On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum once again cover the last month’s worth of news! Including Chainsaw Man’s total takeover of the monthly Bookscan list, a ton of cool new licenses, some shocking Shonen Jump cancellations and even updates on the long-awaited Pluto anime!! Enjoy!!

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00:00 – In Memoriam:

  • Toei Animation President & CEO Osamu Tezuka
  • Leiji Matsumoto

05:29 – Intro

06:36 – February NYT & January Bookscan Lists

21:05 – Freiren makes ALA’s Top 10 GN List for 2022

22:10 – Akita Shoten launches new Webtoons brand J-TOON

23:33 – New manga from:

  • Karino Takatsu
  • Takuji Kato
  • Fujita
  • Akiko Morishima
  • Iori Asaga

32:34 – Yet another Cells at Work spinoff manga

35:45 – GTO Paradise Lost goes on hiatus

40:00 – Grand Blue Dreaming on hiatus

40:34 – Ariadne in the Blue Sky ending soon

41:33 – Altair ending soon

42:54 – My Androgynous Boyfriend has ended

43:26 – Noragami ending soon

46:49 – Naruto: Sasuke’s Story manga ending with 2nd volume

47:45 – Kubo Won’t Let me be Invisible ends

49:43 – High School Family & PPPPPP end in Shonen Jump

58:02 – Lum’s first impressions of Stan for Salvation & Beat and Motion

1:04:32 – Mangamo additions

1:06:48 – Ablaze licenses 5 Osamu Tezuka manga

1:09:19 – Colton’s Licensing Highlights

1:28:46 – Lum’s Licensing Highlights

1:41:02 – Crunchyroll lays off 85 employees globally

1:41:59 – Kumar quits translating Cipher Academy

1:47:08 – Fire has been reprinted in Japan for the first time in 23 years

1:49:18 – Otakon 2023 to host Kyoko Alba

1:50:12 – The First Slam Dunk is now the 12th highest earning anime film in Japan

1:51:37 – Radwimps North American tour dates

1:54:49 – Spirited Away stage plays to be screened in the US

1:55:55 – Rintaro debuts first new work he’s directed in 14 years

1:57:18 – Gridman Universe film comes out March 24th

1:57:52 – Knights of the Zodiac movie coming out April 28th in Japan

1:59:26 – Black Clover film delayed to June 16th

2:00:36 – Pluto anime coming to Netflix later in 2023

2:03:13 – Attack on Titan final season part 3 to be covered via two 1-hour specials

2:04:06 – New Pokemon anime debuts April 14th

2:05:51 – Anime announced for both Heavenly Delusion & Apothecary Diaries

2:07:43 – Wave Listen to Me live-action show

2:08:34 – Dubbed episodes of Detective Conan starting from Episode 965 are available on Tubi

2:13:06 – Viz puts a lot of anime up for free on Youtube

2:15:50 – Mike Haimoto accused of domestic abuse

2:17:56 – Mamoru Oshii offers course on anime film directing

2:19:15 – Numa Katsu kickstarter

2:20:37 – Community Shout-outs!:

  • ANN’s compilation of tributes to Leiji Matsumoto
  • Mike Toole on Leiji Matsumoto
  • Kaiser Beamz on Arcadia of My Youth

2:22:44 – 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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