Monthly Archive: August 2023


Manga: “Body Tree” by Susumu Higa

This week on Mangasplaining Extra, we debut Susumu Higa’s complete graphic novella “Body Tree,” never before published. Created in 2013, almost two decades after the stories that comprise Higa’s Okinawa, this wordless comic is a harsh reaction to natural and manmade disaster, and a harrowing reflection on our place in...


Ep. 99: Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka Vol. 1, by Naoki Urasawa

The manga you’ve been waiting for Mangasplaining to cover has finally arrived! The Mangang dives into PLUTO volume 1, Naoki Urasawa’s epic reimagining of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy story ‘The World’s Strongest Robot!’ But will this first volume live up to the hype? Is it the Watchmen of manga, or...