Category: Show Notes & Episodes

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Ep. 113: The Best of Season 4

What a season it’s been! Lasting basically the entirety of 2023, we covered a ton of great manga, from the popular anime-fueled hits of the day to the obscure and wonderful titles hiding on shelves across the world. So what were our faves? What are the manga for YOU, the...

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MANGA: Search and Destroy by Atsushi Kaneko, Now Available for Pre-Order

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the manga SEARCH AND DESTROY by Atsushi Kaneko, based on the manga Dororo by Osamu Tezuka, will be coming to print this spring from Fantagraphics Books! The title is now available for pre-order at better comic and book stores: Fantagraphics | Amazon.com | Barnes & Noble | Indigo | WHSmith | Books-A-Million Search...

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Ep. 112: AKIRA vol. 5, by Katsuhiro Otomo

We’re almost at the end of Mangasplaining Season Four, so it’s time to read the next volume of AKIRA by Katsuhiro Otomo! Will the title that introduced Chip Zdarsky to manga continue to be his fav? Deb Aoki hosts, and David Brothers and Christopher Woodrow-Butcher join in on this merry...

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Ep. 110: The Yakuza’s Bias, by Teki Yatsuda

See what happens when a stoic yakuza gets sucked into the world of K-Pop in The Yakuza’s Bias, a hilarious culture clash between the manly men of the mob and glamly men of Korean boy bands. BUT WILL CHIP LIKE IT TOO? Find out! Powered by RedCircle Listen, Subscribe, and...

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MANGA: Wandering Cat’s Cage, by Akane Torikai

MSX: Mangasplaining Extra is proud to present WANDERING CAT’S CAGE, a two-volume manga by Akane Torikai (Sensei’s Pious Lie) that is serializing now at MangasplainingExtra.com. Available every other week for paid subscribers, this manga covers a near-future(?) world in which men have disappeared, reproductivity is controlled by the state, and...

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Ep. 109: River’s Edge, by Kyoko Okazaki

Happy New Year! For the first episode of 2024, we’re starting off with a fascinating, complex 1-shot manga, Kyoko Okazaki’s River’s Edge. In this mature-rated episode, we dig into the startling secret lives of teens in the 1990s, through the unique lens of the incredible josei manga creator Kyoko Okazaki....