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The Reverse Thieves Summer 2015 Anime Awards

October 5, 2015

We’ve decided to starting highlighting each anime season with a mini-version of our end of the year awards. We hope this helps cap-off the season with a splash (and helps us remember all of great things by the time the end of the year rolls around). So without further ado, our picks for the best of summer 2015 . . .

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Baseball in the Time of Taisho

October 2, 2015

narutaki_icon_4040 I went on the Taiiku Podcast to discuss Taisho Baseball Girls with host Kory and Ink from AniGamers.

Just as the protagonists in the series struggle to be given a chance, this anime has also been greatly underestimated!

Taiiku Podcast: Episode #12—Taisho Baseball Girls



The September 2015 Line-Up

September 30, 2015


narutaki_icon_4040 As fall simulcasting announcements ramp up, looks like Sunrise finally got the memo that we’d all like new Gundam streaming as soon as possible. How exciting!

hisui_icon_4040 The most amusing thing this month is probably all the on the nose porn titles from Digital Manga Publishing.

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 #069: Oakenshield—Reboots, Shield Hero, Ad Astra Per Aspera

September 28, 2015
Drink #069: Oakenshield
Reboots, Shield Hero, Ad Astra Per Asperais

Ongoing Investigations: The Rising of the Shield Hero vol. 1 by Aneko Yusagi, Aquarion EVOL vol. 3 by Shoji Kawamori and Aogiri, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers OVAs by Sunrise, Ad Astra Per Aspera ch. 1 by Kenjiro Hata.

Topics: “Depiction isn’t endorsement,” anime reboots.


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


  • 5 tablespoons mildly smoky Scotch
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp. Cynar
  • 1 tablespoon Toschi Nocello
  • Pinch of kosher salt

Fill a large glass with ice cubes and add all ingredients. Stir with a bar spoon until outside of glass is very cold. Strain into a stemless wineglass or an Old Fashioned glass.


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