Yeah the Sket Dance review is delayed again. Don’t fret, we promise it’ll come sooner than the final two books of A Song of Ice and Fire! So what are we reviewing this week? We don’t know! I mean, we do because we recorded the episode already…but it was a total crapshoot before we recorded it. We literally just spun a wheel and picked whatever random manga it landed on. So what did the Wheel of Manga choose for us to review? No spoilers – you’ll have to listen to the episode to find out!

As far as news goes, we’ve got an exciting Bookscan list to cover, discuss when Hunter X Hunter will come back from its latest hiatus, and whether Kirishin’s contest to publish the world’s first Christian light novel is a good idea. It’s a pretty short show this week, but nonetheless still an hour’s worth of quality manga discussion!


00:22 – Intro

01:48 – August Bookscan List
05:05 – Hunter X Hunter Goes On Hiatus Again
08:05 – Akiko Higashimura Continues Tarare-Bar
09:30 – Fist of the Blue Sky Returns in October
11:13 – Yoshiki Tanaka finishes Legend of Arslan’s Final Volume
12:05 – Kodansha USA Adds New Digital Titles
15:50 – Dark Horse to Release a Yoshitaka Amano Biography
18:28 – Japanese Publisher Plans World’s 1st Christian Light Novel
21:23 – The Promised Neverland has 1.5 million copies in print

23:36 – A Random Manga Review

54:40 – Wrap-up

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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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