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The February 2015 Line-Up

February 28, 2015

narutaki_icon_4040 I see a few more mystery/detective series popping up in announcements.

hisui_icon_4040 I’m still waiting for someone to license Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth. Where else are you going to get Kayura Tsurugino dressed as Saber?

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 #062: Early Morning Splash—Figures, Shojo Art, Idea Channel, and Tomino

February 23, 2015
Drink #062: Early Morning Splash
Figures, Shojo Art, Idea Channel, and Tomino

Ongoing Investigations: Idea Channel meet-up NYCWorld of Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires exhibit, Black Bard by Sazanami IchiyaPretty Cure Splash Star and Fresh Pretty Cure! by Toei Animation.

Topics: WonderfestHiroaki Yura resigns from Creative Intelligence/Under the DogSummit of the Gods Manga Gets French CG Animated FilmG-Reco Website is Fielding Questions for Gundam Creator Yoshiyuki TominoCrunchyroll And Discotek Media Partner, and Discotek Talks Crowdfunding.


Bonus recording from after Kate got the chance to visit the Shojo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires exhibit at Baruch College.


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

Early Morning Splash

1.6 oz peach vodka
3.2 oz orange juice
3.2 oz Sprite® soda
Make a half-n-half drink with orange juice and Sprite with a splash of peach vodka.

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Will 2015 Be A Good Year for Detectives?

February 16, 2015

narutaki_icon_4040 We always have our fingers-crossed that each and every year will bring us more detective anime and manga, we simply crave mysteries to be solved! In the case of 2015, we’ve already gotten a lot of news that has us anticipating a very special year for detectives.

hisui_icon_4040 In 2014 I think it might have been even easier than usual to forget that Reverse Thieves is actually a detective-themed anime and manga blog. Without a major new detective series like Gosick or UN-GO we mostly stuck to mentioning a few of the staple series like Detective Conan and Kindaichi Case Files for the year. Those are fine series but they have been running forever and at this point tend  to be titles more worth bringing up highlights from than doing big posts about.

The end of 2014 did have some great Detective Conan highlights. The end of the year finished with a bang when Conan finally started streaming on Crunchyroll along with a Magic Kaito TV series. In a way it seemed to signal a renaissance in detective anime in general. I don’t think it purposely meant to lead this charge but I’m not going to complain.

Note: If you mention Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD as a detective show in 2015 within the comments below the owners of Reverse Thieves take no responsibility if you undergo spontaneously combustion due to Kate’s mind powers. Read the rest of this entry ?


Manga of the Month: Wolfsmund

February 11, 2015

Wolfsmund (狼の口 ヴォルフスムント)
by Mitsuhisa Kuji

narutaki_icon_4040 Wolfsmund spins a tale from mid-17th century Europe centering around the St. Gotthard Pass (a fortress nicknamed Wolfsmund) in the Alps and the ensuing Swiss peasant rebellions. The story takes us from the whispered words of unrest through (so far) all-out assault on the odious fortress known as Wolfsmund.

There are many character threads being pulled in different directions by the master of the fortress, Wolfram, and the hope of the peasant cause, Walter, son of Wilhelm Tell. Walter runs as hot as Wolfram runs cold and that distinction becomes more and more pronounced with each passing death. But Wolfram emerges as the more interesting character of the story despite Walter’s role as would-be hero. Wolfram is established early on as a fascinating, but truly villainous, character and nothing about the series suggests a heroic happy-ending for the rest of the cast.

Wolfsmund is incredibly violent in a hundred different ways. In an odd twist, scenes of the fortress being attacked are actually less gruesome than many earlier, smaller, attempts to snuff out rebels. Not to mention the truly vile and disturbing methods of Wolfram himself.

In the hands of Mitsuhisa Kuji, Wolfsmund’s emerges as a brutal historical fantasy with razor-sharp art. From harrowing scenes of people climbing the mountains in an attempt to skirt the pass to Wolfram’s unnerving calm as he quietly questions travelers, the reputation of Wolfsmund as a place without mercy and a master who is beguiling in how frightening he is is executed to perfection.

~ kate


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