Our InuYasha retrospective and Manga Fight have been very well received and we couldn’t be happier! We got more four times the likes on the Retrospective on tumblr than we have on all the other Manga Mavericks episodes combined! Thank you all for your comments and enthusiasm! We hope to make more retrospective and Manga Fights like those in the future, so stay tuned to our brand-spanking new twitter account for future updates on the show!

On this week’s Manga Mavericks, Colton and Sid spend a good hour discussing their new favorite manga, Ajin: Demi-Human, a thought-provoking and introspective series about humanity, morality, and mortality that also happens to be one of the most badass action series currently-running. Other topics of discussion include the recent Jump Starts Spring Weapon No. 01 and RWBY, how Weekly Shonen Sunday can compete with Jump and Magazine, whether Keijo!!!!!!!! is actually worth watching, and a whole lot more!

Podcast Breakdown:

00:23 – Announcements
09:00 – Spring Weapon No. 01 Discussion
15:00 – Love Rush Cancellation Discussion
18:55 – RWBY Manga Discussion
23:30 – Demon’s Plan & Oreggo Rasso Jump Starts Speculation
26:55 – Shonen Jump Reprints an Issue For the First Time Ever
29:38 – NYT Best Selling Manga List: Week of October 30th-November 5th
33:18 – Tite Kubo Returns to Twitter
35:00 – New Bleach Novels Coming Soon
36:45 – Mari Okada Writes New Manga For Bessatsu Shonen Magazine
39:25 – Naoki Urasawa to Debut New Manga in Big Comic Spirits in 2017
43:25 – Yoshitoki Oima Debuts Her New Manga “To You, the Immortal” in Weekly Shonen Magazine
45:25 – Weekly Shonen Magazine’s Circulation Drops Below One Million
57:15 – Orange Nominated for Goodreads Choice Award
58:25 – DMP’s Under the Air Kickstarter Reaches Goal, Record of Glass Castle now available as an Add-On
1:01:00 – Ajin: Demi-Human Gets Live-Action Film
1:03:42 – Ajin: Demi-Human Discussion
1:59:36 – Q&A: “Is Keijo!!!!!!!! Worth Watching?”
2:16:40 – Wrap-Up

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, and the hosts at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. Our next episode will be released on Wednesday, December 7th and will feature a retrospective on Toriko to commemorate the recent conclusion of the series. We’ll be joined by special guest Maxy Barnard, host of the Shonen Jump-centric podcast Friendship! Effort! Victory! We’ll also be recording our Toriko Manga Fight with him early December and plan to release it on Wednesday, December 14th. If there are any Toriko-related debate topics you would like to see us duke it out over on the show, or other topics, series, or mangaka you want us to center a Manga Fight on, 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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