Spiraken Manga Review

26
Jul

Ep 216: Empty Stomach, Full Heart

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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19
Jul

Ep 215: Those Damn Neighbors Won’t Let Me Study

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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12
Jul

Ep214: Lum-Chan

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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7
Jul

Spiraken Mini Movie Review: Spider-man Homecoming

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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5
Jul

Ep 213: So That’s Where Those Weird Fish People Came From

In this fun episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan  begins the Surprise theme month of Aliens, Boxers & Crazy Curses, with the first published manga by Rumiko Takahashi. So, enjoy as Xan reviews Rumiko Takahashi's "Natte ne Yatura/ Those Selfish Aliens"

 

This manga is one of those that makes you laugh and confuses you at the same time. Xan also discusses the origins of Rumiko Takahashi and sets up the rest of the theme month.  Either way Hope you enjoy

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1
Jul

Spiraken Mini Movie Review: Baby Driver

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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