On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton and Lum are joined by quite possibly their biggest guest yet! As they have the chance to sit down and chat with longtime translator of manga and video games, as well as the CEO of Irodori Comics himself, On Takahashi! Originally this interview was supposed to be an opportunity to discuss titles from the company’s newest line of all ages doujinshi known as Irodori Aqua, but unfortunately, On spent most of our time talking about other amazing things, such as his unlikely journey in becoming a professional translator, as well as a breakdown on how much most manga artists typically make off of their work, and for that, we humbly apologize (lol)!! But seriously, we can’t thank On enough for taking the time to come on our show and we hope have him on again in the future! Until then, please support Irodori Comics and their work, as well just your favorite artists in general in whatever way you can! Enjoy!

Next time, we’ll be going over the results of our annual Manga Mavericks survey, as well as catching up on all the cool new manga that have started simulpubbing recently! Including the newest batch of Jump Starts, Kodansha’s Ashidaka, and the newest Death Note one-shot! So be sure to look forward to it!!


0:00:00 – Intro

0:04:40 – My Hero Academia ranks No. 3 on Bookscan December List

0:10:13 – Futabasha Launches Web Action Manga Website 

0:11:08 – Kino’s Journey manga ends

0:12:25 – Attack on Titan planned to end in 2020

0:14:16 – Spotless Love enters final arc

0:15:49 – “End of Beastars in sight” according to Paru Itagaki

0:18:10 – New manga by Taiyo Matsumoto in Big Comic Superior 

0:20:04 – Kodansha USA adds a simulpubs guide

0:23:23 – Manga Planet service adds more titles 

0:24:23 – MyAnimeList adds free manga to their site

0:27:35 – Staring at your Back released digitally in English by Akata

0:29:52 – Seven Seas December Licenses 

0:37:41 – Cross Infinite World licenses The Misfortune Devouring Witch is Actually a Vampire 

0:39:28 – Yen Press licenses That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Ways of the Monster Nation 

0:40:32 – DMP Kickstarter updates 

0:43:43 – Takeshobo and manga creator sue Cloudflare

0:45:42 – Kodansha/Vertical restructuring 

0:49:36 – KyoAni Updates  

0:53:13 – To Your Eternity anime announced

0:55:13 – GITS SAC 2045 worldwide on Netflix in April

0:56:41 – Netflix officially involved in live action One Piece TV series

1:05:29 – New Bleach projects to be unveiled at AnimeJapan 2020

1:08:55 – Naruto & Samurai 8 will be Viz’s Free Comic Book Day sampler in 2020

1:09:58 – Moto Hagio & Keiji Nakazawa nominated for Eisner Hall of Fame 

1:11:41 – Interview /w On Takahashi!

3:37:10 – 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.

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