Manga Mavericks @ Movies month continues! In this installment, we jump forward from March 2017 to October, a month Hollywood typically reserves for horror. And boy did we see two scary movies that month…scary good movies that is! In fact, unlike Ghost in the Shell and Power Rangers, these films were adaptations of beloved franchises that were well-received! Which two films could we mean? Well, if the title didn’t tip it off, they’re the Tokyo Ghoul live-action movie and the IT remake! Where did these films succeed as adaptions where GITS and Power Rangers failed? Join the Mavericks to find out! Don’t worry if you’re skeptical that our assessments will hold up…by the end of this podcast, I guarantee that you’ll float too.


00:30 – Intro
02:49 – Tokyo Ghoul
27:12 – IT (2017)
53:17 – Wrap-up

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an animation student at the School of Visual Arts. Currently residing in NYC, the icy cold, snow-covered neighborhoods of Minnesota will always be his home. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, he has turned his passion towards being both a creator and a critic. He credits his love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined his artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to his local comic book shop, he is an avid reader and collector, and is particularly fond of manga. His favorite comics include Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything Deadpool.