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The Speakeasy #065: Debbie Does Dallas—Dallos, Avengers, Attack on Titan, Con Season

May 25, 2015
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Drink #065: Debbie Does Dallas
Dallos, Avengers, Attack on Titan, Con Season

Ongoing Investigations: A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall, Agents of SHIELD S2 finale, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Dallos.

Topics: Free Comic Book Day, Dragonball Super TV Anime, 23rd Animator Expo Short Is Moyocco Anno’s ‘Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen,’ Live Action Akagi TV Series, Con Season

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

Debbie Does Dallas

  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • cola
  • 1 oz Southern Comfort

Directions: Serve on the rocks. 

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works #020 – A New Meme is Born

May 24, 2015

hisui_icon_4040 Well, it seems clear that Shiro’s infamous line of “People Die If They Are Killed” just might have gained a little brother. I interpreted the line as “Your facts might be correct but the conclusion you reach with those facts can be faulty” but that does not roll off the tongue. I saw someone with a decent grasp of Japanese interpret the line like this. It all comes down to the simple fact that while Shiro agrees that Archer is neither lying nor misrepresenting the facts of his augment he cannot come to the same conclusion as his future alter ego.

I’m hoping what ever the actual line is they clean it up the official release. I feel this is just one of the problems with speed subbing. The official translators don’t have that much time to get these episodes out on time so a few awkward lines are going to pop up here and there.

But it is sort of past the point of simple fixes. It is just destined to be one of those lines that will continually come up in conversations about the writing in anime. Oh well. That is one way for the series to stay a part of the conversation of anime fandom.

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works #019 – I Didn’t See Aigis or Metis Anywhere

May 16, 2015

hisui_icon_4040 I suppose I should have seen this coming. There is no way they could have just jumped into the Archer vs. Shiro fight. This is a show where everyone monologues at each other before, during, and after they fight. To assume anything else would happen would be silly. But this episode is really all about the little details. Overall much of this plays out like it does in the visual novel but the main difference in this episode even more than the others is all the small nods to other bits of the universe. Most of them will pass by anyone not neck-deep in the Nasuverse, and they even make sure that they don’t draw attention to themselves, but if you know what to look for there are some really nice Easter eggs for the hardcore fans here.

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Hisui: Spring Anime 2015 Expert

May 11, 2015

hisui_icon_4040 Since we have started doing the SWAT reviews Kate and I have watched a good deal of new anime. It means we get to see hidden gems as often as we get hit with some nasty surprises every season. It also means we can make guest appearances on podcasts talking about the new season. This time I was on the Spiraken Anime Corner (a spin-off of the Spiraken Manga Review) talking about the new and returning shows in the spring season. My only regret is I did not really talk more about Go! Princess PreCure. It is a great show that has really been pulling on a rich legacy of shojo anime and needs a bit more attention from the older fandom that would appreciate the references in the series. It is still great as a kids cartoon but that extra dimension is mostly going ignored.

See which series I recommend, which series you should avoid, and what should you think about watching despite the fact they might not seem up your alley.

Spiraken Anime Corner Ep 02:
Spring Anime 2015

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