Manga Mavericks @ Movies returns for the Fall movie season to cover all the new anime theatrical releases like One Piece: Stampede and the upcoming Konosuba movie! But before we can feast on the new, we’ve got to take care of some leftovers first. With I Want to Eat Your Pancreas finally out on blu-ray courtesy of Aniplex, now’s the perfect time to release our podcast we recorded on the film back in February after seeing its limited theatrical run. We actually recorded this episode a day after seeing Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission, despite the eight-month gap between releasing that and this. But man, what a whiplash in quality those two films was! 

It feels like mysterious forces have tried to both force us not to see the movie and then prevent us from releasing this podcast to the public, but just like with “The Ghibli Conspiracy,” we would not be deterred! We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of its aesthetics its themes of living life to its fullest, and how it differs from the live-action film! Does the film stack up to the likes of modern anime movie masterpieces like Your Name and A Silent Voice? Do we find the film’s perspective on life sophisticated or juvenile? Will LumRanmaYasha ever stop getting the name of the film wrong? Do I want to eat your pancreas? Listen to find out the answer to all these questions and more! 

Podcast Breakdown:

00:30 – Intro and Updates
03:32 – I Want to Eat Your Pancreas review
1:01:32 – Wrap-Up 

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at, and subscribe to us on Youtube. You can follow the hosts on twitter at @LumRanmaYasha and @VLordGTZ. Don’t forget to also like and subscribe to us on Youtube and iTunes and leave us reviews to help us curate the show and create better content! If there are any topics, series or mangaka you would like to see us talk about on the show, drop us a line in the comments below, or e-mail us at! Thanks for listening!

Music Featured:

The Boston Pops Orchestra – “Hooray for Hollywood”
Sumika – “Fanfare”
Sumika – “Shunkashuto (The Four Seasons)” 


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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