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Manga Mavericks is All-Comic.com's bi-weekly Manga centric podcasts from Colton and LumRanmaYasha! Also includes Manga Mavericks @ Movies!

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Manga Mavericks EP. 129: Summer 2020 News Roundup!

On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum finally get around to (at least some of) the news that has been building up over the past couple of months, including all of the licensing news from all the various publishers that were still announced despite the ongoing pandemic! Some of the biggest acquisitions including the return of series like Shaman King from Kodansha USA, as well as Slayers from J-Novel Club, both of which we were so excited about that we just HAD to pull in Vlord into to room for a bit to talk about! We also take a deep dive into the latest thoroughly researched analysis from Comics Beat, as well as report on some other unfortunate events happening in the general comics industry, including but not limited to the exposure of Warren Ellis. Truthfully, this episode became much more bloated then we initially planned for, which is why we will saving the rest of our news for next week, along with some thoughts on the latest simulpubs and even some titles from the newest line of Irodori Comics! Will the next episode be even longer then this one!? Stay tuned and find out! For the complete list of links and Shout-Outs featured in this podcast, please visit this episode's webpage at: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-129-summer-2020-news-roundup/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 00:00 - Intro 01:38 - Bookscan List for June 08:35 - NYT's Graphic Books & Manga Best Sellers List for July 10:02 - Ghost Reaper Girl & Kaiju No. 8 available on Shonen Jump 14:35 - Guardian of the Witch has ended 16:52 - Haikyu has ended 20:32 - Weathering With You manga ends in August with 3rd volume 21:25 - Ooku: The Inner Chambers will end with 19th volume 22:59 - Planned Gridman manga about Akane cancelled 23:53 - Irodori Comics launches SFW website 24:47 - Comico launches Pocket Comics app 26:38 - Mangamo adds Japan Sinks 2020, expands to Android 30:06 - Manga Planet Licenses Silent Mobius and others 31:47 - Kodansha Manga now available on Izneo 33:20 - Bookwaker and Kodansha partner for exclusives 35:03 - Kodansha Licenses (including Shaman King & it's subsequent spin-offs) 1:00:24 - Crunchyroll Manga adds new simulpubs 1:01:24 - Star Fruit Books licenses Pop Life 1:03:13 - Yen Press licenses 1:20:32 - Viz Media licenses 1:38:41 - Tokyopop licenses 1:42:00 - Denpa licenses 1:45:50 - Seven Seas licenses 2:04:23 - Cross Infinite World licenses Past Life Countess, Present Life Otome Game NPC?! 2:05:55 - New J-Novel Club licenses (including Slayers) 2:19:24 - Titles from J-Novel Club, Dark Horse, & Yen Press delisted on Amazon 2:22:06 - Comics Beat’s Industry Analysis 2:50:22 - Various Stories of Sexual Misconduct in the Comics Industry as of late 2:59:18 - Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can follow them @siddartworks on Instagram and Twitter and donate to their personal Patreon. 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!

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Manga Mavericks EP. 129: Summer 2020 News Roundup!

Manga Mavericks EP. 128: "Blue Flag"

Blue Flag is a wonderful coming-of-age story in which characters navigate the difficult mores of identity, relationships, love, sexuality, and the choices we make. In the second part of our retrospective on KAITO’s manga, special guests Maxy Barnard, Ace Christman, and SimplyGee! join us to discuss the broader themes of the story and the way in which it articulates them in uniquely impactful, relatable ways. First we share our history with the series and KAITO, and give a spoiler-free review of the first volume to describe what sets this story apart from other romantic dramas through its characters, themes, and art! Then we discuss the series as a whole, honing in on specific characters like Masumi and Mami and exploring their roles in the story, empathizing with the feelings of self-loathing and defeatism in our main trio of protagonists. We also answer some listener questions addressing some of the more complicated, and controversial, parts of the story - including how it handles its LGBTQ representation, the mixed messages in the conversation with Kensuke, the flash-forward ending, and more! In the time since we’ve recorded this, Blue Flag has been added to the Shonen Jump Vault! Please check it out and support the release! We have a lot of love for this series about love, and we hope you love it just as much! For the complete list of links and Shout-Outs featured in this podcast, please visit this episode's webpage at: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-128-blue-flag/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 00:30 - Intro 04:35 - Blue Flag Volume 1 Spoiler-Free Review 06:35 - Background & Context 07:38 - Maxy’s History with Blue Flag 08:48 - Gee’s History with Blue Flag 09:37 - Lum’s History with Blue Flag 11:22 - Ace’s History with Blue Flag 13:07 - Colton’s Experiences with KAITO and Blue Flag 15:40 - First Impressions of the First Volume 18:45 - KAITO’s Art & Paneling 23:42 - Self-Loathing & Compassion 27:28 - The Love Triangle Misdirect 31:57 - Love Triangles, Misunderstandings, & Communication 37:06 - What It Means to Love Someone & Different Types of Relationships 40:18 - Blue Flag Full-Series Retrospective 41:35 - Taichi, the Cat, and Toma’s Accident 49:09 - How You Perceive Yourself and How Others Perceive You 53:41 - Mami and Rejecting Prejudices & Stereotypes 1:02:05 - In-between Chapter Illustrations & Animal Avatars 1:04:27 - The True Moral of Blue Flag: Kensuke Fucking Sucks 1:08:05 - Different Perspectives & Internal Conflicts 1:11:56 - KAITO’s Artistic Versatility & Humor 1:19:29 - Background Character Depth 1:21:48 - Subtle Characterization through the Art 1:28:15 - Relatability & Re-readability 1:31:25 - Length & Focus 1:40:22 - Ace’s Lettering Insights 1:44:12 - Blue Flag Q&A’s 1:44:22 - Which Story Arc Was Most Successful in Presenting LGBTQ Themes and Experiences? 1:55:03 - Do you Feel the Manga’s Tackling of Homophobia was Well-handled? 2:00:06 - Thoughts on the Response to and Acceptance of Homosexuality in the Series? 2:02:11 - The Masumi Question 2:11:08 - Weird Double Standard About Queer Ships 2:13:15 - Thoughts on The Final Chapter & the Theme of Change 2:19:40 - Surprising Spoilers 2:21:05 - Who is Our Favorite Character? 2:24:24 - Would we like to see KAITO return to Weekly Shonen Jump? 2:27:06 - Short-Lived & Obscure Series We Want Licensed! 2:28:58 - Does Blue Flag Need More Lesbians? 2:30:00 - Which Taichi Nerd Shirt is Your Favorite? 2:31:37 - Which Character Do You Relate to the Most? 2:34:54 - Should the Series Have Explored the T in LGBT More? 2:46:14 - What is our Favorite Flag? 2:47:40 - Guest Plugs 2:55:30 - Community Shout-Outs! 3:11:26 - Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like t

