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The chaos of March Japan-ness continues to stun! As we move into the Final Four its time to say goodbye to Okonomiyaki, Pokemon, Onigiri, and Ukiyoe (who was in the lead until a last-minute push sent Onsen ahead by one vote!). Who will move on to our final matchup? Here are your Final Four:
Ramen vs Samurai
Hayao Miyazaki vs Onsen
Ramen: In an vicious act of noodle on (sometimes) noodle violence, Ramen dispatched Okonomiyaki by a wide margin. Can Samurai slow the chashu roll or will Ramen sweep into the championship leaving only a splattering of slurped tonkotsu in its wake?
Hayao Miyazaki: The master of anime has rolled through the early rounds convincingly. Can Onsen relax him into early retirement, or will he be spirited away to the championship round?
Samurai: Japan’s warrior class devoured Matcha in the Elite Eight. Do they have room for Ramen or will the era of the Samurai come to a close?
Onsen: In the closest of the Elite Eight match-ups, Onsen sweated out a victory over Ukiyoe. Will Onsen be content to soak in the glory of a surprise Final Four appearance or is Miyazaki finally in hot water?