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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.

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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

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

 

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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

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

Animenext 2017: Ultimate Manga Recommendation for Grown Up List

June 11th, 2017

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