Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Valentine Chocolate Recipe & Kamisama Kiss Avatars


Valentine’s Day is coming up, as is our release of Kamisama Kiss! To celebrate both this week, we’ve got some Kamisama Kiss avatars for download (like the one pictured to the right)—and we’ll show you how to make your own handmade Kamisama Kiss-inspired sweets: green tea-infused chocolate truffles!


As you may have seen in anime, Valentine’s Day is celebrated a little differently in Japan. Typically, this is a day for women to give chocolate to their friends and loved ones—giri choco (obligation chocolate) to classmates, acquaintances and coworkers; honmei choco (true feelings chocolate) to that special someone. Men reciprocate these gifts one month later on March 14 for White Day.


Regardless of whom you’re giving to this year (or if you just want to enjoy some chocolate for yourself!), here is an incredibly-easy-to-follow recipe for homemade green tea chocolate truffles, to add a bit of a fun Japanese twist to the sweets for your friends (or any cute fox-eared spirits in your life!). And if you’re looking for more Japanese-inspired sweetness, Valentine’s Day is a great chance to watch Kamisama Kiss, the show Anime News Network calls “a charming confection and a lot of good clean shoujo fun!”



Kamisama Kiss Screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse

The Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating the spirit of Valentine’s Day all month long with a series of love-themed programming at their locations nationwide. We couldn’t miss out on this opportunity to include some anime, and since Kamisama Kiss is releasing the week of Valentine’s Day we thought it was a perfect fit!


The first four English dubbed episodes of Kamisama Kiss will be screening for FREE at the following Alamo Drafthouse locations:


San Antonio – 2/25 – Click here to reserve your seats
Austin – 2/26 – Click here to reserve your seats
Kansas City – 2/25 – Click here to reserve your seats


*Screenings are free; however, you can purchase a $5 voucher to reserve your seats at the theater. The voucher may be redeemed for concessions at the screening.


Here’s a little bit more about the show!