Manga Log

Manga Log
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:
36.5: Updates + Holiday Break
Nov 20, 2019 • 11 min
Returning in January. —- Send in a voice 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:
29.5: Hiatus
Jun 6, 2019 • 4 min
Returning in September (tentative). —- Send in a voice 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 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 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 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 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 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…