On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Lum & Colton are joined by dakazu, darfox and Morgana from the Manga Machinations podcast to talk about Paru Itagaki’s Beastars! Even only after reading the first two volumes released by Viz Media, we have a lot to dig into as we discuss different interesting facets of the world of Beastars, as well as its many various kinds of social commentary that we may or may not be able to relate to different real world experiences. We also give our first impressions of the anime based on the trailers (this was recorded before the anime made its premiere on Japanese TV) and wonder how well Itagaki’s may or may not work in the transition from comic to animation. Enjoy!

The third and final volume of our JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood readthrough will be available exclusively on our Patreon this Sunday, Nov 30th!


0:00:00 – Intro

0:01:59 – My Hero Academia Vol 21 ranks No. 3 on NYT October List

0:07:34 – Kei Sanbe’s new manga

0:11:08 – Yasuo Ohtagaki’s new manga

0:12:25 – Amazon lists English release of Keiichi Koike’s Heaven Door Extra Works Book

0:14:40 – Leiji Matsumoto’s recent health scare (he’s fine now)

0:17:22 – Kodansha Wins 160-Million-Yen Lawsuit Against 3 Pirate Site Admins

0:18:41 – Reedpop partners with Crunchyroll Expo

0:19:53 – Anime Central to host FUNA and Itsuki Akata


0:22:30 – Beastars by Paru Itagaki

Community Shout-Outs!
2:11:53 – Erica Friedman’s write up on Anime NYC Premiere of Fragtime
2:14:07 – Editorial on the animation of Fire Force Episode 1 by Josh Dunham
2:15:15 – SakugaBlog’s Pokemon Sun and Moon Production Retrospect
2:16:59 – Wrap Up


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About The Author Colton

Colton is just your regular glasses wearing nerd residing in Saint Louis, Misery (that's a joke) who loves reading and collecting manga as a hobby and also records too many podcasts! He started off his podcasting escapades in 2013 when he created Life Lessons: The Gintama Manga Cast, which was a show dedicated to Gintama and its past English release of the manga. From there he became the co-host of shows such as the Manga Corner from Anime3000, Heavenly Kings, One Podcast Prevails and many more. Colton first discovered manga back in 2006 when he bought his first issue of Shonen Jump, and ever since then, his love and passion for manga took off from there! His favorite titles include Sket Dance, Eyeshield 21, My Hero Academia and much, much more. Colton can be found frequenting sites such as Anilist and Twitter under the handle of sniperking323.

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