Manga Machinations



**New Episodes every Monday!** Join hosts dakazu, darfox8, and Seamus2389 for Manga Machinations! Our weekly manga discussions focus on introducing lots of unknown seinen(adult) manga and doing in-depth retrospective reviews of titles such as A Silent Voice, Goodnight Punpun, Tezuka Osamus Phoenix, and more! Get more info at and send emails to


  • 021 - Slam Dunk part 6

    03/02/2015 Duración: 01h04min

    Get ready for the crazy train as dakazu tells us about Zero, Hotel Californina, and SXMCN, while darfox8 appreciates the details of the hunt in Jisatsutou. Then in part 6 of our Slam Dunk discussion, we have a surprising amount of discussion in the fanfic-like match between Ryonan and Kainan!!!(covers chapters 134-148)

  • 019 - Slam Dunk part 5

    26/01/2015 Duración: 01h27min

    This week dakazu explores fetish fuel in the harem manga Actually, I am..., sheds tears over tragic death and rescue in Gaku, and Seamus finds factual errors in Vinland Saga. And we delve deep into the Shohoku vs Kainan match in part 5 of our Slam Dunk retrospective!!(covers chapters 99-133)

  • 019 - Slam Dunk part 4

    19/01/2015 Duración: 52min

    After discussing the finer points of international coke, this week Seamus gets into Vikings with Vinland Saga and dakazu talks about primitive tribes living on terraformed Venus in Gyoseiki. Then we delve deep into Slam Dunk by discussing the Shohoku vs Shoyo match!!(covers chapters 79-98)

  • 018 - Slam Dunk part 3

    13/01/2015 Duración: 52min

    Prepare yourselves as we start up with a Billy Bat update, darfox finishes The Flowers of Evil to find inner peace and worms, dakazu loves the simple art and adult tales of Shinya Shokudo, and we ponder how our Sports manga turned into a high school gang manga in part 3 of our retrospective of Slam Dunk!(covers chapters 49-78)

  • 017 - Slam Dunk part 2

    05/01/2015 Duración: 40min

    We took a week off for the holidays but now we’re back! On this episode darfox continues to find his inner worm with The Flowers of Evil, Seamus becomes our official Shoujo(girl) manga specialist by reading Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, and we discuss the Ryonan practice match arc of our main series Slam Dunk!!(covers chapters 26-48)

  • 016 - Slam Dunk part 1

    22/12/2014 Duración: 44min

    After last week’s anime talk, Seamus was inspired to start watching Kill la Kill but also found the time to read about preteen romance in Love at Fourteen. dakazu talks about Survival by the author of Golgo 13 and giant high school girl soldiers in the sci-fi manga Joshi kouhei. Then we begin discussing our new series Slam Dunk and the origins of the Naruto vs Sasuke rivalry with Hanamichi vs Rukawa!(covers chapters 1-25)

  • 015 - Anime Interlude 1 - Parasyte -the maxim-

    16/12/2014 Duración: 01h04min

    This week darfox learns about survival in Jisatsutou and dakazu thinks manga Wozniak is cute in Steve Jobs. Then we’re joined by our anime expert kenzo to talk about all the anime we’re watching: including Broken Blade, From the New World, Gundam: Reconguista in G, Psycho-Pass, Yowamushi Pedal, World Trigger, SHIROBAKO, Parasyte, Rage of the Bahamut: Genesis, The Seven Deadly Sins, and much more!

