Just in time for his special appearance at New York Comic Con, our long-awaited Yusei Matsui episode has finally arrived! This week your titular mavericks, Colton and Sid, are joined by the unofficial translator of the Gintama manga Bomber D Rufi as we go over Yusei Matsui’s career and major works, from Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro to Assassination Classroom and everything in between! No news this week folks, we jump right into the discussion and talk about how much we love Matsui’s manga for a solid two and a half hours! Going over how creative an artist he is to common themes between his works, we had a blast discussing one our favorite mangaka and two of our favorite series and we hope you guys have just as much fun listening!

Podcast Breakdown:

00:20 – Introducing Bomber D Rufi
5:24 – Assassination Classroom’s Success & Controversy
10:00 – Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro Discussion
1:11:00 – Rikon Choutei & Tokyo Depato Sensou Taikenki Discussion
1:24:30 – Assassination Classroom Discussion
1:52:15 – Final Thoughts on Yusei Matsui’s Works
2:05:15 – Where to Find Yusei Matsui at NYCC 2016 and Other Events
2:13:08 – Wrap-Up

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha and Bomber D Rufi at @kiirobon. If there’s something you want to ask that’s too big to tweet, or suggestions on other mangaka and series you’d like to see us discuss, drop us a line in the comments below, or e-mail us at mangamavericks@gmail.com! Thanks for listening!

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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.