Hi-yo, Yolo!

Hey there folks in tv land! Don’t touch that dial, and don’t change the channel, you’re tuned into the right podcast station – welcome back to Manga Mavericks On TV!

It’s been a long time since our previous episode covering the first season of Central Park, but we’re finally back with another special episode because we got a special opportunity to both cover the premiere episodes of the newest season of adult swim’s aussiest animated series, Yolo: Silver Destiny, as well as interview its creator, the incredible Michael Cusack, as well as the show’s lead actors Sarah Bishop and Todor Manojlovic!

As you’ll hear in the interview and review, I really enjoyed the show and getting a chance to preview the new season before it premiered, and had a lot to discuss with Michael, Sarah, and Tod about their thoughts on the show’s dip into serialization, how the show’s look has been refined without losing the charm of its animation, the series’s focus on female friendship and toxic relationships, and where the show may be headed in the future! Plus, Michael and Todor answer where the season’s new title, Silver Destiny, comes from – and you may be surprised to learn what’s in a name! 

Before we get into the show proper, I want to take a commercial break to remind everyone that this year’s annual Manga Mavericks podcast survey is STILL OPEN! Vote for your favorite podcast episodes, guests, thumbnails, and more from 2022, and let us know your favorite parts of the show, your podcast preferences, and what you’d like to see us cover in 2023 and beyond! Plus, all participants of the survey will be entered into a special giveaway to win a manga of their choosing, including volumes of series we’ve covered before on the show, convention exclusives, limited releases, and select issues of Shonen Jump! The survey will be live until March 12th, so get your votes in now! Looking forward to learning what your guys’ favorite episodes and parts of the show were last year, and what we can look forward to making for you in 2023 and beyond! 

And now, let’s get right back to the show and this party started, and take our destined leap into a sliver of Silver Desitny with our interview with Michael, Sarah, and Todor, and stick around after these messages for my thoughts the first few episodes of the season and my pitch to watch it for so many reasons! 

Download here!!


00:42 – Introducing the Podcast & Podcast Survey Announcement 

04:17 – Yolo: Silver Destiny Interview with Michael Cusack, Sarah Bishop, and Todor Manojlovic

26:17 – Yolo: Silver Destiny Episodes 1-4 Review 

38:17 – Wrap-Up

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and subscribe to us on Youtube. You can follow the host at @lumranmayasha. 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! If there are any topics, series, or people you would like to see us talk about on the show, drop us a line in the comments below, or e-mail us at mangamavericks@gmail.com! Thanks for listening!

Music Featured:

The Beets – “Television”
Excerpts from Yolo: Silver Destiny
Afroskull – “Me and My TV”


About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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