We’re taking a short break from Shonen Jump-related podcast to talk about a creator celebrating a special 50th anniversary milestone – Go Nagai! 2018 is the 50th year of his career, and he’s seen a resurgence of popularity thanks to a slew of new anime based on his works like Mazinger Z: Infinity, Cutie Honey Universe, and most famously, Devilman Crybaby! To celebrate Go Nagi’s legacy and the renaissance of his work in the anime community, we’re discussing the original Devilman manga, recently released in the U.S. for the first time in a beautiful hardcover edition courtesy of Seven Seas!

Joining us is our good friend and devilishly handsome Go Nagai devotee Josh Dunham, host of Senpai Coast to Coast of co-founder of Wave Motion Cannon! We go over Go Nagi’s career, what inspired him to write Devilman, and how his personal demons may have carried over into his work. Josh provides a ton of wonderful insight on the chaotic, anarchic mind of Nagai, making for one of our best analytical discussion so far! This podcast has literally been two years in the making – we’ve been planning to do a Devilman podcast with Josh since we first had him on the show all the way back in July 2016, so it’s exciting to see it finally come to fruition! Sit back and listen as we explore the macabre world of Devilman and gleam as many insights we can from its dark and twisted world.

But first, we’ve got our usual news roundup to go through! We discuss the Oricon Top Selling Manga list, which has some surprising series making it on to the top ten! Then, we discuss the deaths of several manga magazines in print, and speculate whether this trend heralds the end for manga magazines in general. Plus we discuss a lot of new manga, new licenses, and new anime that we’re really looking forward to!


00:22 – Intro

01:39 – Oricon’s Top Selling Manga Lists for the First Half of 2018
10:52 – Oricon’s Top Selling Light Novel List for the First Half of 2018
15:13 – Bessatsu Hana to Yume ends publication
19:53 – Young Animal Arashi ends publication
21:50 – Comic Ryu moves online
23:50 – Cells At Work gets Black spinoff manga in June
26:26 – Batman Ninja gets manga adaptation
28:40 – New Saiki K. one-shot
30:28 – Yuu Watase plans to resume Arata: The Legend this year
31:56 – New manga about Satoshi Tajiri
32:44 – Akiko Higashimura’s new manga
34:11 – Title and launch date for Kouji Seo’s new manga
35:40 – Hiro Mashima’s new manga will be simulpublished in 5 languages
38:57 – Crunchyroll to simulpublish Domestic Girlfriend
41:42 – Kodansha USA Adds 4 New Digital-First Manga Licenses
48:28 – Vertical licenses Kino’s Journey manga & more
51:00 – DC to publish Batman and the Justice League manga
53:04 – Yen Press to simulpublish Goblin Slayer: Brand New Day
54:06 – Cross Infinite World licenses Dawn of the Mapmaker
55:00 – Shonen Jump’s New Vertical Manga Awards
56:40 – Kohei Horikoshi will attend San Diego Comic Con
1:01:56 – One Piece gets Episode of Skypiea special on August 25th
1:03:22 – The Promised Neverland gets an anime in January 2019
1:06:54 – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba gets an anime by Ufotable
1:08:05 – Attack on Titan Season 3 gets Theatrical World Premiere in U.S. and Canada
1:10:50 – Contest to win Makoto Yukimura’s used pen nibs
1:12:00 – Detective Conan Fan creates ‘Must Read’ Volume List
1:15:15 – The Pillows goes on tour in the U.S.
1:17:50 – Go Nagai exhibition in Tokyo and Osaka in September

1:19:48 – Devilman Discussion with Josh Dunham!

2:51:34 – Wrap-Up

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Our next Manga Mavericks will be our 50th episode! To commemorate the occasion, we’re revisiting a series we previously (albeit briefly) discussed and go back to class – Assassination Classroom that is!  If you have any Assassination Classroom-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, commenting in the Manga Mavericks thread on Animation Revelation, tweeting 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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