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The February 2015 Line-Up

February 28, 2015

narutaki_icon_4040 I see a few more mystery/detective series popping up in announcements.

hisui_icon_4040 I’m still waiting for someone to license Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth. Where else are you going to get Kayura Tsurugino dressed as Saber?

The Line-Up is a monthly rundown of new anime, manga, light novel, artbook licenses, streaming/broadcasting announcements, crowdfunding projects, anime/manga projects, and live-action anime/manga adaptions.

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The Speakeasy #062: Early Morning Splash—Figures, Shojo Art, Idea Channel, and Tomino

February 23, 2015
Drink #062: Early Morning Splash
Figures, Shojo Art, Idea Channel, and Tomino

Ongoing Investigations: Idea Channel meet-up NYCWorld of Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires exhibit, Black Bard by Sazanami IchiyaPretty Cure Splash Star and Fresh Pretty Cure! by Toei Animation.

Topics: WonderfestHiroaki Yura resigns from Creative Intelligence/Under the DogSummit of the Gods Manga Gets French CG Animated FilmG-Reco Website is Fielding Questions for Gundam Creator Yoshiyuki TominoCrunchyroll And Discotek Media Partner, and Discotek Talks Crowdfunding.


Bonus recording from after Kate got the chance to visit the Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires exhibit at Baruch College.


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

Early Morning Splash

1.6 oz peach vodka
3.2 oz orange juice
3.2 oz Sprite® soda
Make a half-n-half drink with orange juice and Sprite with a splash of peach vodka.

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Will 2015 Be A Good Year for Detectives?

February 16, 2015

narutaki_icon_4040 We always have our fingers-crossed that each and every year will bring us more detective anime and manga, we simply crave mysteries to be solved! In the case of 2015, we’ve already gotten a lot of news that has us anticipating a very special year for detectives.

hisui_icon_4040 In 2014 I think it might have been even easier than usual to forget that Reverse Thieves is actually a detective-themed anime and manga blog. Without a major new detective series like Gosick or UN-GO we mostly stuck to mentioning a few of the staple series like Detective Conan and Kindaichi Case Files for the year. Those are fine series but they have been running forever and at this point tend  to be titles more worth bringing up highlights from than doing big posts about.

The end of 2014 did have some great Detective Conan highlights. The end of the year finished with a bang when Conan finally started streaming on Crunchyroll along with a Magic Kaito TV series. In a way it seemed to signal a renaissance in detective anime in general. I don’t think it purposely meant to lead this charge but I’m not going to complain.

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S.W.A.T. Reviews: Winter 2015 Pt. 2

February 9, 2015


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The premise of these reviews is simple: watch the first episode of a series and then immediately sit down to record a review mini-podcast. The reviews are five- to ten-minutes long and entirely off the cuff. As always we only review new shows (so no sequels or continuations) and try to avoid anything that just looks outright awful. These are the first batch from the new season and now we’ve broken them into (helpful?) categories:

Sentence: Free to Go

Listen – First impressions of Go! Princess PreCure from Toei Animation.

Sentence: Lock ‘Em Up and Throw Away the Key

Listen – First impressions of Isuca from Production NAS. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.



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