Mangasplainer Chip Zdarsky wanted to read something aimed at a grown-up audience this week, after a few weeks of reading about teens and their problems. So this episode we jump into Takako Shimura’s down-to-earth, complex, and beautifully illustrated LGBTQ romance story ‘Even Though We’re Adults!’ Will it be just what the doctor ordered? Spoilers: Yes. It’s very good.
This episode marks a very strange week indeed, as the Mangasplainers dive into the nonsensical erotic grotesquery of Edogawa Rampo and Suehiro Maruo’s The Strange Tale of Panorama Island! It’s a doozy of a manga, based on a wild 1920s Japanese novella, and the show notes are jam packed with art and explanations! However, as exciting as it is, this episode (and show notes!) are recommended for readers 18+ only.