Despite my huge love for manga and anime, I believe you learn more about Japanese culture through television and film. So what better way for you to soak it all in than to binge watch the newest season of a long running Japanese TV show adapted from a food manga? Originally known as Shinya Shokudo, Netflix was able to get the rights to a brand new 4th season for 2016 called Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories. It’s great television with lots of heart as we see the comings and goings of various patrons as they shack up a late night snack with our titular owner chef. Portrayed by Kaoru Kobayashi, the “Master” is a quiet but warm character who acts as the silent cauldron that warms the broth of each new character’s story. Whether it simmers, goes flat or boils over is something you’ll cherish as each episode slowly unfolds.
I can’t understand the rubbish coming from Alan Shearer when he refuses to admit that Alexis fucking Sanchez is world-class. Even Gary fucking Lineker says he is, and he’s a Spud! That movement, that guile, that FUCKING HAT TRICK! Are you kidding me???