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September 2014

The New Faces of Shonen Sports Anime We tackle the new and unexpected roles of leads in sports titles recently.
All Points Bulletin: Don’t Be Afraid of Macross 7
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: ArcheRin & SakuRider
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 2wei! #009: Pegasus Meteor Fist
 Alain continues his episode blogging.
Manga of the Month: GTO – Paradise Lost Alain discusses the latest GTO manga.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #241
 Guardians of the Galaxy, Initial D Fifth Stage, Raqiya vols. 1-2, The Legend of Korra S3, World Conquest Zvezda Plot.

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August 2014

The August 2014 Line-Up Monthly rundown of new anime, manga, light novel, and artbook licenses, streaming and broadcasting announcements, crowdfunding projects, anime and manga projects, and live-action anime and manga adaptions.
All Points Bulletin: Haikyu!! Space Adventure
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Mr. Cellphone’s Revenge
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 2wei! #008: Bazett – The Professional
 Alain continues his episode blogging.
Otakon 2014: Artist Alley
Kate once again tackles the fan creation haven.
Otakon 2014: Guests
The many guests who made Otakon so memorable.
Otakon 2014: 15-minutes with Sunao Katabuchi
We got to speak with director Katabuchi about his upcoming film In This Corner of the World.
All Points Bulletin: Japanese Cuisine Storm
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Faker is also a Hatter
Otakon 2014: Concerts
Two great performances from ALTIMA and Yoshiki.
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 2wei! #007: Sister Act 3 – Breaking the Habit
 Alain continues his episode blogging.
Otakon 2014: Panels
The bread and butter of the convention!
Otakon 2014: Photoshoots
Kate talks about this new feature on the schedule.
The Speakeasy #056: X, Otakon 2014
We discuss what Otakon did right and wrong this year.
All Points Bulletin: The Devil of Otakon
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Back from Otakon!
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 2wei! #006: The Battle of Lokai and Bele Alain continues his episode blogging.
Otakon 2014: General Impressions
The best anime con of the year!
Ongoing Investigations: Case #240
 Alive, Android Angels, One is Enough.
Otakon 2014: Under the Dog
This new anime Kickstarter project was a highlight at Otakon.
Otakon 2014: Tweets
Relive the convention through out tweets!
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 2wei! #005: Bath Time Fun for Everyone
 Alain continues his episode blogging.
Otakon 2014: Looking for a Mai Mai Miracle
Our Otakon plans!
Manga of the Month: The Heroic Legend of Arslan Kate’s pick is a new sweeping fantasy series!
All Points Bulletin: The Legend of Free!

Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: One-Two Punch

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July 2014

The July 2014 Line-Up Monthly rundown of new anime, manga, light novel, and artbook licenses, streaming and broadcasting announcements, crowdfunding projects, anime and manga projects, and live-action anime and manga adaptions.
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 2wei! #004: The Miracle, the Happenstance, and the Inevitable Alain continues his episode blogging.
BEST 10 TIPS! Otakon Survival Guide Edition Alain has an important video message for you.
The Speakeasy #055: GTO, So You Want to Run a Panel Tips from us on doing panels at anime cons.
All Points Bulletin: Domon Kasshu Meets the Iron Giant
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Killer Queens
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 2wei! #003: Dark Side of the Illya Alain continues his episode blogging.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Summer 2014 Pt. 3 Nobunaga Concerto, Tokyo ESP.
All Points Bulletin: Kick Heart starts WWIII
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Magical Futon Tataki Girl Saber
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 2wei! #002: We are all Cancers Alain continues his episode blogging.
How the Library Became My Go-to Place for Manga and Comics Kate discusses her rediscovery of the library.
X-Men Nerd Grudge Match Presents: Kate VS Diego We are guests on the All Geeks Considered Podcast
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Summer 2014 Pt. 2
 Akame ga KILL!, Blue Spring Ride, HaNaYaMaTa, Love Stage!!, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Persona 4 The Golden Animation, Sabagebu! – Survival Game Club-, SHONEN HOLLYWOOD -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-, Terror in Resonance, Tokyo Ghoul.
All Points Bulletin: Strong Sad Marries the I-58 Kai

Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: In the Name of the Moon
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 2wei! #001: Illya Saves Anime
Alain starts his episode blogging once again.
Happy 7th Birthday Reverse Thieves!
Prego, Ragu, and Anime Pacing
Alain tackles the idea of a “perfect” pacing.
Hisui Dream Diary #4
Alain’s dream stars Galaxy Angels and Kuroko’s Basketball players among others.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Summer 2014 Pt. 1
 Aldonoah.Zero, ARGEVOLLEN, DRAMAtical Murder, Glasslip, Locodol, Rail Wars!, Sailor Moon Crystal, Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-.
All Points Bulletin: Team Medical Dragon is Your New Manga God
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Eri Takenashi has a Crush on Bazett
Manga of the Month: 87 Clockers
Alain’s pick has an unusual premise.
Special Edition NYC 2014: Panels 
Alain headed to a lot of the panel offerings.
Case Closed Reviews: Fall 2013 / Spring 2014
 One Week Friends, Ping Pong the Animation, Yowamushi Pedal

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June 2014

The June 2014 Line-Up Monthly rundown of new anime, manga, light novel, and artbook licenses, streaming and broadcasting announcements, crowdfunding projects, anime and manga projects, and live-action anime and manga adaptions.
Special Edition NYC 2014: Show Floor 
Kate takes a look at the artists in attendance.
All Points Bulletin: Hodor
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Sweet Corruption
Special Edition NYC 2014: General Impressions 
Our look at this first year con.
The Speakeasy #054: Garden State Julep, AnimeNEXT 2014 
Vinnie from AGC and Gerald and Daryl from AWO join us.
All Points Bulletin: The Jungles of the Amazon.com
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: King of MMORPGs
Manga of the Month: A Silent Voice
Kate’s pick is a youthful story of friendship, bullying, and redemption.
AnimeNEXT 2014: Panels 
This conventionsboasts a diverse group of panels and special panelists.
AnimeNEXT 2014: Concerts 
ROOKiEZ iS PUNK’D and Luna Haruna rocked the house.
AnimeNEXT 2014: Artist Alley Kate takes an in-depth look at the artists.
All Points Bulletin: Byzantium Secundus Action Figures
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Masters of the Universe
AnimeNEXT 2014: Studio Trigger Our rundown of the biggest guests of the convention.
AnimeNEXT 2014: General Impressions Our look at this great NJ con.
AnimeNEXT 2014: Tweets
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Drinks are on Archer
AnimeNEXT 2014: Trigger Happy Our preview of AnimeNEXT 2014.
In the Name of the Moon, I will License Rescue You! We discuss the renewed interest in the Sailor Moon franchise.
All Points Bulletin: Dorm Life at the Thieves Guild

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May 2014

The May 2014 Line-Up Monthly rundown of new anime, manga, light novel, and artbook licenses, streaming and broadcasting announcements, crowdfunding projects, anime and manga projects, and live-action anime and manga adaptions.
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Kemonomimi Mode
Ongoing Investigations: Case #239 Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray issues 7-11, Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions-Heart Throb, Sherlock Bones vol. 1, Tomb Raider 2013, Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line.
All Points Bulletin: Jon Snow LIVE! – What Exactly Does He Know?
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Bond of Sisters and Ice Cream
The Beginning is the Most Important Part of the Work – Fate/Complete Material Artbook 1: Art Material Alain reviews this beautiful artbook release.
Do Not Forsake Me, O’ My Cute Little Light Novelist Cousin Alain tackles light novel titling.
The Speakeasy #053: Spider-Man, Free Comic Book Day 2014 We celebrate the comic holiday in NYC.
All Points Bulletin: That’s as Many as Four Tens
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Three Amigas
A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: Remy Martin XO is a Mutagen Jojolion Ch.029-030, Hayate the Combat Butler Ch.446-449
Riot Control Reviews: Spring 2014 Blade & Soul, Chaika – The Coffin Princess, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
Murder, Magic, and Madness: Kindaichi Spin-off Manga We look at two free manga on MangaBox.
All Points Bulletin: Asami Sato’s Future Industries

Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Lucky Lancer
Ongoing Investigations: Case #238 A Silent Voice, Baccano!, Infinite Ryvius, Ms. Marvel, Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy, Pretty Cure Max Heart.
All Points Bulletin: Caped Crusaders Alongside Stardust Crusaders
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Academy for Forklift Ladies
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya OVA & Specials: Miyu’s Electric Boogaloo Alain reviews these Type-Moon extra episodes.
Manga of the Month: Yurikuma Arashi Alain’s pick is hot off the presses.

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April 2014

The April 2014 Line-Up Monthly rundown of new anime, manga, light novel, and artbook licenses, streaming and broadcasting announcements, crowdfunding projects, anime and manga projects, and live-action anime and manga adaptions.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Spring 2014 Pt. 2
 The File of Young Kindaichi Returns, M3 the Dark Metal, Mekaku City Actors, Mushishi the Next Chapter, No Game No Life, Riddle Story of Devil.
All Points Bulletin: Conan Unmasks the Candy Crush Creep
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: A Bicycle Built for Two
The Speakeasy #052: Death of a Virgin, PAX East 2014
Our roundup of the PAX East experience.
PAX East 2014: Panels Alain tackles all the panels he could handle.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Spring 2014 Pt. 1
 Baby Steps, Black Bullet, Brynhildr in the Darkness, Captain Earth, Haikyu!!, MAGICA WARS, Nanana’s Buried Treasure, One Week Friends, Ping Pong the Animation, Rowdy Sumo Wrestler Matsutaro!!, Selector Infected WIXOSS, The Irregular at Magic School, The World is Still Beautiful.
All Points Bulletin: Life Fiber Bento
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Over/Night Shipping
MoCCA Arts Festival 2014
Kate guides you through the ultimate artist alley.
PAX East 2014: General Impressions
It was our first PAX East and we loved it.
Crime Scene Investigations #006: PAX East 2014, Friday
We talk about our first day with guest Patz Prime.
PAX East 2014: Tweets
Pre-PAX East 2014: Feels Like the First Time
Case Closed Reviews: Fall 2013 / Winter 2014
Our final thoughts on Buddy Complex, Gundam Build Fighters, Hamatora the Animation, Inari Konkon Koi Iroha, Kill La Kill, Kuroko’s Basketball S2, Silver Spoon S2, Space Dandy.
All Points Bulletin: Brit Bros Conquer the White Comet Empire
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: An Atlas Alchemist for All Seasons
Case Closed Review: Space Brothers
The end of an era.
Manga of the Month: Orange
Kate’s pick is a story of friendship and romance with a little twist.

