It’s been ten long episodes in the making, but the promised day has finally come! After weeks of saying we’d get around to it, we finally read Tokyo Ghoul! Well, okay, we didn’t read the whole thing. I got through about half of it and Colton only read the first volume. So yeah, I know it might not exactly be what you were expecting or wanted, but the reality is we put everything into making this episode. We didn’t try to kickstart it, or set up a Patreon for extra money. We put it all in. So, for now, this is what you hear and this is what you get, for the Manga Mavericks podcast. But, again, we hope that if this is well received, there’ll be follow-ups. Because I’ll tell you what, I’m not getting my Tokyo Ghoul-podcasting fill. And at the end of the day, even if it’s not perfect, it’s better than nothing. Besides, listening to this episode will definitely be better time spent than playing Mighty No. 9, and it didn’t even cost you a dime (or however much money people wasted backed on that crap)!

But seriously, this is a good episode. So good that we had to cut out a 20+ minute rant discussion on when Nisekoi will end for the sake of time! If we had to take out something THAT juicy, then exactly what mouthwatering morsels of manga chatter have we keep in? Join your titular mavericks Colton and Sid as we salivate over a Tokyo Restaurant serving Tonio’s full course from Diamond is Unbreakable, speculate on a potential live-action Gintama theatrical film. celebrate Kochikame returning to japanese airwaves with a new tv anime, and accentuate that we’re not filthy perverts while discussing the Legend of the Overfiend kickstarter! Awaiting at the end of it all is, of course, the pièce de résistance, our Tokyo Ghoul discussion! Did we like this broken down, broken-down world, or did we laugh without seeing a thing? There’s only one way to find out, so dig in!

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If there’s something you want to ask that’s too big to tweet, tell us, oh tell us, the way it works with a line in the comments below, or e-mail us at mangamavericks@gmail.com! Thanks for listening!

About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.