Spiraken Manga Review

3
Nov

Spiraken Mini Movie Review: Thor Ragnarok

HULK SMASH! In this mini movie review episode, Xan is joined by Special Guest Gretta as they get to explore the MCU's Cosmic worlds once again as he reviews the 17th MCU film to date. So sit back and relax as our hosts reviews "Thor Ragnarock" directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Stan Lee and Anthony Hopkins..  

 

Blade Runner 2049

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6
Oct

Spiraken Mini Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

Do Androids still dream of Electric Sheep? Well In this mini movie review episode, Xan ponders that questions as he reenters the world of Philip K Dick's magnum opus.Prepare to question if you are real or not as  Xan reviews "Blade Runner 2049" directed by Dennis Villenueve and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto.  

 

Blade Runner 2049

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4
Oct

Ep 221: Ge ge gegege no ge Minna de utaou gegege no ge

In this episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan gets spooky and scary as he reviews arguably one of the most popular manga series of all time that has influenced horror manga and yokai folklore. So enjoy as Xan reviews "Gegege no Kitaro/ The Birth of Kitaro" by the great Shigeru Mizuki

 

As Xan goes over the historical significants of Kitaro, he also talks about the different yokai depicted in the manga and how this story has stood the test of time. Xan also talks about his plans for NYCC 2017 and what he hopes to see at the convention. Either way, Hope you enjoy

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22
Sep

Spiraken Mini Movie Review- Kingsman: The Golden Circle

In this mini movie review episode, Xan prepares to drink some whiskey and put on a bespoke suit as he reviews this smashing sequel. So pour a glass of Statesman whiskey and remember that Manners maketh man as Xan reviews "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Edward Holcroft, Hanna Alström Sophie Cookson, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges.  

 

Kingsman Golden Circle

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20
Sep

Ep 220: The Secret Power in Being Inexperienced

In this episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan returns to the fantasy genre in a slightly new way. So enjoy as Xan reviews the Fantasy adventure Manga adaptation of the Light Novel "Hai to Genso no Grimgar/ Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash" written by Mutsumi Okubashi

 

Besides comparing this series to .Hack, Overlord and many other protagonist gets stuck into video game series, Xan discusses the pros of this series and where it could go. Either way, Hope you enjoy

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8
Sep

Spiraken Mini Movie Review: Stephen King’s It (2017)

In this mini movie review episode, Xan dives back into the world of Stephen King as he reviews the latest Stephen King adaptation of the year (and arguably the best one in a while). What is it you fear? Well sit back and listen as he reviews "IT" directed by Andy Muschietti and starring Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jackobs and Bill Skarsgård.  

 

It 2017

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6
Sep

Ep 219: Black Holes & Cool Tattoos

In this episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan regains his sense of justice as he reviews the tattoo inspired action adventure seinen series "Taboo Tattoo" by Shinjiro

 

Xan goes over the basics of this series and why it is so similar to other series. He also promotes his upcoming appearance at AnimeNYC in New York City in November of this year. you should check it out. Either way, Hope you enjoy

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23
Aug

Ep 218: Childhood Friends Grow Up In the Most Unusual and Sexy Ways

In this episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan goes over a manga that could be considered a guilty pleasure by manga, So sit back and relax as he reviews  "Amano Megumi wa Suki Darake!" by Nekoguchi

 

As he goes over this manga, Xan also talks about the reasons for this episode's lateness (Do you think Xan should get a new laptop or should he finally get a tablet?) .. Hope you enjoy

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10
Aug

Otakon 2017 Schedule

It's Otakon season once again but at a new venue. The convention center in Washington DC. I hope to see you all there and i expect it to be a blast. Spiraken has 2 panels this year and both are on friday the 11th. at 10:15am in Panel Room 5 I will be running "Aliens, Boxing and Curses: The World of Rumiko Takahashi" a retrospective of all of Rumiko Takahashi's works and at 11:45 in Panel Room 4 will be running" From Under the Bed: Horror in Anime and Manga"

Check them out and I hope you enjoy

4
Aug

Spiraken Mini Movie Review: The Dark Tower

In this mini movie review episode, Xan delves deep into Midworld as he reviews the latest Stephen King adaptation. Is it a success or a failure, well sit back and listen as he reviews" The Dark Tower" directed by Nikolaj Arcel and starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey,  Tom Taylor and Jackie Earle Haley  

 

The Dark Tower

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