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The April 2015 Line-Up (If I Had $1000000)

April 30, 2015

narutaki_icon_4040 The licenses have really been piling up this year!

hisui_icon_4040 I still wonder if anyone will get Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth. Maybe I’m the only person who actually likes that movie.

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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Behind the Blogging Curtain

April 30, 2015

Behind the scenes here at Reverse Thieves, we’ve had infrequent, long conversations about the blog’s/podcast’s strange middle ground of recognition. At our high points, we’ve liked to believe our name is known in the general anime and manga blogosphere. At our low points, we’ve sulked about never grasping “fame” (or infamy if you like) to be looked to for opinions and answers. (On a normal day, by the way, we are fully aware of all the support we’ve gotten from readers and listeners.) Oh woe is us (not really) for forever being in between obscurity and popular acclaim. The truth is, we have equal bits of pride and resignation to being in the middle. All that being said, whenever someone pays a large amount of attention to the blog it catches us off guard even if it might seem weird after all this time.

Thus was our reaction when we were approached by Lauren Orsini for an interview to be included in her new book: Build Your Anime Blog: How to Get Started, Stand Out, and Make Money Writing About What You Love. (Yeah, not sure about the making money part. There might be some making money off all of this but it sure ain’t us.) You might know her as the Otaku Journalist as well as her book Otaku Journalism: A Guide to Geek Reporting in the Digital Age. Her latest book takes a look at several prominent bloggers and their general mission statements and philosophies, methods and practices, as well as hopes and dreams for their sites.

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The Speakeasy #064: Tequila Sunset—Aquarion Evol, Cosplay, Eisners, and AnimeSols

April 27, 2015
Drink #064: Tequila Sunset
Aquarion Evol, Cosplay, Eisners, and AnimeSols

Ongoing Investigations: Blade of the Immortal vol. 31 by Hiroaki Samura, Game of Thrones S5, A Certain Magical Index light novels 1-2 by Kazuma Kamachi and Kiyotaka Haimura, Cosplay Basics: A Beginners Guide to the Art of Costume Play by Yuki Takasou, Rumine, Kashiko Kurobuchi, Aquarion Evol vol. 1 by Shoji Kawamori and Aogiri.

Topics: Goodbye AnimeSols, Eisner Nominees, The Best Anime And Manga For Beginners article


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

Tequila Sunset

  • 1 oz tequila
  • orange juice
  • 1/2 oz blackberry brandy
  • 1 cherry

Directions: Pour tequila into a collins glass filled with ice cubes. Fill with orange juice and stir well. Top with blackberry brandy and stir lightly. Add the cherry on top and serve. 

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The Reverse Thieves Winter 2015 Anime Awards (This Is Where It Ends)

April 7, 2015

This is something new for 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 winter 2015 . . .

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