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Manga Mavericks EP. 128: "Blue Flag"

Manga Mavericks EP. 127: Cross Manage

On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum are joined by special guests, Maxy Barnard of Friendship Effort Victory, Marion from the Good Friends Anime Club, as well as Aisha from the MommaLuvsManga Youtube Channel, to talk about Cross Manage from Kaito! Cross Manage is a sports series about teenager Sakurai, an ex-soccer player who is roped into serving as the problem solving manager of his high school's lacrosse team. This is also another series unfortunately cut short by Weekly Shonen Jump, but also had a full simulpubbed run in English back when Viz's Shonen Jump was in its Alpha phase, as such, this is another "cancelled Shonen Jump manga" podcast, which we will from now on be referring to as "Jump Stop" podcasts! Get it, cause its the opposite of "Jump Starts"? D'aaah, you get it, you get it... Cross Manage in particular may be the most beloved of these "pre-Jump Start" series licensed and simulpubbed by Viz Media, so of course we spend a lot of time discussing it from a ton of different angles: From Kaito's composition and paneling, to the story's themes of effort and perseverance, as well as just why its run in Shonen Jump may have been cut short. Join us next week as we discuss Kaito's more recent series, Blue Flag!! Visit this episode's webpage for a complete list of Links & Shout-Outs included in this episode: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-127-cross-manage/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 0:00:00 - Intro 0:04:21 - Cross Manage discussion 2:23:17 - Community Shout-Outs! 1:34:30 - Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can follow them @siddartworks on Instagram and Twitter and donate to their personal Patreon. 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!

--3 w ago
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Manga Mavericks EP. 127: Cross Manage

Manga Mavericks EP. 126: June 2020 Jump Starts!

On this episode of Manga Mavericks, its already time for a new batch of series from Weekly Shonen Jump, as Lum and Colton tackle the first few chapters of four all new titles! Including two from veteran authors Kentaro Yabuki (Black Cat, To Love Ru) and Ryuhei Tamura (Beelzebub)!! As per usual, the Mavericks discuss their feelings on the debut of each series, whether they're slightly bored or even uncomfortable with Ayakashi Triangle and Hard-Boiled Cop & Dolphin, or they get a genuine laugh or two from both Magu-chan and Roboco! Afterwards, they check emails and list off some more cool things for listeners to check out in the Community Shout-Outs near the end! Enjoy! Visit this episode's webpage for a complete list of Links & Shout-Outs included in this episode: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-126-june-2020-jump-starts/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 0:00:00 - Intro Jump Starts!! 0:02:34 -Ayakashi Triangle by Kentaro Yabuki 0:17:31 - Magu-chan: God of Destruction by Kei Kamiki 0:25:59 - Hard-Boiled Cop & Dolphin by Ryuhei Tamura 0:45:42 - Me & Roboco by Shuhei Miyazaki 1:03:08 - Emails!! 1:42:45 - Community Shout-Outs! 1:52:42 - Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can donate to their personal Patreon. 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!

--JUL 13
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Manga Mavericks EP. 126: June 2020 Jump Starts!

Manga Mavericks EP. 125: Our Interview /w Emma Hanashiro

On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Lum and Colton sit down with Emma Hanashiro, editor-in-chief of Boys Love manga subscription service futekiya, to discuss her role in running the service, as well as other topics such as Emma's academic background, how her crew tackles piracy, and even some recommendations as to what people should read on the site! Visit this episode's webpage for a complete list of Links & Shout-Outs included in this episode: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-125-our-intreview-w-emma-hanashiro/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 0:00:00 - Intro 0:02:40 - Our Interview /w Emma Hanashiro of futekiya 1:42:45 - Community Shout-Outs! 1:52:42 - Future Plans & Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can donate to their personal Patreon. 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!

