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Ep. 81: Sweetness & Lightning Vol 1, by Gido Amagakure

This week Chip hosts his pick from our “Four First Chapters” special in Episode 75, the seinen parenting & food manga Sweetness & Lightning, by Gido Amagakure! But will this manga be a little TOO sweet for Chip’s now-refined manga palette? Listen and find out! Powered by RedCircle Show notes...

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Ep. 80: Space Brothers, by Chuya Koyama

SPAAAAAACE BROTHERS! It’s the story of two young brothers who promise each other to join Japan’s space program and journey to the moon, to Mars, and beyond! Except one of them just got fired from his job for headbutting his jerk boss. What will happen in this episodic dramedy of a...

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Ep. 79: Kowloon Generic Romance, by Jun Mayuzuki

This week, Deb takes the Mangasplainers to a place that no one can go to anymore, the demolished Kowloon Walled City, in Jun Mayuzuki’s Kowloon Generic Romance! A unique seinen manga from a mangaka that got her break in shojo manga, the book both lives up to its title and...

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Ep. 78 – Our Colors, by Gengoroh Tagame

Every generation needs its coming-out story, and Gengoroh Tagame’s Our Colors is both groundbreaking and timeless. This week Christopher leads the crew through this autobiographically-informed title and many personal, hilarious, and even heartwarming (maybe a little cringe?) stories are shared. Plus: All four hosts have shout-outs this week! Powered by RedCircle...

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Ep. 77 – MOB PSYCHO 100, by ONE

This week on the podcast, David hosts a story about a young boy with immense psychic power, and the nefarious forces that want to control them. Wait, did we skip to the end of the season to do an episode on AKIRA? Nope, it’s the comedy manga MOB PSYCHO 100...

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Ep. 76: Chi’s Sweet Home, by Konami Kanata

Is Chi just a cute little kitty, or a personification of the bittersweet memories of growing up and away from your innocence? Deb asks this, and the other Big Questions on this week’s episode of Mangasplaining! After the break, the team recommends some great manga and some tunes to listen...