On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Lum & Colton are joined by Morgana Santilli, former general manager & manga buyer of the Comicopia comic book shop in Boston, to talk about Akiko Higashimura’s Princess Jellyfish! A Josei manga series about a group of otaku women known as the Amars, who would rather stay in and indulge in their hobbies then go out and face the world, that is until they are faced with creating their own clothing line in order to save their dormitory! And thats just the tip of the iceberg, as we find more and more themes in the story to unpack as the discussion goes on! Before that though, we also talk to Morgana about what its like to work in a comic book shop, and the trials and tribulations that come with selling and recommending manga to customers!

Be sure to stay tuned to the end of the show, as we finally reveal what third Shojo manga we will be covering on the podcast this year! Enjoy!

 

 

PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

0:00:00 – Intro

Discussion Topic(s):

0:05:51 – Interview /w Morgana

1:28:44 – Princess Jellyfish Discussion

2:52:45 – The Results of the Shojo/Josei Manga Poll!!

Community Shout-outs! 

2:58:18 – Morgana’s Blog & Twitter

2:58:57 – Shojo & Tell’s Princess Jellyfish Podcasts (Parts 1 & 2)

2:59:37 – Interview /w Princess Jellyfish editor, Yuki Sukemune from Barnes & Noble

3:00:07 – Dee’s Piece on Team Rocket’s Jesse from Anime Feminist

3:02:02 – Evolution of Weekly Shonen Jump (1968-2016) by Anime Openings (as well as Sunday & Magazine)

3:03:38 – 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.