On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton and Lum are joined by freelance letterer, Brandon Bovia, as well as former Shonen Jump manga editor, Jason Thompson, to discuss Kazuki Takahashi’s smash hit manga, Yu-Gi-Oh! A series that went from being about the journey of a young, boy who became possessed by an evil spirit after solving an ancient puzzle, to becoming one of the biggest trading card games of all time! On this podcast, we discuss our memories of the franchise and what it means to us, especially after reading the original source material, as well as many other topics, such as the broader themes of the series and how well they’re explored, or if the series would be the same or be able to achieve the same kind of international popularity without the existence of Duel Monsters, but most important of all: Can a Duel Disk eat a Devil Fruit? All these questions and more are explored throughout this podcast, so grab your deck and get your game on!

 

 

PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

0:00:00 – Intro

0:05:26 – Yu-Gi-Oh! Discussion!

2:56:47 – Community Shout-Outs! 

3:08:47 – 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.