Welcome to the third installment of the Manga Mavericks podcast! And before you ask, no, we still don’t have a catchphrase. Alas, it seems some things just aren’t meant to be. We’ve made peace with that. Well, at least Colton has. Sid’s kept up at night thinking about it. It haunts his dreams.

But hey, who needs sleep when there’s such a wide array of manga news and tidbits to discuss! Join your titular mavericks, Colton and Sid, as we give a rundown of the latest New York Times Best Selling Manga and BookScan’s Top 20 Graphic Novels lists, talk about the impending endings of a few pretty prominent series, and discuss Weekly Shonen Jump’s latest Jump Start, Kimetsu no Yaiba! Plus, Colton convinced Sid to finally read Sket Dance, and they chat about the first couple of volumes, the noticeable similarities it shares with Gintama, and how shockingly sad a certain someone’s backstory was! Who would’ve ever guessed a character with such a silly quirk would have such a devastating reason for it? Who are we talking about? Did Sid like the series? Does the title of this episode answer that question? Listen on and find out!

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, 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.