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Manga Mavericks @ Movies’ first episode of 2021 is none other than Lupin III: The First! While it’s not the first Lupin film we’ve covered on this podcast, it is a first for the franchise; its first 3DCG animated feature! Vix joins us to discuss our theatrical experience with the film, discussing it’s historical influences, homages to the franchise, and how the series’ iconic designs were translated into and animated in CG. This podcast is like a diary of our thoughts on the film, but unlike Bresson’s, it doesn’t contain any world-ending secrets! Or, does it?…

Also, as a reminder – we’re approaching both the 150th episode of this podcast, and even more significantly – our 5th year anniversary! What will we do to commemorate our 150th episode? Why, our annual Manga Mavericks survey of course! But this won’t be a normal yearly survey, no, this one will encompass the entirety of the podcast’s history from our very first episode in 2016 to the present! You can vote for your favorite episodes, guests, moments, and so much more from the past five years of the show as well as your favorite manga and news stories!

The survey is open until Sunday morning, January 31st, so you have just a bit over three weeks to submit your entries! We look forward to seeing your guys’ feedback and discussing the results of the survey on our upcoming 150th episode spectacular – celebrating the 5th anniversary of this podcast is gonna be a magical moment!

Download Episode Here!!


00:10 – Intro & Survey Reminder 
03:42 – Lupin III: The First review 
2:06:00 – Wrap-Up 

2:18:54 – ???

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and subscribe to us on Youtube. You can follow the hosts on twitter at @LumRanmaYasha and @VLordGTZ and special guest Vix at @vixythevaliant! 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 mangamavericks@gmail.com! Thanks for listening!


Music Featured:

“Theme from Lupin III 2019” by Yuji Ohno
“Superhero 2019” by Yuji Ohno
“Samba Temperado 2019” by Yuji Ohno
“Strange Sensation” by Yuji Ohno
“Kusare-umi” by Joe Hisaishi
“The Inhumans – Man Theme” by Sean Callery
“down town street ambiance 01” by klankbeeld viz Freesound

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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