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March 2014

The March 2014 Line-Up Monthly rundown of new anime, manga, light novel, and artbook licenses, streaming and broadcasting announcements, crowdfunding projects, anime and manga projects, and live-action anime and manga adaptions.
The Speakeasy #051: Upside-down Pineapple, March Movie Madness
We review Patema Inverted, Giovanni’s Island, and the Veronica Mars Movie.
All Points Bulletin: Rebel LEGO Game Reviewers
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Now With More Taiga Fujimura
A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: No Internet No Life
 Bleach Ch.574, Hayate the Combat Butler Ch.445, One Piece Ch.742, Seven Deadly Sins Ch.071, UQ Holder Ch.028, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Ch.103, Yurikuma Arashi Ch.001.
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha: Wrath of Konkon Our review of this delightful surprise from the winter season. 
NYICFF 2014: Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart
Kate reviews this gothic rock opera from France.
All Points Bulletin: Eternal Foosball Fear
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Through the Looking – Glass and What Saber Found There
A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: Yoshiki Tanaka X Hiromu Arakawa Bleach Ch.573, Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Drei! Ch.015 & 14.5, Hayate the Combat Butler Ch.444, Seven Deadly Sins Ch.070, The Heroic Legend of Arslan Ch.001/002/003/004, UQ Holder Ch.027, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Ch.102.
Modern Shojo: Narutaki’s Most Wanted Part 3
Kate picks some Kodansha titles she’d like to see on Crunchyroll Manga.
NYICFF 2014: Foosball
This was the highest grossing film in Argentina last year!
Ongoing Investigations: Case #237
 Knights of Sidonia vols. 1-4, Robot Girls Z, Super Mario 3D Land, The Heroic Legend of Arslan vol. 1, This One Summer, Y the Last Man.
NYICFF 2014: Anina
Kate reviews this charming film from Uruguay.
All Points Bulletin: Gundam Yzma
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Shiki vs Aegis
A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: Seaside Tea House Hamachi
Bleach Ch.572, Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail Ch.004, Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Drei! Ch.014, Hayate the Combat Butler Ch.443, One Piece Ch.741, Seven Deadly Sins Ch.069, UQ Holder Ch.026, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Ch.101.
Kara no Kyoukai: Future Gospel, Say a Prayer for Shiki Ryougi
Alain ruminates on the latest offering in the franchise.
No Case Too Small: The Cases of Cure Detective
We look at detective themes in PreCure. 
All Points Bulletin: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Pre-Order True Knowledge
A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: Deadly Copycat A Certain Scientific Accelerator Ch.003, Bleach Ch.571, Claymore Ch.148, Hayate the Combat Butler Ch.442, One Piece Ch.740, Seven Deadly Sins Ch.068, UQ Holder Ch.025, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Ch.100.
Manga of the Month: Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru Alain’s pick is an unexpected take on a maid cafe.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #236 Bravely Default, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 2, Fire Emblem Awakening, Mushishi Special, Ready Player One.
All Points Bulletin: The Demise of Flappy Bird
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Translate Mirai Fukuin Faster

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February 2014

The February 2014 Line-Up Monthly rundown of new anime, manga, light novel, and artbook licenses, streaming and broadcasting announcements, crowdfunding projects, anime and manga projects, and live-action anime and manga adaptions.
A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: Pinkie Punch
And Yet the Town Moves Ch.001, Bleach Ch.570, Hayate the Combat Butler Ch.441, One Piece Ch.739, Seven Deadly Sins Ch.067, UQ Holder Ch.024, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Ch.099.
REPOST – The Speakeasy #010: The Red Comet, Romance in the Various Gundam Universes
The Speakeasy #050: Perfect Love, 11 Anime and Manga We loveLoveLOVE
We countdown the anime and manga closest to our hearts.
All Points Bulletin: Absolute African Samurai Blitzkrieg
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Fate/Extra Family Tree

A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: The Real Fight Has Just Begun
Bleach Ch.569, Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail 003, Hayate the Combat Butler Ch.440, JoJoLion Ch.028, One Piece Ch.738, Seven Deadly Sins Ch.066, UQ Holder Ch.023, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Ch.098.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #235
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Monogatari Series: Second Season, Scooby Doo! Team-Up issues 1-2, The Adventures of Superhero Girl, The LEGO Movie.
All Points Bulletin: JoJo the Cimmerian
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Still No Mysterious Heroine X
A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: The Women of Shonen Fighting
A Certain Scientific Accelerator Ch.002, Bleach Ch.568, Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail Ch.002, Seven Deadly Sins Ch.065, UQ Holder Ch.022, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Ch.097.
S.W.A.T. Review: HappinessCharge PreCure!
Case Closed Review: DokiDoki! PreCure
Our final thoughts.
All Points Bulletin: Martin Freeman’s D&D Replay Novels
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Teach Me, Riesbyfe-senpai
A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: Cold as Ice
Bleach Ch.566, Bleach Ch.567, Claymore Ch.147, Hayate the Combat Butler Ch.439, One Piece Ch.737, Seven Deadly Sins Ch.064, UQ Holder Ch.021, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Ch.096.
Fate/Stay Night: Back to the Future
Alain examines the recent news of a new Fate/stay Night anime.
Manga of the Month: Basara
Kate’s classic pick is out of print but available digitally.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #234
Bandette vol. 1, Cute Girl Network, Sherlock S3, Virtue’s Last Reward, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches/Yankee-kun to Megane-chan crossover.
All Points Bulletin: Supreme Princess Undertaker Cosplay
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Road Not Taken

