Anime Food Shiritori – Meal #4: Shinseki-don from Lucky Star

You might be wondering what in the world shinseki-don is. Perhaps you have heard of its relative, oyako-don. Well, you can find a detailed explanation at the bottom of the post in my discussion with Astral, but why spoil it for yourself. Go ahead and read the recipe first! (This is why I don't own a food blog.) …

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 26 – Off the Training, Onto the Train

Belated final thoughts on last season's hype. Who's who: Purple = Aria the 14th Magic Conan Green = Plyasm of the Wormhole Blue = Astral the Gemini Red = Moya the Tori 1. What are your general thoughts on this episode? [Mandatory] More train hype. Loved the first half and didn’t mind the second either. A very good episode, and a fitting endpoint for the …

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Anime Food Shiritori – Meal #3: Nigirizushi

Check out the third recipe post in our collab series! I learned a lot about fish-processing from this post by Astral.

The Zodiac Room

Well now, this was an interesting meal to make. Not only was it hard to think of a meal to make after Moya dropped the “N” in my lap, but Nigirizushi isn’t the easiest thing to make, especially keeping health in mind. Since we’re dealing with raw fish here, we need to be very careful in our preparation and handling of the fish, to make sure nobody who eats it gets sick.

The other thing that’s absolutely necessary when making Nigirizushi is a very, very sharp knife. Fish is extremely delicate, especially when raw, and a blunt knife will easily destroy the flesh, which we really don’t want to have happen. I used a brand-new knife from the Shun collection, folded damascus steel, extremely sharp. While expensive, it’s a beautiful knife that’ll last a very long time, perfect for working with delicate fish.

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 21 – Who’s the Enemy Now?

This episode was plenty of fun. No pre-content rambling from me here today, let's just get into it. Who we are: Purple = Aria (well of knowledge) Green = Plyasm (sick and trying to stay alive) Blue = Astral (shounen enthusiast) Red = Me (demon apologist)   1. What are your general thoughts on this episode? [Mandatory] I thought we were getting off the stinking …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 18

Primes and I are back with another pre-Christmas party episode! Primes: Let the Christmas-preparation hijinks begin! The overarching motif in this episode, I think, is the idea of roleplaying. Ami is the first one to bring it up with her accusation that Ryuji and Taiga are "playing house." She points out that Ryuji is trying …

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Jon’s Creator Showcase: August Edition

Welcome, everyone, to the month of September and to Jon's Creator Showcase: August 2019! This month features an extensive selection of current, classic, and underrated anime content, as well as analytical and creative works from other fields that may surprise you. It's a true honour to be a part of this initiative, and thanks again …

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Anime Food Shiritori – Meal #2: Kinako Pan (Roasted Soybean Buns) from Date a Live

Bread-making is always such a pleasure. My yeast is slowly dying out in the freezer and my kinako powder has been in the cupboard forever. Now's their time to shine! For those who missed the first post of my collaboration with Astral, or isn't familiar with the game Shiritori, here is the simple explanation, copied …

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Anime Food Shiritori – Meal #1: Takoyaki from Mob Psycho 100 — The Zodiac Room

Collabs seem to be the only thing motivating me to blog in such a busy season, but this one is certainly a treat! Astral and I are doing an anime food collab where we take turns cooking/baking something anime-inspired. Check out his first post for exciting takoyaki photos and tips! Sheesh...he set the bar high...! …

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 16 – Spider Mother Wrenches Limbs and Hearts

This episode has who I think is the most likable villain so far, and I'm happy I got to post it. Purple = Aria (patron of Ukogi) Green = Plyasm (defender of shounen glamour) Blue = Astral (possessor of a good heart) Red = Me (sympathizer of spiders) 1. What are your general thoughts on this episode? [Mandatory] Aside from Zenitsu’s bit (where I kept …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 17

Wow, we're moving into the infamous Christmas arc! I've avoided spoilers pretty well so far, so I'm not sure what that means yet... Primes: Infamous? How is it infamous? I keep seeing on Twitter and WordPress that this arc wrecks feels... This was especially talked about around Christmastime, which I noticed last year. Primes: Can …

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