On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum are joined by James, aka @That1WelderGuy (host of such podcasts as Kicking Stones & Deal With the Devils), Joey Weiser (Eisner Award nominated comic artist of such series as Mermin, Ghost Hog and Dragon Racer) and Mike Toole (Editor-at-large at Anime News Network & Associate Producer at Discotek) to discuss even more Akira Toriyama comics with his very first, smash hit series, Dr. Slump! A comedy gag manga taking place in the whacky town of Penguin Village centered around the adventures of chaotic and playful robot girl, Arale, and the rest of her cartoon pals! We discuss why Dr. Slump is one of the best gag manga ever made and how important and influential it is, despite it not having the same worldwide appeal outside of Japan like Dragon Ball did. N’joy!

If you’ve enjoyed our discussions of Toriyama’s comics lately, then head over to our Patreon to listen to our discussion of his Kintoki one-shot from 2010 with Randy from We Gotta Podcast!

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00:00 Intro 

06:52 – Dr. Slump discussion

1:37:49 – What gross things did we do as kids?

1:41:59 – Favorite Characters

1:47:30 – Best Waifu

1:50:06 – Best Obscure Character

1:53:49 – How much of the anime have we watched?

1:55:39 – Favorite Chapters/Jokes

2:00:48 – Anime Questions

2:05:30 – Favorite Inventions

2:06:13 – Favorite Filler Episodes???

2:07:55 – Dr. Slump’s Influences and Spiritual Successors

2:13:48 – Is Arale the most powerful Toriyama character?

2:15:19 – Final Thoughts

2:18:46 – Guest Plugs

2:23:02 – Community Shout-outs!:

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Music Featured:

Wai Wai World by Ado Mizumori and Koorogi ’73

Ara Ara Arale-chan by Ado Mizumori and Koorogi ’73

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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