Hello listeners! Today you’re all my valentines, and I’m here to show my love by sharing one of our previously Patreon-exclusive podcasts with all you lovely people! 

The results of our latest survey showed that many of our listeners REALLY liked our Spider-Verse episode of @ Movies with Vix where we really dived deep into the history of the characters that appeared in the film. We recorded several other @ Movies podcasts like that last year which we released as Patreon-exclusive episodes, and I thought that now that some time has passed we could share them on our public feed as well. 

But what’s the occasion? Well, today isn’t just Valentine’s Day – it also happens to be the one year anniversary of Alita: Battle Angel’s theatrical premiere! So we’re celebrating by sharing the first half of our @Movies episode on the film, in which Vix and Ethan join us to go over the history of the film’s production and some key differences and themes between the manga and the movie. If you like what you hear, you can listen to our full podcast at patreon.com/mangamavericks, where we have almost a dozen other bonus podcasts waiting for you at our $5 tier, including other @ Movies reviews of Captain Marvel and Dragon Ball Super: Broly! 

It’s a movie that happily rips out and shows you its heart with enthusiasm and glee, and we were flying so high after seeing the film that we could gone all the way to Zalem! So enjoy this special Patreon Peek at our @Movies review of Alita: Battle Angel!

Podcast Breakdown:

00:30 – Intro and Updates
02:14 – Alita: Battle Angel review
53:08 – Wrap-Up 

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, @VLordGTZ, and special guest Vix at @vixythevaliant. 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”
“Motorball” by Tom Holkenburg
“Swan Song” by Dua Lipa 


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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