On this episode of Manga Mavericks, it’s time once again to cover the newest series from Shonen Jump, but this time with a special guest! We talk about the first few chapters of Blue Box by Kouji Miura & Candy Flurry by Ippon Takegushi and Santa Mitarashi with the founder of the Weekly Shogakukan Edition blog and Twitter, Sakaki (@kiirobon)! Even though Sakaki also secretly came on the show to promote the gospel of RYOKO and the rest of Shonen Sunday, he also asked to join us specifically to talk about these two new series, so you KNOW these have to be good!! We also discuss our usual round of monthly news, including Chainsaw dominating in manga sales on the latest Bookscan list, Funimation licensing the entire Prince of Tennis franchise, and last but certainly not least, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’s (continuous) runaway success at the North American box office in its first weekend! Enjoy yet another episode of the podcast that’s as packed as the tastiest cream puff!

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00:00 – Intro

01:53 – Patron Shout-out!

03:08April NYT Graphic Books & Manga List

04:49 – March Bookscan List

15:25 – Witch’s Printing Office ends

16:23 – Tale of the Outcasts ends

17:13 – No Guns Life to end with Vol 13

18:07 – Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho nearing its end

18:43 – Arata: The Legend resumes serialization

20:09 – Go Nagai draws new chapter of Osamu Tezuka’s Barbara

21:57 – UBI x Jump Manga Award Winners available to read on Manga Plus

24:49 – Takehiko Inoue’s REAL now available digitally

26:45 – Viz licenses various Marvel manga

30:59 – New Yen Press licenses

49:19 – Kodansha USA May licenses

54:26 – Udon licenses Steins Gate 0 manga

55:05 – New J-Novel licenses

1:00:08 – 1st Quarter Graphic Novel Sales Rose Dramatically due to Manga

1:01:07 – Posting manga dialogue can now be considered copyright infringement(?)

1:03:42 – Big West and Harmony Gold come to an agreement to permit the distribution of the original Macross

1:07:40 – FUNimation reaches settlement in class action lawsuit over violating Americans with Disabilities Act

1:08:36 – FUNimation licenses all of Prince of Tennis

1:15:42 – New Madoka Magica film announced

1:17:31 – Penguindrum compilation film

1:18:14 – Hideaki Anno to direct Shin Kamen Rider film

1:19:37 – Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’s North American opening weekend box office gross

1:31:26 – Miki Yoshikawa’s A Couple of Cuckoos will get an anime in 2022

1:32:02 – Restaurant to Another World Season 2 announced

1:32:31 – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean anime confirmed

1:33:30 – Tokyo Babylon 2021 anime with GoHands cancelled, production will restart with new studio

1:34:53 – Saint Seiya “Final Editions” of the manga to be published in Japan

1:35:38 – Golgo 13 ties with Kochikame for the Guinness World Record for most volumes published for a single manga series

1:36:04 – Moto Hagio once again nominated for Eisner Hall of Fame

1:36:52 – TCAF to host Nagata Kabi

1:37:43 – Osamu Kobayashi has passed away


1:39:37 – Blue Box

2:03:06 – Candy Flurry

2:21:36 – Sakaki compares Candy Flurry to RYOKO

2:38:53 – Community Shout-Outs!:

2:59:47 – Wrap-Up

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Music Featured:

“Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies

About The Author Colton

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 was a show 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 Sket Dance, Eyeshield 21, My Hero Academia and much, much more. Colton can be found frequenting sites such as Anilist and Twitter under the handle of sniperking323.

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