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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

Manga Mavericks EP. 24 – “The State of Shonen Jump (Feat. Maxy Barnard)”

Manga Mavericks EP. 24 – “The State of Shonen Jump (Feat. Maxy Barnard)”

What does the unprecedented six new Jump Starts in six weeks initiative say about the future of Weekly Shonen Jump? This week our friend Maxy Barnard of Friendship! Effort! Victory! joins us for his first “official” Manga Mavericks guest spot to discuss the state of Weekly Shonen Jump and the future of the magazine. We ..

Manga Mavericks EP. 22: “Our Best of Manga 2016”

Manga Mavericks EP. 22: “Our Best of Manga 2016”

Manga Mavericks has lasted an entire year! We’ve done so much in such a short time, and we couldn’t have done it without your support! Thank you for listening and giving feedback on our podcasts. We have great things planned for 2017 as well, so stay tuned and stick around for what we’ve got in ..

Manga Mavericks EP. 20 – “Casey’s Horrible Halloween Horror Hour”

Manga Mavericks EP. 20 – “Casey’s Horrible Halloween Horror Hour”

Halloween may be past us, but the scariest day of the year has yet to arrive. You know what I’m talking about…ELECTION DAY! Oh, the horror! The suspense is killing me! It’s like the tagline for Alien vs. Predator – “Whoever Wins…We Lose.” And the spectacle is going to be just as painful to watch ..

Manga Mavericks EP. 19 – “I’ll Get Around To It…Someday”

Manga Mavericks EP. 19 – “I’ll Get Around To It…Someday”

I’m not watching any anime this season. I’m not watching anything that’s airing on TV (except South Park). The time I have for recreation has become limited, and so the amount of what I can watch has become more select by necessity. I don’t have the time to watch an entire season of Luke Cage ..

Manga Mavericks EP. 12 – “Anime Expo Happened…”

Manga Mavericks EP. 12 – “Anime Expo Happened…”

…And boy was it ever big! Lots of hot and exciting news came out of AE this year, and this week your titular mavericks, Colton and Sid, run down each juicy bit of licensing news and other cool stuff looming on the horizon. But that’s not all! We also discuss some other fresh developments, from ..

Scarlet Empire Volume 4

Scarlet Empire Volume 4

Story by Hanjiro Tsuikoka, Art by Hikaru Tanaka This volume focuses squarely on Sagara. While he is a rather compelling character, the way he is framed leading up to, and including the finale, proves rather problematic. Not from a storytelling point of view so much, although that certainly is at least related to the problem, ..