It’s time once again to run down the results of our annual survey! VLordGTZ joins us to dissect the data and contextualize what the podcast’s biggest triumphs were in 2018. Find out which guests and episodes fans liked the most, alongside a bunch of other interesting statistics! The answer to what was the most beloved moment from the podcast last year might (not) surprise you! Plus, we discuss the recent Jump Start Act-Age and Naoshi Komi’s latest one-shot!

Thanks again to everyone who took the survey! The responses we collected were very informative and will go a long way in improving the show in 2018 and beyond. We have lots of exciting plans and are preparing to make good on a lot of the things suggested in the survey in the immediate future. Definitely keep your eyes on both the podcast and youtube channel as both we’ll be producing a lot of ambitious new content starting in the summer. In the short-term, look forward to a lengthy news roundup on the next Manga Mavericks, as well as a very special episode of @ Movies coming shortly! We’re getting back into the swing of our bi-weekly schedule, so you can expect more podcasts more regularly!


00:22 – Intro & Show Plan

04:24 – Starting Point: E no Genten Discussion

20:55 – Jump Start! Act-Age Discussion

35:58 – 2018 Survey Results!!

2:30:27 – 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 you’d like to help support the show financially you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here. 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! We take your suggestions and feedback very seriously and want to figure out more ways to reach out and interact with you guys, so please leave some responses! If you have any questions or topics that you’d like us to discuss, you can drop us a line in the comments below, comment in the Manga Mavericks thread on Animation Revelation, tweet at us, or send an e-mail to! And as always, 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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