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In the coming days, you will hear many things about the life of Buddy “Air Bud” Framm. He was more than the world’s first canine professional athlete. He was also a high school All-American in several sports and was undeniably the life of wherever he traveled in his career. His professional career was plagued by

3/27/20
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Welcome again to my kitchen. It has been three months since your last visit, but I haven’t forgotten about you. During that time, one of my fellow authors here and food guru Raitzeno shared an interesting article about McDonald Japan’s new rice burger line with me (link). The Gohan Teriyaki burger caught my attention.

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3/25/20
6:00 AM
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Dangerous times are here; spring has sprung and people are taking shelter sheltered, grabbing toilet paper like it’s gold, and finding new ways to entertain themselves now that sports, exercize, socializing and all the healthy ways of life are out of the question… Yet, None of that matters right now, because we can

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3/19/20
10:00 AM
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Babymetal is one of the more contentious groups in the modern metal scene. Ironically, given its rebellious origins, metal as a genre is often defined by fans not for what it is, but what it isn’t. More vocal fans tend to dominate internet discourse over new, innovative releases with discussions over whether the usage

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3/10/20
11:30 AM
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The genre “romantic comedy” feels a bit misleading in Japanese media properties. Although the two words, “romantic” and “comedy,” imply a fusion of their respective genres, the comedy side of the title is almost always the real focus while the romance is usually just window dressing. A romantic connection between

3/9/20
1:00 PM
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“People are not born human. They become human.” Based on the French comic (or “manfra”) of the same name by Tony Valente, 2018’s Radiant was an ambitious newcomer eager to make its mark in the overcrowded field of shonen. As the first season moved past its formal introductions and into its main story line, it quickly

3/6/20
8:00 AM
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It’s been a while since I last wrote about Monogatari - over 4 months in fact. Hopefully I can get through the back half of the second season quicker. Hanamonogatari follows the apparent convention the earlier stories established - instead of featuring main character Koyomi Araragi, each entry focuses on one of the

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3/5/20
12:00 PM
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One anime that floored me when I first watched it a year ago was Blood Blockade Battlefront- both seasons were some of the most fun I had with a dub and an anime in quite some time. For the longest time, I mulled over writing about the dub or just the show in general, and I finally decided after a re-watch this past

3/3/20
10:00 AM
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The new decade will surely bring with it many ripples that will tear at the fabric of our very society as we know it. Thankfully, we can be assured of two things in such a tumultuous time: there will be a new anime season every three months, and AniTAY will show up around two months into the season to offer our

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