On this episode of Manga Mavericks, someone reached out to us to talk about the Art of Naoki Urasawa Exhibit in Los Angeles (even before we put up the previous episode!!), and that person was Aidan, otherwise known as @CoyboyBeboy on Twitter! With Urasawa being his favorite manga artist of all time, there was no way he’d miss out on this opportunity, as he joins Colton & Lum on the show to talk about the exhibit and all the cool pieces of art and expensive merchandise they had to offer, as well as recount the moment where he met the man himself. You don’t want to miss out on hearing this incredible experience! Enjoy!




0:00:00 – Intro


0:01:27 – Diamond Top 100 Best-Selling Manga in 2018

0:05:42 – Phoenix gets sequel novel in April

0:06:50 – Viz licenses Pokemon: The Power of Us film & spinoff manga

0:07:58 – Rumiko Takahashi wins Angloume Grand Prix award

0:08:50 – Mirai nominated for Best Animated Feature

0:18:47 – Junji Ito comes to Crunchyroll Expo

0:19:43 – Dai from Dragon Quest joins Jump Force

0:22:39 – Top 10 Manga Japanese Fans Want to See Animated

Discussion Topic(s):

0:31:30 – Japan House’s Naoki Urasawa Exhibit in LA /w Aidan

Community Shout-outs! 

1:55:20 – Thoughts on The Promised Neverland and Black Women in Manga by Jackson P. Brown
1:57:32 – Video on Phonetics by WensleyCheddar

1:59:25 – 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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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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