Manga Predicted Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go

hisui_icon_4040_round If you are unaware of the works of Kazuma Kamachi I will lay down a quick primer on his series. His most famous work is A Certain Magical Index and the tagline of the series is “When Magic and Science collide, the story begins…” It is set in a world where magic exists in the shadows as a secret hidden away from the mundane majority. Think of a set up like that of Harry Potter or Mage: The Ascension. At the same time, the center of scientific learning is Academy City. It is such an advanced hub of research and development that the city is often several years ahead of the curve in technological advances as compared to the rest of the world. While the residents of Academy City have no access to magic they have instead cultivated psionics to an art form. The main characters, the physic Touma Kamijou and the magical Index Librorum Prohibitorum, are the bridge between these two worlds.

As the series went on the psionic side character Mikoto Misaka became insanely popular and got her own spin-off series, A Certain Scientific Railgun. As the name implies the series almost entirely deals with the science side of Academy City and the various machinations and misadventures of the super-sensory inhabitants within.

But the clairvoyant skills might not just be limited to the characters within the book. Kazuma Kamachi himself might actually be an esper. It turns out that he predicted Pokémon Go years before it came out. Just look at the craze around the fictional app introduced in chapter 72 of A Certain Scientific Railgun. It is worth noting that the chapter came out on October 27 of 2014, but Pokémon Go was just released July 6, 2016.

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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

 

 

12 Wonderful Female Servants That Need To Be Added to Fate/Grand Order

hisui_icon_4040 OK. I recently made a big deal about the gender distribution of servants in the Fate universe and found that while people constantly complain that there are more female Servants than male Servants the reverse is actually true. The real reason people feel that way is that the female Servants get a lion’s share of the attention despite being fewer in number. There are a lot of reasons for that but the gender-bent Servants are no small contributing factor. So in order to counterbalance that I made a list of awesome historical characters that would make great female Servants and you would not have to touch their gender in the slightest.

One quick rule: There is currently a supposedly data mined list of characters who have code in the Fate/Grand Order game but have not been revealed yet. So while that list has not been fully confirmed yet there are some magazine spoilers and leaked images have shown that at least part of the list is correct. With that in mind I won’t pick any characters from that list as I’m going to assume they are already in Fate/Grand Order. So no Cleopatra, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, or Tomoe Gozen. At this point they are practically canonical.

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