Author: Mangasplaining

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Ep. 28: Spy X Family, by Tatsuya Endo

This week we take a dip back into the Shonen Jump mines with one of its newest and most unexpected hit series’, Spy X Family by Tatsuya Endo. We all read the same book this week, so that’s better than last time. But did we all read it… the same way?

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Ep. 27: Phoenix: Future / Dawn & Sensor

Welcome back to Mangasplaining for Season Two! This episode we read Osamu Tezuka’s classic Phoenix (despite Chip’s best efforts) and enjoy a bonus bit of #sponsored reading thanks to VIZ Media, who provided us with Junji Ito’s Sensor. Powered by RedCircle THIS EPISODE:00:00 Welcome Back & Introductions05:00 Phoenix: Dawn and...

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Ep. 26: Mangasplaining Season One Recap Episode

We did it folks, a full 25 episode first season of Mangasplaining! To celebrate, we’re looking back over the first 25 titles we covered, some of the important discussions (and not-so-important discussions) we had, and of course, the lessons we learned along the way. Spoilers, it was Friendship. After this...

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Ep. 25: AKIRA Vol. 2

As we wrap up Season 1 of Mangasplaining, we return to where we started, with the second volume of Katsuhiro Otomo’s epic manga creation, AKIRA. AKIRA Vol. 2 is a great manga that acts as a jumping-off point for a wide ranging talk on printing and publishing, assistants, and art...

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Ep. 24: Franken Fran v1&2 and ZOM 100 v1&2

It’s our second two-fer episode! First up, David leads the gang through the ero-guro-comedy Franken Fran by Katsuhisa Kigitsu! Then after the break at 45:00, the team checks out #sponsored read ZOM 100 by Haro Aso and Kotaro Takata. It’s a very creepy, crawly, and occasionally unsettling episode! Listener beware!...

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Ep. 23: BL Metamorphosis

It’s an incredibly wholesome and sweet episode this week, as the gang read a heartwarming tale of a May/December friendship, based on somewhat un-wholesome manga! Yup, we’re talking about boys’ love (BL) and yaoi, thanks to the ‘gateway’ manga BL Metamorphosis, by Kaori Tsurutani. Spoilers: It’s really, really good. Powered...

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Ep. 22: A Journal of My Father

In one of our longest episodes yet, the crew tackles the emotionally-charged A Journal of My Father by Jiro Taniguchi. It’s a great discussion with some real talk and real feelings… on a manga podcast that loves to crack jokes! What’re we doing? We’re reading great manga, that’s what. Powered...

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Ep. 21: Saint Young Men

This week the Mangasplaining gang tackle the slightly wacky world of… Modern Day Tokyo?! It’s Hikaru Nakamura’s Saint Young Men, which features The Buddha and Jesus as roommates in a cramped Tokyo apartment. Does it deliver on the hilarious high-concept? Only one way to find out! Please note that this...

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Ep. 20: A Bride’s Story

This week the gang reads Kaoru Mori’s beloved historical fiction manga A Bride’s Story. Deb picks and hosts this week, wanting to give a little gift of great manga to Chip. Will he accept it? Listen on to find out! Powered by RedCircle