Mangasplaining show


Summary: Curious about manga 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 to Chip (and to you!) through some of its best and most important works. Every week a new volume of manga to re-discover, discuss, and enjoy!

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  • Artist: Deb Aoki, David Brothers, Christopher Butcher, Chip Zdarsky
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 Ep. 12: Oishinbo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:42:22

Three months in and Chip Zdarsky is starting to ask the big questions! What is a Japanese novel? What even is manga, anyway? Luckily we balance out the serious stuff with a big helping of delicious food chatter as we discuss the king of all food manga, Oishinbo! Then we work off those calories with a deep dive into sports manga, too! Grab a snack and settle in to this feast of an episode. Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

 Ep. 11: Fullmetal Alchemist Vol 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:56

The international smash-sensation FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST is the subject this week on Mangasplaining? How can a universally beloved series be anything but universally beloved? Well you're about to find out... Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

 Ep. 10: Tekkonkinkreet Black & White | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:30

Perhaps our most anticipated episode, TekkonKinkreet is a manga that's had a powerful effect on many readers and comic creators, including this week's host Christopher. Will Chip Zdarsky like the book? Will him disliking it form a rift that tears the podcast asunder? Probably not, but Deb, David, Christopher and Chip dig into this very widely-loved manga, with some interesting behind-the-scenes stories! Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

 Ep. 9: 7 Billion Needles Vol 1-4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:42

Lots of firsts this episode, as the Mangasplaing gang read their first complete series, their first digtal-only series, and we get the first hints that manga just might be breaking poor Chip's brain! It's all here in this discussion of the sci-fi epic 7 Billion Needles! Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

 Ep. 8: The Way of the Househusband Vol 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:33

Sure, the anime adaptation of the absolutely hilarious Yakuza-comedy Way of the Househusband makes its anime debut on Netflix later this week, but wouldn't you like to be like us? The people who read the manga first, so you can also say that you were into it BEFORE it was popular? Well when it's this funny and well done, chances are... you do! The most surprising episode of Mangasplaining yet! Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

 Ep. 7: Yotsuba& Vol 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:42

It's the adorable green-haired (maybe) moppet that everyone adores--Yotsuba! But is there a dark undercurrent to this manga that Chip and the gang will discover...? No, no there is not, thankfully, but that doesn't mean there aren't similar books out there to avoid. Give this a close listen, learn to love Yotsuba through this review of Yotsuba Vol 1, and enjoy our two (2!) new manga segments! Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

 Ep. 6: Wave, Listen to Me! By Hiroaki Samura. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:25

What if your bar-stool complaining about your love life made it to air, and became a hit radio show? Would that make for a great manga? Find out what the gang thinks of Wave, Listen To Me! this episode! Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

 Ep. 5: What The Font?!, by Kunichi Ashiya | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:40

What if your favourite fonts were actually cute manga characters? You'd have the new manga WHAT THE FONT?! But the question is, what will writer, artist, and designer Chip Zdarsky think about manga that steps onto his turf? Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

 Ep 4: Helter Skelter, by Kyoko Okazaki | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:06

Look out! Helter Skelter is a groundbreaking josei manga that looks at the dark side of the beauty industrial complex, and it's just as timely today as when it was created more than 25 years ago! A very intense episode recommended for adult listeners. Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

 Ep. 3: Mermaid Saga Vol 1, by Rumiko Takahashi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:43

This week we tackle the work of the legendary manga creator Rumiko Takahashi, author of series including Inu Yasha, RIN, Ranma 1/2, Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, and even more! We delve into her horror series, Mermaid Saga, with these fancy new re-releases from VIZ Media. What will Chip think of this one...? Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

 Ep. 2: Delicious in Dungeon Vol 1, by Ryoko Kui | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:44

It's time for the second episode of MANGASPLAINING! In this episode Chip is introduced to action and food manga Delicious in Dungeon, by Ryoko Kui. Does he like it? Deb, Christopher, and this week's host David, will find out! Thanks to D.A.D.S. for the music and support your local comic and manga shop, visit Show notes and more at Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

 Ep. 1: AKIRA, by Katsuhiro Otomo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:36

This is it, the first complete manga that Chip Zdarsky has ever read: AKIRA Volume 1! What did he think? And what will show hosts Deb Aoki, David Brothers, and Christopher Butcher have to say about his opinion? And what will the NEXT book we make him read be? Check it out! Music by D.A.D.S. Full show notes at Support your local comic and manga specialty shop, visit Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

 Mangasplaining Ep. 0: Welcome to Mangasplaining! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:32

Welcome to Mangasplaining, the manga podcast! In this first episode you’ll get to know the team including Deb Aoki, David Brothers, Christopher Butcher, and Chip Zdarsky. We’ll also talk about the dark secret of the podcast… getting Chip to read manga, and hopefully you read along with him, enjoy some great books, and maybe learn a little something along the way. Music by D.A.D.S. Complete show notes at Support your local comic and manga specialty shop, visit Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:


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