Halloween may be past us, but the scariest day of the year has yet to arrive. You know what I’m talking about…ELECTION DAY! Oh, the horror! The suspense is killing me! It’s like the tagline for Alien vs. Predator – “Whoever Wins…We Lose.” And the spectacle is going to be just as painful to watch as that movie was! Who needs to watch horror movies when real life is already so scary?

So in honor of these scary days, we’ve invited all-around comics connoisseur and horror homie Casey “MinovskyArticle” to come on the show and delve into the depraved domain of horror manga. From the screwy spirals of Junji Ito to the killer cocks of Kazuo Umezu and everything in between, Casey provides some fantastic and frightening recommendations that will haunt your dreams and keep you up at night all year round!

Other topics we cover include Seven Seas’ tidal wave of new manga licenses, new E-book services, upcoming manga contests, DMP’s Under the Air & The Crater Kickstarter and a whole lot more!

Podcast Breakdown:

00:25 – Introducing Casey “MinovskyArticle”
2:10 – NYT Best-Selling Manga List: October 16th-23rd
13:36 – Seven Seas’ Latest Manga Licenses Overview
27:20 – Yen Press Latest Manga Licenses Overview
34:48 – RWBY Joins Weekly Shonen Jump!
35:48 – Dark Horse Will Continue Publishing Drifters in 2017
36:18 – Akame ga Kill! Will End on December 22nd
36:48 – Amazon Japan Offers Manga Model of Kindle E-Book Reader
37:38 – J-Novel Club Offers E-Book Reader For Light Novels
38:18 – MangaOne App’s Upcoming Manga Contests
39:48 – The 7th Silent Manga Audition Contest is Underway
41:23 – English-Language Kodansha Comics Titles Are Now Available on the BookWalker Global App
42:18 – DMP Launches Kickstarter for Osamu Tezuka’s Under the Air With The Crater Available As An Add-On
52:45 – Casey’s Horror Manga Recommendations
2:03:45 – Q&A: What Fall 2016 Anime Are We Watching?
2:17:45 – Wrap-Up

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha and special guest Casey at @MinovskyArticle. Our InuYasha Retrospective will be released on Saturday, November 12th with our Manga Fight with Josh Dunham following on Sunday, November 13th. If there’s something you want to ask us that’s too big to tweet, drop us 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.

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