--JUL 5
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Manga Mavericks EP. 125: Our Interview /w Emma Hanashiro

Manga Mavericks EP. 124: "Love Me For Who I Am"

If Love Me For Who I Am’s non-binary maid is reporting for duty, then our non-binary host is recording a podcast about it! That’s right, we’re reviewing the first volume of a newly released series on the show this time! We haven’t spotlighted a lot of new releases recently, but we had to make an exception for this exceptional manga exploring gender and the LGBTQ community in Japan in a way we’ve rarely seen. Joining us to discuss the series is someone who’s basically become its ambassador on MangaTwitter, Ashley Hakker from Anime Herald! Ashley helps us dig into each of the series’ fantastic cast of characters, core themes, and beautiful artwork, exploring what makes it such a sweet, one-of-a-kind story! We also spend some time discussing a topic close to LumRanmaYasha - the recent #FUCKSVA initiative - and why the School of Visual Arts needs to make long overdue changes to make its campus a safe learning environment for students. It’s a more serious topic sandwiched in the middle of two relatively more light-hearted parts of the podcast, but again, we’re committed to having conversations important topics affecting the community on the show and advocating for change, so we hope you also look into what’s going on at SVA and help the students there fight for a better education too. We’re also committed to spotlighting the great work people are doing in our community, and since our review was on the shorter end this time, we had the opportunity for a special-sized community Shout-Outs segment spotlighting over a dozen awesome articles, podcasts, and videos to check out! So enjoy this podcast and check out Love Me For Who I Am as well as the work of all the great people we recommend in this episode! Visit this episode's webpage for a complete list of Links & Shout-Outs included in this episode: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-124/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 00:22 - Intro & Patron Shout-Out Love Me For Who I Am Discussion w/Ashley Hakker 05:15 - Introducing Ashley, Love Me For Who I Am, & Advocating for Niche Series 08:22 - Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover? 11:30 - Gender Representation & “Otokonoko” 15:11 - Japanese Queer Culture in Manga Narratives 17:30 - Who is Kata Konayama? 19:10 - Authentic Relationships in LMFWIA 20:15 - Tetsu’s Burgeoning Queerness 23:00 - Satori and Japanese Gender Pronouns 26:18 - Mei and Self-Identity 29:54 - Where are the Parents? 30:51 - Mogumo and Liking Cute Things 34:37 - Ten and Gender as Performance 36:36 - Suzu and Expressing Both Feminine & Masculine Traits 39:12 - Kotone, Heteronormativity, & Inter-Community Conflict 42:50 - Misunderstandings & Micro-Aggressions 45:35 - Conflicts & Consequences 46:57 - The Title: “Who” vs. “What” 49:45 - Release Schedule & Availability 52:50 - Queer Culture in LMFWIA 54:35 - Ashley’s Efforts to Promote the Series 58:30 - The Art & Background Details 59:53 - Fanservice? 1:00:50 - Mogumo’s Fashion Sense 1:02:30 - Mentor Figures 1:03:15 - Cultural Differences 1:03:49 - Unique Experiences 1:08:27 - Community Call-to-Action: #FUCKSVA 1:16:33 - Community Shout-Outs! 1:36:03 - Future Plans & Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can donate to their personal Patreon. 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! Music Featured: "Love Me For What I Am" by Lobo "Love Me For What I Am" by The Carpente

--JUN 30
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Manga Mavericks EP. 124: "Love Me For Who I Am"

Manga Mavericks EP. 123: The Promise Didn't Land

On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Lum and Colton once again go over some more of the latest manga news as even a global pandemic can't stop all the new series, licenses or even live action adaptations being announced! Some of the biggest news stories this episode include Demon Slayer's complete take over of all of Oricon's sales lists only half way into the year, the end of The Promised Neverland, plus some updates on the state of the North American manga industry via Deb Aoki's article from Publisher's Weekly! Join us over the coming weeks as we have podcast episodes dedicated to discussions of some series such as Cross Manage, Blue Flag, Love Me For Who I Am, and much, much more!! Some of which may or may not end up being uploaded early on our Patreon! PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 0:00:00 - Intro 0:01:28 - Oricon's Top Selling Manga and Light Novel Series Mid 2020 0:19:10 - May Bookscan List and June NYT Graphic Books List 0:30:12 - Eisner 2020 Nominees 0:34:48 - Souboutei Enters Final Arc 0:36:15 - Domestic Girlfriend Ends 0:41:06 - 4 Manga Plus Titles Have Ended: East, Into the Night Spotless Love Hina Change The Sign of the Abyss 0:45:37 - The Promised Neverland Ends 0:52:55 - 4 New Series Coming to Shonen Jump: Ayakashi Triangle Magu-chan: God of Destruction Shakunetsu no Nirai Kanai (Red Hot Nirai Kanai) Boku to Robo (Me and the Robot) 0:58:16 - Yen Press Licenses 1:00:12 - Kodansha July Licenses 1:04:36 - J-Novel Club Licenses 1:11:08 - Kaiten Books Licenses 1:14:34 - Manga Planet Licenses 1:17:52 - Mangamura Lawsuit and JP Copyright Law Updates 1:22:43 - Publisher Weekly's State of the Manga Industry 1:38:57 - Next Detective Conan Film Rescheduled for Next Year 1:39:56 - Sonic The Hedgehog Sequel Announced 1:41:41 - The Promised Neverland Live Action Series in Development For Amazon 1:45:50 - Eden's Zero Anime Announced (Oh and Shaman King, I guess) 1:54:07 - NHK Evangelion Mega Poll Results 1:57:45 - Chainsaw Man Popularity Poll Results 2:02:14 - Manga Planet Licenes: Fukumoto Edition 2:04:51 - Blue Flag is now on the Shonen Jump App! 2:07:21 - Community Shout-Outs! Weekly Manga Recap Charity Livestream DuckFace Diaries TomoChocho Patreon Marion’s Ping-Pong Review Knick Knacks Kickstarter Erica’s Yuri Panel Kanzenshuu feature on Lost 1994 Curse of Blood Rubies VHS "Pride, Policing, and the Conservative Politics of MHA" on AniFem Eyes on Yokai 2:14:58 - Wrap-up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can donate to their personal Patreon. 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!

