Tagged: Kodansha

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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. 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. 43: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol. 1

Get ready for a rollicking deep dive into the Gundam universe with Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. It’s often described as “Japan’s answer to Star Wars,” but as the Mangasplaining Gang learns this episode, it’s so much more, too! This episode also includes a bonus interview about Gundam featuring comics...

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Ep. 40: Vinland Saga, by Makoto Yukimura

VIKINGS! Renowned for their pillaging, conquest, and… really great art? Deb leads the team through the one-and-only Viking manga being published today, and it’s not quite what anyone expected… in a good way! This week on Mangasplaining, we start the Vinland Saga… come along for the journey! Powered by RedCircle...