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Skip Week!

Following up on the ‘end’ of Season 2 last week, we’re taking a week off to rest and recharge! Fear not though, because over on the MSX Newsletter, we’ve got a new article by friend-of-the-podcast Erica Friedman, The Manga of Takako Shimura, author of Even Though We’re Adults, a past...

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Ep. 51: AKIRA Vol. 3, by Katsuhiro Otomo

This week, we’re back to where it all began, as the gang luxuriates in the visual feast that is Katsuhiro Otomo’s AKIRA Volume 3. We’re gonna spoil you up front this week: Chip calls it his favourite volume of comics of all time. FOR REALS. Find out why by listening...

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Ep. 49: Blue Period, by Tsubasa Yamaguchi

This week on Mangasplaining, Deb leads the crew through a book that sort of sums up some of the themes of Season 2, with an autobiographically-informed piece of art about art, and a story that’s very similar to another title we talked about in a previous episode. Tsubasa Yamaguchi’s hit...

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Ep. 48: The Blood Red Boy, by Minami Q-ta

This week on Mangasplaining David leads the group into our first small-press short-story, Minami Q-Ta’s The Blood Red Boy. We take a deep, deep dive into this story, and while we’d love it if you read ALL the books we cover on the podcast, since this one is just $2...

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MSX: Mangasplaining Extra — The weekly manga magazine for people who love manga.

Hello, and Welcome to Mangasplaining! The newsletter where we talk about manga, and also… publish manga?! It’s true!  Some of the folks behind the Mangasplaining Podcast are starting a brand new publishing endeavour under the Mangasplaining banner, the very first manga Substack! We will publish the episode show-notes you already...