The Nightmare that is 2020 is almost over, but are you prepared to face The Darkest Nightmare? AKA the 20th Detective Conan movie that suddenly dropped dubbed out of nowhere on digital platforms without any promotion or fanfare whatsoever? Well then, this podcast is your dream come true! Manga Mavericks @ Movies returns to close out the year by facing our greatest fear in this hell of a year – a bad Detective Conan movie! We have some colorful words for this movie, so brighten up your day by listening to us riff on The Darkest at our snarkiest! 

Plus, we discuss our plans for Manga Mavericks @ Movies in 2021! Is our nightmare really over, or are there more mediocre Detective Conan movies in our future?…

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00:30 – Intro & Podcast Plans for 2021

06:26 – Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare review

58:41 – Wrap-Up 

Music Featured:

The Boston Pops Orchestra – “Hooray for Hollywood”
You & Explosion Band – “Theme from Lupin III 2019”
Katsuo Ono Band – “Detective Conan Main Theme”
B’z – “Sekai wa Anata no Ito ni Naru”
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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