The Speakeasy #111: Ride Your Wave, The Wonderland, Weathering With You, Konosuba Movie

We discuss a bunch of movies that we’ve seen over the last couple of months: Weathering with You, The Wonderland, Konosuba: Legend of Crimson, and Ride Your Wave.

*Please forgive the audio quality of this episode as we get used to a new recording location.

The Speakeasy #110: Winter 2020 Anime Season

Say Hello to the new season of anime! We discuss a variety of shows including ID: Invaded, Plunderer, and Healin’ Good PreCure, among others.

*Please forgive the audio quality of this episode as we get used to a new recording location.

Top 10 Type-Moon Moments for 2019

hisui_icon_4040_round Welcome to another year of doing retrospectives on coolest moments that came out of Type-Moon in all of its various iterations. I should mention upfront that this is a personal list. These are the events, announcements, games, characters, items, and pieces of fandom that have made me happy this year from Type-Moon. It is not necessarily the best of Type-Moon but merely what reminded me why I love so much of what comes out of the company.

That means that if something is missing from this list it does not mean it was not important and/or cool. I am not an omniscient so there is a good chance lots of little pieces and even some major elements of the fandom may escape my notice. Also, I can’t read Japanese so that cuts me off from a lot of what is happening in Japan. It also means most of the Japanese fandom is a complete mystery. In the end, I just have my own tastes so what might be incredibly important to me might otherwise be trivial for you and vice versa.

Now that Type-Moon is a juggernaut of anime, manga, and games I have far too many choices for this list that I know what to do with. I could easily just make it a list of Top 10 Grand Order Moments without breaking a sweat but that would crowd out everything else that is Type-Moon and enough of the fandom already is a bit sick of how prominent it has become often at the expense of other parts of the franchise. So while I won’t ignore Grand Order I made sure to throw in a healthy amount of Type-Moon moments unrelated to the mobile game.

I will note that I consider anything that happened on New Years to be the stuff of 2020. So if you are wondering why anything very recent is not on the list despite being crazy amazing you now know the reason.

Continue reading