Rounding off our My Hero Academia podcast trilogy is this long-awaited Q&A special! We received so many questions for our Manga Fight we couldn’t possibly use them all, so we organized this special episode to answer them! Both Jeff Ruberg and Doctor return to give their takes on your questions, and what results is the realization that all podcasters are evil, Stain is best girl, Mineta should make a Spirit Bomb out of sticky balls, and lots of lucrative ideas for ScrewAttack!

Before we get to all that we have to cover the news first, but because Colton abandoned the podcast to go to Anime St. Louis to buy cigarettes, I had to find another co-host for the week. Thankfully, that scumbag VLordGTZ just happened to be in the room so I pulled him over, sat him down, and forced him to talk about the latest happenings in the manga industry for fourty-five minutes. We discuss how confusing Yu-Gi-Oh! is now, dance on Fairy Tail‘s grave, and speculate on the Attack on Titan/Madagascar crossover that is totally definitely going to happen one day. We close off talking about a list of japanese readers’ favorite Shonen Jump mangaka. Did MHA’s Kohei Horikoshi make the list? Listen and find out!


News w/VlordGTZ:

00:22 – Introductions!!
01:32 – April Bookscan List
08:32 – Detroit Metal City’s Mangaka Launches Rhyming Man Manga
09:10 – Pani Poni Mangaka Launches Manga About Youtubers
09:38 – Kids on the Slope‘s Mangaka Launches New Series in July
10:18 – Noragami Goes on Hiatus
11:13 – Princess Jellyfish Resumes in June
12:28 – Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service reboots with new arc in June
13:58 – Fate/Zero Manga Gets Extra Chapter
15:03 – 1970s-1980s Sci-fi Omnibus Features Moto Hagio & Keiko Takemiya
16:03 – Mari Yamazaki Draws Manga About Bulgari Founder for Vogue Japan
17:03 – Hunter X Hunter Volume 34 is on the Way
18:58 – Fairy Tail is Finally Ending!!
23:40 – J-Novel Club’s Latest Licenses!!
27:38 – Cross Infinite World’s Latest Licenses!!
29:50 – Kodansha USA’s Latest Licenses!!
32:00 – Seven Seas’ Several Licenses!!
36:50 – Manga Nominated for Eisner Awards!!
38:10 – Manga Publishers Discuss Legal Action Against Scanlation Site Free Books
39:20 – Japanese Netizens Choose the Best Shonen Jump Manga Artists

MHA Q&A EXTRAVAGANZA w/Jeff Ruberg & Doctor:

47:18 – Re-introductions!!
48:30 – Give Every Member of Class 1-A in MHA a Partner Pokemon!
52:30 – What if the Traitor was Someone from Class B?
56:48 – Pitch a 4-person Team of Any Four Heroes
1:02:08 – Should Vigilante Crossover with My Hero Academia?
1:08:30 – If All Might Had Never Met Midoriya, Which UA Student Would be Most Deserving of Inheriting All For One, and Why?
1:16:30 – What Would Be Your Quirk?
1:21:18 – What Western Superhero Would it be Most Fun to See Interact with the Characters of the MHA Universe?
1:28:53 – Quirk Free-for-all Between All First Year Students: Who wins?
1:33:03 – Would a Crossover Between One Punch Man and MHA Work Well?
1:41:41 – Would a Time Skip Work in a Series Like This?
1:45:31 – If Todoroki and Bakugo Had Fought for Real in the Sports Festival Who Would Have Won?
1:46:46 – Best Color Page?
1:52:20 – Does Deku Rank Among Your Favorite Superheroes?
1:54:48 – Was Mirio Togata a Better Successor Candidate Than Deku
1:57:38 – Who Was the Better Mentor?
2:00:03 – Who Had the Better Ideals for Creating a Symbol of Peace?
2:03:48 – Is Dabi Related to Todoroki?
2:07:20 – How Could An American Hero Society Tie in with Japan’s?
2:09:15 – What Moves Could Mineta Learn to Become a Top Hero?
2:11:48 – How Should the Story Transition from School to Work Force Once Class 1A Become Seniors?
2:18:30 – What are the Most Overrated and Underrated Aspects of MHA?

2:27:00 – 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 @lumranmayasha and @sniperking323 and special guests VLordGTZ, Doctor, and Jeff Ruberg at @VLordGTZ, @ssaapodcast  and @jeffinitelyjeff! 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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