It’s been a while since we’ve had a relatively straight-forward episode with just our two Mavericks discussing the news, huh? Well, don’t get used to it. We’ve got a lot of plans and a lot of guests booked for the show for the next couple of weeks. But it’s nice to get back to basics for an episode, a breather before we cover more big topics and guest appearances. This week we discuss the latest licenses, recent cancellations, and the most exciting new series on the horizon, while also eulogizing the death of the great late Jiro Taniguchi. On top of all that, we’ve got lengthy discussions of Naoshi Komi’s heart-stopping one-shot Tokidoki, the latest Jump Starts We Never Learn and U19, and top it all off with the main headliner of this episode, Yoshitoki Oima’s newest series To Your Eternity! It’s good, you guys. It’s really, really good. Go read it. After listening to this podcast, of course.

Podcast Breakdown:

00:22 – Introductions
1:13 – Tokidoki Discussion
10:07 – We Never Learn Discussion
23:57 – U19 Discussion
41:32 – New Vertical Manga Licenses & Katsucon Announcements
49:19 – Kodansha USA Debuts Digital Releases for Chihayafuru, Tokyo Tarareba Girls, & A Springtime With Ninjas
52:57 – Comixology Unlimited Adds Harlequin Romance Manga
57:27 – Viz Adds A Strange and Mystifying Story and More Boys Love Titles to SuBlime Imprint
1:04:27 – Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend Manga Approaches Climax, Boruto Spinoff Starts
1:05:55 – Demon’s Plan and Amalgam of Distortion Have Ended
1:10:25 – RWBY Manga’s Ending Confirmed
1:17:35 – Akagi Will End in February 2018
1:22:02 – Kino’s Journey Novels Get 1st Manga Adaptation Next Month
1:23:35 – Final Fantasy‘s Receives First Original Manga To Mark It’s 30th Anniversary
1:27:35 – Marvel to Release English Edition of Avengers: Zombie Assemble
1:28:35 – Shizo Oshimi & Inio Asano Both To Debut New Manga in March
1:30:30 – Crunchyroll Announces Its Own Anime Convention After Surpassing 1 Million Paid Subscribers
1:33:00 – Jiro Taniguchi Has Died
1:35:35 – To Your Eternity Discussion
2:07:35 – Wrap-Up & Future Plans

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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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