For this episode of Manga Mavericks, the part of Sid will played by both Maxy Barnard and Bomber D Rufi, as Sid had this thing called “school” to focus on until he is finally finished with that and is ready to get back to slaving away at all the unfinished podcasts he still has to edit.

Anyway, while Sid is off on his own ventures, Colton takes care of the show this week and covers the news with the help of Shonen Sunday fanatic, Bomber D Rufi (@kiirobon), as they talk about the usual new upcoming manga serials, licenses and live action films! Some highlights include a list of the biggest first printings from the biggest manga publishers within the last year, Viz Media licensing of Dragon Ball: That Time I Was Reincarnated as Yamcha, as well as some new info about Hiro Mashima’s upcoming new series!Afterwards, Maxy Barnard (@MaxyTheBee) from Friendship! Effort! Victory!, joins the show to discuss and dissect Takamagahara from Jyuuzou Kawai. Another prematurely ending Shonen Jump manga that ran simultaneously in English and Japanese via Viz Media before the era of Jump Starts! Colton and Maxy discuss how they feel about the series in relation to its many unexplored ideas and themes that were shadowed by both some less than stellar storytelling and various production issues behind the scenes.Next episode, we’ll be discussing our thoughts on Viz’s latest round of Jump Starts, as well two recent one shots from both Hiroshi Shiibashi (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan) and Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro (Toriko).

Sid’s Note: As of this post I am hopefully finished with the bulk of my academic obligations. I had hoped to never miss an episode, but alas it was an unavoidable inevitability considering my workload this semester. Sadly, the last few weeks have been highly traumatic and stressful, but hopefully this ordeal is all over with and I can return to the podcast unburdened. I must extend a huge thanks to the wonderful Maxy Barnard and Bomber D Rufi for covering for me this week. They are always a delight to listen to, and I’m looking forward to personally talking with them again in future shows. I’m also very grateful to Colton for creating this week’s thumbnail and writing up this post and the podcast breakdown, tasks I normally do but simply did not have time for this week. You guys are great friends and I’m very thankful this podcast has allowed me to meet all of you. I’m looking forward to continue doing more projects with you all!

And on the subject of all those unedited episodes of Manga Mavericks @ Movies…well, I can’t concretely confirm that they’ll be coming closely, but MAYbe. 😉

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0:00 – Intro

04:20 – Monthly Bookscan March List
07:46 – Biggest 1st Printing from the Big 3 Publishers
24:04 – Chiho Saito previews new manga
25:16 – Orange’s Ichigo Takano Launches New Manga on April 25
26:38 – Shinobu Ohtaka launches new manga in Weekly Shonen Magazine
31:05 – Hiroshi Fukuda launches new manga on April 25th
35:27 – Akame ga Kill artist to launch new series
36:21 – Satoshi Mizukami launches ‘Planet With’ Anime/Manga
42:22 – Updates on Hiro Mashima’s New Series
47:26 – Bozebeats ends in Issue 20 of Shonen Jump
52:38 – Juni Taisen to end in 4th volume
56:02 – Everyone’s Getting Married Manga Ends on May 8
56:33 – D.N.Angel Manga Annoucned to Return
1:01:23 – Welcome to the Ballroom continues its hiatus
1:04:53 – Naruto gets new 3-novel book series
1:06:39 – Listing for After The Rain from Vertical on Amazon
1:07:40 – Vertical’s Anime Boston Licenses
1:11:27 – Yen Press Anime Boston Licenses
1:18:27 – Viz Media Anime Boston Licenses
1:27:08 – J-Novel Club licenses Mari Okada’s autobiography
1:27:38 – Dark Horse Comics to release Eromanga-sensei
1:29:12 – Dark Horse Licenses Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair Manga
1:29:34 – Udon to Launch Otherwordly Izakaya Nobu Manga in September 2018
1:30:33 – One Peace Books Licenses Hinamatsuri and others
1:33:12 – Nisekoi Live Action Movie coming this December
1:35:12 – Kingdom gets Live Action Movie

1:36:48 – Takamagahara Discussion /w Maxy Barnard

2:43:35 – 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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