48: Nodame Cantabile

48: Nodame Cantabile

49: Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

This week's manga log: "Descending Stories," written and illustrated by Haruko Kumota.  Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList):   Yotarou is a former yakuza member fresh out of prison and fixated on just one thing: rather than return to a life of crime, the young man aspires to ta ...   Show more

47: Tsuredure Children

This week's manga log: "Tsuredure Children," written and illustrated by Wakabayashi, Toshiya.  Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList):    Love is not simple. It is complicated, frustrating, often incomprehensible—and it is something that many high school students are all too famil ...   Show more

46: Love Hina

This week's manga log: "Love Hina," written and illustrated by Akamatsu, Ken. Description (courtesy of MangaDex):   Keitaro has had great difficulty getting into the university of his choice and no luck in meeting women. In a desperate effort to go into seclusion and study for hi ...   Show more

45: The Drops of God

This week's manga log: "The Drops of God," written by Kibayashi, Shin, and illustrated by Okimoto, Shuu.  Description (courtesy of MangaDex):  The main character of the manga, a young man called Shizuku Kanzaki, discovers the beauty of wine after his father, a famous wine critic, ...   Show more

44: Golden Kamuy

This week's manga log: "Golden Kamuy," written and illustrated by Noda, Satoru.  Description (courtesy of MangaDex):    In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush in the wilde ...   Show more

43: Shinobi Life

This week's manga log: "Shinobi Life," written and illustrated by Konami, Shouko.     Description (courtesy of MangaDex):   Energetic and strong-willed, Beni doesn't care if she lives or dies as long as her death will result in embarrassing her arrogant father! But one day, she s ...   Show more

42: Yona of the Dawn Pt. 2

This week's manga log: "Yona of the Dawn" follow-up episode.  Heavy spoilers up to the end of Volume 7 (or Chapter 41). This is also where the anime adaptation ends.  Feel free to send your thoughts and questions via the Anchor app, the podcast e-mail: mangalogpod@gmail.com, or t ...   Show more

41: Beck

This week's manga log: "Beck," written and illustrated by Sakuishi, Harold.    Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList):  Yukio "Koyuki" Tanaka wasted away his middle school days listening to Japanese pop music and apathetically trudging through life—until a casual run-in with the e ...   Show more

40: Demon Slayer

This week's manga log: "Demon Slayer," written and illustrated by Gotoge, Koyoharu.   Description (courtesy of MyAnimeList): Ever since the death of his father, the burden of supporting the family has fallen upon Tanjirou Kamado's shoulders. Though living impoverished on a remote ...   Show more

39: Inuyashiki

Re-upload. Sorry, this originally had show notes but I had to delete the episode that went live and repost it. I was working this through my phone and wasn’t about to re-type all of the notes on my small keyboard LOL. Technical difficulties stink :( --- Send in a voice message: h ...   Show more

38: Land of the Lustrous

This week's manga log: "Land of the Lustrous," written and illustrated by Haruko Ichikawa.  Description (courtesy of Wikipedia):     Land of the Lustrous is set in a far, distant future where the Earth had been struck six times by meteorites, ravaging it in the process. All of th ...   Show more

37: The Promised Neverland Pt. 2

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: mangalogpod@gmail.com, or the podcast Twitter @mangalogpod.      Ne ...   Show more

36: Cardcaptor Sakura

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 set of cards. Unfortu ...   Show more

35: Flying Witch (+ Podcast Updates)

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 is one such apprentice ...   Show more

34: Sweetness & Lightning

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 his lack of culinary kno ...   Show more

33: Vinland Saga

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 to be warm and fertile, ...   Show more

32: The Ghost in the Shell

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 as plentiful as humans, ...   Show more

31: Blade of the Immortal

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 a bloody path across ...   Show more

30: Beastars

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 series takes its n ...   Show more

29: Drifting Dragons

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 all the meat they can ...   Show more

28: The Seven Deadly Sins

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 eradicated by the Holy ...   Show more

27: Lone Wolf and Cub

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. Disgraced by false accusat ...   Show more

26: Fruits Basket

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 is no ordinary family ...   Show more

25: Grand Blue Dreaming

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 freshman year at Izu Uni ...   Show more

24: Toriko

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 and cheese that stew dee ...   Show more

23: Blame!

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 cyborgs and other futuris ...   Show more

22: Yona of the Dawn

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 guard Hak, she cherishes t ...   Show more

21: To Your Eternity

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 space, To Your Eternity is ...   Show more

20: We Never Learn

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 Yuiga dedicated himself to ...   Show more

19: Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku

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 laws of his village. After b ...   Show more

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