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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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.
Sat, 17 December 2016
Ongoing Investigations: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Warner Bros. Pictures, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne (spoiler YT video review), Princess Jellyfish by Akiko Higashimura, Ole Golazo by Takamasa Moue, Ninja Girl & Samurai Master from TMS Entertainment.
Song: OP1 to Ninja Girl & Samurai Master, "Adazakura" by Renka
Food for Thought: Pick an anime character to give a present to.
Topics: Hayao Miyazuki working on new feature film, former Ghibli staff making Mary and the Witch's Flower, Kenjiro Hata starting new manga, SEGA's Altered Beast and Streets of Rage getting American film/TV adaptations, Kuroko's Basketball cakes.
Direct download: The_Speakeasy_084_-_Fantastic_Beasts_Princess_Jellyfish_Ole_Golazo_Streets_of_Rage.mp3
Category:The Speakeasy -- posted at: 10:34pm EDT
Wed, 23 November 2016
Ongoing Investigations: Space Brothers by Chuya Koyama, Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela Turner, Girlish Number by Diomedea, One Piece Treasure Cruise by Bandai, Animal Crossing: New Leaf (update) by Nintendo.
Song: "Bloom" by Girlish Number
Food for Thought: What are you thankful for, nerdwise?
Topics: J-Novel Club, Space Brothers x Marvel, Sword Art Online movie getting worldwide theatrical release, Dragon Ball Super finally out in English, LeSean Thomas event at Kinokuniya and Children of Ether.
Wed, 2 November 2016
This is a supplemental section for episode 82 of the Speakeasy. I talked with my mom and sister about their experiences at New York Comic.
Topics: New York Comic Con 2016
Sat, 22 October 2016
Ongoing Investigations: Miss Hokusai from Production I.G.
Food for Thought: What is your favorite Edo period anime or manga?
Topics: New York Comic Con 2016
Sun, 25 September 2016
Ongoing Investigations: Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon by Shigeru Mizuki, Kumamiko vol. 1 by Masume Yoshimoto, Gundam Build Fighters: Island Wars special from Sunrise.
Food for Thought: Who is Your Favorite Miko?
Topics: Anime NYC, Crunchyroll teams up with Funimation, KochiKame is Ending, Detective Conan 2-hour Special