On this episode of Manga Mavericks, we invite on the show Shonen Sunday enthusiast Bomber D. Rufi (aka Sakaki) and comics artist Joey Weiser (Mermin, Ghost Hog) to talk about Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball manga! After many delays and and much rescheduling, Colton and Lum finally talk about the series that means more to them then just being an excellent comic, but a franchise that’s been with them for almost their entire lives! A franchise that went from being the biggest manga in Japan, to one of the biggest shows on Cartoon Network in North America years later, to one of the biggest multimedia empires arguably within the past decade introducing tons of new manga, anime, video games, etc. to further expand upon Toriyama’s beloved “Dragon World”.
The Mavericks and friends spend some time reminiscing about how they got into the series via airings on Toonami and even fansub VHS tapes, afterwards they attempt to go through the entire series arc-by-arc in order to thoroughly discuss anything and everything they can about it, such as which parts of the story are their favorites, as well certain problematic elements that have become more unavoidable and harder to ignore as they’ve grown older. Can our heroes cover the entirety of the series before the end of the podcast!? Find out…on DRAGON BALL Z!!! I mean, Manga Mavericks….enjoy.
0:00:00 – Intro
0:07:06 – Dragon Ball Discussion
4:06:41 – Emails
4:12:59 – Community Shout-Outs!
- Joey’s Daily Dragon Ball drawing project
- Kanzenshuu website and podcast
- MistareFusion’s Youtube Channel
- AnimeAjay’s Youtube Channel
- TotallyNotMark’s Youtube Channel
- All Systems Goku podcast
- Ballin’ Out Super Podcast
- “My Fave is Problematic: Dragon Ball” from AniFem
- “How Dragon Ball Z helped me fight back against toxic masculinity” from AniFem
- Shonen Jump Podcast Ep 349
4:21:58 – Wrap-up
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