The Manga Mavericks are talking television!

Welcome to the first episode of a new irregular podcast series in the vein of @ Movies, except the titular focus this time is the wonderful world of television and streaming shows (except for Anime, which is already covered by & Anime). We’ll be chatting about tv shows we’ve seen and have a lot to say about, and giving reviews of new and upcoming series!

We have a very special show to talk about on this inaugural installment! We got the opportunity to check out Apple TV’s new show Central Park, a musical comedy by the creators of Bob’s Burgers. The show drops on Apple TV on May 29th, but we were able to watch the first four episodes a few weeks early! So we’re giving our first impressions on the show, what makes its characters and music special, and how these early episodes stack up against the first seasons of this creative team’s previous shows. By the time you’re done listening, I’m sure Central Park will be central in your heart! 


00:38 – Introducing the Podcast & Show Plan

04:13 – Central Park Review

48:00 – Wrap-Up

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at, and subscribe to us on Youtube. You can follow the hosts 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! Thanks for listening!

Music Featured:

The Beets – “Television”
Central Park Trailer
Afroskull – “Me and My TV”


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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