Spiraken Manga Review

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

11
Jun

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

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

Ajin

Happiness

Yamashibi

 

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

11
Jun

Animenext 2017: Ultimate Manga Recommendation for Grown Up List

Hey Everyone, Just got back from Animenext 2017 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 Ultimate 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

Ultimate Manga Recommendations 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

8
Jun

Off to Animenext 2017

So we are here at Animenext 2017 with several awesome panels 

today Friday the 9th we have

The Insane Manga Challenge Super Fun Edition in Room 302 at 12:00pm

Who Stole This Panel? Thieves in Anime/Manga in Room 311 at 5:30 pm

The Insane Manga Challenge Atlantic City Fun Edition in Room 303 at 9:45 pm

 

on saturday the 10th we have

The Ultimate Manga Recommendations For Grown Ups in Room 319 at 4:45 pm

From Under The Bed: Horror in Anime & Manga in Room 320 at 11:00 PM

 

and on Sunday the 11th we have 

Slipping through my fingers: Lost Love in Anime & Manga at 12:30 pm at room 319

 

we hope to see you at the various panels. we are giving away several prizes at some of the panels. if you want some, check out the panels. 

hope to see you there

Xan

15
May

Happy 9th Anniversary Spiraken

It's been nine years since we started this podcast and we are still here. Let us know what your favorite podcast from the last 9 years was by commenting below

:D

 

happy birthday to us

6
May

Spiraken Mini Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

In this special mini episode of Spiraken Movie Review, Xan geeks out and talks  about his initial reactions to the Latest Marvel Cinematic Universe Film, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2" directed by James Gunn & starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Batista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillian,Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell and a special Cameo by Stan Lee

Captain America Civil War

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2
Apr

20 Retro Manga Recommendations For Grown Ups List

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

2
Apr

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

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

28
Mar

Xan is going to Anime Boston 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

6
Mar