old kabuki actor Onoe Matsuya II, will join the

episode prior to the film to reveal Ciel's past to Ichika and other members and tries to bring back

Ciel to Paris with him. Then the story will directly continue to the film.


The film is set to be released in Japan on October 28, 2017, accompanied with a full 3DCG short film

"Petit Dream Stars! Let's la Cooking? Showtime!" featuring the fairy characters from the recent series.





TV anime 37th episode trailer



Film full trailer


"Eiga Kirakira PreCure a la Mode: Paritto! Omoide no Mille-feuille" Main Staff:

 Director: Yutaka Tsuchida (The Kindaichi Case Files R season 1 series director)

 Screenplay: Isao Murayama (Maho Girls PreCure! series composition)

 Character designer/Chief animation director: Kastui Tamegai (Maho Girls PreCure!)

 Animation Director: Kazuhiro Ohta (HappinessCharge PreCure! the Movie)


"Petit Dream Stars! Let's la Cooking? Showtime!" Main Staff:

 Director: Naoki Miyahara (Pop In Q)

 CG Director: Mari Kobayashi (PreCure series CD director)



via: Movie Natalie 1, 2


©2017 "Movie Kirakira PreCure a la Mode" Production Committee

©ABC-A, Toei Animation


13 Oct 17:39

Kino Journeys To Harajuku And Braves Killer Crepes For Collaboration Cafe


Harajuku's Area-Q us a “Entertainment Collaboration Cafe” located on the the 7th floor of Q-Plaza Harajuku and while Kino is only supposed to stay in one play for three days, they'll manage to be the Journey destination October 21-29. Along with a menu of food and drinks based on the Keiichi Sigsawa light novels and their new Lerche anime adaptation, there's a package deal with desktop calendar and drink for 1,700yen (not one of the special drinks, offered with coaster).






Bonus desktop calendar




Kino's Green Apple Soda - inspired by character's visual motif - 7,000yen


Hermes beer cocktail - for adults who need some fuel - 800yen


Hermes Fuel Coke - same, but for the kids - 700yen



Shizu's blue ginger - 700yen


Riku's banana milk - 700yen



Te's purple potato tapioca milk 700 yen 

Shisho's lemon soda - 700yen


Aibou's milk coffee - 700yen



"A Country Where People Can Kill Others" Crepes - 800yen


`Ugoku kuni' × `tōsen bo no kuni' no meiwaku rice-  800 yen 

Shiz's favorite matcha Shiratama Zenzai - 700 yen


Te's full stomach full strawberry parfait-  800 yen


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13 Oct 11:41

Watch JAM Project's Newest Music Video "TOKYO DIVE"!


Japanese record company Lantis' official YouTube channel today posted a short version music video for "TOKYO DIVE," the lead track from five-member anison unit JAM Project's upcoming fifth original album of the same name, along with a six-minute preview video for the 13 songs in the album. The lead track is written/composed by Hironobu Kageyama, and arranged by R・O・N. The highly anticipated fifth album "TOKYO DIVE" will be available on October 18. 


JAM Project current members:

  Hironobu Kageyama (56)

  Masaaki Endoh (50)

  Hiroshi Kitadani (49)

  Masami Okui (49)

  Yoshiki Fukuyama (54)


"TOKYO DIVE" short version MV


All-song preview





Meanwhile, JAM Project member Masaaki Endoh releases an eight-minute trailer for his latest solo live

DVD/Blu-ray "Masaaki Endo Live Tour 2017 - V6 Enjin -." The disc including the 21 songs performed at

Akasaka BLITZ in Tokyo on April 29, 2017, is scheduled to be released on October 25.




Source: JAM Project official website, Masaaki Endoh official website


Copyright 2017 JAM Project, Lantis all rights reserved.

© Copyright 2017, HIGHWAY STAR, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


12 Oct 17:13

Aniplex of America Publishes English-Subbed "Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower" Theatrical Trailer 2 - UPDATED


 Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower opens in Japan this weekend. A premiere event at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (Los Angeles, CA) on Friday, November 3rd has been scheduled, along with an American theatrical run beyond that. With this all coming soon, Aniplex of America has posted an English subtitled preview of the feature. 


Tickets for the American run are available at




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12 Oct 17:12

"Princess Principal" Director to Land at Anime NYC



The inaugural Anime NYC is bringing anime favorites from all over the world to New York City next month. Most recently added to the roster is Masaki Tachibana, best known this anime season as the director of the new series Princess Principal.

