On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum start the new year a little later than normal as they have so many leftover Xmas gifts to unwrap (and by gifts we mean news)! Including the usual new series and licenses, as well as a lot of lists to catch up on and tons of new anime news that came out over the holiday season! Enjoy!!

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00:00 – In Memoriam:

  • Ichiro Mizuki
  • Satomi Mikuriya
  • Yuki Hijiri
  • Hilnama
  • Gosaku Ota
  • Yuji Nunokawa

14:19 – Intro/Latest Podcasts

28:15 – November NYT & October Bookscan Lists

31:00 – Bookscan Lists for November & December

41:36 – DaVinci Manga Ranking 2022

44:35- Kono ga Sugoi Manga Editors Picks for 2023

49:25 – Yokai Watch manga changes magazines

50:26 – Hunter x Hunter goes on hiatus again, but will no longer serialize weekly when it resumes

54:54 – Kishimoto to draw short manga based on the winner of global Naruto character poll

59:32 – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 9 debuts on Feb 17th

1:00:48 – Moriarty the Patriot novels get manga adaptation

1:02:03 – New Devilman Gaiden manga

1:02:54 – Tale of the Outcasts special manga

1:04:04 – New To Love Ru one shot

1:04:38 – New manga from:

  • Haro Aso
  • Kei Sasuga
  • Mingo Ito
  • Minami Mizuno
  • Kensuke Koba
  • Sho Makura
  • Junji Ito

1:13:24 – Pandora in the Crimson Shell enters final arc

1:14:32 – Gege Akutami implies that Jujutsu Kaisen will probably end in about a year

1:15:16 – Excuse Me Dentist, Its Touching Me ends

1:15:58 – Adachi & Shimamura and Ascendance of Bookworm novels ending

1:17:03 – Kadokawa president writes light novel about starting his publishing business

1:18:26 – Dororo webcomic launches

1:19:40 – Kodansha’s Evening Magazine ceases publication

1:20:45 – Multiple Kodansha series ending with simulpubs being pulled from multiple platforms

1:24:24 – Crunchyroll adds Kaina of the Great Snow Sea manga

1:25:57 – New Licenses from Manga Planet and Manga Hot

1:28:28 – Star Fruit Books licenses H20

1:30:37 – Fantagraphics publishes Minami Lover

1:33:19 – Ablaze licenses Centaurs

1:35:19 – Yen Press Licenses

1:44:50 – Shonen Jump raises subscription price to $2.99

1:46:16 – 2nd Sword Art Online Progressive film screens in NA on Feb 3rd 2023

1:47:13 – Lupin the Third vs. Cat’s Eye streams on January 27th on Amazon Prime

1:49:06 – Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanazawa comes to Netflix on Feb 1st

1:49:43 – Spy X Family gets 2nd season & film in 2023

1:51:14 – Blue Exorcist gets new TV anime

1:52:59 – Mission Yozakura Family and Kaiju No. 8 anime coming in 2024

1:55:06 – Ron Kamonohashi: Deranged Detective gets anime

1:56:50 – Zom 100 gets anime

1:58:01 – Tale of the Outcasts anime will cover the entirety of the manga’s story

1:58:19 – Boruto anime to enter Sasuke Retsuden arc followed by Code arc

1:59:30 – Pokemon enters final arc with Ash & Pikachu as protagonists with a new series coming in April

2:01:53 – Penguin Random House CEO resigns

2:03:11 – Shawne Kleckner leaves Rightstuf

2:04:38 – Peter Tatara leaves Leftfield Media to join Japan Society

2:06:04 – Community Shout-outs!:

2:08:27 – Wrap up

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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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