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'Hannibal' Spoilers Season 2: New Japanese Inspired Episode Titles Revealed & Meaning VIDEO

'Hannibal' Spoilers Season 2: New Japanese Inspired Episode Titles Revealed & Meaning VIDEO

By Vanessa Frith, EnStars on Dec 17, 2013 02:46 AM EST
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Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal Lecter) on the set of 'Hannibal' season 2. (Photo : Twitter)

NBC's Hannibal is gearing up for season 2, and the culinary episode titles keep coming from series creator Bryan Fuller.

In late June, the mastermind behind Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me announced the titled for the season 2 premiere via Twitter.

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The title was an abrupt change from an entire first season of French-inspired episode names, and a curious fan asked Fuller if the upcoming season would follow the same trend, except with Japanese culinary terms.

Fuller responded with a one-word tweet, "Hai," which translates to "Yes" is Japanese.

With a cannibal whipping up exquisite meals on an episodic basis, food is integral the entire show - from episode titles to the actual servings of human flesh.

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"One of the fantastic things about working with a character as established as Hannibal is that consumption, whether it be gourmand or something a little more nefarious, is always going to be a part of the occasion," Fuller explained to BuzzFeed.

Bearing this in mind, fans can look to the series' titles to gain a sense of what may happen in episode or how it fits into wider arc of the story (a main course, a bit of side-dish style information, etc.)

While IMDB lists the title of episodes 2, 5, and 6 as "Nikujaga," "Mukozuke," "Futamono" respectively, Fuller took to Twitter once more on Dec. 12 to reveal the title of episode 4, "Takiawase."

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Roughly defined, Kaiseki is a traditional, multi-course Japanese meal; Nikujaga is a meat and potato stew; Mukozuke involves sliced sashimi; Futamono is a lidded dish; Takiawase is a dish comprised of vegetables served with meat.

Hannibal connoisseurs will get a better sense of how this relates to the season 2 plot when the series returns to NBC this spring.Click the video below to catch up on the last few minute of the season 1 finale, "Savoureux."

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