On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum round out the year with one more news episode! We start out the show with some industry news, including more unions, more mergers and more data! Afterwards, we get into the latest North American sales lists from Circana on the New York Times, and then spend the rest of the show on a ton of new licenses! Big thanks to everyone who’s been listening to us for the past year, and look forward to our next episode discussing some of the latest simulpubbed manga that has popped up over the past couple of months! But until then, have a happy holiday and a merry new year! Enjoy!

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00:00 – Intro/Patron Shout Out!

04:23 – Drawn & Quarterly forms workers union

07:44 – Crunchyroll discontinues digital manga service

12:05 – Comixology app merges with Kindle

14:56 – Kadokawa aims to establish more wholly owned anime studios

18:21 – Shogakukan buys out all outstanding shares of Tokyo Otaku Mode

20:51 – KKR buys Simon & Schuster

24:56 – Manga Plus Stats

31:32 – Circana Graphic Novel Sales report

41:37 – September & October Bookscan Lists

58:28 – October & November NYT Lists

1:00:17 – NY Public libraries Best Books for Teens 2023

1:02:39 – Alabaster Kickstarter cancelled

1:04:23 – Ablaze launches new Saint Seiya comic

1:05:11 – Vertical’s license to the Weathering with You manga expires

1:05:59 – JNC Nina

1:07:51 – Living the Line’s horror manga imprint: Smudge

1:10:03 – Alien Books 

1:16:43 – Drawn & Quarterly licenses Legend of Kamuy

1:20:28 – Colton’s Licensing Highlights

1:31:20 – Lum’s Licensing Highlights

1:50:39 – Wrap up

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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

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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.

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