The Reverse Thieves Anime and Manga Podcasts

Reverse Thieves

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The Reverse Thieves look at so much anime and manga that it can’t be contained within a single podcast. Join Kate and Alain as they discuss everything from what they just watched to what is going on in fandom.

All Episodes

The pre-Thanksgiving convention returns to NYC! We discuss crowds, artist alley, and returning to the semi-normal con experience. Now you can join us on Discord!

Nov 24

1 hr 33 min

The Fall 2021 anime reason is upon us! But unlike other seasons, this one is a little spread out in terms of release dates so expect to hear more about the fall in November and December episodes as well. For this month's podcast we take a look at: Tesla Note The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window Blue Period Takt Op Destiny Muteking the Dancing Hero AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline Rumble Granndoll Taisho Otome Fairy Tale Lupin III Part 6 Plus Al talks about the Melty Blood remake Type Lumina. Then to round things out we share our thoughts on the new anthology of shorts Star Wars Visions. Now you can join us on Discord!

Oct 27

1 hr 58 min

Al talks about the fan reaction to the Tsukihime remake and we discuss Megalobox S2 and the first Princess Principal movie. Then we say "goodbye" to Evangelion with the release of the 3.0+1.0 film. Now you can join us on Discord!

Sep 18

1 hr 40 min

The con of cons is back! Long may she reign! Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/kbuq2RsaGK

Aug 25

1 hr 48 min

We discuss the new shows of the 2021 summer season: The Detective is Already Dead Getter Robo Arc D_CIDE TRAUMEREI Peach Boy Riverside Sonny Boy The Aquatope on White Sand Kageki Shojo!! Plus: Heaven's Feel 3: Spring Song Demon Slayer: Mugen Train

Jul 24

1 hr 59 min

We talk about various shows we've been catching up on: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Thus Spoke Rohan OVA Drifting Dragons Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan Voltes V Dorohedoro Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer

Jun 26

1 hr 34 min

We talk about new and old in this episode. First we wrap up our first episode reviews of the spring 2021 season with: Jorun: The Princess of Snow and Blood Mars Red Kiyo in Kyoto Super Cub Backflip! Farewell My Dear Cramer Those Snow White Notes Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song Then we share our final thoughts on a few winter 2021 shows: SK8 the Infinity Horimiya The Promised Neverland S2 Dr. Stone S2

May 24

1 hr 29 min

We take a look at a ton of new shows in this episode: Odd Taxi Pretty Boy Detective Club Shadows House Tokyo Revengers Battle Athletes Victory Restart SSSS.Dynazenon 86: Eighty Six To Your Eternity The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent Let's Make a Mug, Too Plus, we wrap up Jujutsu Kaisen and Kemono Jihen!

Apr 24

2 hr 4 min

This is a catchall episode. We discuss new shows Tropical Rouge! Precure, Otherside Picnic, and High-Rise Invasion; review the recently English release of The Legend of Hei movie; and talk about Detective Conan episode 1000!

Mar 27

1 hr 31 min

We discuss a ton of new anime from the winter 2021 season: Kemono Jihen Cells at Work: Code Black Heaven's Design Team Project Scard Back Arrow Hortensia Saga So I'm A Spider, So What? Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town Pui Pui Molecar Wonder Egg Priority Horimiya Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki-kun Skate Leading Stars 2.43 Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team SK8 the Infinity

Feb 20

2 hr 2 min

We wrap up 2020 with some of our favorite shows and Al discusses the Tsukihime remake news.

Jan 23

1 hr 30 min

We participated in Anime Secret Santa this year with Lupin the Third Part 1 and close out the year with a full review of The Great Pretender.

Dec 2020

1 hr 22 min

We discuss all the things we've been watching and reading lately: Burn the Witch, Smile Down the Runway, Higurashi New, Blue Period, March Comes in Like a Lion, Rose of Versailles, and Log Horizon.

Nov 2020

1 hr 42 min

We tackle the Fall 2020 anime season, and there was a lot to watch!: The Great Pretender, Moriarty the Patriot, Ikebukuro West Gate Park, Higurashi: When They Cry – New, Magatsu Wahrheit, King's Raid: Successor's of the Will, Sleeping Princess in the Demon Castle, Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina, Yashahime, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Dragon Quest: The Adventures of Dai, Juju Kaisen, Talentless Nana, Tonikawa, Adachi and Shimamura, Hang On Climbing Girls, The Gymnastic Samurai, That is the Bottleneck, and Hypnosis Mic Division Rap Battle Rhyme Anima. Wow!

Oct 2020

2 hr 12 min

We take this month to talk about all the stuff we've been watching during the pandemic. Kate discusses rewatching Avatar the Last Airbender and getting back to The Legend of Korra, exploring 80s robot show Six God Combination God Mars, and rewatching Here is Greenwood. Al fulfills his promise to come back to discuss the new Sakura Wars game and anime, plus he talks about Combat Mecha Xabungle, and he finishes off the Shelock Holmes inspired Case File nº221: Kabukicho.

