Manga Mavericks EP 77: Princess Jellyfish



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!




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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