Sun, 29 October 2017
Ongoing Investigations: Final Fantasy: Lost Stranger and Blue Gale Xabungle.
Song: Blue Gale Xabungle OP "Shippu Xabungle" by Akira Kushida
Food for Thought: What anime do you keep meaning to watch, but never seem to get around to?
Topics: New York Comic Con
Direct download: The_Speakeasy_094_-_New_York_Comic_Con_Final_Fantasy_Lost_Stranger_Blue_Gale_Xanbungle.mp3
Category:The Speakeasy -- posted at: 1:51pm EST
Sat, 23 September 2017
Ongoing Investigations: I Hear the Sunspot, Space Runaway Ideon, Super Robot Wars V, My Hero Academia Vigilantes.
Song: My Hero Academia OP 1: "The Day" by Porno Graffitti
Food for Thought: What games based on anime would you like to see localized?
Topics: Crunchyroll releasing anime based games, Fist of the North Star Kickstarter project, Shonen Jump exhibit, Revolutionary Girl Utena exhibit, Legend of the Galactic Heroes 35th anniversary projects.
Direct download: The_Speakeasy_093_-_My_Hero_Academia_Vigilantes_I_Hear_the_Sunspot_Legend_of_the_Galactic_Heroes.mp3
Category:The Speakeasy -- posted at: 8:56pm EST
Sat, 26 August 2017
Ongoing Investigations: One Piece Water Thriller Bark-Paramount War, Space Runaway Ideon.
Song: "SKILL" by JAM Project from Super Robot Wars Alpha 2
Food for Thought: What event would you like to see for Otakon's 25th year?
Direct download: The_Speakeasy_092_-_Otakon_More_Ideon_More_One_Piece.mp3
Category:The Speakeasy -- posted at: 9:39pm EST
Sun, 23 July 2017
Ongoing Investigations: Netflix Castlevania, One Piece Water Seven Arc, Space Runaway Ideon.
Song: "Fukkatsu no Ideon" by Isao Taira (OP to Space Runaway Ideon)
Food for Thought: What is your favorite "Kill'em All" Show?
Topics: World’s Largest Manga Library, GKIDS Picks Up Ghibli Catalog, Crunchyroll Producing Anime, 2017 Top-selling Media Franchises in Japan, Ai-Mai-Mi Stage Play
Direct download: The_Speakeasy_091_-_Castlevania_Ideon_One_Piece_Version_2.mp3
Category:The Speakeasy -- posted at: 1:33pm EST
Mon, 26 June 2017
Ongoing Investigations: Anonymous Noise vols. 1-2, classic MST3K, Twin Peaks S3, Samurai Jack S5, Kado: The Right Answer.
Song: "High School [ANIME SIDE] -Bootleg-" by Ayahi Takagaki from Anonymous Noise
Food for Thought: What is the most important aspect of a convention host city?
Direct download: The_Speakeasy_090_-_Anonymous_Noise_Twin_Peaks_Samurai_Jack_Kado_The_Right_Answer.mp3
Category:The Speakeasy -- posted at: 9:49pm EST
Sun, 28 May 2017
The Speakeasy #089: Super Robot Wars, Cells at Work, Guardians of the Galaxy, PreCure Tsunagaru Pazurun
Ongoing Investigations: PreCure Tsunagaru Pazurun by Bandai Namco Entertainment, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild finale from Nintendo, Super Robot Wars V by B. B. Studio, Guardians of the Galaxy by Marvel Studios, Cells at Work! By Akane Shimizu.
Song: "The Exceeder" by JAM Project from Super Robot Wars V
Food for Thought: What is the wildest idea that you think would make a fun manga?
Topics: In This Corner of the World Theatrical Release, Mamoru Hosoda Working on Next Film, Saint Seiya Hollywood Movie, Weekly Shonen Jump Numbers are Down, New Publisher Cross Infinite World, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure App.
Direct download: The_Speakeasy_089_-_Super_Robot_Wars_Cells_at_Work_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_PreCure_Tsunagaru_Pazurun.mp3
Category:The Speakeasy -- posted at: 9:45pm EST
Sun, 23 April 2017
Ongoing Investigations: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return from Netflix, Rudolf the Black Cat from OLM Digital and Sprite Animation Studios, Hayate the Combat Butler (finale) by Kenjiro Hata, Robot x Laserbeam (Ch. 1-3) by Tadatoshi Fujimaki, Your Name from Comix Wave Films.
Song: “Nandemonaiya” (movie version) from Your Name by RADWIMPS
Food for Thought: Which type of ending has the most emotional impact to you--happy, sad, or ambiguous? Why?
Topics: Leiji Matsumoto Writing Work that Connects His Universe, Japanese Digital Manga Market grows 27.5%, Rumiko Takahashi Has 200 Million Copies in Print, Blazing Transfer Student Live-action Netflix Series, New TV Anime Block.
Direct download: The_Speakeasy_088_-_Rudolf_the_Black_Cat_Hayate_the_Combat_Butler_MST3K_Your_Name.mp3
Category:The Speakeasy -- posted at: 3:24pm EST
Sun, 26 March 2017
Ongoing Investigations: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid from Kyoto Animation, Zelda: Breath of the Wild from Nintendo, Black Clover vol. 1-3 by Yuki Tabata, Yamada and the Seven Witches (finale) by Miki Yoshikawa.
Song: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid OP "Aozora no Rhapsody" by Fhána
Food for Thought: What game franchise would you like to get the "Breath of the Wild"-treatment?
Topics: Anime Tamago 2017 projects, Classic anime streaming for industry's 100th Anniversary, ERASED live-action series announced for Netflix, Crunchyroll sponsors movie night and its own convention, and Crunchyroll responds to their slowdown.
Direct download: The_Speakeasy_087_-_Zelda_Dragon_Maid_Classic_Anime_Crunchyroll_Slowdown.mp3
Category:The Speakeasy -- posted at: 4:19pm EST
Sun, 26 February 2017
Ongoing Investigations: Fire Emblem Heroes from Intelligent Systems, Granblue Fantasy the Animation ep. 1 from A-1 Pictures, Voltron: Legendary Defender S2.
Song: "Rainmaker" by Yonosuke Kitamura (Kazuchika Okada's theme)
Food for Thought: What Japanese event would you plan a trip around?
Topics: We talk with Patz Prime about his recent trip to Japan.
Direct download: The_Speakeasy_086_-_Fire_Emblem_Heroes_Voltron_S2_Comiket_Wrestle_Kingdom.mp3
Category:The Speakeasy -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
Sun, 29 January 2017
Part 1: Favorite licenses from 2016, Favorite anime and manga moments from 2016, Most disappointing anime from 2016, how has streaming changed the way we watch?
Song: "Kimi dake no Boku de Iru kara" by GACKT (OP1 to Trickster)
Food for Thought: What were some of your favorite non-anime or manga things from 2016?
Part 2: Award nominations, top-selling anime and manga in Japan, the growth of the U.S. manga industry, the Crunchyroll Anime Awards.