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342 – One Shot 38 – Sakuran

On this episode Morgana checks out Kageki Shojo! The Curtain Rises, Darfox started watching the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime, and dakazu learns a new minor-sport with…

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341 – Manga in Motion 46 – ON-GAKU: Our Sound

This week Morgana talks about Harley Quinn variant covers, Darfox chomps into the sadness burrito of Violet Evergarden the Movie, and dakazu thinks Bokurano: Ours is effective at…

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340 – Triple Dip 49 – Sunny, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, 7 Billion Needles

On this episode we discuss localization and dakazu reads about Ichiro Inoue living out of his car in #Rikon shite Shachuuhaku ni narimashita! Then we dive into a…

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339 – One Shot 37 – Beast Complex 1

This week is all about Paru Itagaki as start with an extensive spoiler discussion on BEASTARS volume 11! Then we examine her debut manga Beast Complex, a collection…

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338 – One Shot 36 – Mermaid in the Bottle & Leaper & Mine-kun is Asexual

On this episode we answer lots of emails and dakazu reads about the devastation on the Sanriku Railway during the 2011 Tohoku tsunami in Santetsu! Then we review…

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337 – One Shot 35 – Sawanabe Zombie & Ikyoudo

This week we agree that Yusuke is superior to Gon, we celebrate the licensing of March comes in like a Lion, and we review Kakio Tsurukawa’s Sawanabe Zombie…

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336 – The Flowers of Evil part 4

On this episode we keep discuss the success of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train and celebrate that Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting! is streaming…

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335 – The Flowers of Evil part 3

This week Seamus catches up on Vinland Saga,dakazu struggles to read Meisou Senshi Nagata Kabi Gurume de GO!, and we examine the new license announcements! Then we return…

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334 – Morgana’s Manga Makeup 3 – Mob Psycho 100, Phoenix, Give My Regards to Black Jack

On this episode Morgana takes a break from terrible teens of The Flowers of Evil with the Real Friends series, while Darfox and dakazu check out the live-action…

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333 – The Flowers of Evil part 2

This week Darfox and dakazu return to indie manga with Glaeolia 2! Also dakazu regrets returning to Saikin Kono Sekai wa Watashi dake no Mono ni Narimashita......! And…

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332 – The Flowers of Evil part 1

On this episode dakazu revisits Toru Seino’s Sono ‘Okodawari’, Ore ni mo Kure yo to regale us with tales of wasteful book reading practices and Seino trolling an…

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331 – Triple Dip 48 – Blue Giant, My Dress-Up Darling, My Androgynous Boyfriend

This week we share our favorite social media content and dive into a massive spoiler discussion for BEASTARS volume 10! Then it’s time for a new Triple Dip…

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330 – One Shot 34 – Remina

On this episode dakazu is pleasantly surprised with the uplifting Kyou mo Shinemasen deshita and is fascinated with the unique techniques used to create Michi Jigen. Then we…

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329 – Triple Dip 47 – Basara, Claymore, MPD-Psycho

Morgana and Seamus are back to hear dakazu talk about all thing Paru Itagaki with BEASTARS, Beast Complex, and Bota Bota! dakazu also gives his impressions on the…

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328 – New Chapter Check-in 6 – One Piece

Darfox and dakazu are here to kickoff 2021 with a New Chapter Check-in! dakazu talks about One Piece chapter 1000, Darfox praises Black Clover but feels lukewarm on…

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327 – Manga Machinations Awards 2020

Welcome to the final episode of 2020! We’re doing things a bit differently this year by launching the Manga Machinations Awards! Darfox8, dakazu, Morgana, and Seamus have all…

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326 – Manga in Motion 45 – Promare

We’re a year late to the zeitgeist but this episode the hosts review the 2019 hit anime film Promare! Also Morgana also talks about Junji Ito’s Remina and…

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325 – Triple Dip 46 – Radiant, A Bittersweet Life, Amazing Agent Luna

This week dakazu talks about heliocentrism with Chi. ~Chikyu no Undou ni Tsuite~ and shoujo romances with Busu ni Hanataba wo.! Then the hosts dive into a non-Japanese…

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324 – Creator Cross Section 7 – Shigeru Tsuchiyama

On this episode Seamus discusses the penultimate volume of Ôoku: The Inner Chambers and dakazu learns about Miki Yakata’s breast cancer recovery in 27-sai no Nyugan Diary! Then…

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New Japan Academy

A manga about wrestler Tetsuya Naito and his journey to become the champion at New Japan Academy Continue reading →

