Manga Mavericks EP. 58: “Sexism in the Manga Industry, Momoko Sakura, and High Guardian Spice”


On this episode of Manga Mavericks, its time for another news episode since we didn’t have a topic planned for the week, though unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of very especially good news as we go over some recent accounts of sexism from artists in the industry, how many manga magazines have ended so far this year and the recent passing of the creator of Chibi Maruko-chan, Momoko Sakura. We also have our usual bit of news on different serializations and movie and anime news, as well as LumRanmaYasha’s thoughts on the recent announcement of Crunchyroll’s High Guardian Spice as well as the controversy that has formed around it. It’s an unfortunately low energy, but actually short episode of the podcast at least! 

Podcast Breakdown:

0:00:00 – Intro

0:01:28 – Noah’s Notes has ended
0:03:36 – Akame ga kill Zero ends with 10th volume
0:05:35 – Citrus spinoff, Citrus Plus debuts this winter
0:06:21 – 12 manga magazines have ended in the 1st half of 2018
0:11:58 – Recent stories of sexism in the manga industry
0:20:08 – Erotic manga artist describes poor pay and working conditions
0:23:11 – Momoko Sakura passes away
0:26:18 – Dororo manga remake debuts in October
0:27:31 – Haikyu claymation short to premiere at Jump Special Anime Festa 2018
0:29:14 – Saiki K. gets conclusion anime
0:31:40 – Sequel to Netflix Death Note movie in production
0:33:43 – Bleach Live-action movie hits Netflix on September 14th
0:35:39 – Banks have repossessed the studio making the Tiger & Bunny live-action film
0:38:30 – Script for Opus anime being written
0:40:14 – Conan O’Brien finds out that Detective Conan is a thing
0:43:38 – LumRanmaYasha’s thoughts on the High Guardian Spice/Crunchyroll/Digibro “controversy”

0:56:17 – Wrap Up

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