Tagged: Shogakukan

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Ep. 65: Dai Dark Volume 1, by Q Hayashida

Darkness! No Parents! Continued Darkness! The Opposite of Light! Black Hole! All of these things await you… and much more… in Dorohedoro creator Q Hayashida’s new manga, Dai Dark Volume 1. But it turns out to be very different than some of the Mangasplainers expected, and the team ends up...

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Ep. 22: A Journal of My Father by Jiro Taniguchi

In one of our longest episodes yet, the crew tackles the emotionally-charged A Journal of My Father by Jiro Taniguchi. It’s a great discussion with some real talk and real feelings… on a manga podcast that loves to crack jokes! What’re we doing? We’re reading great manga, that’s what. Powered...

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Ep. 12: Oishinbo

Three months in and Chip Zdarsky is starting to ask the big questions! What is a Japanese novel? What even is manga, anyway? Luckily we balance out the serious stuff with a big helping of delicious food chatter as we discuss the king of all food manga, Oishinbo! Then we...

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Ep. 10: TekkonKinkreet Black & White

Perhaps our most anticipated episode, TekkonKinkreet is a manga that’s had a powerful effect on many readers and comic creators, including this week’s host Christopher. Will Chip Zdarsky like the book? Will him disliking it form a rift that tears the podcast asunder? Probably not, but Deb, David, Christopher and...

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Episode 3: Mermaid Saga Vol.1

Episode 3 sees us tackle the work of the legendary manga creator Rumiko Takahashi, author of series including Inu-Yasha, Rin-Ne, Ranma 1/2, Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, and even more! We delve into her horror series, Mermaid Saga, with these fancy new re-releases from VIZ Media. What will Chip think of...