On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Lum & Colton are joined by Ashley McDonnell, host of the Shojo & Tell shojo manga podcast, to discuss My Love Story!! from Kazune Kawahara & Aruko, about a macho but lovable and reliable teenager named Gouda Takeo, who’s always used to the girls he likes confessing to his best friend Sunakawa, until one day he finally finds a girlfriend of his own and his springtime of youth officially begins!! Join the mavericks as they discuss their shojo manga to be covered on the podcast and its portrayals of real and healthy relationships of all kinds! As well as listen to Ashley and Colton even duke it out in an impromptu Manga Fight over who is best boy! Enjoy!

 

 

PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

0:00:00 – Intro

News:

0:00:33 – Monthly Bookscan List for January

0:04:31 – Happiness Ends March 9th

0:05:21 – Mikio Ikemoto Plans Boruto to be Complete Within 30 volumes

0:07:04 – Gintama Manga Continues Through Official Gintama app

0:11:57 – Arata Primal launches on Manga Plus

0:14:02 – Rose of Versailles and Sugar Sugar Rune still in the works(???)

0:16:22 – Kodansha USA Digital First Titles from February

0:20:40 – Seven Seas licenses Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out

0:22:35 – Dark Horse licenses Ms Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles

0:25:16 – Viz SUBLime licenses Yarichin Bitch Club

0:26:40 – Viz licenses Way of the Househusband & more coming this Fall

0:30:15 – TCAF to host Junji Ito

0:31:04 – Japan Expands Scope of Proposed Copyright Law Reforms, Manga Artists Protest

0:38:04 – Astra Lost in Space Anime Announced for 2019

0:40:20 – Beastars Anime Announced

0:41:49 – More info on Hollywood Live-Action Your Name film

Discussion Topic(s):

0:44:56 – My Love Story Discussion

2:16:56 – Manga Fight! Who is Best Boy? Takeo or Sunakawa?

2:35:20 – 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.