On this episode of Manga Mavericks, we’re joined by One Piece Podcast contributor and writer for Anime News Network, Sam Leach, as well All Comic contributor, Nick Rowe, as we discuss Bakuman from Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata! We cover all sorts of bases during our discussion from what Bakuman meant to some of us as young readers as an in-depth look at the behind the scenes of what goes into creating Shonen Jump manga, to its unfortunate unchallenged depiction of sexism in the industry. Listen to the episode to find out how well Bakuman holds up 10 years after its debut!

We also discuss our usual helping of news including My Hero Academia continuing to dominate half of North American manga sales, Gintama finally coming to an end, and even some new publishers making their way into the market! Enjoy!!

Podcast Breakdown:

0:00:00 – Intro
0:01:26 – July Bookscan List
0:08:24 – Tezuka Mix Magazine to launch as Tezucomi in October
0:09:53 – Kodansha’s Nemesis manga magazine has ceased publication
0:10:53 – Fruits Basket Another ending
0:12:21 – Alice in Murderland ends next month
0:13:45 – The Seven Deadly Sins to end in about a year
0:15:09 – Gintama ends on Sept 17th
0:21:52 – Dark Horse licenses Emanon
0:23:38 – Viz licenses FMA: The Complete 4-Panel Comics
0:26:30 – New publisher, Denpa, launches with Kaiji, Inside Mari, & More!
0:32:09 – Harvey Awards creates new Best Manga category
0:33:53 – We Never Learn anime domain registered
0:36:42 – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Survey Reveals fan Demographics
0:46:47 – Viz’s MHA character popularity poll is now open!!
0:49:17 – Jump Force adds Sanji, Blackbeard, Gon, & Hisoka, adds Planet Namek w/Statue of Liberty Stage

1:01:02 – Bakuman discussion (/w Sam & Nick)

3:40:58 – Wrap Up

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