On this episode of Manga Mavericks, we go over more news from the past month, including some big series ending such as Dr. Stone & Fire Force, a ton of big yearly North American manga sales updates, a whole lot of new licenses and even the merging of Funimation & Crunchyroll as a single brand! Enjoy!

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00:00 – RIP Manabu Ohashi & Kirk Bailey 

03:36 – Intro/Patron Shout Outs!

07:37 – NYT List for March 2022

10:05 – Top 10 Manga Franchises of 2021

20:25 – Top 10 “Most Efficient Manga Franchises” of 2021

26:13 – Top Selling Manga Volumes of 2021

30:56 – Hajime Komoto retracts statement that Mashle is half-way over

34:39 – New Haikyu 10th anniversary one-shot coming soon

36:23 – Heart Gear to resume from hiatus soon

37:07 – Blue Exorcist’s return from hiatus delayed from April to May

37:43 – Seraph of the End heads towards climax

39:43 – Dr. Stone ends

43:06 – Dead Dead Demon’s Dedededestruction ends

43:51 – Yasuo Ohtsuka’s Gundam Thunderbolt manga enters final stage

45:04 – Lockdown Zone Level X to end with 3rd volume

46:05 – Blend-S ends

47:20 – Chihayafuru ends with 49th volume

48:42 – Fire Force ends

53:55 – Hikaru Suegi recruiting for his next manga

54:34 – Keito Gaku to start new manga

54:58 – Kazuhiro Fujita starts third Black Museum arc

56:02 – Makoto Raiku starts sequel to Zatch Bell

1:02:10 – Mangaplaza launches

1:04:21 – Bookwalker removes Sol Press titles

1:05:50 – Star Fruit Books to launch new manga magazine

1:06:37 – Colton’s Licensing Highlights:

  • Apple Children of Aeon 
  • Piano Duo for the Left Hand 
  • Bootsleg
  • The Comiq 
  • The Hunters Guild: Red Hood 
  • Drip Drip 
  • Spriggan
  • Kijin Gentosho
  • Yokohama Shopping Log

1:23:40 – Lum’s Licensing Highlights:

  • Shuna
  • Die Even More Valiantly
  • Les Misérables
  • Our Torsos Align: Human x Monster Love
  • My Cute Little Kitten
  • Cats and Sugar Bowls
  • Qualia the Purple
  • Barbarities
  • Midnight Rain
  • HIRAETH -The End of the Journey-

1:43:42 – US Manga Sales doubled in 2021

1:52:40 – More Manga Piracy in 2021 than manga sales in 2020

1:57:12 – Stefan Koza charged with 7 Felony charges with trial to be held this June

2:01:23 – White Fox apologizes for gender discriminatory hiring practices

2:03:55 – Mappa establishes CGI studio in Osaka

2:04:53 – Funimation merges with Crunchyroll with Funimation brand to be phased out

2:10:23 – Jump Festa 2021 videos to stream globally

2:11:32 – Yoshiharu Tsuge & Tetsuya Chiba inducted into the Japan Art Academy

2:16:18 – 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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