Tachibana's appearance is made possible through the cooperation of Anime NYC and Bandai Visual. Prior to Princess Principal, he was a key animator for shows like Flip Flappers and Girls und Panzer der Film, as well as an episode director for Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex.

Tachibana will be on hand for autograph signings, a Princess Principal Q&A, and an episode screening at the event.


He joins guests like anison performer Yoko Ishida, composer Naruyoshi Kikuchi, American voice actors Cristina Vee and Erica Mendez, and many more. The event will also be hosting the US premiere of Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower and a concert of Gundam music.


>> Official Anime NYC website

>> Official Princess Principal website

Source: Anime NYC




Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest story can be found in Ride the Star Wind, available now from Broken Eye Books.

11 Oct 16:58

"Granblue Fantasy" Launches "Cardcaptor Sakura" Collaboration


 Starting October 10th, smartphone RPG Granblue Fantasy brings in CLAMP's magic girl for a Cardcaptor Sakura - Sakura And the Adventures of The Mysterious Sky event. The character and her friends will be appearing as SS rare character cards, her card battle outfits will be offered as limited skins, and there will be a story in which CCS cast teams up with Granblue's Magisa and Petra to investigate the mysteries of Fairy Valley. The event runs through October 24th.




Sakura Kinomoto - Sakura Tange


Kero -  Aya Hisakawa


Tomoyo Daidouji -Junko Iwao

Syaoran Li - Motoko Kumai


Magisa - Sayaka Ohara


Petra - Noriko Kuwashima


via Natalie

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04 Oct 18:06

"Professor Layton" TV Series Reportedly in the Works



Level-5 shows no signs of slowing down with the Professor Layton franchise anytime soon. The latest news comes from Total Licensing Magazine, which reveals plans for a Professor Layton TV series. While there isn't much info on the series yet, it's reportedly planned for 2018, with 26 episodes in the works. 


The company will attend the Brand Licensing Europe and MIPCOM trade shows this month, so hopefully we'll know more once the events are underway. 


Via Nintendo Wire



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

04 Oct 10:55

Aniplex of America Begins Ticket Sales for Nationwide Theatrical Release of "Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower"


Aniplex of America has officially opened ticket sales for the nationwide theatrical release of anime movie Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower, on the series’ official homepage. Earlier this week, Aniplex of America, along with the film distribution company AZOLAND PICTURES, announced that they will be holding a special one-night only premiere event at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (Los Angeles, CA) on Friday, November 3rd.  


Tickets for both the premiere event and nationwide theatrical release are available at:



They describe

The star-studded cast of both Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] and Fate/Zero returns in the first chapter of the epic film trilogy, including Noriaki Sugiyma as protagonist Shirou Emiya, Ayako Kawasumi as Saber, Kana Ueda as Rin Tohsaka, and Noriko Shitaya as the series’ tragic heroine, Sakura Matou. Fan-favorite ufotable (the Garden of Sinners, God Eater) and director Tomonori Sudou (Fate/Zero, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]) also join the team of returning staff for the feature film, along with music by Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art Online franchise, Puella Magi Madoka franchise). Based on the original story by Kinoko Nasu and TYPE-MOON, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower brings the Fate series’ unique storytelling and otherworldly cast of characters to the big screen for the first time. Movie-goers will now have a chance to experience the despair, romance, and terrifying secrets of the Holy Grail War in the first chapter of this high-stakes trilogy.



About Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower:

“If I became a bad person, would you be able to forgive me?”


The boy wished to protect the girl. That was his thought.

10 years after the Holy Grail War—a battle waged by Masters and Servants over the wish-granter, the Holy Grail—another war breaks out in Fuyuki City.

Shirou Emiya—the adopted son of Kiritsugu Emiya, a participant of the previous Holy Grail War—resolves to fight, carrying out Kiritsugu’s dying wish.


There’s a young girl by Shirou’s side who’s in love with him—Sakura Matou.

Every morning, she goes to Shirou’s house to make breakfast and dinner for him, bringing kindness into the life of a boy utterly alone in the world.

But once the Holy Grail War starts, there’s a change in the air in Fuyuki City.

Murders abound across the city, and the atmosphere grows ominous.

Shirou decides to shelter Sakura in his home.


Along with Saber, the Servant he summons, Shirou allies himself with the mage Rin Tohsaka and takes part in the Holy Grail War.


But the battle starts to go awry as secret maneuvers by unseen forces are put into play.


