The Speakeasy #081: Gundam Build Fighters, Crunchyroll + Funimation, Kitaro, Anime NYC

Ongoing Investigations: Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon by Shigeru Mizuki,  Kumamiko vol. 1 by Masume Yoshimoto, Gundam Build Fighters: Island Wars special from Sunrise.

Food for Thought: Who is Your Favorite Miko?

Topics: Anime NYC, Crunchyroll teams up with Funimation, KochiKame is Ending, Detective Conan 2-hour Special.

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

Honey Bear

  • 8 oz bourbon
  • tablespoons honey, warmed
  • 2 oz Tuaca
  • 1 Meyer lemon, juiced
  • 2 oz maraschino cherry juice
  • 8 dashes orange bitters
  • 4 maraschino cherries, for garnish
  1.  In a small bowl, stir together the bourbon and warmed honey until the honey dissolves.
  2. Pour the honey-bourbon, Tuaca, Meyer lemon juice, and maraschino cherry juice into a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.
  3. Shake for 1 minute and divide into four half-pint glasses filled with ice.
  4. Top each drink with two dashes of orange bitters and garnish with a maraschino cherry. Serve.

Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #12: Six Seasons and a Movie

hisui_icon_4040_round As rushed as parts of this battle might have been it should have been clear that Julian and Beatrice are far too powerful to be defeated in a single episode. The previously ever-present Angelica has been neutralized, Miyu and her iteration of Shiro have been freed, and Darius’ true face was revealed. Accomplishments have been made. Julian’s true level of threat has been made clear but also he has been shown to be vulnerable. Both sides have retreated to lick their wounds before their final confrontation.

If you asked me before today I would have assumed the last leg of the story would have been concluded in either the next season of the TV series or 2 more seasons at most. But it seems the rather long flashback arc is not just getting its own season but in fact a rather unexpected movie.

Unless of course, they make Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 4ier¡¡¡

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Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA 3rei!! #11: The Breaking of Shiro Emiya

hisui_icon_4040_round At this point, I’m becoming firmly convinced the universe does not want these posts to come out on time. Ever since Otakon, I have been playing catch up. I finally got things back on track but then I could never gain any momentum on the episode ten post. I also got a tidal wave of work at my job so I could not use any of my free time there to fill in some gaps in needed. The fact that the Prisma Illya event in Fate/Grand Order was starting in full swing did not help me. But eventually, I buckled down and wrote that post. I realized the main problem was the longer I put off the post the harder it was to get moving.

Then I got sick the day episode 11 came out. Nothing more than a little summer cold but it really drained my energy. Then the episode itself was delayed. I’m writing this on Thursday so we shall see how much the curse holds up.

Either way, this is the penultimate episode of the season so I don’t have much more to go until I can rest for a bit.

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