Even though World Trigger has been on hiatus for a long time, the love of its fans remains strong. With the series celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, we thought now would be as good as time as any to re-read and talk about it! Joining us are two VERY passionate World Trigger fans and Osamu Mikumo stans – Annaliese Christman, letterer of the series for Viz Media and Weekly Shonen Jump, and Wensleydale Cheddar, host of the Shonen Jump podcast Stammer Stream and the voice of Osamu in Team ODA:R’s World Trigger abridged series! Can they help LumRanmaYasha convince Colton that it’s the best sports manga that isn’t technically a sports manga ever made? Either way, we had a long and fun discussion of one of our favorite series, and we hope you enjoy it!

But first, we’ve got a ton of news! We talk about both the Bookscan and Diamond monthly lists, new licenses, lots of industry shakeups, and a few fun polls! There’s so much to talk about, it’s no wonder this episode ended up being four hours long! In fact, we had to cut stuff out of it so it wouldn’t run over five! Speaking of which, you can expect another Q&A Extravaganza focused on World Trigger coming next week! You guys have got a lot of listening to do, and you better start! So get in your Trion bodies and report for duty, because it’s time to hit the trigger on that play button! Trigger on!


00:22 – Intro


01:55 – April 2018 Bookscan List
05:07 – Diamond’s April 2018 Manga List
08:25 – Shaman King gets spinoff manga about Tao Jun
09:54 – Kengo Hanazawa’s new manga
11:29 – Hiro Mashima teases secret project
13:42 – Attack on Titan Junior High gets 3 new chapters
15:09 – Miyoko Ikeda writes new Sailor Moon novels
16:26 – Seven Seas licenses The Ancient Magus’ Bride Novels
17:40 – Viz Publishes Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Manga Digitally
21:29 – Anime Industry shows growth in overseas market
29:10 – DMP merges emanga and akadot retail sites
31:37 – Buronson opens manga academy in his hometown
34:14 – Japan Cartoonists Association Award Winners
36:29 – Comico appoints Ushio & Tora editor Musha as editor in chief
37:38 – Mr. Nietzsche listed with bilingual english/japanese release
39:55 – Comic-con Int. to host Yoshitaka Amano
41:10 – The live-action Kakegurui show is now streaming on Netflix
42:30 – FUNimation’s rights to Case Closed have expired
50:04 – Nintendo makes Famicon Mini Shonen Jump edition
51:42 – Mocoyo Anno exhibition in June
53:21 – Potentially stolen Ai & Makoto artwork appears on auction site
55:56 – One of Shotaro Ishinomori’s early shojo manga gets reprinted
58:29 – Updated print counts for various manga and light novel series
1:05:15 – NHK’s Ultimate Gundam Popularity Poll results
1:14:44 – We Never Learn Popularity Poll results
1:21:30 – Dr. Stone Popularity Poll
1:25:05 – Shonen Jump Fan Art contest

1:26:45 – World Trigger Discussion w/Annaliese Christman & Wensleydale Cheddar!

4:07:18 – Wrap-Up

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com,and now on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. As for our guests, you can follow Annaliese Christman at @kaitou_ace and Wensleydale Cheddar at @WensleyCheddar. 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 be a review of Go Nagai’s Devilman! We’ll be celebrating its resurgence in popularity thanks to Masaaki Yuasa’s Devilman Crybaby anime adaptation and Seven Seas’s recent release of the original manga and some of its spinoffs! We’re recording the podcast on Sunday, June 3rd! We’ll be joined by Josh Dunham, host of Senpai Coast to Coast and founder of Wave Motion Cannon! It’s been a long time since Josh has been on the show, but we’ve planned to discuss Devilman with him for a while and figured now was the best time to do it! But that’s not all! We’re also recording a special Dragon Ball Super retrospective featuring Sam Leach, who reviewed the series for Anime News Network, as well as Chris Larios, host of Weekly Manga Recap! We’re really excited to talk about Dragon Ball with these fine gents and knowing us you can expect another long, dense podcast out of our conversation! If you have any Devilman or Dragon Ball Super-related comments, questions, or discussion topics you’d like us to talk about, 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 mangamavericks@gmail.com! 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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