Tagged: Kodansha

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Ep. 32: Blood On The Tracks, by Shuzo Oshimi

It’s a surprisingly spooky episode to kick off October, as Deb brings the Mangang into the twisted world of Shuzo Oshimi with Blood on the Tracks, volumes 1 and 2. Plus a special ‘Mangasplaining: Listen To Me’ segment with Ed Chavez of Denpa Inc., the English language publisher of many...

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Ep. 25: AKIRA Vol. 2

As we wrap up Season 1 of Mangasplaining, we return to where we started, with the second volume of Katsuhiro Otomo’s epic manga creation, AKIRA. AKIRA Vol. 2 is a great manga that acts as a jumping-off point for a wide ranging talk on printing and publishing, assistants, and art...

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Ep. 21: Saint Young Men

This week the Mangasplaining gang tackle the slightly wacky world of… Modern Day Tokyo?! It’s Hikaru Nakamura’s Saint Young Men, which features The Buddha and Jesus as roommates in a cramped Tokyo apartment. Does it deliver on the hilarious high-concept? Only one way to find out! Please note that this...

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Ep. 14: Paradise Kiss 20th Anniversary Edition

Fashion. Glamour. Sex. Highschool? Manga-ka Ai Yazawa takes on turn-of-the-millennium fashion culture in PARADISE KISS, recently re-released in a spiffy all-in-one edition! The Mangasplaining crew digs into this beloved series and comes out with some very, very strong opinions. “The first duty in life is to assume a pose. What...

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Ep. 9: 7 Billion Needles Volumes 1-4

Lots of firsts this episode, as the Mangasplaing gang read their first complete series, their first digtal-only series, and we get the first hints that manga just might be breaking poor Chip’s brain! It’s all here in this discussion of the sci-fi epic 7 Billion Needles! Powered by RedCircle

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Ep. 6: Wave, Listen to Me!

What if your bar-stool complaining about your love life made it to air, and became a hit radio show? Wouldn’t that make for a great manga? Find out what the gang thinks of Wave, Listen To Me! this episode! Powered by RedCircle

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Episode 4: Helter Skelter

Look Out! It’s our first Josei manga title with Helter Skelter by Kyoko Okazaki, published by Vertical Inc./Kodansha. A few notes before starting this episode! CW: Sexual assault, suicide. This is a pretty intense, crazy, adult manga. Because of that, this will be the first episode marked explicit/adult. Sorry kiddos,...

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Episode 1: Akira Vol 1

It’s the first episode of Mangasplaining, the podcast where we make Chip Zdarsky Read Great Manga to see what he thinks! Featuring Chip, Deb Aoki, David Brothers, and this episode’s host Christopher Butcher. So what did Chip think of the legendary manga classic Akira? Listen to find out!