If you’re reading this right now, we need your help! Our supposedly good friend and regular guest Maxy Barnard was so upset we hadn’t invited him on the podcast in a while that he flew from the U.K. to the U.S., traveled cross-country to kidnap us, stuffed us both in a large grocery store plastic bag, and trapped us in a closet! Colton tried chewing through the bag, but instead he ended up choking on it like a pigeon and is slowly coughing and suffocating to death. I’ve only just managed to rip through and break down the closet door. Maxy confiscated our phones so we couldn’t call for help, but I’ve managed to hack his laptop so I’m messaging for help before he comes ba–AAACCCKKKK!!!!

Ha ha, don’t take what my good pal Sid said seriously. He doesn’t exist anymore. Neither of them do. But I promise you we’re all having a smashing good time anyways! We’re going to talk about some Jump Starts, namely the recent two, Momiji no Kisetsu and Invade You. About time too, considering the new round of Jump Starts have already started. Oh, those silly lazy Manga Mavericks boys. Why, if I’d been on the show earlier they would’ve never put off talking about these series for so long! It’s a gosh dang crime they didn’t shower Invade You with the praise it deserves – after all, it’s one of the best and funniest Jump Starts in a while! Those Weekly Manga Recap blokes don’t know what they’re talking about. Ha ha, I swear, one day they will PAY…for the officially licensed graphic novels because they will love the series! Ha ha, I certainly won’t have to INVADE YOUR homes to force you to read it like the Mav-er…it’s..because it’s a good comic! That’s it. I knew where I was going with that. I’m not crazy.

But yes, I’m excited to be on the show again! It’s been much too long. Far too long. And now, dear listeners, this podcast will prove why MaxyTheBee is MAXYTHEBEST!!


00:22 – Intro
06:34 – Should Viz have translated these new series’ names?

10:28 – Momiji no Kisetsu
24:14 – Invade You

34:05 – Thoughts on Robot x Laserbeam’s Conclusion
38:30 – Which series will replace RxL in Viz’s Shonen Jump?
42:55 – Black Clover’s 2nd Character Popularity Poll Results!

57:57 – 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 and Maxy Barnard at @MaxyTheBee. 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!

On our next episode we’ll be discussing the classic Jump soccer manga Whistle! By Daisuke Higuchi, commemorating both the World Cup as well as the series’ 20th anniversary! If you have any Whistle!-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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