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The Reverse Thieves look at so much anime and manga that it can’t be contained within a single podcast. Join Kate and Alain as they discuss everything from what they just watched to what is going on in fandom.

SWAT (Seasonal Watching Anime Taskforce) Reviews: A look at the first episode of the best (and sometimes worst) anime of the new season.

Case Closed Reviews: A final wrap-up of the anime we finished this season. Did they knock it out of the park or crash and burn?

The Speakeasy: What we've been watching, reading, and playing, plus a look into the news from the last month.

Rewatch Podcasts: We go back and watch a classic show to see if it lives up to our memories.

Jul 22, 2015

Rejoice! It is Otakon time once again!

This year's guests include a number of staff from GARO the Animation, Masao Maruyama, Yuichiro Hayashi, Yasuaki Iwase, Toru Kubo, and Romi Park. Other exciting guests include Shinji Takamatsu (director of Brave Police J-Decker, Gundam Wing, Gundam X, Daily Lives of High School...


Jul 21, 2015

First impressions of God Eater from Ufotable. It is streaming on Daisuki and MyAnimeList.

The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a new anime series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the cuff. As always we...


Jul 17, 2015

Ongoing Investigations: Aquarion EVOL vol. 2 by Shoji Kawamori and Aogiri, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers TV from Sunrise, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, On Basilisk Station by David Weber, Little Witch Academai 2 from Studio Trigger.

Topics: Anime Expo License Madness

And now your helpful bartenders at The Speakeasy present...


Jul 11, 2015

First impressions Aquarion Logos from Satelight. It is streaming on Funimation.

Sometimes Kate just refuses to watch a show so Alain has decided to take on some of these less desirables in a new sement we're calling Riot Control. Like the S.W.A.T. Reviews, he'll watch the first episode of a series and then immediately...


Jul 10, 2015

First impressions of Death Note live-action drama. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a new anime series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the cuff. As always we only...