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 mangamavericks@gmail.com! 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!

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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.

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