Anime Madness is starting up over at Rightstuf again, and this year I’m in it to win it! Sure, I lost miserably in the years before, but as they always say the third time’s the charm, right? That said, I’m still mulling over my choices. I mean, Evangelion vs. One-Punch Man? A match-up like that could go either way! How can I possibly quantify and compare otakus obsessive love for two equally and insanely popular anime franchises?

Well, leave that for me to worry about, because it’s time for another episode of Manga Mavericks! Join your titular mavericks, Colton and Sid, as we go over the latest New York Times Best Selling Manga List, unintentionally patronize Seven Seas, promote the new Skip Beat! anime Indiegogo campaign, answer a Q&A about preferring omnibuses to single volumes, and rave about why you really need to watch Naoki Urasawa’s manga documentary series, “Urasawa Naoki no Manben,” asap! Plus, we say hello to last week’s surprise Jump Start, Bye-Bye Humanity!  Did we welcome it with open arms, or were we happy to rid it farewell? There’s only one way to find out, so stop reading and get listening!

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! Seriously, send in those Q&As! We want to get to the point where we have to make entire episodes dedicated to answering them just like all the other big anime/manga podcasts out there. That’s when you know you’ve made it, baby!


About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an animation student at the School of Visual Arts. Currently residing in NYC, the icy cold, snow-covered neighborhoods of Minnesota will always be his home. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, he has turned his passion towards being both a creator and a critic. He credits his love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined his artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to his local comic book shop, he is an avid reader and collector, and is particularly fond of manga. His favorite comics include Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything Deadpool.