The Speakeasy #084: Fantastic Beasts, Princess Jellyfish, Ole Golazo, Streets of Rage

Ongoing Investigations: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Warner Bros. Pictures, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne (spoiler YT video review), Princess Jellyfish by Akiko Higashimura, Ole Golazo by Takamasa Moue, Ninja Girl & Samurai Master from TMS Entertainment.

Song: OP1 to Ninja Girl & Samurai Master, “Adazakura” by Renka

Food for Thought: Pick an anime character to give a present to.

Topics: Hayao Miyazuki working on new feature film, former Ghibli staff making Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Kenjiro Hata starting new manga, SEGA’s Altered Beast and Streets of Rage getting American film/TV adaptations, Kuroko’s Basketball cakes.

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The Speakeasy #075: My Little Monster, Fire Emblem, Spectre, Gravity Falls

Ongoing Investigations: 007: Spectre from Eon Productions, Firefight and Calamity by Brandon Sanderson, Fire Emblem Fates from Intelligent Systems, Gravity Falls from Disney, My Little Monster by Robico.

Food for Thought: What upcoming videogames are you looking forward to?

Topics: Crowdfunding round-up with Riding Bean, The Vision of Escaflowne, Kaze no Yo ni, Mayoiga. Amazon and Noitamina partnership, Netflix and Production I.G partnership, Production I.G’s FLCL, Anime Mirai Becomes Anime Tamago.

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

Vesper Martini

  • 3 measures of Gordon’s Gin
  • 1 measure of vodka
  • 1/2 measure Kina Lillet
  • Lemon peel for garnish

“Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?” Casino Royale, Chapter 7

 

 

The Speakeasy #074: Neon Genesis Detectives, Orphan Black, Wonderfest, Avatar the Last Airbender

Ongoing Investigations: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary (vol. 1) by Takumi Yoshimura, Orphan Black by BBC America, K-ON! College (vol. 1) by kakifly, Avatar the Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow (vols. 1-2) by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, Hayate the Combat Butler (ch. 517) by Kenjiro Hata.

Food for Thought: Which Character From Last Year Needs a Cool Figure?

Topics: Wonderfest, YALSA 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Rumiko Takahashi Nominated for Eisner Hall of Fame, Ghibli’s Isao Takahata to Receive Annie Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. Osomatsu Coverage Leads to Pash! Magazine’s Highest Ever 1st Printing, Dagashi Kashi Double Circulation, Funimation Making Free-to-Play Games.

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

Too Cool for School

  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1/2 oz mango schnapps
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 2 oz orange-pineapple juice

Serve ingredients above in a cocktail glass, shake beforehand. Or double amounts and serve in a tall glass.