On this (late) episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum cover as much of the last month’s worth of news as possible! Including a lot of industry news, cool new licenses and big pieces such as the news of Kodansha’s upcoming new manga app! Enjoy!

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00:00 – In Memoriam:

  • Junnosuke Kuroda
  • Shozo Iizuka
  • Mitsuo Senda
  • Maon Kurosaki

09:20 – Intro

16:11 – February Bookscan List

27:10 – Bookscan & ComicHub Top 20 Manga Titles of 2022 Lists

38:46 – Bookscan to become Circana Books

40:04 – Kevin Hamric discusses Viz Media manga sales trends over the past year

50:43 – Marc Visnick & Kae Winters on state of Tokyopop, Stu Levy steps back from US operations

55:47 – Manga Sales in the US and Japan

1:00:08 – Kadokawa to open manga, anime, and voice actor academies in April 2024

1:02:02 – Kodansha to launch new manga app

1:15:28 – Heroic Legend of Arslan enters final decisive battle

1:16:44 – Girlfriend Girlfriend enters “final conflict”

1:17:49 – Fish & Water ends

1:18:37 – I Want to Be a Wall ends

1:19:11 – Aharen ends on April 30th

1:20:05 – Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible gets epilogue chapter

1:21:00 – Shiro Usazaki’s latest one-shot

1:22:12 – Tsurun Hatomune’s new manga

1:24:07 – Bentame Jump

1:25:08 – Ryuhei Tamura’s new manga

1:27:57 – New short form sequel for Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

1:30:33 – Rumiko Takahashi’s latest one-shot

1:31:39 – Kei Sanbe’s new manga

1:32:54 – Barakamon returns for limited serialization

1:33:48 – New Pokemon manga based on the new anime

1:34:41 – Ranking of Kings manga retranslation now available

1:36:50 – Yen Press simulpubs Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

1:38:08 – Azuki releases My Dear Detective and Seatmate Killer as ebooks

1:39:20 – Manga Planet & Futekiya merge libraries

1:42:13 – Shadow Over Insmouth omnibus volume

1:43:21 – Dark Horse releasing Gantz G & Blood Blockade Battlefront digitally

1:45:38 – Colton’s Licensing Highlights

2:01:44 – Lum’s Licensing Highlights

2:28:33 – Local manga will not settle late freelancer payments

2:34:37 – Pokemon News

2:40:38 – Wrap up

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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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