Sep 2020

2 hr 18 min

Our con report for Otakon's 1-day online convention. Then we discuss Brand New Animal, and some of the new shows of the summer: Gibiate, Deca-Dence, and God of High School. Plus, a check-in about Sign Yesterday for Me, Millionaire Detective, and Appare-Ranman!

Aug 2020

1 hr 46 min

We wrap up another anime season with reviews of My Next Life As a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom, A Certain Scientific Railgun T, Wave Listen to Me, Ascendance of a Bookworm, Woodpecker's Detective Office, and Listeners, plus we review the recent Netflix movie A Whisker Away. *Please forgive the audio quality of this episode as we get used to a new recording location.

Jul 2020

1 hr 53 min

We do a spoiler-free review of Carole & Tuesday, discuss the ridiculousness of Thunderbolt Fantasy: Betwitching Melody of the West, and do a spoiler-y analysis of Beastars S1. *Please forgive the audio quality of this episode as we get used to a new recording location.

Jun 2020

2 hr 30 min

We discuss the first ever Anime Lockdown virtual convention, plus we talk about the new Sakura Wars anime, and wrap up The Case Files of Jeweler Richard and Vinland Saga. *Please forgive the audio quality of this episode as we get used to a new recording location.

May 2020

1 hr 47 min

We discuss the new shows of the spring 2020 anime season: Millionaire Detective, Woodpecker's Detective Office, Listeners, Wave Listen to Me, Sing Yesterday for Me, My Life as a Villainess, Beastars, Kakushigoto, Appare Ranman. *Please forgive the audio quality of this episode as we get used to a new recording location.

May 2020

1 hr 44 min

We discuss One Piece's current manga arc, and wrap up a bunch of shows from the winter 2020 season: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken, ID: Invaded, PSYCHO-PASS S3, Haikyu S4, Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, Somali and the Forest Spirit, and Sorcerer Stabber Orphan. *Please forgive the audio quality of this episode as we get used to a new recording location.

Apr 2020

1 hr 32 min

We discuss a bunch of movies that we've seen over the last couple of months: Weathering with You, The Wonderland, Konosuba: Legend of Crimson, and Ride Your Wave.

Mar 2020

1 hr 24 min

Say Hello to the new season of anime! We discuss a variety of shows including ID: Invaded, Plunderer, and Healin' Good PreCure, among others. *Please forgive the audio quality of this episode as we get used to a new recording location.

Feb 2020

1 hr 41 min

We're baaaaack! And here to discuss, in our usual lengthy way, the closing of another decade of anime. *Please forgive the audio quality of this episode as we get used to a new recording location.

Jan 2020

2 hr 54 min

Much like Junk Dog, the Speakeasy podcast is not quite dead yet. While it is on hiatus for most of 2019 I felt it wrong to not do a pre-Otakon podcast. Thankfully I was able to get Carl from Ogiue Maniax and Patz from The Cockpit to be on the podcast so I had someone to bounce off of preventing this from being utterly lame. We mostly talk about our plans for the convention as well as some guests and events you might want to check out. I'm still not sure what I'm doing podcast wise for Otakon proper but I have some ideas. Keep your eyes on the web page for further news.  Be sure to attend Our Panels! New Anime for Older Fans Saturday, 10:15 AM, Panel 6 (Room 152A) Gundam for Newbies Saturday, 04:30 PM, Panel 4 (Room 151A) Genshiken and Beyond: The Works of Kio Shimoku Saturday, 07:00 PM, Panel 7 (Room 146C) Star-Crossed Alien Lovers...in Robots! SUNDAY, 12:45 PM, Panel 5 (Room 151B)  

Jul 2019

36 min 3 sec

Ongoing Investigations: Mirai Food for Thought: What are some of your favorite non-anime and manga things from 2018? Topics: Weekly Shonen Jump USA Goes Free, Hidive Teams with VRV, Funimation Teams with Hulu, TMS Starting 2 US Streaming Channels, Top-selling Manga Series of 2018.

Dec 2018

1 hr 53 min

We talk about Anime NYC 2018 with guest Patz from The Cockpit. Song: Star of the Giants OP "Yuke Yuke Hyuuma" by Ensemble Bokka

Nov 2018

1 hr 59 min

Nov 2018

25 min 23 sec

First impressions of Zombie Land Saga from MAPPA. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Nov 2018

8 min 53 sec

First impressions of Double Decker! Doug & Kirill from Sunrise. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Nov 2018

6 min 39 sec

First impressions of Tsurune from Kyoto Animation. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Nov 2018

10 min 50 sec

First impressions of Hinomaru Sumo from Gonzo. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Nov 2018

9 min 13 sec

Ongoing Investigations: Detective Kaga mysteries and My Hero Academia: Two Heroes. Food for Thought: Who are your favorite My Hero Academia characters? Song: My Hero Academia S3 ED2: "Long Hope Philia" by Masaki Suda Topics: New York Comic Con 2018.

