On this monster-sized episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum talk about Naoya Matsumoto’s Kaiju No. 8, a new series from Shonen Jump that takes in a world where humanity battles against giant monsters, starring a protagonist who’s job it is to clean up after those battles, but ends up deciding to pursue his dream of being a soldier to engage in actual combat…but not before he himself gains the ability to turn into a monster! Our Mavericks go the extra mile with not just discussing their thoughts on this new hit series, but also invite on the entire localization team responsible for bringing new chapters to English readers every week, including editor Karla Clark,  translator David Evelyn, and past guest, letterer Brandon Bovia (who may or may not be an industry legend)! The Mavericks discuss with this lovely trio about the process of simulpubbing a series and the thought that goes into every single decision made in process, whether it be choosing the right type and size of font for the dialogue or translating certain honorifics. Enjoy!!

PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

00:00 – Intro

05:23 – Kaiju No 8 (and the Simulpub Process)

2:34:06 – Community Shout Outs!

2:46:00 – 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.