Spiraken Manga Review

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Ep 216: Empty Stomach, Full Heart

July 26th, 2017

In this episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan finished out the month of Aliens, Boxers & Crazy Curses, with a series that is celebrating its 30th anniversary. So, enjoy as Xan reviews Rumiko Takahashi's take on Sports Romances in "One Pound Gospel"

 

While mixing Catholicism and Boxing seems like a risky topic for manga, Xan talks about how it works in this series. He also talks about some of the other series Rumiko Takahashi created and how they stand the test of time. Hope you enjoy

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Ep 215: Those Damn Neighbors Won’t Let Me Study

July 19th, 2017

In this episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan continues our theme month of Aliens, Boxers & Crazy Curses, with a series about insane neighbors, unrequited love and unlucky ronins. So, enjoy as Xan reviews Rumiko Takahashi's romantic comedy series "Maison Ikkoku"

 

Xan discusses how this is one of the few series of Rumiko Takahashi to have a proper ending as well as the unique elements that inspired the modern manga rom com. Hope you enjoy

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Ep214: Lum-Chan

July 12th, 2017

In this zany episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan continues the Surprise theme month of Aliens, Boxers & Crazy Curses, with the first long running series by Rumiko Takahashi that made her the sensation she is. So, enjoy as Xan reviews Rumiko Takahashi's sci fi comedy series "Urusei Yatura/ Those Obnoxious Aliens"

 

Besides being the origin of the first real Otaku Dream Girl, this manga sets up tons of tropes that are used in later manga and Xan talks about severel of these. Xan also talks about the upcoming panels at Otakon and some upcoming plans. Hope you enjoy

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Ep 213: So That’s Where Those Weird Fish People Came From

July 5th, 2017

In this fun episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan  begins the Surprise theme month of Aliens, Boxers & Crazy Curses, with the first published manga by Rumiko Takahashi. So, enjoy as Xan reviews Rumiko Takahashi's "Natte ne Yatura/ Those Selfish Aliens"

 

This manga is one of those that makes you laugh and confuses you at the same time. Xan also discusses the origins of Rumiko Takahashi and sets up the rest of the theme month.  Either way Hope you enjoy

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Ep 212: Straighten Up and Let’s Waltz

June 28th, 2017

In this rhythmic episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan steps it up as he reviews an unexpectedly addictive sports manga. So, enjoy as Xan reviews "Sesuji wo Pin! to ~Shikakō Kyōgi Dance-bu e Yōkoso~" by Takumi Yokota

 

Despite it's unusual concept, Xan found himself really enjoying this manga. Definetly check it out and if you are interested in finding out more about competitive dancing, check out wikipedia on where you can join.  Either way Hope you enjoy

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