For more information, please visit:



Original Story: Kinoko Nasu/TYPE-MOON

Original Character Design: Takashi Takeuchi

Director: Tomonori Sudo

Character Design: Tomonori Sudo, Atsushi Ikariya

Screenplay: Akira Hayama (ufotable)

Art Director: Koji Eto

Director of Photography: Yuichi Terao

3D Director: Kazuki Nishiwaki

Color Setting: Mika Matsuoka

Editing: Manabu Kamino

Music: Yuki Kajiura

Animation Producer: Hikaru Kondo

Animation Production: ufotable

Distributed by: Aniplex
Theme song: “Hana no Uta” by Aimer



Shirou Emiya: Noriaki Sugiyama

Sakura Matou: Noriko Shitaya

Shinji Matou: Hiroshi Kamiya

Saber: Ayako Kawasumi

Rin Tohsaka: Kana Ueda

Taiga Fujimura: Miko Ito

Kirei Kotomine: Joji Nakata

Zouken Matou: Masane Tsukayama

Ayako Mitsuzuri: Fumie Mizusawa

Issei Ryudou: Mitsuaki Madono

Kiritsugu Emiya: Rikiya Koyama

Lancer: Nobutoshi Kanna

Gilgamesh: Tomokazu Seki

Rider: Yu Asakawa

Assassin: Shinichiro Miki

Caster: Atsuko Tanaka

Archer: Junichi Suwabe

Souichirou Kuzuki: Masaki Terasoma

Illyasviel von Einzbern: Mai Kadowaki

Leysritt: Miho Miyagawa

Sella: Haruhi Nanao

True Assassin: Tetsu Inada 

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02 Oct 22:53

McDonald's Japan Teases "Granblue Fantasy" Collaboration


Fast food and gacha... a recipe for a physically and mentally healthy life! Fresh off the Splatoon team-up, McDonald's Japan has begun cooking up their latest game collaboration. The regional version of the chain is preparing to join forces with Cygames' mobile RPG Granblue Fantasy starting next week.


While there's teaser art, specifics of the promotion are TBA. 





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02 Oct 22:52

Screaming Phoenix Killer Brings His Fabulous Glare To "Thunderbolt Fantasy: Sword of Life and Death" Spin-Off Visual


Along with a sequel, Taiwanese puppet co-production Thunderbolt Fantasy is coming back in Thunderbolt Fantasy: Sword of Life and Death, a Shā Wú Shēng, the Screaming Phoenix Killer (CV Nobuyuki Hiyama) focused story partially based on the Thunderbolt Fantasy Gaiden novel and partially a new story by Gen Urobochi. While the project was announced back in March, format and scheduling information is finally being announced.


For the first two weeks of December, the project will be touring eight cinemas in Tokyo, Kawasaki, Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe and Tokushima. There will be a greeting from Gen Urobochi, along with cast Kousuke Toriumi, Junichi Suwabe, and Nobuyuki Hiyama, and theme song performer TM Revolution. Advanced tickets go on sale October 28th.



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02 Oct 13:28

Tohru Fujisawa's GTO: Paradise Lost Manga Ends 1st Part, Goes on Hiatus

Hiatus is due to staff shortage for weekly series
02 Oct 12:15

Thunderbolt Fantasy Shōshi Ikken Side-Story Project Gets Theatrical Screenings in Japan

8 theaters to screen puppet-show project starting on December 2
02 Oct 12:15

Hiro Mashima to be Honored at Harvey Awards at NYCC

Harvey Awards presents Mashima with 1st Harvey Awards International Spotlight award
02 Oct 12:14

"Dagashi Kashi" And "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" Author Celebrate Megane Day


October 1st is Megane (eyeglasses) Day in Japan for the very esoteric reason that 1001 looks like a pair of glasses. Every year this inspires some social media activity.


The latest participants included:


Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid's author, Coolkyoushinja


Dagashi Kashi's author, Kotoyama - the character is Hajime Owari, who will be in the second season of the anime.




Also, from Dragon Garow Lee, author of Dragon Ball Side-Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha:



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01 Oct 04:08

More Details on Kyoto's "One Piece" Exhibition



The latest of the One Piece 20th anniversary festivities kicks off next month, in the form of an art exhibit in Kyoto. As previously reported, Kyoto will be hosting a citywide event, showing off One Piece art while encouraging tourists to check out major parts of their city.


In addition, the Buddhist temple Daikaku-ji will be hosting a "story art exhibition" entitled One Piece Art Nue - Flower of the Beast, Princess, and Oath. The sode story features two new characters -- Prince Lark and his fiancee Kiku -- who are attacked by a Japanese chimera called a nue during their wedding ceremony. Of course, they seek out the Straw Hat Pirates for help.



