The Manga Mavericks have expanded into the realm of movies! Well, half of them anyway. Manga Mavericks @ Movies is a new spinoff of Manga Mavericks hosted and edited by LumRanmaYasha aka Sid, who visits cinemas at least once a week to watch movies and has been eager to find an outlet to talk about what he’s seen. Manga Mavericks @ Movies will likely be an irregularly released podcast until the summer, but you can expect it to come out within a week of the hottest new comic and nerdy movie releases!

This week we’re joined by Colton to discuss the latest One Piece theatrical feature, Film: Gold. We talk about our theater experiences, what we enjoyed about the film and what we thought could’ve have been improved on, as well as where the film would rank among the other One Piece films. Also LumRanmaYasha and Colton get into an argument about why the movie should have been canon or not, and whether that even matters in the context of the franchise.

Podcast Breakdown:

00:15 – Introductions
01:36 – Our Theatre Experiences
17:36 – Thoughts on Gild Tesoro
26:09 – Our General Opinions of Film: Gold
33:16 – Thoughts On Rob Lucci and CP-0
36:56 – Canon: Does It Matter?
43:25 – Various Things We Really Liked (OST, Animation, Secondary Characters, Dub, etc.)
55:58 – How Film: Gold Compares Against Other One Piece Movies
1:04:51 – Wrap-Up

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at, and subscribe to us on Youtube. You can follow the hosts at @lumranmayasha, @VLordGTZ, and @sniperking323. If there’s something you want to ask that’s too big to tweet, drop us a line in the comments below, or e-mail us at! 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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