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.

Manga of the Month: Space Brothers

Space Brothers (宇宙兄弟) by Chuya Koyam

hisui_icon_4040 I was just listening to the All Geeks Considered podcast and Vinnie’s regular co-host could not record that week so he decided to do an impromptu episode about what he and some friends from Twitter had been watching in both the realm of animated and live action fare. One of the guests on the podcast was Ed Sizemore who had taken a break from podcasting and watching anime in general. Since he was out of the anime game for a while the first show they started talking about was Space Brothers and how it ended at 99 episodes as it had caught up with the manga. There was a movie that came out August 9, 2014 but other than that there are no new episodes on the horizon. But the solution to that problem also came up on the podcast.

Just read the manga. Usually with long running seinen manga you don’t have that option unless you want to use the “methods network” but with Space Brothers you can actually read the whole thing via Crunchyroll manga. Wisely most of the series on the site are your more popular shonen series but they do have a few titles to mix things up and Space Brothers is one of the best. That inspired me to talk about the series here this month to remind people that this series is on the site and needs to be read.

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Case Closed Review: Space Brothers

First impressions are great but what about our thoughts after we’ve watched an entire series week to week? We figured our listeners might want to hear our final impressions as well so we’ve created the Case Closed Review podcast. Just like the S.W.A.T. Reviews, these will be mini-podcasts and completely off the cuff.

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Listen – Final impressions of Space Brothers from A-1 Pictures with the ending “New World” by Kasarinchu. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.