On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum discuss Keito Gaku’s trans coming of age manga, Boys Run the Riot, with none other then the localization team behind the series’ English release from Kodansha USA! Including editor TJ Ferentini, letterer Ashley Caswell, as well as translator/returning guest, Leo McDonagh! We discuss some of the localization that went into the series, as well as how its themes and messages about finding the courage to be your true self no matter what people say or think (or having no shame in your game) can hopefully inspire current and future generations of LGBTQ+ readers to do the same!
Also, Lum is going to San Diego Comic Con later in the month to be a panelist on Deb Aoki’s Best and Worst Manga panel on Friday, July 22nd at 6pm! So if you happen to be going to the convention, stop by and check out the panel to see what their manga picks will be!
00:00 – RIP to Michiaki Watanabe & Kazuki Takahashi
15:50 – Intro/Lum’s going to SDCC!!
22:12 – Boys Run the Riot discussion
2:04:40 – Community Shout-outs!:
- Crunchyroll Interview with Keito Gaku on Boys Run the Riot
- Falsemine on how Boys Run the Riot helped them love Youtube
- Manga Machinations on Boys Run the Riot
- Gaijin Goombah on Why Outsiders Feel Alone in Japan
- History of Japan Podcast on Shinzo Abe
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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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- Revisit our interview and previous discussion of Boys Run the Riot with Leo!
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Kawaita Sakebi by Field of View
Gekkou Youkou by THE HIGH LOWS
PLAY (feat. TENDRE) by SIRUP