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Ep. 65: Dai Dark Volume 1, by Q Hayashida

Darkness! No Parents! Continued Darkness! The Opposite of Light! Black Hole! All of these things await you… and much more… in Dorohedoro creator Q Hayashida’s new manga, Dai Dark Volume 1. But it turns out to be very different than some of the Mangasplainers expected, and the team ends up...

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Ep. 64: Blue Giant Volume 5-6, by Shinichi Ishizuka

This week the team dives into their very first music manga, the jazz odyssey that is Blue Giant, by Shinichi Ishizuka! They’re also reading their first-ever series where they don’t start from the first volume, instead they’re diving straight into volume five! Does it work? Does any of it work?...

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Ep. 59: Ping Pong by Taiyo Matsumoto

“They’re reading a manga… about Ping Pong? But why? How good could it possibly be? Wait, did Chip say it might be his favourite new manga of all time? Chip said that, not Christopher, who’s deeply biased towards liking Matsumoto’s work? Wow. Wow. Maybe I gotta listen to that episode...

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Ep. 58: Birds of Shangri-La, by Ranmaru Zariya

It’s about to get pretty steamy on Mangasplaining, as the crew travels to an unnamed tropical island to visit with The Birds of Shangri-la, our first venture into verrry spicy BL territory. In this NSFW episode, we learn the ins-and-outs of more explicit BL manga stories, talking about genre conventions...