Crunchyroll #121: Shirogane’s Bento from Kaguya-Sama: Love is War!

When I was in high school, I never dated anyone. This was probably good for others, to spare them from my own particular brand of adolescent crazy, and good for me, to avoid the struggle and drama that seems to accompany everyone who dates at that age. However, I was not spared from internal struggle…

Crunchyroll #120: Roast Beef from Meiji Tokyo Renka!

Meiji Tokyo Renka has started off with a bang, and by that, I mean that it’s basically a cross between 1800s Japan and Ouran High Host Club with roast beef. And you know what? I’m here for it. What’s not to love? “Insert self here” girl gets transported to the past and immediately meets a harem of…

Crunchyroll #119: Potato Snacks from Memoria Freese!

Some people ask Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? but I ask Is it wrong to put whipped cream on top of croquettes? Personally, I don’t think so. Let’s look at the facts: Mashed potatoes = amazing and fluffy. Whipped cream = amazing and fluffy. One is salty, the other…

Crunchyroll #118: Candy Apples Inspired by Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple is out on Crunchyroll, and you know WHAT???? Yiou have GOT to watch it. If you aren’t familiar with the series, Bungo Stray Dogs is an anime adaptation of a manga written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa. It centers on individuals with special powers who use their abilities to pursue…

Crunchyroll #117: New Year’s Cocktails

What a year 2018 has been, amirite? I mean, we had the Olympic Winter Games this year. Black Panther came out this year. I travelled to Japan, Indonesia, and Australia (!!!). I wrote a book (!!!!!). I made MERCH (!!!!!!!!!!!!) (sorta). I got to meet bunches of you guys at Fanime and Crunchyroll Expo, gave some panels,…

Crunchyroll #115: Running Boi Bento from “Run With the Wind”

Haiji of Run With the Wind fame, has many talents: running, coercing others into running, building team spirit and being the perfect housewife. I mean, seriously, this guy cooks for all his teammates, which is nice, but he also goes the EXTRA mile by making a specialty bento box creation! These kinds of bento boxes rose…

Crunchyroll #114: How to Get the Best Gooey Cheesy Toast from Gintama

When my friend Nate Ming requested that I make “that stuff they’re eating” in Gintama episode 98, I was a little skeptical. After all, I’ve made food from Gintama before (namely Gintoki’s favorite parfait), and I sort of thought I’d covered all the good food in the show. Honestly, what other foods do people remember,…

Crunchyroll #113: Japanese-Style Thanksgiving Stuffing

First of all, sorry/not sorry for the Giorno thumbnail. This article has nothing to do with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, but I like Giorno’s hair, and also this season is great, so you should be watching it. Okay, so… Thanksgiving. The one time of year when people seriously think about cooking for the first time all…