After the last couple of banger retrospective podcasts we’re taking a breather! It’s a back-to-basics news-focused episode with reviews of the latest two Shonen Jump simulpubs, The Last Saiyuki and Yui Kamio Lets Loose, thrown in for good measure! That’s not all, because we’ve also got some great listener e-mails to read and community shout-outs to give! So while this might be a short episode, but it’s dense with goodness! Were Lum and Colton surprised by what the Top Manga franchises last fall were? Are we excited for Viz’s new Viz Originals imprint? Will Lum realize they’re pronouncing Yui Kamio’s name wrong? All this in more in another great show!

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00:22 – Intro


02:10 – Top 10 Manga Franchises from Fall 2018
06:20 – February Bookscan Top Graphic Novels List
08:36 – Attack on Titan: Before the Fall ends in March
09:25 – Pokemon Adventures: Black 2 & White 2 resumes serialization
11:20 – J-Novel Club licenses Campfire Cooking in Another World
12:48 – Udon licenses Stravaganza
14:10 – Titan Comics licenses Ryuko
15:30 – Kodansha Comics adds Love Massage & others
21:25 – Kodansha & Vertical license Bakemonogatari, Cells At Work! Code Black, & others
28:28 – Bookwalker now offers Kodansha simulpubs
28:56 – Seven Seas licenses Gal Gohan, Dance in the Vampire Bund A.S.O, & Roadqueen
33:03 – Viz licenses Seven Days, An Incurable Case of Love, A Tropical Fish Yearns For Love, a Drifting Classroom rerelease, and a new OEL manga imprint
41:58 – Japanese lawmakers put expanded copyright bill on hold
43:34 – Viz copyrights account for 5% of Google url takedown requests


46:35 – The Last Saiyuki
55:29 – Yui Kamio Lets Loose

1:02:39 – Listener e-mails from Wensleydale Cheddar & Leigh Sloggett

1:08:46 – Community Shout-Outs: Ash & The Black Manga Critic

1:11:02 – Wrap-Up

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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