But there's another side to the story, from the point of view of the deserter Tora Tsugu. Late one night, as Tora stumbled along a moonlit beach, he caught sight of a mysterious fruit. Starving, he bit into it... and since this is One Piece, we can guess what happened. The Devil Fruit turned Tora into a nue -- with the face of a monkey, the body of a tanuki, the limbs of a tiger, and a snake for a tail.



The exhibit will combine One Piece characters with traditional Japanese art as the story is told visually.



The Daikaku-ji exhibit will be on display as part of Kyoto's city-wide installation, which runs from October 7-22.


>> One Piece 20th x Kyoto Official Site

>> Watch One Piece on Crunchyroll

Source: Anime! Anime!




Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest story can be found in Ride the Star Wind, available now from Broken Eye Books.

28 Sep 12:38

Persona 5 Is Getting Real-Life Ann’s Hoodie And Futaba’s Jacket, Supervised By Shigenori Soejima

by Sato

Persona 5 character designer Shigenori Soejima is working with Cospa to release official real-life versions of Ann Takamaki’s hoodie and Futaba Sakura’s jacket early next year in Japan.

Read Persona 5 Is Getting Real-Life Ann’s Hoodie And Futaba’s Jacket, Supervised By Shigenori Soejima on Siliconera!

28 Sep 12:13

Curry in a Bun! Can it be Done? If They Did It in "Restaurant to Another World," You Bet, Son!


Honestly, for MONTHS now I've looked at Feast of Fiction's Black Butler curry buns and silently stewed at home because they swooped my style. I won't lie – I can be a bit of a petty person. I didn't want to recreate the same recipe since they already did it, and I didn't want to be a copy-cat, yadda yadda. So it goes. Looking back, I'm not sure why I was so dumb about it. Curry buns are AMAZING, and, thanks to Restaurant to Another World, I had my chance to make a personal comeback without having to make the recipe from Black Butler


And boy, oh boy, was it worth it. You. GUYS. Curry buns are a thing of art. Only the Japanese could come up with something as amazing as this – curry, inside bread which has been coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried to produce a crunchy, golden-brown exterior. As presented in this episode 11, the curry buns are given as a gift to the chef. It looks like he kept them in the freezer until ready to fry, which is an awesome bonus with this recipe: the buns, once coated in panko, can easily be frozen so that you can enjoy a fresh, hot curry bun whenever it strikes your fancy. 


Now, there is a fair amount of prep work that goes into this recipe. You have to make both a bread dough and a curry paste filling. However, both come together very easily, so while this recipe is labor intensive, none of the labor is actually that difficult. There are three main parts: the bread dough, the filling, and then the exterior coating. These do take time – plan to set aside a few hours to assemble and fry these babies.


The first step is to make a nice, softly sweet bread dough. Once you have that taken care of and get it rising in a warm spot, the second step is to get the curry going. The key to a good filing is making sure that it's not too watery and loose. There aren't too many recipes available online for a good filling, despite the Feast of Fiction's recipe for their own curry bun. I didn't want to replicate the Black Butler recipe, and the Restaurant to Another World recipe, as it appeared in the episode, was pretty vague. I decided to go with a curry roux packet to keep things simple (since making bread and deep frying are a lot by themselves), and made the curry the same way I normally would. Except, instead of following the recipe according to the box, I used much less water than the recipe actually calls for. Luckily, this worked perfectly to produce a filling that was not loose at all, and more like a paste! The filling on its own is a tad salty, but once you get it in the bun, it's just perfect. The concentrated curry mixture compared to the sweetness of the bread is perfect.


The last step is to deep fry. The oil needs to be hot to prevent the dough from absorbing too much extra oil. The final coating should be lightly greasy, but not dripping with oil. Hot oil will help ensure you have the perfect crunchy coating. Fry about two minutes per side, taking care to keep oil at 365°F. They will be golden brown and perfectly crisp when they're done!


Watch the video below to get started on making you own curry buns!




Ingredients for the Curry Bun:

Dough recipe adapted from here. 

  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour

  • 1/2 cups cake flour

  • 1 tsp instant yeast

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp neutral oil (I used vegetable)

  • 3/4 cup water 

Curry Filling:

  • 1 small russet potato

  • 1 small carrot

  • 1/2 pound ground beef

  • 1/2 box of Vermont Curry, hot 

  • 2 cups water

Bun Coating: 
  • 2 cups panko

  • 1 egg + 1 tbsp water, beaten

  • Oil for frying (I used vegetable)



To Make the Curry Bun:


1. Start with the dough. Whisk the flours, sugar, salt, and yeast together. Add in the oil and water and stir together. When it starts to lump together, knead in the bowl until mostly all combined. Tip out onto a floured work surface and knead for about 10 minutes, or until dough is soft yet firm, not sticky, and pliable. Add more water or flour as needed. 

