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Retro Anime Themes Panel list

March 31st, 2017

Hey Everyone it's Xan and I hopefully had an awesome panel. For those of you who attended it, thank you for coming and I hope i showed you some cool anime series that you never heard of before and might want to check out. 

Either way here is a list of the Series that I showed at my Retro Anime Themes Panel at Anime Boston 2017

if you have any questions, you can email me at xan@spiraken.com or comment below. thanks

 

Astro Boy

Sally the Witch

Speed Racer

Gegege no Kitaro

Princess Knight

Cutey Honey

Rose of Versailles

Mazinger Z

Aim for the Ace

Yokai Ningen Bem

Space Battleship Yamato

Galaxy Express 999

Mobile Suit Gundam

Lupin the III

combattler V

Urusei Yatsura

Dirty Pair

macross

Creamy mami

Captain Tsubasa

Dragonball z

Ranma 1/2

Yu Yu Hakusho

El Hazard

Tenchi Muyo

Outlaw Star

Cowboy Bebop

King of Braves Gaogaigar

Slayers Next

Serial Experiment Lain

Rurouni Kenshin

DNA 2

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Kare Kano/His & Her Circumstances

GTO

One Piece

Ep 208: Things In This World That Make Me Wise

March 29th, 2017

In this exciting episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan talks about Economics, trade and mysticism as he reviews Isuna Hasekura's manga adaptation of "狼と香辛料 (Ōkami to Kōshinryō)"  or as it is known in the west as "Spice & Wolf"

 

Xan geeks out over the various adaptations of this unique fantasy story as well as pimps out the Collector's edition. Check out Xan at Anime Boston 2017 from March 30- April 2nd.  Hope you enjoy

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Xan is going to Anime Boston 2017

March 28th, 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

Ep 207: Learning To Run With Three Feet

March 22nd, 2017

Xan is back from Japan and while he is working on his trip podcast here is something to tide you over. In this episode of the the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan reviews a coming of age story from Vertical Comics. So sit back and enjoy as he reviews "The Gods Lie" by Kaori Ozaki

 

While there is not too many spoilers in this episode, there is discussion about the plights of being an 11 year old and how crazy little brothers can be. Hope you enjoy

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Spiraken Book Review: California Dreaming

March 8th, 2017

In honor of international Women's Day, this episode of the the Spiraken Manga Review is dedicated to one of the most innovating and intriguing women in history, Cass Elliot aka Mama Cass. So sit back and relax as  Xan reviews a biographical graphic novel for the first time, "Californoa Dreamin'" by Penelope Bagieu

 

TListen to some of Xan's introspective thoughts about this novel and enjoy some of the great music by Cass in the background. Thank you First second Publishing for bringing this book into the world. Also for International Women's Day, do something nice for the women in your life.

 
Xan is still in Japan, so he will answer your emails once he gets backs.