Category: Show Notes & Episodes

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Ep. 59: Ping Pong by Taiyo Matsumoto

“They’re reading a manga… about Ping Pong? But why? How good could it possibly be? Wait, did Chip say it might be his favourite new manga of all time? Chip said that, not Christopher, who’s deeply biased towards liking Matsumoto’s work? Wow. Wow. Maybe I gotta listen to that episode...

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Ep. 58: Birds of Shangri-La, by Ranmaru Zariya

It’s about to get pretty steamy on Mangasplaining, as the crew travels to an unnamed tropical island to visit with The Birds of Shangri-la, our first venture into verrry spicy BL territory. In this NSFW episode, we learn the ins-and-outs of more explicit BL manga stories, talking about genre conventions...

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Ep.56: The Best Books (for New Readers) of Season One

Tired of “balanced” reviews pointing out strengths and weaknesses of a title? Just want to know what manga you should ACTUALLY read?! Well, this week the full Mangasplaining crew picks their “best manga for folks who haven’t read much manga before” from the first season of Mangasplaining. These are the...

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Ep. 54: Interview with Ken Niimura

The Mangasplaining Team’s vacation continues, but we still keep bringing you new episodes! This week it’s an interview with Spanish-Japanese manga-ka Ken Niimura, (co)creator of I Kill Giants, Henshin, Umami, and Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy! It’s a fun look at what it takes to make manga!  Powered by...

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Ep. 53: Interview with Emma Rios

Check it out! It’s a special-edition, remastered, upgraded re-release with bonus material episode of Mangasplaining! As a special bonus this week, we bring you David Brothers’ complete interview with Emma Ríos! They talk about Gundam (a LOT!), plus talk about comics and movies and life. It’s a nice time, check...