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Spiraken Mini Movie Review: Baby Driver

July 1st, 2017

In this mini movie review episode, Xan puts on his earbuds and jams to amazing music as he reviews the action comedy music filled "Baby Driver", directed by Edgar Wright and starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Jon Bernthal. 


Wonder Woman

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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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Spiraken Con Report: Animenext 2017 (Ft. Doug Wilder & John Mcnally)

June 25th, 2017

In This sepcial con review, Xan is joined by Doug Wilder from Animecons.tv and John McNally of Crazy O.T.A.K.Us. as they talk about their experiences at  AnimeNext 2017 from June 9th - June 11th in Atlantic City, NJ.


Besides discussing the technical difficulties in having to re-record this podcast, our intrepid hosts discuss the merits of proper communication between con staff and panelists, the need for better game rooms and what panels/ cosplays were the most memorable at this convention


There is also some talk about what can be done to improve this convention and what our greatest memories about the con are.





Either way Hope you enjoy

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Ep 211:Watch out for sharks. sa-me, sa-me, sa-me, sa-me, sa-me ni ki o tsu-ke-ro

June 14th, 2017

In this cheerful episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan takes it easy as he reviews a heartwarming slice of life manga about family, food and friendship. So sit back and relax as he reviews "Amaama to Inazuma/ Sweetness & Lightning" by Gido Amagakure


While discussing the more unique aspects of the story, Xan also discusses where this series will go, which of the recipes he has tried making and what is the craziest thing he has seen a tiny human do. Either way  Hope you enjoy

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

June 11th, 2017

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