The Speakeasy #142: Chainsaw Man, The Witch From Mercury, Urusei Yatsura, + More Fall 2022 Anime

This month we check out all the new seasonal offerings!

  • Urusei Yatsura (2022)
  • Do It Yourself!!
  • The Human Crazy University
  • Akiba Maid Wars
  • My Master Has No Tail
  • Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal
  • Bibliophile Princess
  • Raven of the Inner Palace
  • Blue Lock
  • Shinobi no Ittoki
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury
  • Chainsaw Man

The Type-Moon (Moment) Minute

  • FGO Halloween and Guda Guda events
  • More Witch On A Holy Night news

Join us on Discord!

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Manga of the Month: The Men Who Created Gundam

The Men Who Created Gundam
by Hideki Ohwada, Hajime Yatate, and Yoshiyuki Tomino

The Men Who Created Gundam is a definitely 100% accurate, not exaggerated in any way, portrayal of the creation of Mobile Suit Gundam and its rise to cultural phenomenon.

Told through a series of vignettes, The Men Who Created Gundam gives us glimpses into the defining moments of Gundam’s beginning and takes us through the 1981 festival that kicked off the premiere of the 1st movie. Unsurprisingly, it was no mean feat to bring this series to life at the time. Yoshiyuki Tomino worked tirelessly to recruit first Yoshikazu Yashuhiko (who set the defining look for the series) and then many others whose desires to create something new, dark, dramatic, and beautiful aligned with his. All the while the cast and crew were dealing precariously with sponsors’ demands, money, health crises, and finite time. So turn back the clock to 1978 and get ready to learn just what a brilliant, manipulative, pervy, trash-talking, visionary Tomino is.

In addition to its hyperbolic depiction of Gundam’s history, the book includes non-fiction prose sections which delve into greater detail about things like like Tomino’s Gundam cancelation announcement in Animec magazine and the rise of Gunpla.

-Kate

September Updates: Change of Plans

Hello, all! Kate here.

Truth be told, I was supposed to be visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando this week, but a massive hurricane is sweeping through the area as I write this so that trip has been put on hold. (I hope the many friends of the blog residing in Florida stay safe!)

So instead, I’m ushering in the change of season with a big mug of tea while attempting to figure out just how I’m going to watch all of the new anime, TV shows, and movies dropping this fall. How does one even begin to prioritize?

Join us on Discord and tell me how you are making these tough decisions (or are you simply cloning yourself?)!

-Kate