--JUN 21
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Manga Mavericks EP. 123: The Promise Didn't Land

Manga Mavericks EP. 122: Moriking, Bone Collection,Time Paradox

Geez, between all the series starting and ending in Shonen Jump recently, it sure feels like the brand is entering a new era. Heck, by the end of 2020 over half of the lineup will consist of series that only started this year! There are so many new series starting up that we’re getting up our episode on the last batch just as the new batch has started. Actually, there’s been a new series every month so far this year - it’s hard to keep up! Well, before we can talk about Ayakashi Triangle and the other new blood starting up, we still have to take care of some leftovers. Is Moriking a supremely funny gag comedy or did we want to squash it like a bug? Was Bone Collection bad to the bone? Did we have the time of our lives reading Time Paradox Ghost Writer? Does the Food Wars duo’s new one-shot Yugen’s All-Ghouls Classroom have a ghost of a chance at becoming a regular series in Jump? Is there anything substantial to say about any of these beyond quips and puns? Eh, honestly I wish we’d read more chapters before reviewing Time Paradox. We recorded this a month ago so we only got to read the first chapter before the show, so a bunch of our speculation about how the relationship between Teppei and Aino would turn out is a bit out of date… Ah well, we actually do have a lot of stuff to say about it and the other new series, so it’s all good! Enjoy our thoughts and recommendations of some of Jump’s newest stuff, and look forward to us talking about even more new Jump series very, very soon! PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 00:22 - Intro & Patreon Bonus Pod Updates 04:33 - Moriking 14:47 - Bone Collection 29:28 - Time Paradox Ghost Writer 46:47 - Final Recommendations 50:10 - Yugen’s All-Ghouls Classroom 1:09:44 - Community Shout-Outs - SuperEyepatchWolf’s “Why You Should Watch Outlaw Star” - The Nen Show’s Soul Eater Podcasts - “Who is Time Paradox Ghost Writer’s Kenji Ichima?” by YourAnimeGuy 1:14:35 - Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can donate to their personal Patreon. 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! Check out this podcast's webpage for the full list of links included with this episode: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-122-morikings-all-ghouls-time-paradox-bone-collection

--JUN 15
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Manga Mavericks EP. 122: Moriking, Bone Collection,Time Paradox

Manga Mavericks EP. 121: "Who Did Sesshomaru F*CK?!?!"

Black Lives Matter. Manga Mavericks stands in support of Black Americans and against the systemic racism and violence perpetrated by the police and the U.S. government. There are many ways to help the Black Lives Matter movement, be it engaging in the protests yourselves or by donating to those fighting on the front lines. We’ve included links in the description of this podcast for people to learn more about petitions to sign and places to donate. We’ve donated all of our Patreon earnings from this year and hundreds of our own dollars to Bail Funds and Charities supporting progressive movements for change across the country, and if you can give, we strongly encourage you to do so. Otherwise, you can even watch videos donating all their ad money to charities too. Again, there are many ways to help, and every bit counts. To quote a great moment from The Boondocks: "What do you do when you can't do nothing, but there's nothing you can do?" "You do what you can." In that spirit, we’re also supporting and amplifying Black creatives in our community. We’ll be leaving links to them and their work, and links of where to find other great Black creatives doing great work in this community. Please check all these fine folks out. We’ll also be leaving links to organizations, charities, and petitions to help support Black Lives Matter protests and victims of police brutality. There’s another tragic bit of news we also must address: Zac Bertschy passed away on the week of May 19th, 2020. Zac was the executive editor in chief at Anime News Network, overseeing its editorial department. He was the host of ANNcast, the writer of Vice and Luna, and the original Answerman. He was always, in my eyes, the face, voice, and heart of Anime News Network. We’ll be leaving links to various people’s tributes and memories of Zac, including the final ANNcast, and links to some of the work of his I really appreciated over the years, including Answerman, ANNcast, Vice & Luna, his reviews of Death Parade and Keep Your Hands off Eizouken, and many others. There’s so much to say about Zac Bertschy and the legacy he’s left. But right now, there’s just one thing that I must say: Rest in Peace, Zac. See you over the rainbow. This is a news episode that was delayed and made sort of out of date because of the above stories and others that happened almost immediately after we recorded it in mid-May. Please keep that in mind as you listen through that there’s a lot of parts re-recorded or added on after the fact. That said, we had a lot to cover, including the endings of some popular series, new license announcements, COVID-related delays, Netflix additions, and the titular question on everyone’s mind: Who Did Sesshomaru FUCK?! There’s plenty of news we don’t cover in this episode we’ll get to in a future installment, but it’s good to break these things up anyway lest we have another four-hour long podcast. You can be sure that this will also not be the last time we discuss Black Lives Matter and have conversations on important political and social topics on the show either. What’s going on matters way more than any of the manga we talk about, so while we hope to entertain with our podcast, we also want to make sure we don’t distract from what’s going on in the world and are amplifying voices and causes that matter. Please visit the webpage of this podcast for the list of links we included in this post: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-121-who-did-sesshomaru-fck PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 00:00 - Black Lives Matter 03:35 - Community Shout-Outs: Black Creatives in our Community You Should Follow 14:14 - Intro & Patron Thank You News: 16:05 - New York Times May List 17:20 - April Bookscan list 22:44 - Demon Slayer’s Ending, Spinoffs, & Circulation Numbers 28:36 - Yuuna of the Haunted Hot Springs ends 30:02 - Bunta Kinami’s RWBY: The Official Manga ends 32:04 - Hinamatsuri ends on July 15th 32:45 - Oda’s One Pi

--JUN 11
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Manga Mavericks EP. 121: "Who Did Sesshomaru F*CK?!?!"

