The Speakeasy #102: AnimeNEXT and Tokyo

Al discusses his time at AnimeNEXT and Kate recounts her journey to Tokyo.

Song: “Don’t Say Goodbye” by Kaori Sawada from Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

Food for Thought: What anime are you looking forward to in the summer season?


Other AnimeNEXT 2018 Coverage:
AnimeNEXT 2018: General Impressions
AnimeNEXT 2018: Panels


The Speakeasy #101: Gurazeni, Sword Art Online Alternative, Tada Never Falls in Love, Children of Whales, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and Violet Evergarden

Kate is on vacation to Japan so that means we have another guest hosted podcast. This time we have on Ink and Jared of the Oldtaku no Radio Podcast on They add their wizened otaku voices to this month’s discussion.

If you like them here then you can also check out Ink’s writing at Otaku USA and the Fandom Post plus at the same time, Jared also writes for Wave Motion Cannon and The Electrum Edition.

We also had interviews on the Electrum Edition. You can read Kate’s here and mine is here.

Ongoing Investigations:
Alain: Gurazeni: Money Pitch and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
Ink: Tada Never Falls in Love and Children of Whales
Jared: Legend of Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These and Violet Evergarden

Song: “Binary Star” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Uru from Legend of Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These

Food for Thought: What historical figure would you base an anime or manga on?

Crunchyroll Adds Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Anime
Masaaki Yuasa On His Creative Process For ‘Lu Over The Wall’ 
Lu Over the Wall is opening in U.S. theaters today!
Rick and Morty get 70-episode order at [AS]
“LUPIN THE 3rd PART 5” Shakes It Up with 7 Guest Screenwriters
Plucky Industry Pros of Musashino Return for “SHIROBAKO” Movie



The Speakeasy #100: A Celebration

We celebrate our 100th episode and over 8 years of podcasting!