Join Life Lessons: The Gintama Manga Cast’s Colton and All-Comic’s manga reviewer Siddharth for the inaugural episode of All-Comics’ new manga podcast, Manga Mavericks!

While there are plenty of great series in the world of manga ripe for discussion, we’re operating a little differently than most manga podcasts out there. Instead of a review show where we tackle a new series each episode or a selection of series through every episode, we’re going to focus on manga as both a medium and an industry. Every week we’ll chat about what’s new in the world of manga, the state of the industry, and have discussion topics on various aspects of the manga experience. We’ll also comment a bit on what we’re currently reading, and new releases stateside worth checking out.

In this first episode, we decided to let everyone get to know us as fans of manga and share our histories with the medium, as well as some of our favorite series. Listen on and become nostalgic for the days of the mid-aughts, back when Shonen Jump was still in print and Toonami was still good. Yes, years ago, when we were in middle school and the habitual violence of Detective Conan felt so mature and edgy to our pristine young minds. Ah, what innocent times….

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an animation student at the School of Visual Arts. Currently residing in NYC, the icy cold, snow-covered neighborhoods of Minnesota will always be his home. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, he has turned his passion towards being both a creator and a critic. He credits his love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined his artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to his local comic book shop, he is an avid reader and collector, and is particularly fond of manga. His favorite comics include Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything Deadpool.