On this episode of Manga Mavericks, we finally go over the results of our annual podcast survey!! Joined by VlordGTZ, we go over different statistics such as our listeners’ favorite podcast episodes, favorite guests we’ve had on the show, as well as your guys’ favorite manga from the past year! We also discuss some news at the top of the show, such as the Maruta Shiga controversy with My Hero Academia, the overall increase in digital manga sales over in Japan, as well as the latest batch of new manga licenses! Enjoy!

Stay tuned to the end of show to find out what series we’ll be reading through next on the Manga Mavericks Book Club exclusively on our Patreon!!

PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

0:00:00 – Intro

News
0:01:42 – GANGSTA. author Kohske diagnosed with autoimmune disease
0:04:01 – My Hero Academia “Maruta Shiga” Name Controversy
0:10:32 – January Bookscan list
0:14:51 – NYT List for Feb
0:16:05 – Seven Deadly Sins Volume 41 will be its last
0:18:24 -The Right Way to Make Jump added to the SJ vault
0:21:25 – New Viz Media Licenses
0:29:04 – Dark Horse to release Hellsing Deluxe Hardcover editions
0:31:55 – Yen Press licenses Fiancee of the Wizard
0:33:05 – Seven Seas licenses 2 yuri short story collections
0:33:58 – J-Novel Club licenses The Extraordinary, The Ordinary, and Soap
0:35:16 – Digital Manga Sales Up 29.5%
0:38:20 – Demon Slayer’s recent broken records and popularity

0:43:41 – Manga Mavericks Survey Results!

0:48:34 – Listener Statistics (Age, Gender, Country)
0:54:59 – Listenership Statistics (Where do people listen and how long for, etc.)
1:07:00 – Podcast Statistics (Favorite Episodes, Segments, Guests, etc)
1:45:55 – Listener’s Favorite Manga Published in 2019
1:48:58 – Listener’s Most Important Anime/Manga Industry News Stories in 2019?
1:51:39 – What content listeners would like to see from Manga Mavericks in 2020?
2:06:19 – What guests listeners would like to hear from on the podcasts in 2020?
2:12:05 – Final Suggestions, Thoughts, Comments, and Criticisms

2:16:51 – Community Shout-Outs! 

2:18:36 – 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.