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The Speakeasy #068: Garden Elixir—The Art of Translation, Armada, Over the Garden Wall, Othering

August 24, 2015
Drink #068: Garden Elixir
The Art of Translation, Armada, Over the Garden Wall, Othering

Ongoing Investigations: Over the Garden Wall, Armada by Ernest Cline, Ace of the Diamond S1, Disney shorts.

Topics: Compensating Panelists, The Art of Translation, and the “Othering” of Manga.


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

Garden Elixir

  • 1/4 cup gin
  • 5 cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth, preferably Noilly Prat
  • 1/2 tablespoon green Chartreuse
  • 3 tablespoons apple juice, preferably fresh
  • 1 tablespoon celery juice
  • Dash of fresh lime juice
  • Nasturtium flowers, for garnish (optional)

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin and cilantro and shake. Add the vermouth, Chartreuse, apple juice, celery juice and lime juice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with nasturtium flowers.


The Wakuing Dead

August 18, 2015

Ghost Trick Phantom DetectiveJoin us at Waku Waku NYC August 29th and 30th!
Enter code WAKUFULWAY to get a weekend pass for $35.
(expires: August 19th)

hisui_icon_4040 As a follow-up to the code we gave out yesterday for Waku Waku NYC, I wrote a little article for the convention site about an overlooked gem on Keiji Inafune’s resume.

Lest everyone forget this is still ostensibly a detective-themed blog, the article highlights Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective which is a game beloved by Kate and I. If you have never played the game (or never heard of it) then I really suggest you read the post.

(Then go out and buy the game.)

Ghosts of the Past



The July 2015 Line-Up

July 31, 2015

narutaki_icon_4040 No one could have predicted this.

hisui_icon_4040 There are no more rules. There are a few titles that just can’t be licensed but other than that all the dreams are possible.

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 #067: Witchy Woman—Little Witch Academia 2, Fangirl, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, Anime Expo

July 20, 2015
Drink #067: Witchy Woman
Little Witch Academia 2, Fangirl, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, Anime Expo

Ongoing Investigations: Aquarion EVOL vol. 2 by Shoji Kawamori and Aogiri, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers TV from Sunrise, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, On Basilisk Station by David Weber, Little Witch Academai 2 from Studio Trigger.

Topics: Anime Expo License Madness


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

Witchy Woman

  • 1½ ounces Campari
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce Flor de Caña 4-year-old, extra-dry white rum
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce Orgeat syrup

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange slice and mint sprig.


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