Manga Log

Manga Log

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A weekly, 20-40 minute manga podcast. Hosted by John. Weeks 1-3: I introduce a new series and give my general, spoiler-free impressions. Week 4: I follow-up on a previously introduced series and give more detailed, spoiler-filled impressions.


37: The Promised Neverland Pt. 2
Jan 8 • 60 min
This week’s manga log: “The Promised Neverland” follow-up episode. Heavy spoilers up to the end of Volume 12 (or Chapter 106). Feel free to send your thoughts and questions via the Anchor app, the podcast e-mail: [email protected], or the podcast…
36.8: Updates
Jan 6 • 15 min
Important. Please listen. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mangalog/message
36.5: Updates + Holiday Break
Nov 20, 2019 • 11 min
Returning in January. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mangalog/message
36: Cardcaptor Sakura
Nov 15, 2019 • 37 min
This week’s manga log: “Cardcaptor Sakura,” written and illustrated by the manga group Clamp. Description (courtesy of MAL): Sakura Kinomoto is your garden-variety ten-year-old fourth grader, until one day, she stumbles upon a mysterious book containing a…
35: Flying Witch (+ Podcast Updates)
Nov 7, 2019 • 35 min
This week’s manga log: Flying Witch, written and illustrated by Chihiro Ishizuka. Description (courtesy of MAL): In the witches’ tradition, when a practitioner turns 15, they must become independent and leave their home to study witchcraft. Makoto Kowata…
34: Sweetness & Lightning
Nov 1, 2019 • 26 min
This week’s manga log: Sweetness & Lightning written and illustrated by Gido Amagakure. Description (courtesy of MAL): Since the death of his wife, Kouhei Inuzuka has been caring for his young daughter Tsumugi to the best of his abilities. However, with…
33: Vinland Saga
Oct 26, 2019 • 28 min
This week’s manga log: Vinland Saga, written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. Description (courtesy of MAL): Young Thorfinn grew up listening to the stories of old sailors that had traveled the ocean and reached the place of legend, Vinland. It’s said…
32: The Ghost in the Shell
Oct 19, 2019 • 33 min
This week’s manga log: “The Ghost in the Shell” written and illustrated by Shirow, Masamune. Description (courtesy of MAL): In a near future, technology has firmly taken root into society at large. Cybernetic implants are nothing uncommon and robots roam…
31: Blade of the Immortal
Oct 11, 2019 • 40 min
This week’s manga log: “Blade of the Immortal” written and illustrated by Hiroaki Samura. Description (courtesy of Amazon): A cursed, seemingly immortal warrior aids a young girl in her quest for revenge, as the students of a brutal new sword school tear…
30: Beastars
Oct 4, 2019 • 32 min
This week’s manga log: Beastars, written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki. Description (courtesy of Wikipedia): The story takes place in a world of modern, civilized, anthropomorphic animals with a cultural divide between the carnivores and herbivores. The…
29.8: Updates + Podcast Return
Sep 28, 2019 • 9 min
The podcast is back! Next episode: Beastars. Oct. 4th. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mangalog/message
29.5: Hiatus
Jun 6, 2019 • 4 min
Returning in September (tentative). —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mangalog/message
29: Drifting Dragons
May 29, 2019 • 18 min
This week’s manga log: Drifting Dragons, written and illustrated by Taku Kuwabara. Description (courtesy of Kodansha): The draking vessel Quin Zaza soars through the skies, hunting dragons that hide in the clouds. A single big catch means full coffers and…
28: The Seven Deadly Sins
May 17, 2019 • 19 min
This week’s manga log: The Seven Deadly Sins, written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki. Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList.net): The “Seven Deadly Sins,” a group of evil knights who conspired to overthrow the kingdom of Britannia, were said to have been…
27: Lone Wolf and Cub
May 13, 2019 • 26 min
This week’s manga log: Lone Wolf and Cub, written by Kazuo Koike, and illustrated by Goseki Kojima. Description (courtesy of Wikipedia): Lone Wolf and Cub chronicles the story of Ogami Ittō, the shōgun’s executioner who uses a dōtanuki battle sword.…
26: Fruits Basket
May 3, 2019 • 20 min
This week’s manga log: Fruits Basket, written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList.net): Tooru Honda is an orphan with nowhere to go but a tent in the woods, until the Souma family takes her in. However, the Souma family…
25: Grand Blue Dreaming
Apr 26, 2019 • 18 min
This week’s manga log: Grand Blue Dreaming, written by Kenji Inoue and illustrated by Kimitake Yoshioka. Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList.net): Among the seaside town of Izu’s ocean waves and rays of shining sun, Iori Kitahara is just beginning his…
24: Toriko
Apr 19, 2019 • 22 min
This week’s manga log: Toriko, written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList.net): Hamburgers that grow out of the ground like four-leaf clovers, mountain ranges carved out of ice cream, and warm servings of mac…
23: Blame!
Apr 12, 2019 • 28 min
This week’s manga log: Blame!, written and illustrated by Tsutomu Nihei. Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList.net): Killy is a man of few words. He wanders, seemingly endlessly, through a lonely, gargantuan labyrinth of concrete and steel, fighting off…
22: Yona of the Dawn
Apr 5, 2019 • 31 min
This week’s manga log: Yona of the Dawn, written and illustrated by Mizuho Kusanagi. Description (courtesy of Amazon): Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful…
21: To Your Eternity
Mar 29, 2019 • 27 min
This week’s manga log: To Your Eternity, written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Ōima. Description (courtesy of Kodansha): A new manga from the creator of the acclaimed A Silent Voice, featuring intimate, emotional drama and an epic story spanning time and…
