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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.

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Dec 28, 2012

A majority of the anime produced is based on a preexisting work. A good deal of shows are adapted from manga but there is also anime based on light novels, video games, literature, and even some more unusual sources. But not all anime is adapted equally. Assuming that the source being adapted is solid, what makes a good anime adaption and where can adaptation go wrong? We will be talking about the different philosophies used in adapting works and the strengths and weaknesses that comes with any strategy. We will also try and discover why the adapting an anime into a manga seems to fail so often.

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BLACK RUSSIAN
5.0 cl Vodka
2.0 cl Coffee liqueur
Pour the ingredients into the old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir gently.

WHITE RUSSIAN
5.0 cl Vodka
2.0 cl Coffee liqueur
3.0 cl Fresh cream
Pour coffee liqueur and vodka directly into old fashioned glass filled with ice. Float fresh cream on the top and stir in slowly.