There’s been a lot of doom and gloom about One Piece recently. It got taken off Toonami, then it got dumped by Hulu, and now everyone’s aflame over whether the Pudding twist was sexist or not. In these trouble times, just remember – One Piece has three times more volumes in print than the entire population of Japan! It has more graphic novels in circulation than any other comic book in the world! Crazy to think about, isn’t it? For all the ups and downs One Piece might go through, no one can deny it’s success, and it’s indomitable presence in comic book culture worldwide.

This week we don’t have a discussion, but the Mavericks still manage to go on for about a hour and a half on a ton of news! We cover the March Bookscan list, the latest licenses, and a ton of noteworthy circulation news! We cap off the show covering a list of long-running manga people dropped before their conclusion and the results are…not surprising, but interesting nonetheless! It’s a shorter show than usual, but hey, after weeks of three hour long podcasts, we deserve some slack once in a while. Especially since the next couple episodes may very well turn out to be some of our longest yet…


0:15 – Announcing the Return of Manga Fights!!
2:25 – Bookscan March 2017 List
5:15 – Tokyo Tareba Girls Ends
5:45 – Black Lagoon Resumes on May 19th
6:40 – Re:Creators gets manga spinoff in Monthly Shonen Sunday
7:47 – Cells at Work Gets Spinoff Focused on Intenstinal Bacteria
8:52 – A Boruto Novel Will Come Out on May 2nd
13:05 – Full Color Edition of Attack on Titan: No Regrets Coming in June
14:20 – The Fate/Zero Manga Ends on May 2nd
14:53 – Dengeki Daioh to Debut Four New Manga
19:08 – Yuu Watase Launches Fushigi Yūgi Byakko-hen Manga
20:28 – To Love Ru Might Continue?
23:25 – Viz adds Dr. Stone to WSJ lineup
26:48 – Seven Seas’s Latest Licenses!
31:03 – Kodansha USA Licenses Domestic Girlfriend & GTO Paradise Lost
34:08 – Yen Press Licensed a Lot of Manga!
40:38 – Space Captain Harlock’s Film Rights Acquired by Film World Studios
43:15 – One Piece Has 350 Million Copies in Print
46:15 – Dark Horse’s Berserk Manga Release Has 1.2 Million Copies in Print
48:35 – Kingdom Has 30 Million Copies in Print
50:05 – Manga with the Biggest 1st Printings in 2016!!
58:45 – List of Manga Dropped Due to Length!!
1:17:17 – 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. Also, Manga Fights is making a comeback, and we’ll be debating My Hero Academia! Doctor will be joining us once again to debate against Jeff Ruberg, mobile developer for Viz Media, in a series of MHA-related topics with some new twists added into the usual Manga Fights routine! We’ll be recording on Sunday, April 23rd, so make sure to send any MHA-related questions and debate topics suggestions for us to discuss on the show before then! 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! Thanks for listening!


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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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