The Speakeasy #139: Birdie Wing, Bakumatsu Bad Boys, Bastard!! + More Summer 2022 Anime

This month we discuss the end of Birdie Wing S1 and take a peek at a bunch of new anime for the summer 2022 season.

  • Extreme Hearts
  • Teppen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Laughing til You Cry
  • Bastard!!
  • Spriggan
  • Tokyo Mew Mew New
  • Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
  • The Call of the Night
  • Lycoris Recoil
  • Yurei Deco
  • Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys

The Type-Moon (Moment) Minute

  • Fate/Grand Order Hakkenden event
  • Anime Expo 2022 announcments

Join us on Discord!

June Updates: Summertime

Hello, all! Kate here.

I don’t know about you, but I hate the summer. June is only mildly bearable, and then it goes downhill from there. And yet, I love a summer setting—a moment around which everything in a fictional story revolves.

When thinking about summer in anime and manga, Summer Wars naturally comes to mind. My manga of the month is also a summer-y romance story. Other things jump out too: In my review of Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop I specifically call out how I wished I had watched it in the summer; Movies like Ride Your Wave and Lu Over the Wall highlight this time of year (maybe Masaaki Yusa has a thing for summer too now that I think about it); and I recently read the sweet romance My Summer of You and its follow up My Summer With You. Summer has so many distinct features and visuals, the season is a joy to behold in anime and manga.

Join us on Discord and let me know what anime or manga summer brings to mind!

-Kate