On this episode of Manga Mavericks, after a little bit of news, Lum & Colton interview Stefan Koza, otherwise known as the official English translator for Jujutsu Kaisen simulpublished by Viz in Weekly Shonen Jump! Stefan goes over his background in translation and the work he’s done leading up to Jujutsu Kaisen, as well as some of his thoughts on the series not just the translator, but also a fan.


0:00:00 – Intro

0:02:18 – New Series added to Shonen Jump (Zipman and Agravity Boys)

0:05:14 – Series That have ended in Jump (Yui Kamio, Double Taisei, Beast Children, Tokyo Shinobi Squad)

0:17:19 – The Quintessential Quintuplets Will End in 14th Volume

0:18:55 – To Your Eternity’s 1st arc ends; 2nd arc begins on January 22nd

0:20:26 – REAL returns, gets digital editions

0:21:51 – Kadokawa/Type Moon launch Comic Ace manga website

0:23:37 – Aho Girl author Hiroyuki launches new manga

0:24:27 – New Manga from Satoshi Mizukami coming in January

0:25:16 – Yoshiaki Sukeno announces new series

0:26:44 – Twin Star Exorcists now being simupubbed through Shonen Jump and Manga Plus

0:28:37 – Manga Planet Subscription Site Launches

0:30:48 – Irodori Comics launches titles under non-erotic Dojinshi Label

0:34:54 – Vertical licenses Weathering with You manga

0:35:47 – Seven Seas Licenses Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time Manga

0:36:48 – Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Announced

0:38:42 – Interview /w Stefan Koza

Community Shout-Outs!
2:48:39 – Stefan’s podcast and Youtube channel
2:49:32 – Women in the Kitchen: The unequal treatment of professional chefs in anime and beyond from AniFem
2:50:46 – Wensleydale Cheddar’s video on I’m From Japan and Hell Warden Higuma
2:53:32 – Mike Toole’s Case Closed Retrospective

2:57:37 – Wrap up

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About The Author Colton Solem

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 is 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 One Piece, Eyeshield 21, My Hero Academia and much, much more. Oh yeah, guess he likes anime as well (but truth be told didn't know what it actually was until about 2007). Colton can be found frequenting sites such as MyAnimeList and Twitter under the handle of sniperking323.