68 episodes

Curious about manga, or Japanese comic books, but don't know where to start? Well neither does comics writer/artist Chip Zdarsky! Join manga experts Deb Aoki, David Brothers, and Christopher Butcher, as they introduce the medium through some of its best and most important works. Every week a new volume of manga to discover, discuss, and enjoy!

Mangasplaining Deb Aoki, David Brothers, Christopher Butcher, Chip Zdarsky

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Curious about manga, or Japanese comic books, but don't know where to start? Well neither does comics writer/artist Chip Zdarsky! Join manga experts Deb Aoki, David Brothers, and Christopher Butcher, as they introduce the medium through some of its best and most important works. Every week a new volume of manga to discover, discuss, and enjoy!

    Ep. 67: In the Clear Moonlit Dusk, by Mika Yamamori

    Ep. 67: In the Clear Moonlit Dusk, by Mika Yamamori

    Deb continues to recommend her favorite shojo manga to the Mangasplainers, this week settling on Mika Yamamori's 'In The Clear Moonlit Dusk.' But will the arrow of shojo's love pierce Chip's cold, cruel heart? Listen on to find out!

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 66: Cross Game by Mitsuru Adachi, and To Strip the Flesh, by Oto Toda

    Ep. 66: Cross Game by Mitsuru Adachi, and To Strip the Flesh, by Oto Toda

    This week the team digs into a classic manga, Cross Game, by Mitsuru Adachi! This story has huge twist/reveal and they SPOIL IT, A LOT. It's not a spoiler to say that this (baseball!?) manga is EXCELLENT, so if you don't want it spoiled before you get a chance to read it, you can fast-forward to 1:10:15 and listen to the team's newest Blind Date, with To Strip The Flesh by Oto Toda! It's a jam-packed episode! Read along with the show-notes at mangasplaining.com, and don't miss our publishing endeavour at mangasplainingextra.com.

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Ep. 65: Dai Dark, by Q Hayashida

    Ep. 65: Dai Dark, by Q Hayashida

    Darkness! No Parents! Continued Darkness! The Opposite of Light! Black Hole! All of these things await you... and much more... in Dorohedoro creator Q Hayashida's new manga Dai Dark Volume 1. But it turns out to be very different than some of the Mangasplainers expected, and the team ends up laughing their way through one of the funniest episodes yet.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 64: Blue Giant Vol. 5-6, by Shinichi Ishizuka

    Ep. 64: Blue Giant Vol. 5-6, by Shinichi Ishizuka

    This week the team dives into their very first music manga, the Jazz odyssey Blue Giant, by Shinichi Ishizuka! They're also reading their first ever series where they don't start from the first volume, instead jumping up to volume five! Does it work, does any of it work? Listen on to find out in this episode of many firsts on Mangasplaining. Follow along with our show notes at mangasplaining.com or check out our publishing endeavor at mangasplainingextra.com.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 63: All My Darling Daughters, by Fumi Yoshinaga

    Ep. 63: All My Darling Daughters, by Fumi Yoshinaga

    This week, we dive back into a josei title, and it's by a noted boys love manga creator! It's all coming together in this week's All My Darling Daughters by Fumi Yoshinaga! But does this manga from the dark days of 2003 hold up to the rigors of life in 2022? Will Chip and the gang 'vibe' with what Yoshinaga is 'laying down'? Only one way to find out groovy people: get hip to this episode of Mangasplaining. Read the show notes and more at Mangasplaining.com, and check out our newsletter at MangasplainingExtra.com.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep. 62: My Love Mix-Up by Aruko & Hinekure, PLUS Unico: Awakening Interview with Samuel Sattin!

    Ep. 62: My Love Mix-Up by Aruko & Hinekure, PLUS Unico: Awakening Interview with Samuel Sattin!

    After the spicy romance of the last few weeks, we veer back into something a bit sweeter and funnier with My Love Mix-Up! But is this shojo manga romantic comedy with a hint of boys love be something that even Chip can enjoy? Then we have a special Mangasplaining: Listen to Me! chat with Samuel Sattin, the co-creator of Unico: Awakening with Japanese artistic team Gurihiru! It's a great big episode, and the show notes at Mangasplaining.com are pretty awesome too!

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    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

C. Zdarsky ,

Love this show!

I love this show because I’m on it! Great hearing my voice and opinions! Would listen to it again

DJox106 ,

Yo-katta!

A lovely chat to eavesdrop on!
This ep is a great intro as I’m only really familiar with Akira, and it was nice to hear comics talked in a thoughtful manner avoiding fan-boi superlatives. ^_^

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