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The Speakeasy #066: Coffin Nail —Game of Thrones, Coffin Princess, Kimi ni Todoke, Kickstarter

June 29, 2015
Drink #066: Coffin Nail
Game of Thrones, Coffin Princess, Kimi ni Todoke, Kickstarter

Ongoing Investigations: Game of Thrones S5 from HBO, Paul Feig’s Other Space, Ex Machina from Film4, Chaika: The Coffin Princess S1 by Bones, Kimi ni Todoke vol. 21 by Karuho Shiina.

Topics: China’s Banned Manga List, All of the Kickstarters.


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

Coffin Nail

  • 1/2 oz amaretto almond liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Drambuie Scotch whiskey
  • 1 1/2 oz Scotch whiskey

Build over ice in an old-fashioned glass.


Manga of the Month: Prophecy

June 5, 2015

Prophecy (予告犯) by Tetsuya Tsutsui

narutaki_icon_4040 Prophecy is a cat-and-mouse story of the vigilantly group Paper Man and the cyber-crimes unit of the Japanese police. Those Paper Man targets escalates from people spewing vitriol on messageboards to politicians in a complex plan of revenge and retribution.

Paper Man broadcasts videos prophesizing who they will dole out vengeance on. They frequently target those whose crimes are either unable to be punished by the law or those who have skirted it. With each passing act becoming public, more people tune-in and champion Paper Man. The path that led the men to form Paper Man unfolds over the course of the first volume as we watch them gain traction in the public eye of the present.

As the same time, we are following the newly formed police unit that focuses on the Internet-related crime as they try to take on the growing Paper Man threat. The team, lead by Ms. Yoshino, are quick thinkers with resolute determination but even they can’t fully keep themselves from becoming fascinated by Paper Man’s story.

Prophecy explores Internet fame and anonymity, power, and romanticizing the vigilantly in the new world of cyber-crime. Tetsuya Tsutsui presents a suspenseful story that deftly tackles a current-world technology but the heart of this tale of revenge is quiet and simple.

~ kate


The May 2015 Line-Up

May 31, 2015

narutaki_icon_4040 Even without major con announcements, these last couple of month’s have been flush with licenses. I’m expecting the summer to double them.

hisui_icon_4040 Anime Expo and Otakon are still the two conventions that anime companies still save big licenses for even in this age of the Internet.

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 #065: Debbie Does Dallas—Dallos, Avengers, Attack on Titan, Con Season

May 25, 2015
Drink #065: Debbie Does Dallas
Dallos, Avengers, Attack on Titan, Con Season

Ongoing Investigations: A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall, Agents of SHIELD S2 finale, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Dallos.

Topics: Free Comic Book Day, Dragonball Super TV Anime, 23rd Animator Expo Short Is Moyocco Anno’s ‘Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen,’ Live Action Akagi TV Series, Con Season


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

Debbie Does Dallas

  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • cola
  • 1 oz Southern Comfort

Directions: Serve on the rocks. 

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