Manga Mavericks EP.114: Pre and Post Quarantine News Roundup


On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton and Lum have a lot of news to catch up on! So much, that they had to add even more to the podcast later! As the title indicates, we record a whole bunch of news that we had been meaning to get to, with even more news that came up afterwards that we decided to include with the episode, which is why this episode is a few days late, but despite the shape the world is in with the current COVID-19 pandemic, the manga/anime industry hasn’t completely stopped yet! We have everything from new series, to even more new licenses, as well as our thoughts on the recent announcement of the upcoming interview with Nobuhiro Watsuki and Eiichiro Oda, plus the return of Tite Kubo and the unfortunate exit of Masashi Kishimoto. All that and more on this week’s podcast! Remember to stay inside if you can and wash your hands!!




0:00:00 – Intro

Pre-Quarantine News:

0:02:25 – February Bookscan List

0:07:37 – New series by Hiroyuki

0:09:14 – New Series by Shuzo Oshimi

0:10:42 – Pokemon Adventures Black 2 & White 2 approaches end

0:12:27 – We Never Learn ends Uruka arc, begins series of “what-if” arcs

0:21:27 – Blue Flag ends with next chapter in April

0:23:10 – Every chapter of Haikyu now on Shonen Jump app!

0:25:58 – Rinne & Hayate the Combat Butler are now available digitally!

0:27:22 – Manga Planet adds 3 new titles by Masaya Hokazono

0:31:06 – Glacier Bay releases collection of indie manga

0:34:01 – One Peace Books licenses The New Gate

0:36:33 – Ablaze Publishing licenses Cagaster of an Insect Cage

0:37:58 – Tokyopop licenses BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Roselia Stage & Ossan Idol?!

0:42:20 – Three Tidal Waves worth of new Seven Seas licenses

1:00:51 – New Yen Press Licenses

1:08:49 – New Kodansha Licenses

1:22:12 – Licenses from New U.S. Manga Publisher Kaiten Books

1:26:50 – Manga Industry reaches settlement with Cloudflare

1:29:09 – My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising box office update

1:32:12 – BL Manwha artist threatens legal action against manga piracy site

1:34:05 – Japanese Copyright Law Revisions

1:35:19 – Watsuki/Oda Interview Controversy

1:45:11 – Demon Slayer Character Popularity Poll has begun!

1:50:02 – Community Shout-Outs! (Part 1)

Post-Quarantine News:

1:56:22 – Bleach’s Thousand Year Blood War arc to be animated

1:57:38 – Burn The Witch to run as a mini-series in Jump, as well as receive anime film adaptation

2:03:40 – Samurai 8 Ends

2:09:46 – Seven Deadly Sins Ends

2:11:19 – Kakushigoto ends with 12th volume this summer

2:12:49 – New Print Licenses from Kodansha

2:23:42 – Act-Age Character Popularity Poll Begins!

2:24:42 – comixology Unlimited extends free trial to 60 days

2:25:31 – Yen Press names Mark de Vera as new Sales and Marketing Director

2:27:00 – BL manwha artist Oryu also threatens legal action against Mangago

2:29:17 – Amazon prioritizing household items over other items until at least April 5th

2:31:17 – How anime screenings are being affected during quarantine

2:34:08 – FUNimation suspends simuldub production

2:36:14 – Multiple Events have been cancelled or postponed

2:38:52 – Community Shout-Outs!! (Part 2)

2:43:23 – Wrap-up

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