On this episode of Manga Mavericks, its back to basics as Colton & Lum finally get back to covering some manga news, and in under 2 hours! They talk about everything from all the Shonen Jump series that are ending, to more new licenses from Yen Press and Seven Seas, and much more! Our titular Mavericks may mostly spend this week catching up on news and things, but stay tuned for next week when they cover all of the new series that have made their debut in Jump, including Masashi Kishimoto’s Samurai 8, but until then, enjoy!

PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

0:00:00 – Intro/Podcast Updates

News:

0:06:17 – Best Selling Manga Series for the First Half of 2019

0:17:27 – Monthly Bookscan List for April

0:21:21 – Hell Warden Higuma has ended

0:24:20 – Teenage Renaissance! David has ended

0:25:10 – I’m From Japan! moves to Saikyo Jump

0:27:14 – Food Wars Ending Soon

0:31:58 – Gintama Ends on June 17th (For Real This Time)

0:37:14 – World Trigger takes 1 month hiatus

0:39:30 – 3rd Part of Slayers Novel Series Has Debuted

0:40:48 – SSSS. Gridman receives manga adaption and spin-offs!

0:44:21 – New Manga Drawn by Aruko!

0:45:47 – New Yen Press Licenses

0:52:17 – New Seven Seas Licenses

0:57:17 – Tokyopop Licenses “Still Sick”

1:00:39 – Square Enix Launches English Manga Imprint

1:03:27 – Bisco Hatori & Utako Yukihiro Coming to Anime Expo

1:06:11 – Blade of the Immortal getting a new anime adaptation

1:10:48 – More Info 0n Hollywood Live-Action Akira

Community Shout Outs!:

1:14:33 – State of the US Manga Market 2018

1:16:09 – Deb Aoki’s Publishers Weekly Piece on the Manga Industry

1:17:23 – Erica’s Essay on Kase-san

1:18:46 – Vrai Kaiser’s Beginner’s Guide to Yuri

1:19:41 – AniFem Podcast on BL Manga

1:27:14 – 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.