The Speakeasy #098: Land of the Lustrous, ACT-AGE, Akita Publishing, Anisong Station

Ongoing Investigations: Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card, BOZEBEATS, ACT-AGE, Land of the Lustrous, One Piece Fish-Man Island and Punk Hazard arcs.

Song: Land of the Lustrous OP “Kyoumen no Nami” by YURiKA

Food for Thought: What is your favorite One Piece arc?

Topics: Top-selling 2017 US Manga, Crunchyroll Manga to No Longer Offer Catalog Chapters of Kodansha Titles, Akita Publishing, Netflix to Co-Produce Anime With Production I.G, Bones, WIT Studio, Anisong Station Simulcast.

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The Speakeasy #091: Castlevania, Ideon, One Piece

Ongoing Investigations: Netflix Castlevania, One Piece Water Seven Arc, Space Runaway Ideon.

Song: “Fukkatsu no Ideon” by Isao Taira (OP to Space Runaway Ideon)

Food for Thought: What is your favorite “Kill’em All” Show?

Topics: World’s Largest Manga Library, GKIDS Picks Up Ghibli Catalog, Crunchyroll Producing Anime, 2017 Top-selling Media Franchises in Japan, Ai-Mai-Mi Stage Play

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The Speakeasy #083: Space Brothers, Animal Crossing, Girlish Number, J-Novel Club

Ongoing Investigations: Space Brothers by Chuya Koyama, Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela Turner, Girlish Number by Diomedea, One Piece Treasure Cruise by Bandai, Animal Crossing: New Leaf (update) by Nintendo.

Song: “Bloom” by Girlish Number

Food for Thought: What are you thankful for, nerdwise?

Topics: J-Novel Club, Space Brothers x Marvel, Sword Art Online movie getting worldwide theatrical release, Dragon Ball Super finally out in English, LeSean Thomas event at Kinokuniya and Children of Ether.

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

Pumpkin Pie Martini

  • 1/2 oz. Stoli Vanilla (optional to give it kick)
  • 1 oz. Pumpkin Spice liqueur (such as Hiram Walker)
  • 1/2 oz. Kahlua
  • 1/2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz. half-and-half
  • Crushed graham crackers
  • Cinnamon stick (garnish)

Directions
Add all liquids in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into large martini glass rimmed with crushed graham crackers. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.