It’s time for another episode of All-Comic Presents: Manga Mavericks Presents: Manga Fights sponsored by Geoff Martin Art Sales (not really)! Operating in the same fashion as Screen Junkies’ Movie Fights, Manga Fights features passionate manga fans debating it out over manga-related several topics both intriguing and insane. With the Manga Mavericks as your hosts, intelligent conversations, heated arguments, and unintentional comedy is always sure to abound!

Manga Fights returns for a three-month hiatus with a fight of heroic proportions! Continuing where we left off with our My Hero Academia debate, Doctor rejoins us to debate Jeff Ruberg, mobile developer for Viz Media, in a series MHA-related topics! For the very first time ever, every topic picked for this episode was a listener suggestion! Not knowing just what to expect, Jeff and Doctor argue over what makes a good hero and villain, what defines a “comic-book style,” and most importantly, who the best girl and best boy in the series are! The debates get so heated that the judges start arguing themselves! With some smart answers, snappy humor, and surprise special guests, this is a fight that’s not to be missed!


00:30 – Introductions!!

Debate Round:

05:20 – Round 1: What Makes a Good Hero?
19:05 – Round 2: What Makes a Good Villain?
35:30 – Round 3: Which Character is Criminally Underused?
49:10 – Round 4: Which MHA Hero Should Get Their Own Comic-Book Style Solo Series?
1:03:00 – Round 5: Who is the Traitor?

Speed Round:

1:18:15 – Round 6: Who is Best Girl?
1:21:25 – Round 7: Who is Best Boy?
1:24:20 – Round 8: Which Characters Should Get Their Turn in the Limelight?
1:27:40 – Round 9: Is Deku a Relatable Character?
1:38:30 – Round 10: In Which Arc Do You Appreciate Deku’s Character the Most?

1:46:40 – Wrap-Up

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at, and now on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha, and special guests Doctor and Jeff Ruberg at @ssaapodcast  and @jeffinitelyjeff! Due to the number of MHA-related questions we received, we will be recording a separate MHA Q&A special to be released on Friday, May 19th! We’ll be recording on Sunday, My 7th, so make sure to send any MHA-related questions and debate topics suggestions for us to discuss on the show before then! The next Manga Fight will differ from the usual format, instead tackling a genre instead of a specific series. Said genre will be MONSTER GIRL manga!! If you guys want to send questions and topic suggestions for that episode, you may do so on twitter, the Manga Mavericks forum on Animation Revelation, or e-mail us at Don’t forget to also like and subscribe to us on Youtube and iTunes and leave us reviews to help us curate the show and create better content! If there are any topics, series or mangaka you would like to see us talk about on the show, drop us a line in the comments below, or e-mail us! 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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