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Ep. 88: Under Ninja Vol. 1, by Kengo Hanazawa

Slipping into your apartment to drink your precious hidden bottle of booze, the low-rent “Under Ninja” Kudo has his sights set hilariously low. That might just be enough for the Mangasplaining crew to have a Very Good Time with this manga coming alllll the way out of left field. OR NOT! Keep listening to find out what the team thought of...

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Ep 87: The Rose of Versailles Vol. 1, by Riyoko Ikeda

One of the great classic shojo manga is finally available in English, Riyoko Ikeda’s Rose of Versailles, and the Mangasplaining team dig in to see if it lives up to the decades of hype! Will Chip like this better than his last foray into the [manga] classics? You’ll have to listen to find out! Powered by RedCircle Listen and Subscribe...

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Ep. 85: Chainsaw Man vol 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto

Welcome back to Mangasplaining, the podcast where we recommend manga to folks who haven’t read much manga before! We’re kicking off Season 4, a.k.a/ episode 85, with the biggest manga out there right now, Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man Vol. 1.  Will the Mangasplaininers, Deb, David, Chris, and Chip, love this title as much as they did the author’s very different...

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Ep. 83: AKIRA Volume 4, by Katsuhiro Otomo

This week the Mangasplainers wrap up the third season of the podcast with their continuing look at Katsuhiro Otomo’s legendary manga series AKIRA with volume 4. This volume diverges dramatically from the events of the movie, and is something of a shocker for fans who’ve only seen that. Will THIS be the volume of the legendary manga series that causes the...

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Ep. 82: Division Chief Kosaku Shima (Kodansha Bilingual Comics), by Kenshi Hirokane

It’s Business Time! We’re back with a new episode and a “new” manga, the dramatic day-in-the-life Division Chief Kosaku Chief. Only published in Japan in a bilingual edition designed to teach and reinforce English language learning among Japanese readers, we got our hands on this Japanese import and deep-dive into the world of Japanese businessmen in the 90s! Powered by...

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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 coming soon!

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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 manga series? And speaking of dramedys, David takes the “joke”...