The Speakeasy #064: Tequila Sunset—Aquarion Evol, Cosplay, Eisners, and AnimeSols

Drink #064: Tequila Sunset
Aquarion Evol, Cosplay, Eisners, and AnimeSols

Ongoing Investigations: Blade of the Immortal vol. 31 by Hiroaki Samura, Game of Thrones S5, A Certain Magical Index light novels 1-2 by Kazuma Kamachi and Kiyotaka Haimura, Cosplay Basics: A Beginners Guide to the Art of Costume Play by Yuki Takasou, Rumine, Kashiko Kurobuchi, Aquarion Evol vol. 1 by Shoji Kawamori and Aogiri.

Topics: Goodbye AnimeSols, Eisner Nominees, The Best Anime And Manga For Beginners article

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And now your helpful bartenders at The Speakeasy present your drink:

Tequila Sunset

  • 1 oz tequila
  • orange juice
  • 1/2 oz blackberry brandy
  • 1 cherry

Directions: Pour tequila into a collins glass filled with ice cubes. Fill with orange juice and stir well. Top with blackberry brandy and stir lightly. Add the cherry on top and serve. 

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Secret Santa Project Review: Aquarion EVOL aka Vandread: The Third Stage

hisui_icon_4040 You could also call this Shinkon Gattai Godannar!!! Third Season if you like. The common thread is these are all mecha shows about the battle of the sexes. But I am actually talking about Aquarion EVOL, the rather unexpected sequel to Genesis of Aquarion, by famed mecha director Shoji Kawamori. It is also my pick for my solo Secret Santa review this year.

First off the bat because of several complications Kate did not participate in the actual draft of  Secret Santa this year. I think it has to do in part with the fact that each year we participate it we have to watch horrible shows that sap our very will to live. That was no small factor in her decision. But apparently once she was out of the equation I got nothing but great titles to watch.

I had to choose from Aquarion EVOL, Darker Than Black, and The Legend of Black Heaven. I actually had to choose which cool show I wanted to review not what poison I wanted to kill me. I mostly went with Aquarion EVOL because we have not had enough mehca anime reviews on the blog in a while. That is as good a criteria for a choice as any. I wonder if this good selection this year will tempt Kate back next year.

On the other hand maybe it would be better if I just do it alone if it breaks the holiday curse.

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