Manga Mavericks @ Movies Month is going strong! We’ve been posting new movie reviews on our Youtube channel every day and plan to do so for the entire month of May! These reviews will also be uploaded to our podcast feed just a few days afterward. I’ve just put up our Ghost in the Shell/Power Rangers podcast, a pairing of two remakes of beloved 90’s franchises that weren’t particularly well-received. Check it out and look forward to more new @ Movies podcasts popping up on our feed this month!

Of course, @ Movies isn’t all we’re doing this month! We’ve got regular Manga Mavericks episodes planned too, just like the one you’re about to listen to! This week’s episode is kind of a back-to-basics affair. Both your regular Mavericks are present, there’s a normal amount of news to talk about, and we cover a few recent Jump Starts and one-shots to cap off the show! A pretty normal episode compared to the past couple of atypical entries. Honestly, the only thing that’s missing is a Bookscan list to talk about, but I’m sure we’ll have plenty to say about the next one.  

Before you listen to the show, I want to emphasize the content warning for the Gerard Jones story. There are some extremely graphic details we had to acknowledge that should be sickening to any sane human being. It made me physically ill when we were discussing it, and then again when I had to edit it. If you can’t stomach hearing about sexual violence towards children, please, you are better off skipping that news piece because it is extremely upsetting.

But hey, this isn’t a dour podcast by any stretch. I mean, we got to talk about loop theory, kaiju that can shoot lasers out of its arms, and a talking house that can transform into a giant mech! It’s irresponsible to ignore real-world problems to consume entertainment, but our discussion of these recent Jump Starts was a nice reminder of how valuable it can be to have a good manga to brighten up a bad day.


00:22 – Intro


01:36 – New Stuff from Rumiko Takahashi
04:16 – New Manga from Kouji Seo
05:54 – New Manga from Sankaku Head
06:20 – New Series from Yuki Urushibara
08:10 – Isle of Dogs Manga Mini-Series from Minataro Mochizuki
10:32 – New Maid-sama Volume
11:54 – Title for new arc of Shaman King revealed
14:20 – Return Date for D.N.Angel
15:32 – Noragami Resumes June 6th
17:44 – Nobuhiro Watsuki Resumes Hokkaido arc of Rurouni Kenshin After Being Fined For Possessing Child Pornography
29:15 – Magi: Adventure of Sinbad Ends
30:26 – Promised Neverland Novel To Be Released June 4th (Spoilers)
31:56 – Hoshin Engi Novelization
32:51 – Baki Gets a Serialized Novel
33:46 – New Goblin Slayer Manga Adaptation
35:07 – Tezuka Mix Magazine Delayed Indefinitely
36:00 – Dark Horse Licenses Mob Psycho 100
39:01 – 5 New Digital First Licenses from Kodansha
45:07 – The Japanese Government Combats Manga Piracy Sites
56:58 – [CONTENT WARNING] Gerard Jones Pleads Guilty to Charges Involving Child Pornogrphy
1:05:44 – Ao Jyumonji to guest at Anime Expo
1:06:47 – Golden Kamuy Wins 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize’s Top Award
1:08:26 – 2018 Eisner Nominees for Best US Edition of International Material From Asia
1:10:49 – New Official Twitter Account Domain Name Registered for The Promised Neverland
1:16:11 – Bloom Into You anime coming this October
1:17:23 – Update from Michael Gracey  on Naruto Live Action Movie
1:20:38 – Alexandra Aja Speaks on Now Cancelled Space Adventure Cobra Live Action Movie
1:25:40 – Live Action Mob Psycho 100 Premieres on Netflix May 22nd
1:26:44 – Big Comic Spirits Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Exhibition at Kyoto Manga Museum

March & April WSJ Jump Starts & One-shots Discussion:

1:29:24 – Intro
1:29:48 – Jujutsu Kaisen
1:42:48 – Noah’s Notes
1:58:09 – Ziga
2:17:00 – Inishie no Horibimon (One Shot)
2:26:05 – Build King (One Shot)

2:36:31 – 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 @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. 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!

Our next episode will a retrospective on Daisuke Ashihara’s World Trigger. We’ll be celebrating the series’ 5th anniversary as part of our ongoing year-long celebration of Weekly Shonen Jump’s 50th anniversary! We’re recording the podcast on Sunday, May 13th at 4pm CST! We’ll be joined by Wensleydale Cheddar, host of Stammer Stream and the voice of Osamu in Team ODA:R’s World Trigger abridged series! If you have any World Trigger-related comments, questions, or discussion topics you’d like us to discuss, please send them our way either in the comments below, in our Discord server, by commenting in the Manga Mavericks thread on Animation Revelation, tweet them to us, or by sending 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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