On this episode of Manga Mavericks, its time for the first news roundup of the year as we catch up on a whole lotta news from the past month! Including some rather interesting items such as how Viz has been handling their release of Ayakashi Triangle lately and mangaka of Love Hina, Ken Akumatsu, getting into politics, as well as some big news items like Naoki Urasawa making all of his works accessible digitally and the announcement of a new Urusei Yatsura anime coming later this year, along with a ton of other cool anime as well!

Content Warning for some news stories during the show that involve child porn and general sexual assault. Time codes below.

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00:00 – Intro/Survey

03:50- NYT Graphic Books & Manga List for Dec 2021

06:12 – Bookscan List for Nov 2021

20:50 – Welcome to the Ballroom goes back on hiatus again due to Takeuchi’s health

22:34 – JoJo 35th anniversary magazine to feature new Rohan one-shot

25:56 – New manga from Aki Irie

27:26 – Ryuta Amazume

28:27 – Kintetsu Yamada

29:58 – Yoshifumi Otera

31:28 – Masao Ohtake

32:35 – Chainsaw Man Part 2 launches on Jump+ in summer 2022

33:36 – 2 Naruto novels gets manga adaptations in 2022

36:22 – Horikoshi hopes to meet his “goal” with My Hero Academia in a year

39:23 – Fruits Basket Another will officially end with 4th volume in February

41:48 – No Game No Life novels enter final stage

42:12 – Berserk volume 41 will come out in the US and France next summer, fate of the series still undecided

45:50 – Ayakashi Triangle digital volumes delisted, Ch 74 will not be simulpublished in English by Viz or Manga Plus

59:41 – Akiko Higashimura’s A Fake Affair now available on Webtoon

1:03:33 – Manga Planet licenses Koe de Oshigoto

1:04:58 – Lum’s Licensing Highlights:

  • The Summer You Were There
  • 7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy!
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid in Full Color: Chromatic Edition
  • Monotone Blue
  • A Chinese Fantasy: The Dragon King’s Daughter
  • Shadows House
  • My Idol Sits the Next Desk Over!
  • The Lines that Define Me
  • Zatsuki: Make Me a Star
  • Sumertime Rendering

1:18:25 – Colton’s Licensing Highlights:

  • Candy & Cigarettes
  • Crossplay Love: Otaku x Punk
  • SHWD
  • Thunderbolt Fantasy
  • It’s That Reincarnated-as-a-Virus Story Hiraeth: The End of the Journey
  • Juuji and Aichi
  • Let’s Meet In The Next Life
  • Even Dogs Go to Other Worlds: Life in Another World with My Beloved Hound

1:35:56 – Naoki Urasawa’s works finally being made available digitally (in Japan)

1:42:22 – Ken Akumatsu aims to run for Japan legislature next summer

1:46:04 – Kenya Suzuki arrested for importing child porn

1:51:04 – Manga creator in Makiart unit found guilty of sexually assaulting a minor

1:52:52 – Court hands suspended sentence to ufotable founder Hikaru Kondo for tax evasion

1:54:44 – 2 ad agencies for Mangamura piracy site ordered to pay 11 million yen

1:56:17 – Penguin Random House’s defense of their Simon & Schuster acquisition

1:57:36 – Embracer Group enters agreement to acquire Dark Horse

1:59:38 – Azuki enters exclusive partnership with Kaiten Books

2:02:39 – Manga Plaza service launches in spring 2022

2:05:32 – Amimaru reportedly trialing machine translation for commercial manga

2:10:43 – Shoko Nakagawa’s hospitalization

2:12:20 – Netflix cancels live-action Cowboy Bebop

2:13:30 – Live-Action Megaman in the works for Netflix

2:14:15 – Sword Art Online Progressive NA box office

2:15:16 – Jujutsu Kaisen 0 box office

2:16:47 – Japanese Box Office in 2021

2:19:50 – Makoto Shinkai’s new film

2:21:11 – Oddtaxi film

2:22:09 – Next Gridman universe project to be a film

2:22:59 – Dragon Ball Super Super Hero comes out this April (in Japan)

2:26:28 – Spy x Family anime premieres this April

2:28:03 – Summer Time Rendering premieres this April

2:29:20 – Dr. Stone gets Ryusui special in summer 2022, followed by 3rd season in 2023

2:31:19 – My Hero Academia season 6 comes out in Fall 2022

2:34:00 – Bleach Thousand Year Blood War arc anime premieres October 2022

2:35:40 – Chainsaw Man & Hell’s Paradise anime from MAPPA premiering in 2022

2:37:29 – Ayakashi Triangle gets anime

2:39:20 – Urusei Yatsura reboot anime coming later in 2022

2:45:47 – Community Shout-outs!:

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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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