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.


Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Part 2 – Is Extella Good Civilization?

hisui_icon_4040_round I really wanted to put out some sort of written review for Fate/Extella while people might have still been on the fence about buying the game the first few weeks it was out. But I don’t have either the time or desire to rush through the game ASAP to get out a total review. That would have either mean that I just rushed through the story to see the ending or cut out all my other free time activities. Since this is not a game review site there is no reason to force myself to do either. Also, I feel one of the appeals of this site when it comes to Type-Moon titles is I go a little more in-depth about the lore of the universe.

In that vein,  you can consider this more the review for people who have either played the game or just want to dive more into the meat of the story and characters. That means I consider no spoiler sacred past this point and will talk about everything and anything. If you just want a simple run down of the basic merits and flaws of the game you most certainly want the first part of this review which you can find here.

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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.