On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum FINALLY catch up on news from closer to the beginning of the year! Some topics of conversation including the recent controversy with the release of the Kamen Rider Kuuga manga from Titan Comics, Toei Animation’s record year at the box office and some of the shenanigans happening over at Amazon, along with all of the normal serialization, licensing and anime news you’ve surely come to expect from our Mavericks! Enjoy!!

Be sure to take our annual podcast survey for a chance to win some free manga!!

Download Here!!


00:00 – Intro/Patron shout out

08:37 – Hiatus updates:

  • Adachi & Shimamura
  • Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
  • The Darwin Incident
  • Blue Exorcist

11:09 – Kenta Shinohara not planning on doing another weekly serialization after Witch Watch

15:32 – Bakemonogatari manga ends

17:30 – Given will end in March

18:13 – More info on JoJoLands

20:11 – Witch from Mercury side story manga coming this spring

21:26 – New series coming from Shoichi Taguchi

22:48 – New series coming from Yushi Kawata and Yukito

24:29 – New additions to Comikey

31:59 – New licenses from Star Fruit & Glacier Bay

35:59 – Yen Press licenses You Can Have My Back

37:23 – Kodansha licenses My Home Hero

38:52 – J Novel Club licenses 

55:35 – Cross Infinite World

1:02:33 – Ken Akumatsu’s statement on Japan’s invoice system

1:06:26 – Belarus legalizes audiovisual piracy of Japanese media content

1:08:19 – Baffling decisions made by Amazon

1:12:43 – Tokyopop appoints Marc Visnick as COO

1:13:43 – Titan Comics’ Kamen Rider Kuuga controversy

1:20:08 – Hajime Isayama receives Angloume award

1:20:59 – One Piece: Film Red updates

1:23:52 – The First Slam Dunk contributes to Toei’s 2022 box office record

1:26:11 – North American box office grosses for Quintessential Quintuplets & That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

1:27:27 – Kaguya-sama film screening in US theaters on Feb 14th & 15th

1:28:24 – Demon Slayer Swordsmith Village arc premieres in April with preview theatrical screenings in the US on March 3rd

1:31:09 – Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume will open internationally on April 12th 2023

1:32:11 – Hayao Miyazaki’s How Do You Live opens July 2023

1:33:04 – New films coming from:

  • Studio Ponc
  • Studio 4C
  • Naoko Yamada

1:36:45 – Gridman & Dynazenon compilation films

1:37:29 – Rascal Does Not Dream sequel project will be a film

1:37:53 – New Sound Euphonium film

1:38:25 – New City Hunter film projects

1:40:46 – Netflix to produce My Hero Academia live-action movie

1:41:42 – Netflix live action One Piece coming this year

1:45:17 – Rohan at the Louvre live-action movie

1:46:54 – If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan live-action film

1:47:46 – 3rd live-action Kingdom film coming this year

1:48:29 – Trailer for live-action Voltes V show has been released

1:49:22 – Akiko Highashimura’s Do You Remember Me? gets live-action series

1:50:15 – Live-action Utsubora series

1:50:49 – AppleTV+ to stream live-action Drops of God series

1:52:24 – Amazon gets live-action The Silent Service

1:53:36 – Sand Land gets screen adaptation sometime this year

1:56:13 – Crayon Shin Chan gets first 3DCG film

1:57:46 – CG Saint Seiya series will have third season

1:58:38 – Made in Abyss season 2 sequel

1:59:10 – Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse anime details

2:00:06 – Toilet Bound Hanako-kun anime “restarts” (whatever that means)

2:01:19 – Multiple anime go on hiatus due to Covid resurgence in Japan

2:03:12 – Go Go Loser Ranger gets tv anime

2:03:54 – I’m in Love with the Villainess anime coming this year

2:05:00 – Whisper Me a Love Song gets anime

2:05:40 – The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses gets anime

2:06:12 – Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M sequel manga gets tv anime

2:07:46 – New Tenchi Muyo GXP anime

2:10:12 – Please Save My Earth multimedia stage recital reunites anime cast

2:11:42 – Rica Matsumoto to attend event in New York City

2:13:47 – Wrap up

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can follow them @siddartworks on Instagram and Twitter and donate to their personal Patreon. Don’t forget to also like and subscribe to us on Youtube and iTunes and leave us reviews to help us curate the show and create better content!

Ukraine Aid Resources & Links

Ukraine Crisis Media Center links 

Ukraine Caard 

Ukraine Linktree 

Ukraine Refugee IRC Emergency Fund 

American Prestige Podcast’s Ukraine Explain episodes 

GoFundMe’s Verified Ukraine Fundraisers & Humanitarian Fund

Texas Trans Support Resources & Links

Act-Blue and Donation Page for the Transgender Education Network of Texas 

Links to Smaller Trans Organizations in Texas to Donate to 

Anime Feminist’s Dual Resources & Links List for Ukraine Aid & Trans Community Support


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.

%d bloggers like this: