On this episode of Manga Mavericks, with the start of the new year comes our annual Best Of Manga episode! We take a look at everything related to the podcast, what manga we read and everything in between. We even only have about 20 minutes worth of news! Its a 2019 miracle!! Enjoy!



0:00:00 – Intro


0:01:36 – New Miss Kobayashi spinoff about Lucoa and Shota

0:03:41 – Shortcake Cake Ends in 2 Chapters

0:04:50 – Gintama will end with its 77th volume

0:07:47 – J-Novel club lisences three new titles

0:12:25 – 2018’s Top Anime Box Office Grosses in North America

Best of Manga Mavericks 2018:

0:20:03 – Favorite Podcast Intros of 2018
0:26:45 – Favorite Podcast Thumbnails of 2018
0:31:01 – Favorite Podcast Reviews of 2018
0:38:58 – Favorite Podcast Moments of 2018

Best of Manga 2018:

0:46:14 – Favorite Manga News Stories of 2018
0:50:55 – Favorite New North American Manga Licenses of 2018
0:55:01 – Favorite New North American Manga Releases of 2018
1:04:15 – Favorite Graphic Novel Covers of 2018
1:07:32 – Favorite Manga Color Pages of 2018
1:13:29 – Favorite Two Page Spreads of 2018
1:21:00 – Favorite Manga Moments of 2018
1:36:58 – Favorite Manga Fights of 2018
1:49:39 – Favorite Manga Chapters of 2018
2:02:58 – Favorite Manga Series Finales of 2018
2:05:49 – Favorite Manga Protagonists of 2018
2:14:25 – Favorite Manga Antagonists of 2018
2:18:03 – Favorite New Manga Characters of 2018
2:24:32 – Favorite New Manga of 2018
2:31:15 – Favorite Currently-Running Manga of 2018
2:40:59 – Fan Favorites
2:46:46 – Manga We Promise to Read in 2019

3:00:20 – 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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