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January 2014

The January 2014 Line-Up Monthly rundown of new anime, manga, light novel, and artbook licenses, streaming and broadcasting announcements, crowdfunding projects, anime and manga projects, and live-action anime and manga adaptions.
A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: Hinagiku Dundee
Billy Bat Ch.111, Billy Bat Ch.112, Billy Bat Ch.113, Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Drei! Ch.013, Hayate the Combat Butler Ch.438, One Piece Ch.736, Seven Deadly Sins Ch.063, UQ Holder Ch.020, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Ch.095.
Aim for the Top! Hisui
Alain is guest on the Anime on Top podcast.
The Speakeasy #049: Bloody Eye, Beginning Our 5th Year of Podcasting
This podcast is all about, well, us!
All Points Bulletin: Cobra Goes to the Goth Club
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: More Bazett Please
A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: The Revengeance of Fetus Baby!
Bleach Ch.565, Hayate the Combat Butler Ch.437, Jojolion Ch.027, One Piece Ch.735, Seven Deadly Sins Ch.062, UQ Holder Ch.019, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Ch.094.
Riot Control Reviews: Winter 2014 Pt. 1
D-Fragments, Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions, Saki – The Nationals, SoniAni: Super Sonico The Animation.
Wallpaper: Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Supernatural Studies Club
Secret Santa Project Review: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Hamon and Cheese Sandwich
Guest blogger Lothos reviews the wild ride of JoJo’s.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Winter 2014 Pt. 2
Buddy Complex, Inari Konkon Koi Iroha, Witch Craft Works.
All Points Bulletin: Hard Work and Guts
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: The Velvet Trinity
A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: Renji Won a Fight?
Bleach Ch.564, Hayate the Combat Butler Ch.436, One Piece Ch.734, Seven Deadly Sins Ch.061, UQ Holder Ch.018, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Ch.093.
S.W.A.T. Reviews: Winter 2014 Pt. 1
Future Card Buddyfight, Hamatora the Animation, Hoozuki no Reiteitsu, Nisekoi: False Love, Nobunaga the Fool, Nobunagun, Noragami, Pupa, Sakura Trick, Space Dandy, Strange+, The Pilot’s Love Song, Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time, Wizard Barristers, World Conquest Zvezda Plot, Z/X Ignition.
All Points Bulletin: The Tale of Two Algorithms
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: With Kotomine as Mako Mankanshoku
A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: Accelerator Mass SpectrometryA Certain Scientific Accelerator Ch.001, Fate/Extra Ch.001, Fate/Extra – Mikon! Kyasuko-chan!? Ch.001, Seven Deadly Sins Ch.060, UQ Holder Ch.017, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Ch.092.
Ongoing Investigations: Case #233
The Flowers of Evil vols. 1-6, Blade of the Immortal vol. 27, Thermae Romae vols. 1-2, Pretty Deadly issue 1, Bravely Default demo, Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
All Points Bulletin: The Fanime Report
Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Type-Moon Roundup – Year 2
A Chapter a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Bonanza: Pimp My PC 87 Clockers Ch.001, Claymore Ch.146, Hayate the Combat Butler Ch.435, March Comes in Like a Lion Ch.001, Zettai Karen Children Ch.369.
Manga of the Month: Sgt. Frog Alain’s pick is semi-forgotten otaku homage.

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