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!
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!:
- Jason Thompson on Dr. Slump
- Shaenon Garrity on Dr. Slump
- David Brothers on Dr. Slump
- Golden PSP on How Black People are Represented in Toriyama’s works
- History of Dr. Slump English Dubs by Yui-Senpai TV
- Shonen Flop episode on Gun Blaze West
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Ukraine Aid Resources & Links
- Ukraine Crisis Media Center links
- Ukraine Caard
- Ukraine Linktree
- Ukraine Refugee IRC Emergency Fund
- PayPal Pool to Help Afro-Caribbean Students in Ukraine
- American Prestige Podcast’s Ukraine Explain episodes
- Zoya Sheftalovich on Putin’s Miscalculation
- Ukranian President Zelenskyy’s Plea to the Russian People
- Thread by an Ukranian teen documenting the war
- Petition to NATO to close Ukrainian Airspace & Remove Russia from SWIFT
- GoFundMe’s Verified Ukraine Fundraisers & Humanitarian Fund
Texas Trans Support Resources & Links
- Act-Blue and Donation Page for the Transgender Education Network of Texas
- Dawn’s Fundraising Raffle for TENT
- Links to Smaller Trans Organizations in Texas to Donate to
- Anime Feminist’s Dual Resources & Links List for Ukraine Aid & Trans Community Support
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- Dr. Slump is available from Viz Media both physically & digitally!
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