Sunday, January 10, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: First Look at Sailor Moon Charaben!

**"Charaben" is an amalgamation between character and bento and is used frequently in the Japanese language (before you ask us what that word means).

Literally just minutes ago, this article was posted for release to the news media providing more details about the venture between ANIMAX and Foodies TV in Japan, teaching kids how to make character bento meals. We are all loving these pictures right now and are really wishing there was some way to watch this channel! On February 7th, Kaerenmama (real name, Kyoko Sugawara) is going to show kids on Foodies TV how to make these bento, as well as teach them something about proper nutrition as well. There will be a special taping where 40 viewers will be invited to watch, sponsored by Tokyo Gas. In true Sailor Moon style, viewers will once again have to enter a lottery to win one of 20 pairs of tickets (each network is offering 10). The special will be aired on both ANIMAX and Foodies TV throughout the month of March. We wonder if Kotono Mitsuishi's (Sailor Moon) daughter will watch this with her?! Moreover, the two channels have announced a competition where children can also submit their own bento recipes for a contest. The winner will be announced on May 18th in Shogakukan's child-rearing magazine, edu. Looking at these pictures alone, it looks like fans have yet another reason to be jealous of Japan, again. We wonder if a Sailor Moon cooking special could ever thrive in the English TV market?

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Anonymous said...

Is this really "BREAKING NEWS:" ? I wish you'd reserve that title for things that are actually big news. The stories are fine and interesting, but that's beginning to become a pet peeve of mine.

sailordees said...

Sorry. It got a breaking news tag because our radar had caught this story within minutes of being posted. I was working on We Got The Solution when the radar went off and two other staff members were also excited with these images. We gave it a breaking news tag because we had caught it so close to the time that the story broke in Japan.