Manga Mavericks @ Movies continues chugging through our backlog of unreleased 2017 episodes, and we’re finally talking about some animated movies after a long stretch of live-action! Not, not anime, but some really great and underrated french flicks – My Life as a Zucchini and Mune: Guardian of the Moon! Both films were licensed by GKIDS and given limited theatrical screenings in 2017, and Zucchini was even an Oscar contender! What makes these films so creative and unique that they stand toe to toe with the best animated films of the past decade? Listen and find out!


00:30 – Intro

02:32 – My Life as a Zucchini
18:32 – Mune: Guardian of the Moon

50:43 – 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.