The Speakeasy #039: Old Fashioned, Classic Manga in English

Drink #039: Old Fashioned,
Classic Manga in English

What just got licensed? What’s hot in Japan? What is being brought out day and date? It is rather easy to get obsessed with the latest and greatest manga series but there are plenty of series in the illustrious history of manga worth examining. Each era has its own zeitgeist which produces artists and stories that can only be made in that time. Each era also produces classics that will forever stand the test of time.

So this month we are discussing classic manga. This is hardly the first and last time we will touch of the subject for the podcast. So if you have any titles or more specific niches in classic manga you think we could discuss then we are all ears. This time around, we discuss some of the titles from before 1987 that have moved us.

Before we begin the podcast proper we discuss two untimely passings: the death of manga pioneer Toren Smith and the closure of JManga. We give tribute to two big names in the American manga scene who will be missed.

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

Old Fashion

4.5 cl Bourbon or Rye whiskey
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 sugar cube
Few dashes plain water

Place sugar cube in old fashioned glass and saturate with bitters, add a dash of plain water. Muddle until dissolved. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add whiskey. Garnish with orange slice, and a cocktail cherry.


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