Tagged: Kodansha

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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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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....

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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...

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Ep. 83: AKIRA Volume 4, by Katsuhiro Otomo

This week the Mangasplainers wrap up the third season of the podcast with their continuing look at Katsuhiro Otomo’s legendary manga series AKIRA with volume 4. This volume diverges dramatically from the events of the movie, and is something of a shocker for fans who’ve only seen that. Will THIS be...

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Ep. 81: Sweetness & Lightning Vol 1, by Gido Amagakure

This week Chip hosts his pick from our “Four First Chapters” special in Episode 75, the seinen parenting & food manga Sweetness & Lightning, by Gido Amagakure! But will this manga be a little TOO sweet for Chip’s now-refined manga palette? Listen and find out! Powered by RedCircle Hey y’all,...

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Ep. 80: Space Brothers, by Chuya Koyama

SPAAAAAACE BROTHERS! It’s the story of two young brothers who promise each other to join Japan’s space program and journey to the moon, to Mars, and beyond! Except one of them just got fired from his job for headbutting his jerk boss. What will happen in this episodic dramedy of a...