The Speakeasy #087: Zelda, Dragon Maid, Classic Anime, Crunchyroll Slowdown

Ongoing Investigations: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid from Kyoto Animation, Zelda: Breath of the Wild from Nintendo, Black Clover vol. 1-3 by Yuki Tabata, Yamada and the Seven Witches (finale) by Miki Yoshikawa.

Song: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid OP “Aozora no Rhapsody” by Fhána

Food for Thought: What game franchise would you like to get the “Breath of the Wild”-treatment?

Topics: Anime Tamago 2017 projects, Classic anime streaming for industry’s 100th Anniversary, ERASED live-action series announced for Netflix, Crunchyroll sponsors movie night and its own convention, and Crunchyroll responds to their slowdown.

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The Speakeasy #086: Fire Emblem Heroes, Voltron S2, Comiket, Wrestle Kingdom

Ongoing Investigations: Fire Emblem Heroes from Intelligent Systems, Granblue Fantasy the Animation ep. 1 from A-1 Pictures, Voltron: Legendary Defender S2.

Song: “Rainmaker” by Yonosuke Kitamura (Kazuchika Okada’s theme)

Food for Thought: What Japanese event would you plan a trip around?

Topics: We talk with Patz Prime about his recent trip to Japan.

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The Speakeasy #085: Looking Back on 2016

Part 1: Favorite licenses from 2016, Favorite anime and manga moments from 2016, Most disappointing anime from 2016, how has streaming changed the way we watch?

Song: “Kimi dake no Boku de Iru kara by GACKT (OP1 to Trickster)

Food for Thought: What were some of your favorite non-anime or manga things from 2016?

Part 2: Award nominations, top-selling anime and manga in Japan, the growth of the U.S. manga industry, the Crunchyroll Anime Awards.

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