On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum are joined by special guests, Maxy Barnard of Friendship Effort Victory, Marion from the Good Friends Anime Club, as well as Aisha from the MommaLuvsManga Youtube Channel, to talk about Cross Manage from Kaito! Cross Manage is a sports series about teenager Sakurai, an ex-soccer player who is roped into serving as the problem-solving manager of his high school’s lacrosse team. This is also another series unfortunately cut short by Weekly Shonen Jump, but also had a full simulpubbed run in English back when Viz’s Shonen Jump was in its Alpha phase, as such, this is another “canceled Shonen Jump manga” podcast, which we will from now on be referring to as “Jump Stop” podcasts! Get it, cause its the opposite of “Jump Starts”? D’aaah, you get it, you get it…

Cross Manage in particular may be the most beloved of these “pre-Jump Start” series licensed and simulpubbed by Viz Media, so of course we spend a lot of time discussing it from a ton of different angles: From Kaito’s composition and paneling, to the story’s themes of effort and perseverance, as well as just why its run in Shonen Jump may have been cut short.

Join us next week as we discuss Kaito’s more recent series, Blue Flag!!



0:00:00 – Intro

0:04:21 – Cross Manage discussion

2:23:17 – Community Shout-Outs! 

2:38:14 – 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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