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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.

Sep 24, 2012

In celebration of Nozomi answering the long held fan wish of licensing The Rose of Versailles, there was only one topic that we could talk about this month: historical anime. That means ornate costumes, majestic settings, famous people, and sometimes even some real learning. We look at some of the best anime that is set in the past. Everything from super serious works to over the top camp. This is hardly a complete overview of historical anime but it is a is a nice primer. We avoid spoilers so feel free to listen if you are a long time history buff or just curious what the genre has to offer.

P.S. If you think that Marie Antoinette dying at the end of The Rose of Versailles is a spoiler then you really need to read more.

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And now your helpful bartenders at The Speakeasy present your drink:

The French Connection

  • 1 1/2 oz Cognac
  • 3/4 oz amaretto liqueur

Build the ingredients into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Stir and serve.