#Lum Squad #03: "The Return of Lum Squad!"

Hello, darlings! Welcome to the return of our Urusei Yatsura podcast, Lum Squad! Well, technically we already returned in last month's episode, but there was actually a year-long break in between recording that and this episode! Think of it as like how there was a break between Viz's original publication of "Lum" that prompted their continuation being re-titled "The Return of Lum." Except we're not re-titling this podcast; it didn't work in the 90's and it ain't happening now. Anyways, because it'd been so long since AC and I recorded the show, we decided to spend this episode going through all the UY volumes Viz has released in the past year and share our thoughts on them! We discuss our favorite chapters, characters, the translation, lettering, and pretty much everything! Oh, and you KNOW we ranted about the whole "Hot Springs Emblem" situation. I really hope Viz reconsiders that name... Afterward, we dive into the Urusei Yatsura fan community, exploring its history and current state now! Look forward to our next episode where we'll dive into our experiences collecting Urusei Yatsura merch and memorabilia! Oh, and of course, if you haven't heard the news that Discotek has relicensed the Urusei Yatsura movies and plans to release them on streaming and blu-ray later this year - yeah, that's happening! We're more than excited and looking forward to discussing the new and the films in future episodes! Music Featured: “Kokoroboisona” from Jam Trip: Urusei Yatsura (Vol. 1) “Uchuu wa Tai Hen Da! DA DA Mix” from Shudai-ka Best 10 Remix ~ Dance Tracks Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @Lum_Squad, on tumblr at lumsquad.tumblr.com, and subscribe to us on Youtube! You can follow the hosts on twitter at @LumRanmaYasha and @ProdTally. 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 mangaka you would like to see us talk about on the show, drop us a line in the comments below, or e-mail us at lumsquadpod@gmail.com! Thanks for listening! LINKS: Black Lives Matter: Here's How to Help and Support the Cause - https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/# Like what we do? Support us on Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/mangamavericks

--JUN 1
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#Lum Squad #03: "The Return of Lum Squad!"

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Manga Mavericks EP. 129: Summer 2020 News Roundup!

On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum finally get around to (at least some of) the news that has been building up over the past couple of months, including all of the licensing news from all the various publishers that were still announced despite the ongoing pandemic! Some of the biggest acquisitions including the return of series like Shaman King from Kodansha USA, as well as Slayers from J-Novel Club, both of which we were so excited about that we just HAD to pull in Vlord into to room for a bit to talk about! We also take a deep dive into the latest thoroughly researched analysis from Comics Beat, as well as report on some other unfortunate events happening in the general comics industry, including but not limited to the exposure of Warren Ellis. Truthfully, this episode became much more bloated then we initially planned for, which is why we will saving the rest of our news for next week, along with some thoughts on the latest simulpubs and even some titles from the newest line of Irodori Comics! Will the next episode be even longer then this one!? Stay tuned and find out! For the complete list of links and Shout-Outs featured in this podcast, please visit this episode's webpage at: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-129-summer-2020-news-roundup/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 00:00 - Intro 01:38 - Bookscan List for June 08:35 - NYT's Graphic Books & Manga Best Sellers List for July 10:02 - Ghost Reaper Girl & Kaiju No. 8 available on Shonen Jump 14:35 - Guardian of the Witch has ended 16:52 - Haikyu has ended 20:32 - Weathering With You manga ends in August with 3rd volume 21:25 - Ooku: The Inner Chambers will end with 19th volume 22:59 - Planned Gridman manga about Akane cancelled 23:53 - Irodori Comics launches SFW website 24:47 - Comico launches Pocket Comics app 26:38 - Mangamo adds Japan Sinks 2020, expands to Android 30:06 - Manga Planet Licenses Silent Mobius and others 31:47 - Kodansha Manga now available on Izneo 33:20 - Bookwaker and Kodansha partner for exclusives 35:03 - Kodansha Licenses (including Shaman King & it's subsequent spin-offs) 1:00:24 - Crunchyroll Manga adds new simulpubs 1:01:24 - Star Fruit Books licenses Pop Life 1:03:13 - Yen Press licenses 1:20:32 - Viz Media licenses 1:38:41 - Tokyopop licenses 1:42:00 - Denpa licenses 1:45:50 - Seven Seas licenses 2:04:23 - Cross Infinite World licenses Past Life Countess, Present Life Otome Game NPC?! 2:05:55 - New J-Novel Club licenses (including Slayers) 2:19:24 - Titles from J-Novel Club, Dark Horse, & Yen Press delisted on Amazon 2:22:06 - Comics Beat’s Industry Analysis 2:50:22 - Various Stories of Sexual Misconduct in the Comics Industry as of late 2:59:18 - Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can follow them @siddartworks on Instagram and Twitter and donate to their personal Patreon. 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!

