We’re starting off this decade of the podcast by discussing a bunch of stuff we did last year! That’s right, it’s time to extensively cover all our adventures at the third convention we attended in 2019, Anime NYC! You’ve heard us go over all the news out of the con a few episodes ago, but this time around we’ll be going into what we personally did there – all the panels and events we attended, and all the people we met! It was a big con for us in many ways, and we got to hang out with a bunch of our friends that you’ll be hearing on this podcast, including Sakaki from the Weekly Shogakukan Edition twitter and blog, Jecka from the same blog, and Marion from Good Friends Anime Club, the Haikyuu podcast View from the Top, and an upcoming Dorohedoro podcast I’m excited to listen to! 

As you might have guessed, having five people on to discuss what they did at an incredibly busy event takes a while, which is how we’ve ended up with the 4+ hour-long podcast you’re about to listen to. Believe it or not, this is but the first of a series of long podcasts we’re starting off 2020 with, as the Best of Manga 2019 episode we recorded also ended up being nearly five hours long, and we have several other incoming podcasts that have ran long besides. Suffice to say, one of our New Year’s Resolutions for Manga Mavericks this year is recording shorter podcasts, both for your listening convenience and our time and sanity! 

But let me ask you, are you a person who prefers long podcasts like this, or wants them shorter? Do you enjoy these convention report episodes, or are there types of episodes you’d like us to do more of instead? You can let us know all this and more by taking our annual Manga Mavericks podcast survey, which is currently live through February 1st! This year we wanted to give our survey-takers a little treat as thanks for their feedback, so we’re running a giveaway contest that all survey-takers are automatically entered in. Just fill out our survey, and you could win a FREE volume of manga that we have on hand to give out!

Besides the survey, if you want to support the show and help us keep doing what we’re doing, throw us some love over at the Manga Mavericks patreon. Supporting us on Patreon also gives you guys special rewards too! For example, you may have heard the interviews we recorded with Pokemon voice actresses Sarah Natochenny and Lisa Ortiz as well as Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino on our previous episode, where we included an abridged version of the interviews that included just the questions we asked. We’ll be uploading the full, unabridged interviews exclusively to our Patreon before the end of the month, so if you want to hear more questions and conversations with Sarah, Lisa, and Tomino pledge to us for just $5 or more for complete access to those as well as ten additional bonus pods EXCLUSIVE to our Patreon! We also have full transcripts of our interviews with Sarah and Lisa written up on All-Comic.com for you to check out as well! 

There’s more to say, but I’ll let you listen to the rest in the podcast proper! And trust me, we have A LOT to talk about…

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00:22 – Intro & Updates

08:30 – General Impressions of Anime NYC 2019

15:30 – Day 0: Karaoke

Day 1: Friday, November 15th

21:24 – Conducting Interviews at Anime NYC
26:52 – Lines, Crowding, and the Press Room at the Javits Center
42:15 – Press Line Hiccups
48:30 – Shonen Jump Panel & Dr. Stone Panel
1:00:06 – Conducting Interviews at Anime NYC, Revisited
1:11:08 – VLord and Sakaki Buy Hypeland Hunter x Hunter Coats
1:15:58 – Dr. Stone Autographs
1:20:20 – Exhibitor’s Hall & Artist Alley
1:31:23 – Marion’s Friday
1:35:04 – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Panel
1:39:55 – AMV Contest
1:42:13 – 100 Years of Yuri Panel 

Day 2: Saturday, November 16th:

1:46:20 – NHK’s Rumiko Takahashi MegaPoll Special
1:50:08 – Denpa’s TAa Panel
1:55:12 – GKids Panel
1:58:00 – Yen Press & Square Enix Panels
2:09:25 – Meeting People at ANYC
2:14:20 – Marion’s Saturday Autographs
2:16:16 – AniTube Panel
2:22:14 – Yen Press Panel, Revisited
2:25:55 – J-Novel Club Panel
2:37:40 – Megalobox Panel
2:40:36 – Yoshiyuki Tomino Interview
2:45:10 – Reconguista in G Film Premiere Screening
2:51:23 – VOFAN Interview

Day 3: Sunday, November 17th:

2:58:02 – Kodansha/Vertical Panel
3:04:30 – Ray Chase Interview
3:05:25 – Manga Localizers Panel
3:37:20 – Exhibitor’s Hall & Artist Alley, Revisited
3:41:55 – One Piece Podcast Panel
3:46:14 – Lisa Ortiz Interview
3:47:37 – Manga Localizers Panel, Revisited
3:48:55 – Weathering With You Premiere Screening
4:12:46 – Final Thoughts on Anime NYC

4:16:10 – Wrap-Up

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can follow the hosts on twitter at @LumRanmaYasha and @VLordGTZ and special guests Sakaki at @kiirobon, Marion at @microwaevy, and Jecka at @Jecka1021! If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can donate to their personal Patreon. 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!


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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