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The December 2014 Line-Up

December 31, 2014

narutaki_icon_4040 There were still a few delightful presents to be had in licensing department. And this is the time of year when the winter simulcasts start getting announced, it seems like Funimation has swooped in to grab just about everything big this time around. We’ll see what CR has up their sleeves in January.

hisui_icon_4040 Sgt. Frog has to be the most surprising license I have seen in quite a while. There are some other shockers but Sgt. Frog is a whole other level.

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 #060: Even Steven, 2014 Roundup

December 22, 2014
Drink #060: Even Steven
2014 Roundup

We end our 5th year of podcasting, as we usually do, with a look back on the anime and manga news of 2104. A year is always a hard thing to sum up with even 2 hours of discussion but we try our best to get something coherent from our experiences if nothing else. We also got questions from Twitter. Shocking!

There will be some format changes with the podcast starting next  year so if your curious you will have to wait until the end to see what they are.


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

Even Steven

  • 1/3 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1/3 oz. 80 proof vodka
  • 1/3 oz. Lime Juice

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Gundam Reconguista in G: We Are With Hell

December 17, 2014

hisui_icon_4040 Has anyone else noticed some extra in the subtext in the ending of Gundam Reconguista in G? They probably have but I have not seen a lot of discussion about it so I felt it was worth bringing it up. I was discussing the song with Carl Li from Ogiue Maniax and he mentioned that it was probably partially just written to have a song with the name of the show in the lyrics. He is almost certainly correct with that assessment. Tomino really does love to throw the name of the show into the opening and closing. But that is not all that is going on here.

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All the Titles Fit to License, 2014 Edition

December 1, 2014

As is now a must post for us, here it is, the license list for the year. We are posting early in hopes it can be helpful to people making year end lists and the such. We’ve included all anime, manga, artbooks, light novels, and successful crowdfunding projects for the U.S. on our list. We have not included anything that is available only streaming.

In an odd, and rare we’d say, turn of events there has been the same amount of manga licenses as anime licenses so far this year!

We’ll update the list as the month goes on in case companies have some holiday surprises in store. As always, let us know if we missed anything.

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