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Manga Mavericks EP. 128: "Blue Flag"

Blue Flag is a wonderful coming-of-age story in which characters navigate the difficult mores of identity, relationships, love, sexuality, and the choices we make. In the second part of our retrospective on KAITO’s manga, special guests Maxy Barnard, Ace Christman, and SimplyGee! join us to discuss the broader themes of the story and the way in which it articulates them in uniquely impactful, relatable ways. First we share our history with the series and KAITO, and give a spoiler-free review of the first volume to describe what sets this story apart from other romantic dramas through its characters, themes, and art! Then we discuss the series as a whole, honing in on specific characters like Masumi and Mami and exploring their roles in the story, empathizing with the feelings of self-loathing and defeatism in our main trio of protagonists. We also answer some listener questions addressing some of the more complicated, and controversial, parts of the story - including how it handles its LGBTQ representation, the mixed messages in the conversation with Kensuke, the flash-forward ending, and more! In the time since we’ve recorded this, Blue Flag has been added to the Shonen Jump Vault! Please check it out and support the release! We have a lot of love for this series about love, and we hope you love it just as much! For the complete list of links and Shout-Outs featured in this podcast, please visit this episode's webpage at: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-128-blue-flag/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 00:30 - Intro 04:35 - Blue Flag Volume 1 Spoiler-Free Review 06:35 - Background & Context 07:38 - Maxy’s History with Blue Flag 08:48 - Gee’s History with Blue Flag 09:37 - Lum’s History with Blue Flag 11:22 - Ace’s History with Blue Flag 13:07 - Colton’s Experiences with KAITO and Blue Flag 15:40 - First Impressions of the First Volume 18:45 - KAITO’s Art & Paneling 23:42 - Self-Loathing & Compassion 27:28 - The Love Triangle Misdirect 31:57 - Love Triangles, Misunderstandings, & Communication 37:06 - What It Means to Love Someone & Different Types of Relationships 40:18 - Blue Flag Full-Series Retrospective 41:35 - Taichi, the Cat, and Toma’s Accident 49:09 - How You Perceive Yourself and How Others Perceive You 53:41 - Mami and Rejecting Prejudices & Stereotypes 1:02:05 - In-between Chapter Illustrations & Animal Avatars 1:04:27 - The True Moral of Blue Flag: Kensuke Fucking Sucks 1:08:05 - Different Perspectives & Internal Conflicts 1:11:56 - KAITO’s Artistic Versatility & Humor 1:19:29 - Background Character Depth 1:21:48 - Subtle Characterization through the Art 1:28:15 - Relatability & Re-readability 1:31:25 - Length & Focus 1:40:22 - Ace’s Lettering Insights 1:44:12 - Blue Flag Q&A’s 1:44:22 - Which Story Arc Was Most Successful in Presenting LGBTQ Themes and Experiences? 1:55:03 - Do you Feel the Manga’s Tackling of Homophobia was Well-handled? 2:00:06 - Thoughts on the Response to and Acceptance of Homosexuality in the Series? 2:02:11 - The Masumi Question 2:11:08 - Weird Double Standard About Queer Ships 2:13:15 - Thoughts on The Final Chapter & the Theme of Change 2:19:40 - Surprising Spoilers 2:21:05 - Who is Our Favorite Character? 2:24:24 - Would we like to see KAITO return to Weekly Shonen Jump? 2:27:06 - Short-Lived & Obscure Series We Want Licensed! 2:28:58 - Does Blue Flag Need More Lesbians? 2:30:00 - Which Taichi Nerd Shirt is Your Favorite? 2:31:37 - Which Character Do You Relate to the Most? 2:34:54 - Should the Series Have Explored the T in LGBT More? 2:46:14 - What is our Favorite Flag? 2:47:40 - Guest Plugs 2:55:30 - Community Shout-Outs! 3:11:26 - Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like t

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Manga Mavericks EP. 127: Cross Manage

On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum are joined by special guests, Maxy Barnard of Friendship Effort Victory, Marion from the Good Friends Anime Club, as well as Aisha from the MommaLuvsManga Youtube Channel, to talk about Cross Manage from Kaito! Cross Manage is a sports series about teenager Sakurai, an ex-soccer player who is roped into serving as the problem solving manager of his high school's lacrosse team. This is also another series unfortunately cut short by Weekly Shonen Jump, but also had a full simulpubbed run in English back when Viz's Shonen Jump was in its Alpha phase, as such, this is another "cancelled Shonen Jump manga" podcast, which we will from now on be referring to as "Jump Stop" podcasts! Get it, cause its the opposite of "Jump Starts"? D'aaah, you get it, you get it... Cross Manage in particular may be the most beloved of these "pre-Jump Start" series licensed and simulpubbed by Viz Media, so of course we spend a lot of time discussing it from a ton of different angles: From Kaito's composition and paneling, to the story's themes of effort and perseverance, as well as just why its run in Shonen Jump may have been cut short. Join us next week as we discuss Kaito's more recent series, Blue Flag!! Visit this episode's webpage for a complete list of Links & Shout-Outs included in this episode: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-127-cross-manage/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 0:00:00 - Intro 0:04:21 - Cross Manage discussion 2:23:17 - Community Shout-Outs! 1:34:30 - Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can follow them @siddartworks on Instagram and Twitter and donate to their personal Patreon. 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!

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Manga Mavericks EP. 126: June 2020 Jump Starts!

On this episode of Manga Mavericks, its already time for a new batch of series from Weekly Shonen Jump, as Lum and Colton tackle the first few chapters of four all new titles! Including two from veteran authors Kentaro Yabuki (Black Cat, To Love Ru) and Ryuhei Tamura (Beelzebub)!! As per usual, the Mavericks discuss their feelings on the debut of each series, whether they're slightly bored or even uncomfortable with Ayakashi Triangle and Hard-Boiled Cop & Dolphin, or they get a genuine laugh or two from both Magu-chan and Roboco! Afterwards, they check emails and list off some more cool things for listeners to check out in the Community Shout-Outs near the end! Enjoy! Visit this episode's webpage for a complete list of Links & Shout-Outs included in this episode: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-126-june-2020-jump-starts/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 0:00:00 - Intro Jump Starts!! 0:02:34 -Ayakashi Triangle by Kentaro Yabuki 0:17:31 - Magu-chan: God of Destruction by Kei Kamiki 0:25:59 - Hard-Boiled Cop & Dolphin by Ryuhei Tamura 0:45:42 - Me & Roboco by Shuhei Miyazaki 1:03:08 - Emails!! 1:42:45 - Community Shout-Outs! 1:52:42 - Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can donate to their personal Patreon. 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!

