On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum catch up on some news, and more importantly, finally get to the newest simulpubs from Shonen Jump and a few other services! First they cover futekiya’s first ever simulpub with Pink Heart Jam by Shikke, along with Don’t Blush, Sekime-san! from Shigure Tokita on Manga Plus! They also cover some special chapters with the newest chapter of Shokugeki no Sanji from Food Wars duo, Yuto Tsukuda & Shun Saeki, as well as the newly drawn pilot chapter of The Promised Neverland from Kaiu Shirai & Posuka Demizu entitled, We Were Born! After all that is said and done, we cover the newest round of new Shonen Jump titles, starting with the return of two veteran authors with The Elusive Samurai from Yusei Matsui (Assassination Classroom & Neuro) and Witch Watch from Kenta Shinohara (SKET Dance & Astra Lost in Space), as well another series from Kazusa Inaoka (Invade You) with i tell c, and last but not least, Nine Dragons’ Ball Parade from Mikiyasu Kamada & Ashibi Fukui, Jump’s newest sports manga a whole 7 months after the end of Haikyu! Which new Jump series do our Mavericks think will possibly be axed first!? Tune into the show to find out! Enjoy!

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PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 

00:00 – Intro

News:

02:43 – Top 10 Manga Franchises of Fall 2020

08:29 – Most Efficient Selling Manga For Retailers

13:06 – Nagata Kabi’s New Series

15:03 – Maki Enjoji and Izumi Miyazono both launch new manga in Petit Comic

16:05 – New Manga from Buronson and Nozaki Hanaichi in Big Comic Zokan

17:39 – New Fist of the North Star spinoff manga about filming a drama

18:50 – New Manga from Kazanna

20:22 – Vertical World to end on April 1st

21:41 – Horimiya ending after 10 years

22:50 – Moriarty the Patriot will continue after all with new arc in April

23:37 – Classic 70’s gag manga Gutsy Frog now on Mangamo

25:22 – Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse now being Simulpublished from Kodansha

27:04 – Lum’s Licensing List:

  • I’m in Love with the Villainess
  • Skip and Loafer
  • Monster Guild: The Dark Lord’s (No-Good) Comeback!
  • The Masterful Cat Is Depressed Again Today
  • Creepy Cat
  • Daily Report About My Witch Senpai
  • Tai Ari Deshita: Ojō-sama wa Kakutō Game Nante Shinai
  • My Love Mix-Up!
  • MAO
  • Girlfriend, Girlfriend
  • Space Pirate Captain Harlock (by French artist Jérôme Alquié)

41:32 – Colton’s Licensing List:

  • Kamen Rider
  • Sundome!! Milky Way
  • Happy Kanako’s Killer Life
  • A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad’s an Alcoholic
  • Boy Meets Maria
  • Bungo Stray Dogs: Beast
  • March Comes in Like a Lion
  • Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
  • Akira Toriyama’s Manga Theater

1:00:41 – Kodansha, Shueshia, & Shogakukan invest in MyAnimeList through a third party allotment

1:03:27 – Laura Takaragawa appointed new VP of Consumer Productions & Licensing Promotions at Viz Media

1:05:03 – Viz Media’s Sales in 2020

1:09:35 – Yen Press’s sales in 2020

1:11:44 – Comments from Stu Levy about Tokyopop and the industry

1:18:17 – Overall Manga Industry growth in North America and Japan

1:20:22 – Kaiju No. 8 fastest Shonen Jump Plus title to reach 1 million copies in print

1:22:44 – Demon Slayer tops 150 copies in circulation

1:23:42 – Demon Slayer officially #1 all-time Japanese film internationally

1:25:42 – Gotouge nominated for the TIME 100 NEXT List

1:28:43 – Nominees for Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize

Simulpubs:

1:31:03 – Pink Heart Jam by Shikke

1:44:07 – Don’t Blush, Sekime-san! by Shigure Tokita

1:49:31 – Shokugeki no Sanji Chapter 2

2:00:20 – The Promised Neverland Pilot Chapter: We Were Born

2:09:04 – The Elusive Samurai by Yusei Matsui

2:25:44 – i tell c (GO INTO THIS ONE BLIND) by Kazusa Inaoka

2:41:09 – Witch Watch by Kenta Shinohara

2:54:01 – Nine Dragons’ Ball Parade by Mikiyasu Kamada & Ashibi Fukui

3:10:31 – Community Shout-Outs!:

3:29:11 – 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.