20: We Never Learn
Mar 27, 2019 • 20 min
This week’s manga log: We Never Learn, written and illustrated by Taishi Tsutsui. Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList): His late father always said that a useless man should strive to be useful, so to that end, third-year high school student Nariyuki…
19: Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku
Mar 15, 2019 • 29 min
This week’s manga log: Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku, written and illustrated by Kaku, Yuuji. Description (courtesy of Anime News Network): The manga centers on Gabimaru, once exalted as the strongest ninja, but who has now quit his trade, violating the…
18: Mushishi
Mar 8, 2019 • 22 min
This week’s manga log: Mushishi, written and illustrated by Urushibara, Yuki. Description (courtesy of Kodansha): Some live in the deep darkness behind your eyelids. Some eat silence. Some thoughtlessly kill. Some simply drive men mad. They are known as…
17: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Mar 1, 2019 • 29 min
This week’s manga log: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, written by FUSE, illustrated by Taiki Kawakami, with character designs by Mitz Vah. Description (courtesy of Kodansha): Mikami’s middle age hasn’t gone as he planned: He never found a…
16: Battle Angel Alita
Feb 22, 2019 • 29 min
This week’s manga log: Battle Angel Alita, written and illustrated by Yukito Kishiro. Description (courtesy of Wikipedia): The series is set in the post-apocalyptic future and focuses on Alita, a female cyborg who has lost all memories and is found in a…
15: Children of the Sea
Feb 15, 2019 • 29 min
This week’s manga log: Children of the Sea, written and illustrated by Daisuke Igarashi. Description (courtesy of VIZ): When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and…
14: One Piece
Feb 8, 2019 • 32 min
This week’s manga log: One Piece, written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList): Gol D. Roger, a man referred to as the “Pirate King,” is set to be executed by the World Government. But just before his demise, he confirms…
13: Tomie
Jan 31, 2019 • 25 min
This week’s manga log: Tomie, written and illustrated by Junji Ito. Description (courtesy of VIZ): Tomie Kawakami is a femme fatale with long black hair and a beauty mark just under her left eye. She can seduce nearly any man, and drive them to murder as…
12: Sweet Blue Flowers
Jan 23, 2019 • 28 min
This week’s manga log: Sweet Blue Flowers, written and illustrated by Takako Shimura. Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList): Fumi Manjoume, an introverted, bookish teenage girl, is beginning her first year of high school at Matsuoka Girls’ High School.…
11: Berserk
Jan 14, 2019 • 25 min
This week’s manga log: Berserk, written by and illustrated by Kentaro Miura. Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList): Guts, a former mercenary now known as the “Black Swordsman,” is out for revenge. After a tumultuous childhood, he finally finds someone he…
10: Boruto
Dec 12, 2018 • 33 min
This week’s manga log: Boruto - Naruto Next Generations, written by Ukyō Kodachi and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto. Description (courtesy of VIZ): Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the…
9: Dragon Ball
Dec 1, 2018 • 22 min
This week’s manga log: Dragon Ball, written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. Description (courtesy of VIZ): Before there was Dragon Ball Z, there was Akira Toriyama’s action epic Dragon Ball, starring the younger version of Son Goku and all the other…
8: Dr. Stone
Nov 19, 2018 • 16 min
This week’s manga log: Dr. Stone, written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList): The science-fiction adventure follows two boys’ struggle to revive humanity after a mysterious crisis has left everyone in the…
7: Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Nov 8, 2018 • 17 min
This week’s manga log: Tokyo Tarareba Girls, by Akiko Higashimura Description (courtesy of Kodansha): “I spent all my time wondering ‘What if?’ Then one day I woke up and I was 33.” Rinko doesn’t think she’s that bad-looking, but before she knew it, she…
6: Edens Zero
Nov 2, 2018 • 24 min
This week’s manga log: Edens Zero, by Hiro Mashima Description (courtesy of Wikipedia): Edens Zero centers around Shiki Granbell, an orphan who is raised by sentient animatronics on a deserted theme park planet in the Sakura Cosmos. The park is visited by…
5: Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction
Oct 25, 2018 • 21 min
This week’s manga log: Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction, by Inio Asano. Description (courtesy of Amazon): It’s just an everyday apocalypse. Three years ago the aliens invaded Tokyo. Nothing was ever the same again. But after a while, even impending…
4: The Promised Neverland
Oct 18, 2018 • 19 min
This week’s manga log: The Promised Neverland. Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList): At Grace Field House, life couldn’t be better for the orphans! Though they have no parents, together with the other kids and a kind Mama who cares for them, they form…
3: Pokemon Adventures
Oct 10, 2018 • 15 min
This week’s manga log: Pokemon Adventures. Description (courtesy of Bulbapedia): The various chapters of Pokémon Adventures span the seven generations of Pokémon games so far. These chapters are named typically for the games they correspond to; however,…
2: My Hero Academia: Vigilantes
Oct 4, 2018 • 21 min
This week’s manga log: My Hero Academia: Vigilantes. Description (courtesy of Amazon): Koichi Haimawari couldn’t make the cut to become an official hero, so he uses his modest Quirk to do good deeds in his spare time. Then one day a fateful encounter with…