--JUL 13
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Manga Mavericks EP. 125: Our Interview /w Emma Hanashiro

On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Lum and Colton sit down with Emma Hanashiro, editor-in-chief of Boys Love manga subscription service futekiya, to discuss her role in running the service, as well as other topics such as Emma's academic background, how her crew tackles piracy, and even some recommendations as to what people should read on the site! Visit this episode's webpage for a complete list of Links & Shout-Outs included in this episode: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-125-our-intreview-w-emma-hanashiro/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 0:00:00 - Intro 0:02:40 - Our Interview /w Emma Hanashiro of futekiya 1:42:45 - Community Shout-Outs! 1:52:42 - Future Plans & Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can donate to their personal Patreon. 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!

--JUL 5
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Manga Mavericks EP. 125: Our Interview /w Emma Hanashiro

Manga Mavericks EP. 124: "Love Me For Who I Am"

If Love Me For Who I Am’s non-binary maid is reporting for duty, then our non-binary host is recording a podcast about it! That’s right, we’re reviewing the first volume of a newly released series on the show this time! We haven’t spotlighted a lot of new releases recently, but we had to make an exception for this exceptional manga exploring gender and the LGBTQ community in Japan in a way we’ve rarely seen. Joining us to discuss the series is someone who’s basically become its ambassador on MangaTwitter, Ashley Hakker from Anime Herald! Ashley helps us dig into each of the series’ fantastic cast of characters, core themes, and beautiful artwork, exploring what makes it such a sweet, one-of-a-kind story! We also spend some time discussing a topic close to LumRanmaYasha - the recent #FUCKSVA initiative - and why the School of Visual Arts needs to make long overdue changes to make its campus a safe learning environment for students. It’s a more serious topic sandwiched in the middle of two relatively more light-hearted parts of the podcast, but again, we’re committed to having conversations important topics affecting the community on the show and advocating for change, so we hope you also look into what’s going on at SVA and help the students there fight for a better education too. We’re also committed to spotlighting the great work people are doing in our community, and since our review was on the shorter end this time, we had the opportunity for a special-sized community Shout-Outs segment spotlighting over a dozen awesome articles, podcasts, and videos to check out! So enjoy this podcast and check out Love Me For Who I Am as well as the work of all the great people we recommend in this episode! Visit this episode's webpage for a complete list of Links & Shout-Outs included in this episode: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-124/ PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 00:22 - Intro & Patron Shout-Out Love Me For Who I Am Discussion w/Ashley Hakker 05:15 - Introducing Ashley, Love Me For Who I Am, & Advocating for Niche Series 08:22 - Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover? 11:30 - Gender Representation & “Otokonoko” 15:11 - Japanese Queer Culture in Manga Narratives 17:30 - Who is Kata Konayama? 19:10 - Authentic Relationships in LMFWIA 20:15 - Tetsu’s Burgeoning Queerness 23:00 - Satori and Japanese Gender Pronouns 26:18 - Mei and Self-Identity 29:54 - Where are the Parents? 30:51 - Mogumo and Liking Cute Things 34:37 - Ten and Gender as Performance 36:36 - Suzu and Expressing Both Feminine & Masculine Traits 39:12 - Kotone, Heteronormativity, & Inter-Community Conflict 42:50 - Misunderstandings & Micro-Aggressions 45:35 - Conflicts & Consequences 46:57 - The Title: “Who” vs. “What” 49:45 - Release Schedule & Availability 52:50 - Queer Culture in LMFWIA 54:35 - Ashley’s Efforts to Promote the Series 58:30 - The Art & Background Details 59:53 - Fanservice? 1:00:50 - Mogumo’s Fashion Sense 1:02:30 - Mentor Figures 1:03:15 - Cultural Differences 1:03:49 - Unique Experiences 1:08:27 - Community Call-to-Action: #FUCKSVA 1:16:33 - Community Shout-Outs! 1:36:03 - Future Plans & Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can donate to their personal Patreon. 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! Music Featured: "Love Me For What I Am" by Lobo "Love Me For What I Am" by The Carpente

--JUN 30
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Manga Mavericks EP. 124: "Love Me For Who I Am"

