Anime Expo and San Diego Comic Con happened as per the annual July tradition, and with them comes a ton of news we need to talk about. From major licensing acquisitions to remarkable industry achievements, this episode runs the gamut of every monumental piece of news to come out of this month. With the sheer quantity of things to talk about, we’re lucky this episode didn’t run four hours long like our previous news-focused episode did!


00:22 – Intro & LumRanmaYasha’s Brief AX Report

04:00 – June 2018 Bookscan list
9:10 – Dr. Stone popularity poll
18:45 – Comico cancels Recovery of an MMO Junkie due to author’s health
19:55 – Sweetness and Lightning ends
21:07 – Dorohedoro ends in September
22:42 – Kengen Ashura ends in August
24:07 – Citrus ends in August
25:10 – Atsuo Ueda launches Fairy Tail sequel
26:28 – Comixology offers first American comic to be simulpublished in Japan
28:57 – Comixology debuts BECK and Seven Shakespeares manga from Harold Sakuishi
31:05 – Fantagraphics licenses Moto Hagio’s The Poe Clan
32:32 – Media Do licenses Baki
38:33 – Drawn & Quarterly to publish collected works of Yoshiharu Tsuge
41:45 – Udon Licenses FLCL art book & Mega Man X manga
43:23 – Dark Horse licenses Elfen Lied
46:31 – Crunchyroll Manga AX licenses
48:31 – J-Novel Club’s AX licenses & Announcements
57:50 – Kodansha USA AX licenses
1:06:50 – Seven Seas AX Licenses
1:14:26 – Yen Press AX Licenses
1:27:55 – Viz Media AX & SDCC Announcements
1:42:42 – Rumiko Takahashi inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame
1:45:40 – My Brother’s Husband wins an Eisner
1:47:30 – Otakon to host Shoji Kawamori
1:49:10 – Studio Trigger launches Patreon
1:51:28 – Kill la Kill: IF game news
1:53:05 – Ichigo, Rukia, & Aizen join Jump Force
1:55:10 – New Anime Song Streaming Service AniUta!
1:56:40 – Sunrise is making a live-action Gundam film
1:57:45 – Children of the Sea gets a movie
1:59:45 – Final Evangelion film finally has a release date
2:00:57 – Dragon Ball Super film is about BROLY, will debut in U.S. theatres in January
2:04:22 – MHA movie opens in the US in September
2:05:41 – I Want to Eat Your Pancreas will get theatrical screenings in the US
2:06:46 – 2nd Heaven’s Feel film screens in the US in 2019
2:07:26 – Fireworks grosses over 500,000 dollars in U.S. theatrical run
2:08:56 – Attack on Titan’s theatrical screening earnings
2:10:56 – Attack on Titan Season 3 premieres on Toonami on August 18th
2:11:15 – Bungo Stray Dogs gets season 3
2:12:42 – Crunchyroll Expo to premiere Rising of the Shield Hero anime
2:14:08 – Anime Fest @ NYCC
2:16:48 – Wrap-Up

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On our next episode we’ll be discussing the classic Shonen Jump manga Shaman King by Hiroyuki Takei, celebrating its 20th anniversary! We’ll be joined once again by Maxy Barnard, who considers Takei’s magnum opus one of his all-time favorite manga! If you have any Shaman King-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! 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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