Watch Today's Menu for Emiya Family Supervisor Make the Anime's Menu
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge & Kim Morrissy
Shirou Emiya might be caught up in high-stakes magic war for the grail, but a high school guy still has to eat. In the net anime Today's Menu for Emiya Family, the focus is pulled away from magic battles to focus on the warmth of good food. Each episode focuses on a different dish made from seasonal ingredients and interactions between Emiya and other key members of the Fate franchise's cast.
The anime series and its original manga looked to a cooking expert to make sure its dishes were authentic. Enter Makoto Tadano, the supervisor for the anime and manga's recipes. Tadano didn't just offer advice, they also made all the dishes seen in the 12 episode series on Aniplex's YouTube channel. (Note: channel is region-locked to Japan). The recipes are also listed on the anime's official website.
According to an interview with series directors Takahiro Miura and Tetsuto Satō in Newtype February 2019, Tadano takes photos of the themselves making the food featured in each episode, and then sends the pictures to the anime staff. Tadano also supervises the anime's storyboards.
Director Takahiro Miura was working on the Heaven's Feel movies while making Today's Menu for Emiya Family and describes Today's Menu for Emiya Family as a show that "heals" him after all the heavy content in Heaven's Feel. While working on Today's Menu for Emiya Family episode 11, he was also working on a big scene between Archer and Rin in Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel II, and his reaction was: "I just want them to be happy!" So he put Rin into episode 11 of Today's Menu for Emiya Family.
Today's Menu for Emiya Family episodes streamed monthly from January to December 2018. Aniplex of America licensed the series and Crunchyroll streamed it as it aired in Japan.
Source: Newtype Februray 2019, Today's Menu for Emiya Family official site