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Otakon 2017 Schedule

August 10th, 2017

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 10am I will be running "Aliens, Boxing and Curses: The World of Rumiko Takahashi" a retrospective of all of Rumiko Takahashi's works and at 11:00 i will be running" From Under the Bed: Horror in Anime and Manga"

Check them out and I hope you enjoy

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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Spiraken Mini Movie Review: Spider-man Homecoming

July 7th, 2017

In this mini movie review episode, Xan gets flashbacks to high school as he reviews the superhero action movie "Spider-Man: Homecoming ", directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. 

 

Spider-man Homecoming

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