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Seven Shakespeares

A fictional story about the origins of William Shakespeare. Continue reading →

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Oshi no Ko

A manga about a mega popular 16 year-old idol who becomes pregnant with twins. When her mega-fan obstetrician is suddenly murdered, he finds himself reborn as one of…

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Harigane Service

A sports manga about a high school volleyball player who can't jump but his serves are 100% accurate. Continue reading →

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Caterpillar Girl and Bad Texter Boy

A manga about a socially awkward teenage boy who's popular childhood friend transforms into a giant caterpillar monster. Continue reading →

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Pollyanna

A collection of comics and essays in celebration of the Mother/Earthbound video game series from 35 contributors. Continue reading →

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323 – One Shot 33 – My Broken Mariko

Morgana is away this week so the boys take advantage by having a lengthy discussion about professional wrestling and why New Japan Academy is strange! For our main…

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The Promised Neverland

A manga about an orphanage that is actually a human farm for demon consumption. Continue reading →

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Demon’s Plan

A manga about two orphans friends, Boro and Carlos, who obtain powers through an evil artifact known as Demon's Plan. Continue reading →

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Ole Golazo

A manga about disgraced former Japanese Taekwondo Junior Champion Masami Banba who uses his dynamic kicking ability to play soccer. Continue reading →

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U19

A manga about youths under the age of 19 who awaken in special "libido" powers that they use to fight against the Grown-Up Party that ruthlessly oppresses youths…

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Demon Prince Poro’s Diaries

A manga about the powerful Demon Prince Poro Kurokami who wants to live a quiet life in the human world. Continue reading →

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Hungry Marie

A manga about High Schooler Taiga Bijogi who ends up becoming a vessel for Marie-Thérèse Charlotte after participating in a resurrection ceremony for the girl next door he's…

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322 – Morgana’s Manga Makeup 2 – An Invitation from a Crab, The Full-time Wife Escapist, Seven Shakespeares

Apologies in advance as we had to swap out two series we had announced last week. On this episode Morgana gets a chance to read An Invitation from…

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ROBOT×LASERBEAM

A manga about an high schooler named Robo who has extreme precision and control in swinging golf clubs. Continue reading →

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Shudan!

A manga about the players at Hamanishi Football Club including their newest female teammate. Continue reading →

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Cross Account

A manga about a simple teenager with a huge social media following befriending a popular teen actress who is hiding her identity. Continue reading →

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Tomatoypoo no Lycopene

A comedy manga about Lycopene, an adorable Toy Poodle born from a tomato stalk. Continue reading →

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Full Drive

A manga about a young ping pong player who returns from Germany to make his debut in Japan. Continue reading →

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Golem Hearts

A manga about a special golem named Noah who was built to be just like a human. Continue reading →

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321 – Guest Gaiden 7 – Pop Life & Look Into My Eyes with Matt Haasch of Star Fruit Books

This week we’re joined by the owner of Star Fruit Books, Matt Haasch! Matt talks about what prompted him to start his publishing company and what he hopes…

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BOZEBEATS

A manga about a wolf raised human who is recruited to join religious monks who incorporate modern weaponry to battle demons threats. Continue reading →

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Ziga

A manga about a young man who's nightmares come to life when a giant monster destroys his city. Continue reading →

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Invade You!

A comedy manga about an alien trying to hide his secret identify from his inquisitive classmate. Continue reading →

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I’m From Japan

A comedy manga about high schooler Japan Hinomoto, who is a master of the Todofu-ken: the Metro-territorial Pre-fist-ure Style. Continue reading →

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Yui Kamio Lets Loose

A manga about honor student Yui Kamino who unleashes a violent second personality whenever her hair gets loose. Continue reading →

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Double Taisei

A manga about a genius shogi player Tai with a split personality that changes into carefree Sei during night. When Tai suddenly disappears during during a shogi tournament,…

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320 – Triple Dip 45 – Everyone’s Getting Married, The Prince in His Dark Days, Complex Age

We are back with a new Triple Dip! This time we focus on Josei series including Everyone's Getting Married, The Prince in His Dark Days, and Complex Age.…

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Beast Children

A manga about a young rugby player who competes against the son of the late rugby player who inspired him to start playing. Continue reading →

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Tokyo Shinobi Squad

A manga about an elite shinobi squad that tackles jobs in the crime-ridden city of Tokyo in the year 2049. Continue reading →

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Mitama Security: Spirit Busters

A manga about a teenager girl Rena Haze who is haunted by a procession of spirits. An elite SecuREIty agent Joh Mitama comes to protect her but he…

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