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Ep. 25: AKIRA vol. 2 by Katsuhiro Otomo

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 vol. 1-2 and ZOM 100 vol. 1-2

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 vol. 1-2 by Kaori Tsurutani

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 by Jiro Taniguchi

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 vol. 1 by Hikaru Nakamura

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...