Category: TV & Film

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September 28, 2016

Ep 205:Off Mode On Mode

In this long awaited episode, Xan returns from his hiatus to review a rather familiar shojo series. While there are similarites to a manga we reviewed back in 2009, there are some differences as well. So Enjoy as Xan reviews the light hearted emotional romance  "Switch Girl by Natsumi Aida 

Switch Girl

Besides comparing this manga to Kare Kano which we reviews in Ep 41, Xan also talks about the compelling art style, the intriguing ways to save money and what Spiraken hopes to do at the Upcoming New York Comic Con. Hope you enjoy

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September 17, 2016

Spiraken Movie Review: Ep 110 - You Can Never Go Home Again

In this episode of the Spiraken Movie Review, Xan is joined by Tracy H to cover one of the most memorable and crazy John Cusack films to come out in his entire career.So, sit back and relax as they review the action comedy romance film "Grosse Pointe Blank" directed by George Armitage and starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Alan Arkin, Jeremy Piven, Hank Azaria, Joan Cusack and a special Cameo by Ann and Bill Cusack

Gross Pointe Blank
Our intrepid hosts also discuss what makes John Cusack so awesome, and why the soundtrack from this film in timeless. Hope you enjoy 

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July 28, 2016

Spiraken Xan Drive Chat Ep 002: Emails and Pokemon Go

It's another episode of  Spiraken Xan Drive Chat, where Xan and a co host drive around and ramble on about cool and crazy things
While there is no karaoke in this episode, Xan & May-san talk about the recent worldwide obsession Pokemon Go, They answer a few questions sent by faithful listeners and hint on where they are currently. Remember to send us lots of questions and emails and Hope you enjoy
Music For This Episode: Intro Music:  Intro Music: Kefka's Theme - Japanese Orchestra (Final Fantasy VI OST), Ending Music:  Cirdadian Rhythem - Silversun Pickups (Better Nature), 


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June 19, 2016

Spiraken Con Review: Animenext 2016

In this episode of the Spiraken Con Review, Xan and Baz tells you about his experiences and adventures attending Anime Next 2016

animenext 2015

at it's now home in Atlantic City, NJ from June 9th through 12th

So besides discussing how different the con feels at its new venue, they also talk about the various events that occurred at the con, the beautiful cosplays that were seen at the con, the awesome hotel room, our intrepid hosts had and what are our plans for next year.. Either way sit back and enjoy the show 

Music For Episode: Intro Music - Answer  by Flow ( Tantai Gakuen Q OST ), Ending Music - Eonian by Elisa (Expelled from ParadiseOST 

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June 9, 2016

Spiraken Supplimental: Animenext 2016 Panel Schedule

Hey Everyone, It's Xan. Sorry for the delay in new episodes. Things have been crazy as the spiraken staff and I have been preparing for AnimeNext 2016. Today is the day before and I wanted to let you know our panel schedule 
The official schedule for AnimeNEXT is now up so Here's the panel slate for me and several other members of the Spiraken Manga Review Podcast

Friday: Let It Ride: Gambling in Manga - 6:15 pm, Room 301

Manga Recommendations for Grown Ups - 10:45 Pm, Room 322 

Saturday:From Under The Bed Horror in Anime and Manga- 11:00pm, Room 304

Sunday: The Insane Manga Challenge AC Edition Game Show  - 12:30 pm - 2:30pm, Room 303

we will be handing out Tickets for the IMC at all of our panels Tickets can get you prizes,(Manga, Anime, t shirts, posters, water bottles and other cool stuff) as well as possibly selling tickets for the 1920's great gatsby Gala
Hope to see you at the Con
We Will also be selling T Shirts at the con as well. buy one to help us out do more cool events at con