  • 014 - Parasyte part 5

    08/12/2014 Duración: 01h23min

    After missing a week due to technical issues(Ireland internet), we’re back! Darfox shares tales of creepy teens in The Flowers of Evil(Aku no Hana) and then we wrap up our Parasyte read through of the final chapters and review the series as a whole!(covers chapters 49-64)

  • 013 - Parasyte part 4

    24/11/2014 Duración: 01h15min

    This week we have a quick Billy Bat update with new chapters 126-127, dakazu gets hungry over Nobunaga no Chef(Nobunaga’s Chef), and we finish off the Tamiya Ryoko arc of Parasyte!!(covers chapters 32-48)

  • 012 - Parasyte part 3

    17/11/2014 Duración: 01h07min

    This week we have a long discussion/rant about the end of Naruto. We also extend our Parasyte discussion because darfox can’t get enough tentacle action!(covers chapters 17-31)

  • 011 - Parasyte part 2

    10/11/2014 Duración: 46min

    This week we discuss the creepy live-action Nana to Kaoru movie, dakazu tries to explain what Ikigami is, and we catch up on current Naruto & Bleach. Then we jump into our Parasyte read-through by discussing the Mom arc(covers chapters 9-16)

  • 010 - Parasyte part 1

    03/11/2014 Duración: 01h14s

    On this episode darfox reads Nana to Kaoru to learn about doms and subjects(?), dakazu rants about the downfall of Bleach, and we start our read through of Parasyte and learn to love tentacle gore!(covers chapters 1-8)

  • 009 - Billy Bat part 9

    27/10/2014 Duración: 01h35min

    We’ve finally done it this week! In our final episode of Billy Bat discussion, we catch to all current chapters released, hypothesize about where the story will go next, and solve the mystery behind the Black & White Billy Bats!!!(covers chapters 118-125)

  • 008 - Billy Bat part 8

    20/10/2014 Duración: 01h02min

    This week we continue to give Junji Ito love with discussion about his Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror horror series and take a look at his comedy Ito Junji no Neko Nikki: Yon & Mu(Cat Diary)! Afterwords, we carefully dissect the wealth of new information in Billy Bat given to us by the Kurusu Moon arc!(covers chapters 106-117)

  • 007 - Billy Bat part 7

    15/10/2014 Duración: 01h20min

    This week darfox rants about the ending of Claymore, we lament over lackluster manga endings, and dakazu recommends Jisatsutou. Then we dive deep into the true protagonist of Billy Bat with the Golden Bat arc! Also included: rants about factual errors of New Jersey!(covers chapters 93-105)

  • 006 - Billy Bat part 6

    10/10/2014 Duración: 01h17min

    Even though we say 5 in the intro, this is indeed episode 6! This week dakazu rants about Naruto(AGAIN!) and we dive deep into speculation over the mysteries of Billy Bat while finishing the Bat Village arc!(covers chapters 78-93)

  • 005 - Billy Bat part 5

    06/10/2014 Duración: 59min

    This week we darfox continues to rave about Junji Ito, dakazu discovers the most amazing webcomic ever by Ishida Sui of Tokyo Ghoul fame, and we rant about the cutthroat business of Popularity polls in manga serialization magazines. We also continue our Billy Bat analysis as we begin the Devivie/Bat Village arc!(chapters 63-77)

  • 004 - Billy Bat Part 4

    03/10/2014 Duración: 01h42min

    Sit down for a megaton of an episode! Seamus raves about farts after finishing Gyo: The Death-Stench Creeps, darfox gives Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror some love, and dakazu is squeamish over the hyper violence of Magical Girl Apocalypse(Magical Girl of the End). Then the hosts dive deep into Billy Bat and spend over an hour discussing minutia in the conclusion of the JFK assassination arc!(covers chapters 42-62)

  • 003 - Billy Bat Part 3

    29/09/2014 Duración: 39min

    This week we get into mecha sharks running on gas with Junji Ito’s Gyo: The Death-Stench Creeps, complain about how we can’t remember who’s who in Claymore, and we continue our Billy Bat analysis with the JFK assassination arc while fact checking Wikipedia against the new main character Lee Harvey Oswald!(chapters 28-41)

  • 002 - Billy Bat Part 2

    22/09/2014 Duración: 52min

    This week Seamus gets spiritual with Budda, dakazu gets real angry about Naruto, and we try to work our way through the dreaded 'Ninja arc' of Billy Bat(chapters 16-27)

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