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MSX Announces Four New Manga Licenses

We’re excited today to announce that MSX: Mangasplaining Extra (the newsletter and publishing sister company of the podcast) have announced our next FOUR manga licenses. Two of these projects will be serialized in the newsletter, available to read for paid subscribers, and the other two projects will go straight to...

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Ep. 96: Interview: Abby Denson & Matt Loux

This week on Mangasplaining we talk to one of the creators who’s been making manga-influenced comics since the early 2000s, Abby Denson, and a creator whose recent work perfectly encapsulates a life spent soaking in Japanese popular culture, Matthew Loux. The kicker? They’re married, too! They’re also great boosters of...

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COMIC: Junrei: Fushimi Inari-Taisha, by Matthew Loux

This week at MSX: Mangasplaining Extra, we’re proud to run Matthew Loux’s comic Junrei: Fushimi Inari-Taisha! It’s a travelogue featuring Matt and Abby Denson, as featured on Mangasplaining Episode 96! For paid subscribers to MSX, we include a bonus comic on things to know about visiting a shrine (wash your...

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MANGA: Noodling in New York, by Akino Kondoh

This week at MSX: Mangasplaining Extra, we’re proud to present mangaka Akino Kondoh’s long-running manga memoir series Noodling in New York in its English-language debut! A selection of stories from across Kondoh’s series about being a Japanese immigrant living in New York City has been selected by Kondoh herself, in...

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Ep. 95: The Boxer vol. 1 by JH

Wait, is this episode MANHWAsplaining? It’s true! Deb leads the team through their first-ever Korean webtoon pick, JH’s The Boxer from IZE Press / Yen Press. What fascinating differences and similarities will the Mangang discern between this title and the previous 100+ manga they’ve read? And how does a unique vertical-scroll digital...

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Ep. 94: Pop Team Epic, by Bkub Okawa

Out of the darkest corners of the internet crawls Popuko and Pipimi, the stars of the internet-based comedy manga sensation, turned nearly-inexplicable anime, POP TEAM EPIC. Will the jokes in this VERY 2014 brand of Japanese internet humour land with the Mangasplaining crew? Will Chip FINALLY like an anime? Or...

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Ep. 91 – Mangasplaining x Pure Tokyoscope: Podcast Gattai!

This week, Mangasplaining has its first official crossover episode with ANOTHER podcast, as Deb and Christopher interview the hosts of Pure Tokyoscope, Patrick Macias and Matt Alt! These esteemed gentlemen have long histories in North America’s manga and anime industries and boy, do they have stories to share. Besides talking...