On this episode of Manga Mavericks, not only do we have another Jump Stop series to talk about, but we also kick off the start of our Kohei Horikoshi month by talking about his first series to run in Weekly Shonen Jump, Oumagadoki Zoo! A story about clumsy high school girl, Aoi Hana, and her attempt to better herself by applying for a part time job as a zookeeper, but she ends up biting more then she can chew as the zoo turns out to be run by a crazy, magical rabbit man cursed with the task of turning his zoo into the most popular one in the world in order to become human again. We once again have returning guests such as cancelled Shonen Jump comic expert, Maxy Barnard, and manga letterer, Ace Christman, as well as new guest and artist extraordinaire, Sai, to discuss why Oumagadoki Zoo is a fun read despite how Horikoshi still has a long way to go as a mangaka until his eventual rise to success with My Hero Academia! Enjoy!
00:00 – Intro/Updates on what Jump Stop titles are available digitally
05;59 – Oumagadoki Zoo Discussion
2:03:30 – Twitter Questions
2:40:19 – Guest Plugs
2:47:57 – Community Shout-outs!:
- Shonen Flop podcasts on Oumagadoki Zoo (First Impressions & Full Episode)
- TheOASG on the Piracy problem on Kindle
- Kanzenshuu exploring DBZ’s debut date in North America
- NYT’s profile of Adult Swim’s Origins
- 0215MADman’s Top 25 [adult swim] shows tribute
- FoldingIdeas’ retrospective of Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings
- Kyoto Video on Slayers: The Motion Picture
- MercuryFalcon on Dororo
- Gaijin Perspective on how Japan’s culture of cuteness helped him challenge ideas of toxic masculinity
- Shaybs’ planned livestreams exploring The first edition of The Anime Encyclopedia
- Lum’s appearance on Duckface Diaries
- TotallyNotMark’s Classic Dragon Ball Review Series (Playlist, Patreon for videos not on Youtube)
3:07:53 – Wrap up
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- Oumagadoki Zoo has not yet been licensed in English but is available to purchase digitally on Bookwalker
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Night at the Museum Original Soundtrack Tracks 1 & 35 by Alan Silvestri