In this episode of Manga Mavericks, Lum and Colton once again go over some more of the latest manga news as even a global pandemic can’t stop all the new series, licenses or even live-action adaptations being announced! Some of the biggest news stories this episode include Demon Slayer’s complete take over of all of Oricon’s sales lists only halfway into the year, the end of The Promised Neverland, plus some updates on the state of the North American manga industry via Deb Aoki’s article from Publisher’s Weekly!

Join us over the coming weeks as we have podcast episodes dedicated to discussions of some series such as Cross Manage, Blue Flag, Love Me For Who I Am, and much, much more!! Some of which may or may not end up being uploaded early on our Patreon!




0:00:00 – Intro

0:01:28 – Oricon’s Top-Selling Manga and Light Novel Series Mid 2020

0:19:10 – May Bookscan List and June NYT Graphic Books List

0:30:12 – Eisner 2020 Nominees

0:34:48 – Souboutei Enters Final Arc

0:36:15 – Domestic Girlfriend Ends

0:41:06 – 4 Manga Plus Titles Have Ended:

  • East, Into the Night
  • Spotless Love
  • Hina Change
  • The Sign of the Abyss

0:45:37 – The Promised Neverland Ends

0:52:55 – 4 New Series Coming to Shonen Jump:

  • Ayakashi Triangle
  • Magu-chan: God of Destruction
  • Shakunetsu no Nirai Kanai (Red Hot Nirai Kanai)
  • Boku to Robo (Me and the Robot)

0:58:16 – Yen Press Licenses

1:00:12 – Kodansha July Licenses

1:04:36 – J-Novel Club Licenses

1:11:08 – Kaiten Books Licenses

1:14:34 – Manga Planet Licenses

1:17:52 – Mangamura Lawsuit and JP Copyright Law Updates

1:22:43 – Publisher Weekly’s State of the Manga Industry

1:38:57 – Next Detective Conan Film Rescheduled for Next Year

1:39:56 – Sonic The Hedgehog Sequel Announced

1:41:41 – The Promised Neverland Live-Action Series in Development For Amazon

1:45:50 – Eden’s Zero Anime Announced (Oh and Shaman King, I guess)

1:54:07 – NHK Evangelion Mega Poll Results

1:57:45 – Chainsaw Man Popularity Poll Results

2:02:14 – Manga Planet Licenses: Fukumoto Edition

2:04:51 – Blue Flag is now on the Shonen Jump App!

2:07:21 – Community Shout-Outs!

2:14:58 – Wrap-up

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About The Author Colton

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 was a show 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 Sket Dance, Eyeshield 21, My Hero Academia and much, much more. Colton can be found frequenting sites such as Anilist and Twitter under the handle of sniperking323.

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