*Take this poll to vote for the films you’d like us to cover on @ Movies in May! More details below:*

Theaters might be shuttered across the country, but that won’t stop the Manga Mavericks from talking about movies! 

That’s right, Manga Mavericks @ Movies is returning to provide some pandemic time-passing entertainment by talking about the latest and greatest anime movies we’ve recently seen! We’re starting off our slate with some banked episodes we recorded back when we could actually see movies in theaters, beginning with our last and freshest foray into anime at the cinema – the recent re-release of Tokyo Godfathers by Fathom Events and GKIDS! What were Lum and VLord’s thoughts on getting to see Satoshi Kon’s beloved Christmas classic on the big screen for the first time, and how did they like the film’s brand new english dub? The Mavericks dig into the film’s themes, GKIDS’ pitch-perfect casting decisions, and how we’d reimagine the film’s cast with characters from other media (except for Hana – she’s irreplaceable!). 


00:30 – Intro and Updates
02:23 – Tokyo Godfathers Discussion
52:56 – Wrap-Up


Manga Mavericks @ Movies will release a new episode every Friday for at least through the month of April. This is our tentative schedule (Patrons will have access to these episodes at least a few days before the below dates):

4/03: @ Movies 41: Tokyo Godfathers

4/10: @ Movies 42: My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

4/17: Patreon Peek: Dragon Ball Super: Broly

4/24:@ Movies 43: The Wonderland

Those are all the episode we’ve got recorded and ready to go for the time being. We’ll probably record an episode on Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll since that’s fresh on Netflix, but beyond that we’re unsure what we’ll be doing for future episodes since we don’t know when theaters will reopen. Our tentative plan is to go through some films from our personal collection. We’ve collected a few films over the years that we never actually got around to watching, so now’s a perfect time to finally get through that backlog! 

Vote for the FOUR films you’d like us to cover in May in this poll!

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and subscribe to us on Youtube. You can follow the hosts on twitter at @LumRanmaYasha and @VLordGTZ. Don’t forget to also like and subscribe to us on Youtube and iTunes and leave us reviews to help us curate the show and create better content! If there are any topics, series or mangaka you would like to see us talk about on the show, drop us a line in the comments below, or e-mail us at mangamavericks@gmail.com! Thanks for listening!

Music Featured:

The Boston Pops Orchestra – “Hooray for Hollywood”
Suzuki Keiichi – “Tokyo Godfathers”
Arthur Schwartz – “That’s Entertainment!” 


About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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