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Jul 2019

Spiraken Supplimental Episode: Kyoto Animation Fire

 On the morning of 18 July 2019  at around 10:30 a.m. JST (09:30 pm  EST the 17th), an arson attack occurred at the Kyoto Animation Studio One in the Fushimi Ward of Kyoto. Over 75 people were estimated to be in the building and at least half were killed in this horrible incident.

Kyoto Animation is a Japanese animation studio and a light novel publisher located in UjiKyoto PrefectureJapan. It was established in 1981 by former Mushi Pro staff. Presided by Hideaki Hatta, the company is also affiliated with studio Animation Do. As of 2015, Kyoto Animation has produced 21 anime series and numerous films. Unlike most animation studios, Kyoto Animation's animators are salaried employees rather than freelance workers. Therefore, Kyoto Animation animators are able to focus more on the quality of each frame rather than on meeting frame production quotas. TQuoted directly from wikipedia

The individual who caused this (we shall not use their name) thought he was being plagurised by the anime studio and was swiftly captured by police outside the studio.

Our Hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this event.

If you would like to help 




Please donate to either Sendai Filmwork's Kyoani gofundme page https://www.gofundme.com/help-kyoani-heal 

donate at the donation boxes at Animate Stores 

or you can donate directly to Kyoto Animation  using the following information

On July 24th, Kyoto Animation released a statement with the details on how they'll be accepting donations directly, with all the information needed for a direct bank transfer. These details (listed below) include a SWIFT code for international transfers. 





Oct 2018

Spiraken State of the Podcast October 2018

Greetings Faithful Listeners!  Xan and the many other podcast hosts from Spiraken Review Podcasts have returned from our slight Hiatus energized and revitalized.

 So Since it has been a while, Firstly, we have not podfaded or disappeared. We are still here, still kicking and ready to review Movies, Manga, Video Games, Board Games, Cons and many other cool things.


As for other News, Well we cover why we took the hiatus and have not updated the website since Otakon and give you some updates into our lives including the Fact that Xan and Gretta Got married on September 21st (Congratulations to us).


Also we discuss, what our plans for the future are, what is going on with our movie review and some of the new releases in manga for October. So worry not, we are hear and ready to get back to work so Hurray and

 Hope you Enjoy

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Jun 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

May 2016

Spiraken Supplimental Episode: Happy 8th Anniversary

Greetings everyone from us here at Spiraken.com, It's our 8 year anniversary

To commemorate this occasion, May-san is back to wish us a very Happy 8th Anniversary and to chat with Xan about what has happened in the past, as well as brain storm over upcoming events in the Future.
From all of us here at the podcast, thank you for sticking by us for the last 8 years and we hope you stay with us for another 8 years. hope you enjoy the episode
Music For This Episode: Intro Music: Victory Theme -Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger OST), Background Music: Happy Birthday -Chamber Orchestra Kremlin (Kremlin Orchestra),  Closing Music: Congratulations -Sleeping With Sirens (Feel)

Our Website:Spiraken.com

Host's Email: Xan@spiraken.com

Twitter: @spiraken

Random Question of the Day: What was the first episode you listened to of the Spiraken Manga Review?
May 2016

Spiraken Special Episode: Return to Classics- The Return of May-san!!!!

Sorry for the belated release of this episode but I wanted to make it just right. Especially because of who is on this episode. So As an additional gift to our fans for  reaching episode 200, May-san  has deemed us worthy to bask in her presence as we reminisce about the podcast past and talk about its future.

Xan & May-san

So as you enjoy the return of the first co host of the podcast, listen as we talk about how times have changed, how May-san is a flower, how she will be returning to the podcast in some capacity and how things have been awesome in the world of tv, movies, books and life itself. hope you enjoy the episode

Music for this episode- Opening Theme: Celebretary Fanfare by Arthur Reed (The RWMS Plays), Closing Theme- Elan by Nightwish (Century Child)

Our Website: www.spiraken.com
Our email: Spiraken@gmail.com
Host's email: Xan@spiraken.com
Our Twitter: @spiraken
Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spiraken.review?fref=ts
Question of the day: What manga would you like May-san to review?