Japan Announces Cure to Coronavirus: Binge-watching Copious Amounts of My Hero Academia

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In a stunning announcement late on April 1st, Japan’s ministry proclaimed that they found a remedy to COVID-19: watching seasons worth of MHA for hours on end.

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“Yeah, oddly enough the shonen series seems to do to the trick. And before you say “isn’t the social distancing required to watch a lot of anime be what’s causing cases to go down instead?”, to which I must answer that given this country’s suspiciously low number of cases, it has to be what’s being watched that’s driving them down instead. I mean, it’s not like we’re downplaying our numbers in a vain, futile, and stupid attempt to keep the Olympics in 2020, or anything like that...”

The health minister who made this announcement then disappeared in a cloud of smoke.

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And in other news, half of anitay’s staff have gone into self-induced quarantine, given that (to them) sitting through a kids show is on par with contracting an unpleasant disease.

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