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20 Retro Manga Recommendations For Grown Ups List

April 2nd, 2017

Hey Everyone, Just got back from Anime Boston and I had a very memorable time. I'll be releasing a proper con review soon but before that I want to post the list of manga i recommended in my 22 Retro Manga Recommendations for Grown Ups Panel. For those of you who attended, thank you for being there, I had a great time talking with you,(even though we had to cut it short due to schedule conflicts.) Anyway, hope you check these manga series out and if you  have any questions about these manga, where to get them or have comments about my panel. you can email me at xan@spiraken.com or comment below on the post. Thank you

22 Retro Manga for Grown Ups

Lupin the III by Monkey Punch (Released in the US by Tokyopop Comics) Check Out Our podcast review here

Golgo 13 by Takao Saito (Released in the US by Viz Comics) Check out our podcast review here

Black Jack by Osamu Tezuka (Released in the US by Vertical Comics) Check out our podcast review here

From Eroica With love by Yasuko Aoike (Manga not available in the US)

Path of the Assassin by Kazuo Koike (Released in the US by Dark Horse Comics) Check out our podcast review here

Domu: A Child's Dream by Katsuhiro Otomo (Released in the US by Dark Horse Comics)

Cooking Papa by Tochi Ueyama (Manga not available in the US, Anime not available in the US) Check out our podcast review here

Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow (Released in the US by Dark Horse Comics) Check out our podcast review here

Mad Bull 34 by Kazuo Koike (Manga not availalbe in the US, Anime is Availalbe) Check out our podcast Review here

You're Under Arrest by Kosuke Fujishima (Released in the US by Dark Horse Comics) Check out our podcast review here

Ah My Goddess by Kosuke Fujishima (Released in the US by Dark Horse Comics) Check out our podcast review here

Dance Til Tomorrow by Naoki Yamamoto (Released in the US by Viz Comics)

Pink by Kyoko Okazaki (Released in the US by Vertical Comics)

Tropic of the Sea by Satoshi Kon (Released in the US by Vertical Comics) Check out our podcast review here

Gunsmith Cats by Kenichi Sonada (Released in the US by Dark Horse Comics) Check out our podcast review here

Golden Boy by Tatsuya Egawa (Manga not currently available in the US, Anime is available)

Blade of the Immortal by Hiroaki Samura (Released in the US by Dark Horse Comics) Check out our podcast review here

Helter Skelter by Kyoko Okazaki (released in the US by Vertical Comics Check out our podcast review here

Salaryman Kintaro by Hiroshi Motomiya (Manga not currently available in the US, Anime is available) 

GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka by Tohru Fujisawa (Original Series Released in the US by Tokyopop, Sequels released by Vertical Comics) Check out our podcast review here

Uzumaki by Junji Ito (Released in the US by Viz Comics) Check out our podcast review here

20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa  (Released in the US by Viz Comics) Check out our podcast review here

From Under The Bed retro Horror in Anime & Manga Panel List

April 2nd, 2017

Just finished the Retro Horror in Anime and Manga panl at Anime Boston 2017 and it was pretty good despite some difficulties. For those of you who checked out the panel, thank you for coming and i hope you learned about some fun and amazingly scary series. so as promised. here is the list of anime and manga i talked about at the panel

 

List of horror series Xan talked about at the Retro horror in anime and manga panel at Anime Boston 2017

Gegege no Kitaro

Berserk

Perfect Blue

Guyver

Call Me Tonight

Genocyber

Nightwalker

Vampire Hunter D

Demon City Shinjuku

Wicked City

Lilycat

3x3 eyes

Midori

Barefoot Gen

Series that I was unable to show at the panel but talked about

Domu: A Child's Story

Gegege no Kitarou

Judge

Hell Target

Vampire Princess Miyu

Demon Lorde Dante.

 

If you would like to know about more manga and anime series that are horror, you can email me at xan@spiraken.com or leave a comment below

also check out the review for several manga here

Retro Anime Themes Panel list

March 31st, 2017

Hey Everyone it's Xan and I hopefully had an awesome panel. For those of you who attended it, thank you for coming and I hope i showed you some cool anime series that you never heard of before and might want to check out. 

Either way here is a list of the Series that I showed at my Retro Anime Themes Panel at Anime Boston 2017

if you have any questions, you can email me at xan@spiraken.com or comment below. thanks

 

Astro Boy

Sally the Witch

Speed Racer

Gegege no Kitaro

Princess Knight

Cutey Honey

Rose of Versailles

Mazinger Z

Aim for the Ace

Yokai Ningen Bem

Space Battleship Yamato

Galaxy Express 999

Mobile Suit Gundam

Lupin the III

combattler V

Urusei Yatsura

Dirty Pair

macross

Creamy mami

Captain Tsubasa

Dragonball z

Ranma 1/2

Yu Yu Hakusho

El Hazard

Tenchi Muyo

Outlaw Star

Cowboy Bebop

King of Braves Gaogaigar

Slayers Next

Serial Experiment Lain

Rurouni Kenshin

DNA 2

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Kare Kano/His & Her Circumstances

GTO

One Piece

Xan is going to Anime Boston 2017

March 28th, 2017

Now that Xan is back from his trip to Japan, he is going to be releasing tons of new episodes...but first

 

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He is going to Anime Boston 2017 from march 31-April 2nd at the Hynes convention center in Boston MA

He has 5 panels 

Retro Anime Themes on friday the 31st at 5:00pm in Panel Room A

Thieves of Manga on Friday the 31st at 7:30pm in panel room 306

Teachers in Manga: A Hazardous Occupation on Saturday the 1st of April at2:00pm in Panel room 309

From Under the bed:Horror in Anime & Manga on Saturday the 1st at 11:00pm in panel room 306

and finally 22 Retro Manga Recommendations for Grown ups on Sunday the Second at 10:30am in Panel room 207

Check them out and hope to see you there

Spiraken Book Review: California Dreaming

March 8th, 2017

In honor of international Women's Day, this episode of the the Spiraken Manga Review is dedicated to one of the most innovating and intriguing women in history, Cass Elliot aka Mama Cass. So sit back and relax as  Xan reviews a biographical graphic novel for the first time, "Californoa Dreamin'" by Penelope Bagieu

 

TListen to some of Xan's introspective thoughts about this novel and enjoy some of the great music by Cass in the background. Thank you First second Publishing for bringing this book into the world. Also for International Women's Day, do something nice for the women in your life.

 
Xan is still in Japan, so he will answer your emails once he gets backs. 
hope you enjoy

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