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!

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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!:

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Music Used:

Kawaita Sakebi by Field of View

Gekkou Youkou by THE HIGH LOWS


About The Author Colton Solem

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 is 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 One Piece, Eyeshield 21, My Hero Academia and much, much more. Oh yeah, guess he likes anime as well (but truth be told didn't know what it actually was until about 2007). Colton can be found frequenting sites such as MyAnimeList and Twitter under the handle of sniperking323.

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