Manga Mavericks EP. 29: “One Piece Has A Lot Of Copies In Print”

Manga Mavericks EP. 29: “One Piece Has A Lot Of Copies In Print”

There’s been a lot of doom and gloom about One Piece recently. It got taken off Toonami, then it got dumped by Hulu, and now everyone’s aflame over whether the Pudding twist was sexist or not. In these trouble times, just remember – One Piece has three times more volumes in print than the entire population of ..

Nichijou: Fall Down Seven Times, Laugh It Up Eight

Nichijou: Fall Down Seven Times, Laugh It Up Eight

When circumventing the conventions of genre, it’s important to either tread carefully, or avoid it altogether. Tropes and standards keep us safe: they provide a sense of unified human experience. A story may hold different perspectives from different authors, but thanks to genre conventions these stories also maintain a kind of universal cohesion. Then, an ..

Manga Mavericks EP. 28 – “My Hero Academia (FEAT. Doctor)”

Manga Mavericks EP. 28 – “My Hero Academia (FEAT. Doctor)”

I AM HERE! And our never-ending fight to discuss great manga continues with another Shonen Jump series discussion! This week we’re talking My Hero Academia with Doctor of the Ass Backwards Anime Podcast. We talk the good, the bad, the ugly, the all right and All Might – every quirky detail we could extrapolate from ..

Manga Mavericks EP. 27 – “Black Clover (feat. Annaliese Christman)”

Manga Mavericks EP. 27 – “Black Clover (feat. Annaliese Christman)”

Alternatively titled: Dr. Stockholm, Or: How I Learned To Stop Hating and Love Black Clover. ^ I was thinking of making that the episode title but I thought it would be too long. But yes, today’s episode is all about the up-and-coming Shonen Jump hit, Black Clover, to celebrate it surpassing 100 chapters, two years ..

Hana & Hina After School Volume 1

Hana & Hina After School Volume 1

This manga basically tells insecure readers to ignore those normies because they don’t matter, you matter, and you shouldn’t be bothered by what other people think, because there are other people out there who share you interests you can connect with, befriend, and perhaps even fall in love with

Movie Mavericks #5: “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale”

Movie Mavericks #5: “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale”

We were going to record a podcast about Toonami, but that fell through, so we’re talking about Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale instead. What a switch. Needless to say we needed some extra help to get through this, so we recruited our friend Ethan to help us dissect everything that works and the exponentially greater ..

Manga Mavericks EP. 26 – “Sunday! Sunday! Shonen Sunday!”

Manga Mavericks EP. 26 – “Sunday! Sunday! Shonen Sunday!”

Hey, I technically got this up on Sunday, right? Ah, I suppose it doesn’t matter if you’re not listening to this episode on the day it was posted anyway. Sorry for the delay, but the rough audio for this episode was over four hours long and I had to edit it instead of Colton. But ..

Movie Mavericks #4: “The Red Turtle & Ghost in the Shell (1995)”

Movie Mavericks #4: “The Red Turtle & Ghost in the Shell (1995)”

What, another Movie Mavericks in the same week?! That’s right, since this week’s Manga Mavericks is being delayed a few days, we thought we’d give you a little something-something to tide you guys over! In this installment LumRanmaYasha and VLordGTZ talk about the Oscar-nominated animated french-japanese co-production The Red Turtle and the cinematic classic anime ..

Manga Mavericks EP. 25 – “To Your Eternity”

Manga Mavericks EP. 25 – “To Your Eternity”

It’s been a while since we’ve had a relatively straight-forward episode with just our two Mavericks discussing the news, huh? Well, don’t get used to it. We’ve got a lot of plans and a lot of guests booked for the show for the next couple of weeks. But it’s nice to get back to basics ..