On this episode of Manga Mavericks, we celebrate our first episode of 2019 by talking about our experience reading manga on the new Shonen Jump website and apps and what we think could be improved upon going forward. As well as discuss the two latest new series from the magazine with Ne0;Lation from Tomohide Hirao & Mizuki Yoda and Hell Warden Higuma from Natsuki Hokami! But before any of that, we have a whole lot of news to cover, including a few lists to top off 2018! Topics of discussion also include our complaints about a video game we won’t be buying anyway, our thoughts on Japanese fan’s taste in DBZ movies, and Japan’s most beloved franchise of 2018: The Greatest Showman (okay not really, but it made a lot of money over there for some reason). Be sure to stay tuned for our next episode as we finally round off last year with our annual Best Of Manga podcast! Until then, enjoy!



0:00:00 – Intro

0:02:34 – Bookscan Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels list for November

0:06:43 – Masashi Kishimoto’s Samurai 8 Debuts in Jump this Spring

0:08:54 – Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju gets 2 new chapters

0:10:46 – New One Shot from Ryuhei Tamura on Jan 7th

0:11:56 – Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho approaches climax

0:12:45 – Anime Film Industry Revenue Statistics for 2017/Mirai Box Office & Nominations

0:18:58 – Kyoto Manga Contest

0:21:15 – Sunrise Yatate Bunko Award Contest

0:23:44 – Shonen Jump’s Under 23 web manga award

0:26:53 – Jump Force Updates

0:33:49 – My Hero Academia Season 4 Release Date

0:35:45 – New Haikyu!! Anime Coming Late 2019

0:37:21 – I’m From Japan Anime Coming this April

0:40:06 – Prince of Tennis gets new anime film

0:41:59 – Japanese fans list their favorite Dragon Ball films

0:50:04 – New One Piece film commemorates anime’s 20th anniversary

0:51:31 – One Piece voted most representative manga of Heisei era

0:53:43 – Top Selling Manga in Japan by Series 2018

0:57:32 – Top Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series 2018

1:02:19 – DaVinci’s Top 50 Manga in Japan 2018

1:05:08 – Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals Top 20 Manga Magazines

1:10:25 – Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals Top 20 Manga for Male Readers

1:12:32 – Top Selling Media Franchises in Japan 2018

1:19:14 – Free Comic Book Day Samplers Revealed!


Discussion Topic(s):

1:20:06 – Our Thoughts on the new Shonen Jump thus far…!

1:40:30 – First impressions of Ne0;Lation (Catching up /w Act Age & Jujutsu Kaisen)

1:50:55 – First Impressions of Hell Warden Higuma


Community Shout Outs!

1:58:09 – Vlord’s Review of Kimetsu no Yaiba Ch 139

2:00:52 – Jeff Ruberg and his wonderful customer service!


2:01:39 – Wrap-up

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and now on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here. Don’t forget to also like and subscribe to us on Youtube and iTunes and leave us reviews to help us curate the show and create better content!

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Read The Newest Chapters of Ne0;Lation & Higuma on Shonen Jump!

Sakugabooru’s blog post on Black Clover Episode 63

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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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