2. Form dough ball, and coat the ball and the inside of a bowl with oil. Cover top with plastic, and set in a warm place for about an hour, or ninety minutes, or until dough has doubled in size. 

3. While dough is rising, prepare curry filling. Peel and finely dice carrot and potato. Place into a pan over high heat with a bit of oil, and cook about two minutes. Throw in the ground beef, and cook until browned. Then, add in the water, which is deliberately less than the box calls for. Cover the pot, and let simmer about ten minutes or until veggies are tender and soft when pierced with a fork. Turn off the heat. Break up the curry roux, and drop pieces in. Stir until the curry blocks are melted, and a thick curry paste has formed. Set aside. 

4. When bread is ready, punch down and split into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, and let rise again for about 40 minutes.

5. When ready, roll each dough ball out until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick. Pile curry filling into the middle, about 1.5-2 tbsp per bun, or as much as  you can reasonably fit inside. Bring excess dough over the mound of filling, and pinch edges together until the dough is completely encased. 

6. Once all the buns are formed, it's time to coat them. Coat each bun by coating it in the egg wash, and then coating each bun in a thick layer of panko. Ideally, you should coat them right before frying – don't let them sit out too long after they've been coated. At this point, you could also easily flash freeze the buns and take them out to cook later by throwing them straight into your hot oil. 

7. Heat oil, which should come at least halfway up the pan you are using, to 365°F. Fry a couple of buns at a time, cooking about two minutes per side, or until golden brown.

8. Drain on a paper towel, if necessary, and eat immediately! 



I hope you enjoyed this post! Check in next week for another recipe. To check out more anime food recipes, visit my blog. If you have any questions or comments, leave them below! I recently got a Twitter, so you can follow me at @yumpenguinsnack if you would like, and DEFINITELY feel free to send me food requests! My Tumblr is Find me on Youtube for more video tutorials! Enjoy the food, and if you decide to recreate this dish, show me pics! :D

In case you missed it, check out our last dish: Cheese Filled Hamburger Steak from "Clean Freak! Aoyama kun"What other famous anime dishes would you like to see Emily make on COOKING WITH ANIME?
28 Sep 11:45

Psycho-Pass Writer Fukami to Launch Manga About Anime Screenwriters

Writer × Writer manga with artist Koto launches in October
25 Sep 17:54

"One-Punch Man" Anime Changes Director And Studio For Second Season


Ruh-Roh Raggy

Not quite like Clark Kent going into a phone booth and coming out Superman, the One-Punch Man anime left season one with Shingo Natsume directing at Madhouse and heads into season two with Chikara Sakurai (Naruto animation supervisor) helming a J.C. Staff production. 


Chikashi Kubota is back as character designer, with Tomohiro Suzuki writing series composition and Makoto Miyazaki on music. Shoji Hata takes over as sound director.


Cast from the earlier anime and drama CDs are similarly returning:


Saitama - Makoto Furukawa 

Genos - Kaito Ishikawa 

Speed-o'-Sound Sonic - Yūki Kaji

King - Hiroki Yasumoto

Hellish Blizzard - Saori Hayami


via MOCA


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25 Sep 14:55

Nintendo Details "Fire Emblem Warriors" DLC Plans for North America


Fire Emblem Warriors launches on Nintendo Switch and 3DS on October 20, but the content doesn't stop there. A Season Pass will be available on the same day, and DLC sets are currently planned for release through March 2018. 


Each set will come with new playable characters, new weapons, and other additional content, and will be priced at $8.99 each. Here are the details:


  • Season Pass (Oct. 20, $19.99): The Fire Emblem WarriorsSeason Pass includes all three DLC packs, which become available as they release. Each DLC pack is filled with new playable characters and weapons. By purchasing the Season Pass for either the Nintendo Switch or New Nintendo 3DS version, players will receive a bridal costume for Lucina.
  • DLC Pack #1 (Dec 2017, $8.99): The content in this pack is inspired by Fire Emblem Fates.
  • DLC Pack #2 (Feb 2018, $8.99): Many of the characters and items in this DLC pack hail from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.
  • DLC Pack #3 (March 2018, $8.99): Fans of Fire Emblem Awakening will love this DLC, as much of the content is themed after the classic game.


$79.99 Special Edition: 



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.