Spiraken Manga Review


Ep 319: Vietnam Vets & Drug Conspiracies in 1980’s New York City

In this episode of the Spiraken Manga Review, Xan reviews a shojo crime drama manga with an unusual name. So enjoy as he reviews "Banana Fish" by Akimi Yoshida

 Banana Fish


 Besides going over the latest manga releases and our plans for Animenext 2019, Xan discusses the unique elements of this manga, the shounen-ai aspects of the manga and the awesomeness of it being set in NYC and the Bronx. Hope You Enjoy This Episode

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Happy 2019




Hope that 2019 is better than 2019. Hope you are all safe and happy.


From Xan & Gretta and the rest of the Spiraken Review Podcast Reviews


Happy Birthday Xan

Another Year has passed and our fearless leader is getting older. 

Happy 37th birthday Xan. Keep Reviewing Manga




Off to Animenext 2018

So Xan and Gretta are on our way to Animenext 2018 at Atlantic City NJ

We will be walking around, taking photographs and running 6 panels in one day so here are the list of panels we will be doing on Saturday the 9th

Literary Anime: series based on light novels 10am room 318

Order Up: Cooking in Manga & Anime 1145am room 320

The insane manga challenge: return of the manga 6pm room 320

From under the bed Horror in Anime & Manga 9pm room 311

20 contemporary manga recommendations for grown ups 11pm room 319

The insane manga challenge adult edition 1230am room 320

Hope to see you there hi


Ep 294: Get Cash Now Cleaning Murder Scenes!

In this fucked up episode, Xan is horrified yet intrigued as he reviews a manga about the exciting life of crime scene clean up. So enjoy as he reviews the psychological drama mystery manga series "Route END" by Nakagawa Kaiji


Yeah... our Host is just as perplexed as you are in why this series is a shonen manga. if you have a theory email us at spiraken.com

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