Oct 2018

1 hr 27 min

First impressions of Run with the Wind from Production IG. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Oct 2018

6 min 14 sec

First impressions of SSSS.Gridman from Studio Trigger. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Oct 2018

7 min 36 sec

First impressions of Himote House from Bouncy. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Oct 2018

6 min 4 sec

First impressions of As Miss Beelzebub Likes from Liden Films. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Oct 2018

6 min 50 sec

First impressions of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Oct 2018

12 min 40 sec

First impressions of Skullface Bookseller Honda-san from DLE. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Oct 2018

5 min 13 sec

First impressions of Radiant from Lerche. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Oct 2018

10 min 47 sec

First impressions of Revue Starlight from Kinema Citrus. It is streaming on HIDIVE.

Oct 2018

17 min 53 sec

Final impressions of Cells at Work! from David Productions. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Oct 2018

14 min 19 sec

Final impressions of Hanebado! from Toho Animation. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Oct 2018

18 min 21 sec

Final impressions of Working Buddies! S2 from Tomovies. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Oct 2018

5 min 33 sec

Oct 2018

25 min 33 sec

Ongoing Investigations: Journey to the West, Octopath Traveler, Azur Lane, Hinamatsuri. Song:  "Monkey Magic" by Godiego Food for Thought: What are some of our favorite absurd comedies? Topics: 12 Manga Magazines Canceled in 2018, Inkypen Coming to Nintendo Switch, RightStuf Launches Emma Kickstarter, New Slayers and Dirty Pair Novels.

Sep 2018

1 hr 46 min

Many a 90s anime fan cut their teeth on the Record of Lodoss War OVA. This classic high-fantasy series is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the novel and has recently gotten a Blu-ray release. Join us whether you are re-experiencing or checking out the world of Lodoss for the first time, as we delve deep into each episode with the following sections . . . Welcome to Lodoss Island: A summary of what happened in the episode. Leveling Up: A look into the growth of the characters and players. Sword World Supplements: A discussion of fantasy tropes and role-playing elements. Dungeon Master’s Guide: A comparison of the anime to the book. Revelations from Kardis: Our favorite parts and final thoughts.

Sep 2018

21 min 52 sec

Many a 90s anime fan cut their teeth on the Record of Lodoss War OVA. This classic high-fantasy series is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the novel and has recently gotten a Blu-ray release. Join us whether you are re-experiencing or checking out the world of Lodoss for the first time, as we delve deep into each episode with the following sections . . . Welcome to Lodoss Island: A summary of what happened in the episode. Leveling Up: A look into the growth of the characters and players. Sword World Supplements: A discussion of fantasy tropes and role-playing elements. Dungeon Master’s Guide: A comparison of the anime to the book. Revelations from Kardis: Our favorite parts and final thoughts.

Sep 2018

28 min 5 sec

Originally this was just going to be a simple Interview with Ed Chavez and me about his connection to the Gurazeni manga. I always thought it was wild that I knew someone who had a manga very loosely based on their life. With the anime for the series on Crunchyroll, I was shocked that no one had interviewed Ed about such a fascinating story. So I convinced him to talk with me a little about his amazing connection to this manga. Then at Otakon, Ed made his big announcement about his new manga imprint Denpa and his initial selection of titles. We all knew Ed was working on some new project, but it was still a very pleasant surprise to discover the strength of the lineup. I asked Ed if we could broaden the interview to talk about this new company as well. So now that the insanity of Otakon is over, we finally got a chance to sit down and talk. The first half of the interview is a little history about the fascinating life of Ed Chavez in manga and professional baseball, and how it led to the main character of Gurazeni taking inspiration from his experiences and interests. The second half is an introduction to the philosophy and books of Denpa, LLC and what we can expect from their first set of titles. It then wraps up with an exciting bonus title announcement: Today's Menu for Emiya Family by TAa. If you have seen the anime from Ufotable you will know it is a heartwarming mixture of delicious food and good vibes with the cast of the original Fate/Stay Night. So sit back and listen to this in-depth interview with Ed and maybe pick up some of his new books on RightStuf.

Sep 2018

1 hr 7 min

Many a 90s anime fan cut their teeth on the Record of Lodoss War OVA. This classic high-fantasy series is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the novel and has recently gotten a Blu-ray release. Join us whether you are re-experiencing or checking out the world of Lodoss for the first time, as we delve deep into each episode with the following sections . . . Welcome to Lodoss Island: A summary of what happened in the episode. Leveling Up: A look into the growth of the characters and players. Sword World Supplements: A discussion of fantasy tropes and role-playing elements. Dungeon Master’s Guide: A comparison of the anime to the book. Revelations from Kardis: Our favorite parts and final thoughts.

Aug 2018

19 min 3 sec