We love the ‘Tales of’ games here and Tales of Zestiria is coming out next month!! So excited. We’ve been playing some here in anticipation of the new game. A good JRPG is a thing of beauty. One of our favorites parts of the tales games is the little asides that they incorporate without interrupting the game play. The more you play, the more one thing becomes evident, the characters in the tales games do like their food -and so do we.
Otakon just ended and we had a blast, despite the technical glitches. A great end to our con season for the year.
Despite the euphoria, this post is actually to talk about a series we just finished (K as you might guess from the title of the post) .
This series has been out for a while as have some of the various adaptations and the movie. ‘K’ is one of those interesting anime because there hasn’t been a lot of buzz about it over here as much as there was in Japan. This is definitely part of why we haven’t watched it yet, it was easy for it to slip out of mind. Now there’s a new season coming out this fall , which has been licensed by Viz, and it seemed like the perfect time to watch it.
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I was making sushi rice the other night for some home made maki-absolutely delicious. I have made this many times, but I also have The Manga Cookbook. I haven’t made much from this cookbook, although I have had it for a while, so I decided to make the sushi rice recipe from this cookbook than the one I regularly make. These recipes are really intended for children, so they’re very simple.
But I bought this cookbook because it’s adorable-see!
So we’re gearing up to go to Anime Expo. It’s so hard to believe it’s right around the corner. Of course there’s lots to do before we’re ready to head out. I don’t know about anyone else, but we also find it hard to prepare for going a convention that’s a ways away (more than a one day drive). Deciding whether it is better to drive or fly and what that means for what we can do at the convention. It’s definitely hard when you know that flying means decreased ability to cosplay or bring home new items. We’re definitely collectors, although there is certain benefit to limiting what you can bring home. Eric will undeniably buy some Gundams though ;). The amount of stress driving would and the fact that it still costs several hundred dollars to drive across country does help make a decision, especially with the amount of time we would have to take off of work. With just two of us going this time, flying wound up being the way to go.
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I looooove bread. I mean, who doesn’t? The other day I was craving some fresh baked, yeasty bread, but didn’t want to turn on the oven. Undoubtedly because I have been watching a bunch of K-dramas and reading Yakitate, I decided to make break in my rice cooker. I have a little Zojirushi like the one featured in so many of these. Watching and reading all of these convinced me that it would be easy to do. HA!
It started simply enough. I found a translation of the recipe used in Yakitate! Japan and dove right in. I love to bake and thought this would be a simple thing. It’s pretty simple in one respect-you dump everything right into the rice cooker after the yeast sits for 5 minutes, knead the dough and let it rise. Rinse and repeat. Then you use the rice cooker to cook the bread. Continue reading Rice Cooker Bread: A so-so success story