In this week’s special bonus episode we run down the results of our first annual survey! We discuss the statistics and what you guys like most about the show, as well as suggestions on how to improve it moving forward. Additionally, to make for a belated Valentine’s Day special, Colton reads all of Love Rush and shares his ambivalent opinions of it while LumRanmaYasha and Maxy’s opinions argue why Love Rush was an underrated gem canceled long before it’s time.

To make good on some of the suggestions you guys made in the survey, we’re going to announce some plans for the show we have in store in the weeks ahead! On next week’s regular episode we’re discussing To Your Eternity, the latest series from A Silent Voice mangaka Yoshitoki Oima, alongside the most recent Jump Starts We Never Learn and U19 as well as Naoshi Komi’s recent one-shot Tokidoki. Then for our first show of March, we’re finally having our Weekly Shonen Sunday discussion with previous guest and friend of the show Bomber D Rufi, who has recently started a blog reviewing the latest issues of the magazine as well as his favorite currently-running Sunday manga series Saike Once Again. Plus, we’ve got a special Skip Beat! retrospective coming up featuring Ann Yamamoto of Pied Piper Inc., celebrating the series’ 15th anniversary and the upcoming home video release of the anime (dubbed!) in North America. Also expect Black Clover and My Hero Academia discussions, a Toonami 20th anniversary retrospective, and Movie Mavericks reviews of Sailor Moon R: The Promise of the Rose, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, The Red Turtle, Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale, Ghost in the Shell (both the 1995 original and the upcoming live-action film) all coming very soon! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! We’ve got a lot of exciting plans for the show this year that we’re still getting arranged, and we’ll be making good on a lot of your suggestions from the survey so keep an eye out and your ears open!

Update: Every volume of Love Rush is now available for purchase digitallyas well as available to read for $2 on Shonen Jump!

Podcast Breakdown:

00:00 – What We’re Discussing This Week & iTunes Problems
06:42 – Survey Results!!
45:00 – Love Rush Discussion
1:08:00 – Wrap-Up & Future Plans

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and now on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha, and special guest Maxy Barnard at @MaxyTheBee.  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 at mangamavericks@gmail.com! Thanks for listening!

Links:

Friendship! Effort! Victory!
Maxy’s Previous Appearances on Manga Mavericks!
Maxy’s Post On Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links!
Vote For We Never Learn & U19 in the Weekly Shonen Jump Survey!
Read the First Chapter of To Your Eternity For FREE!

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.