Tagged: seinen manga

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Ep. 64: Blue Giant Volume 5-6, by Shinichi Ishizuka

This week the team dives into their very first music manga, the jazz odyssey that is Blue Giant, by Shinichi Ishizuka! They’re also reading their first-ever series where they don’t start from the first volume, instead they’re diving straight into volume five! Does it work? Does any of it work?...

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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.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. 48: The Blood Red Boy, by Minami Q-ta

This week on Mangasplaining David leads the group into our first small-press short-story, Minami Q-Ta’s The Blood Red Boy. We take a deep, deep dive into this story, and while we’d love it if you read ALL the books we cover on the podcast, since this one is just $2...