Spiraken Manga Review


Happy St Patrick’s Day 2018

From all of us here at Spiraken.com we wish you a happy and safe St Patrick's day.



Remember to be responsible and don't drink too much 


Happy Valentine’s Day 2017

Happy Valentine's day From us to you



may you find love, happiness and if you don't hopefully you are able to buy cheap candy tomorrow to indulge in

either way

Have a good valentine's day,galentine's day, singles day or just a good Ash Wedsnday



Tragic News


Xan's grandmother, Carmen Delores Rodriguez " Lolo" passed away at the age of 86 today.

Xan is really torn up about this so until January 29th the podcast will be going on Hiatus.

Send your condolences to xan@spiraken.com



In Memory of

Carmen Rodriguez

July 16, 1931 - January 18, 2018
Carmen "Lolo" Rodriquez

Born July 16th 1931 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Carmen "Lolo" Rodriquez was the fourth child of six brothers and sisters. She was a retired nurse assistant, loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

Anyone who knew Carmen knew that she was an independent and active woman. She loved eating out, going shopping and traveling. She was stubborn, spunky, but well-liked by all. She would go out of her way to help others, but betray her and she would hold a grudge. Her family came first and she loved her grandchildren.

Her Motto was "Until we meet again"

She passed away on January 18, 2018.

She is survived by her daughter, Yvonne (Bonnie) Villanueva, son in law Paul Villanueva, her grandchildren, Isabel (Chavy) Vasquez, Christopher Villanueva, Alexander Villanueva, her great grandchildren, Laura Vasquez and Nicholas Villanueva, her brother Radames Moll, her nieces and nephews, Billy, Mabel, David, Tito, Barbera, Alex and Tara

She was predeceased by her Husband, Raymond Rodriquez, her son Alex Rodriquez, her daughter Miriam Rodriquez, her sister Glady's Gardner, and her brothers Damion Moll, Raymond Mochin Lopez and Chito Lopez.


Happy New Year




Happy 2018 from everyone here at Spiraken Review Podcasts. Hope you have a great year and are safe


Ep 243: Oh Joy, Another Neko Girl Manga

In this episode, Xan ventures into the world of Chimerical Girls. So sit back and enjoy as he reviews the Ecchi comedy Harem series "Come Come Vanilla" written by Daisuke Tazawa and illustrated by Chihiro Harumi


As he reviews this manga, our intrepid host also ponders the appeal of neko girls, how this manga deviated so far from its source material  and also discusses the new schedule for the podcast in the upcoming year. Hope you enjoy this episode and we hope your new years is a blast.

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Merry Christmas 2017


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Spiraken Review Podcast Staff


Xan Leveled Up



Xan at Tokyo Tower

A post shared by Xan Spiraken (@spiraken) on Mar 12, 2017 at 8:22pm PDT

Another Year has passed and our amazing Host Xan has gotten a bit older and had more experience in Life.

He is now level 36 also know as he is 36 years old

Happy birthday Xan and may you have many more


also Happy birthday to former Cohost Lethal. Hope all is well 


Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it and may you have a wonderful and safe holiday

From Xan and the Spiraken Review Podcast Hosts


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


Animenext 2017 From Under The Bed Horror in Anime and Manga List

Just finished the Retro Horror in Anime and Manga panel at Animenext 2017 and it was a blast. 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 Animenext2017

Gegege no Kitaro


Perfect Blue


Call Me Tonight



Vampire Hunter D

Demon City Shinjuku

Wicked City


3x3 eyes


Barefoot Gen

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

Domu: A Child's Story

Gegege no Kitarou


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