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Viral video proves exactly how much anime food looks like real life

Published: 20/Jan/2020 22:15 Updated: 20/Jan/2020 22:18

by Brent Koepp


A viral post on Twitter shows the astonishing detail that goes into artists portraying food in anime, as the video painstakingly recreates the animated scenes in real-life.

Japanese anime has a long history, going as far back as 1906, and became a worldwide phenomena in the 80’s from films such as Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, and Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro.

However ,a viral tweet showcased the incredible amount of talent coming out of the genre when it compared animated food scenes from a popular film to real life, and it’s bound to make your stomach rumble.

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2013 film The Garden of Words shows how realistic anime food can be.

Viral video shows how incredible anime food actually looks

There is a trend right now on Twitter where people are comparing things to real life, and a post made by ‘ElegantAnime‘  shows how incredible Japanese animated food looks in comparison to its IRL counterpart.

The video was originally created by Michael Chow on Tik-Tok, and shows a montage of various scenes from the 2018 anime film Flavors of Youth being recreated in real life and compared side by side, which gives fans a glimpse of just how detailed things are in the medium.

At this time of writing, the tweet has accumulated over 53k likes, and 609k views, as most Twitter users were left salivating such as ‘jasmine_8k’ who exclaimed, “why is anime food looking more delicious?”

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Twitter users were impressed with how incredible the animated food looked.

This isn’t the first time anime food has gone viral before either – back in December 2019 Elegant Anime hosted a video from the 2013 film The Garden of Words, directed by Makoto Shinkai.

In the scene, we see incredibly detailed and crisp animation of a woman preparing food, and it looks so amazingly realistic, it’s enough to make anyone feel hungry.

A jawdropping seven million people watched the video, and the tweet ended up gaining over 498k likes, proving that people are big fans of how anime portrays food.

Whether anime take us on a journey of teenagers in school with super-powers, or shows us mouth-watering cooking, there is no denying that the medium is on another level.

If you want to make your stomach rumble by watching food that looks tastier than real life, you can currently catch Flavors of Youth on popular streaming service Netflix.


Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.