On this episode of Manga Mavericks, we’re finally back to cover the truck load of news we’ve been meaning to cover, or at least as much as we could before EVEN MORE started popping up afterwards, but we’ll get those eventually! For right now, we have 40 minutes worth of serialization news alone to discuss, along with the newest lists from both Bookscan and the New York Times! Afterwards we have some new licenses to cover, along with some controversies involving MediBang and INKR involving insultingly low translation rates. We also discuss a lot of movie and anime news, as Demon Slayer: Mugen Train continues to dominate the box office and Detective Conan preparing to reach its 1000th episode!! There’s just a lot going on, but we do our best to cover as much of it as we can in just under three hours! Join us next time as we celebrate our 5th anniversary on our 150th episode!!

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PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 

00:00 – Intro/Patreon Shout-out/New Podcast!!

06:15 – YALSA Top Graphic Novels for Teens 2020

08:35 – NYT Lists for January & February

12:06 – Bookscan Lists for December & January

22:55 – Bookscan Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels for 2020

27:10 – Land of the Lustrous goes on hiatus

28:01 – Blue Exorcist takes 2 month hiatus

28:45 – Ancient Magus Bride hiatus update

29:41 – More details about Seven Deadly Sins sequel

30:59 – Paru Itagaki’s new series: Bota Bota

32:42 – Negi Haruba’s new Sentai series

34:03 – Seo Kouji’s new series (which may or not be inspired by Quintessential Quintuplets)

35:28 – Erica Sakurazawa’s new manga

36:23 – Yu Aida’s new manga

37:10 – Seishi Kishimoto’s new manga

39:22 – Hiroshi Shiibashi’s new manga

40:26 – Koyoharu Goutoge’s plan for their next manga

41:58 – Children of the Whales & Dead Dead Demon’s Dedededestruction nearing their ends

43:04 – Somari and the Guardian of the Forest prematurely ends due the author’s worsening health

43:36 – Days ends

44:19 – Ajin: Demi-Human ends

46:33 – Cells at Work & Code Black ends

48:57 – Love Me For Who I Am ends

49:45 – City ends

51:02 – Attack on Titan ends this April

53:11 – A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow will end with 9th volume

53:44 – Abyss Rage ends

54:34 – Platinum End manga ends, getting an anime this fall 2021

58:17 – Summer Time Rendering ends, getting an anime and live action

59:16 – Hell’s Paradise ends, getting an anime

1:00:05 – Agravity Boys ends, getting digital volumes from Viz

1:01:01 – Moriking & Our Blood Oath ends

1:02:39 – Next Round of New Jump Series

1:09:55 – Manga Plus adds Don’t Blush, Sekime-san

1:11:18 – So I’m a Spider, So What manga being simulpubed

1:11:59 – Local manga cancels localization of Prince Noir

1:12:59 – Sekai Project cancels GATE manga release

1:14:20 – New licensor: Coze Manga

1:17:08 – Tuttle publishing slated to release I Am a Cat

1:18:27 – Seven Seas licenses Sarazanmai anthology

1:18:54 – New Yen Press Licenses

1:24:54 – Dark Horse to release Vampire Hunter D novel omnibus

1:25:53 – New Kodansha Licenses

1:33:58 – MediBang & INKR translation rate controversies

1:41:49 – FUNimation faces lawsuit for violating Americans with Disabilities Act

1:45:29 – Crunchyroll officially updates manga reader to html5

1:46:36 – Print Market in Japan decreased only by 1% in 2020

1:49:50 – Adult graphic novels sales jump in 2020

1:52:20 – Kodansha taking a strict stance against illegal uploads

1:52:59 – Japanese government considers codifying copyright rules on Cosplay income

1:55:59 – Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is officially the #1 highest-grossing film of all time in Japan (and continues to break more records)

2:02:31 – New Season of Demon Slayer anime coming this year

2:04:07 – Japanese Box Office in 2020

2:08:30 – Mamoru Hosoda’s next film

2:10:18 – Seven Deadly Sins gets new original film this summer

2:10:58 – Slam Dunk gets a new anime film

2:13:16 – Chibi Maruko-chan gets 3DCG film in China

2:14:25 – BL Metamorphosis gets live-action film

2:14:56 – Yu Yu Hakusho live-action series coming to Netflix

2:17:06 – Orient getting an anime

2:17:52 – Black Clover anime ends on March 30th with important announcement

2:19:58 – Comic Smart establishes digital anime studio

2:21:14 – Attempt to ban Susan Napier’s academic book on anime

2:24:18 – Katsuhiro Otomo’s complete works projects launches this year

2:25:01 – Madoka Magica 10th anniversary project

2:26:26 – Detective Conan will remake Moonlight Sonata Murder Case for their 1000th episode

2:27:18 – Detective Conan 1000th episode commemorative OP & ED Poll

2:30:22 – Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet will gets simultaneous release in 22 countries, may potentially screen elsewhere later worldwide

2:32:37 – Community Shout-Outs:

2:47:09 – 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.