Manga Mavericks EP. 123: The Promise Didn't Land

On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Lum and Colton once again go over some more of the latest manga news as even a global pandemic can't stop all the new series, licenses or even live action adaptations being announced! Some of the biggest news stories this episode include Demon Slayer's complete take over of all of Oricon's sales lists only half way into the year, the end of The Promised Neverland, plus some updates on the state of the North American manga industry via Deb Aoki's article from Publisher's Weekly! Join us over the coming weeks as we have podcast episodes dedicated to discussions of some series such as Cross Manage, Blue Flag, Love Me For Who I Am, and much, much more!! Some of which may or may not end up being uploaded early on our Patreon! PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 0:00:00 - Intro 0:01:28 - Oricon's Top Selling Manga and Light Novel Series Mid 2020 0:19:10 - May Bookscan List and June NYT Graphic Books List 0:30:12 - Eisner 2020 Nominees 0:34:48 - Souboutei Enters Final Arc 0:36:15 - Domestic Girlfriend Ends 0:41:06 - 4 Manga Plus Titles Have Ended: East, Into the Night Spotless Love Hina Change The Sign of the Abyss 0:45:37 - The Promised Neverland Ends 0:52:55 - 4 New Series Coming to Shonen Jump: Ayakashi Triangle Magu-chan: God of Destruction Shakunetsu no Nirai Kanai (Red Hot Nirai Kanai) Boku to Robo (Me and the Robot) 0:58:16 - Yen Press Licenses 1:00:12 - Kodansha July Licenses 1:04:36 - J-Novel Club Licenses 1:11:08 - Kaiten Books Licenses 1:14:34 - Manga Planet Licenses 1:17:52 - Mangamura Lawsuit and JP Copyright Law Updates 1:22:43 - Publisher Weekly's State of the Manga Industry 1:38:57 - Next Detective Conan Film Rescheduled for Next Year 1:39:56 - Sonic The Hedgehog Sequel Announced 1:41:41 - The Promised Neverland Live Action Series in Development For Amazon 1:45:50 - Eden's Zero Anime Announced (Oh and Shaman King, I guess) 1:54:07 - NHK Evangelion Mega Poll Results 1:57:45 - Chainsaw Man Popularity Poll Results 2:02:14 - Manga Planet Licenes: Fukumoto Edition 2:04:51 - Blue Flag is now on the Shonen Jump App! 2:07:21 - Community Shout-Outs! Weekly Manga Recap Charity Livestream DuckFace Diaries TomoChocho Patreon Marion’s Ping-Pong Review Knick Knacks Kickstarter Erica’s Yuri Panel Kanzenshuu feature on Lost 1994 Curse of Blood Rubies VHS "Pride, Policing, and the Conservative Politics of MHA" on AniFem Eyes on Yokai 2:14:58 - Wrap-up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can donate to their personal Patreon. 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!

--JUN 21
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Manga Mavericks EP. 122: Moriking, Bone Collection,Time Paradox

Geez, between all the series starting and ending in Shonen Jump recently, it sure feels like the brand is entering a new era. Heck, by the end of 2020 over half of the lineup will consist of series that only started this year! There are so many new series starting up that we’re getting up our episode on the last batch just as the new batch has started. Actually, there’s been a new series every month so far this year - it’s hard to keep up! Well, before we can talk about Ayakashi Triangle and the other new blood starting up, we still have to take care of some leftovers. Is Moriking a supremely funny gag comedy or did we want to squash it like a bug? Was Bone Collection bad to the bone? Did we have the time of our lives reading Time Paradox Ghost Writer? Does the Food Wars duo’s new one-shot Yugen’s All-Ghouls Classroom have a ghost of a chance at becoming a regular series in Jump? Is there anything substantial to say about any of these beyond quips and puns? Eh, honestly I wish we’d read more chapters before reviewing Time Paradox. We recorded this a month ago so we only got to read the first chapter before the show, so a bunch of our speculation about how the relationship between Teppei and Aino would turn out is a bit out of date… Ah well, we actually do have a lot of stuff to say about it and the other new series, so it’s all good! Enjoy our thoughts and recommendations of some of Jump’s newest stuff, and look forward to us talking about even more new Jump series very, very soon! PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 00:22 - Intro & Patreon Bonus Pod Updates 04:33 - Moriking 14:47 - Bone Collection 29:28 - Time Paradox Ghost Writer 46:47 - Final Recommendations 50:10 - Yugen’s All-Ghouls Classroom 1:09:44 - Community Shout-Outs - SuperEyepatchWolf’s “Why You Should Watch Outlaw Star” - The Nen Show’s Soul Eater Podcasts - “Who is Time Paradox Ghost Writer’s Kenji Ichima?” by YourAnimeGuy 1:14:35 - Wrap-Up Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @manga_mavericks, on tumblr at mangamavericks.tumblr.com, and on Youtube! You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at @sniperking323 and @lumranmayasha. If you’d like to help support the show financially you can pledge to our Patreon and receive some awesome rewards like our Patreon-exclusive Bonus pods! If one-time donations are more your speed you can donate to Colton’s Ko-fi here and LumRanmaYasha’s Ko-fi here, and if you want to support LumRanmaYasha’s art and other projects you can donate to their personal Patreon. 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! Check out this podcast's webpage for the full list of links included with this episode: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-122-morikings-all-ghouls-time-paradox-bone-collection

--JUN 15
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Manga Mavericks EP. 122: Moriking, Bone Collection,Time Paradox

Manga Mavericks EP. 121: "Who Did Sesshomaru F*CK?!?!"

Black Lives Matter. Manga Mavericks stands in support of Black Americans and against the systemic racism and violence perpetrated by the police and the U.S. government. There are many ways to help the Black Lives Matter movement, be it engaging in the protests yourselves or by donating to those fighting on the front lines. We’ve included links in the description of this podcast for people to learn more about petitions to sign and places to donate. We’ve donated all of our Patreon earnings from this year and hundreds of our own dollars to Bail Funds and Charities supporting progressive movements for change across the country, and if you can give, we strongly encourage you to do so. Otherwise, you can even watch videos donating all their ad money to charities too. Again, there are many ways to help, and every bit counts. To quote a great moment from The Boondocks: "What do you do when you can't do nothing, but there's nothing you can do?" "You do what you can." In that spirit, we’re also supporting and amplifying Black creatives in our community. We’ll be leaving links to them and their work, and links of where to find other great Black creatives doing great work in this community. Please check all these fine folks out. We’ll also be leaving links to organizations, charities, and petitions to help support Black Lives Matter protests and victims of police brutality. There’s another tragic bit of news we also must address: Zac Bertschy passed away on the week of May 19th, 2020. Zac was the executive editor in chief at Anime News Network, overseeing its editorial department. He was the host of ANNcast, the writer of Vice and Luna, and the original Answerman. He was always, in my eyes, the face, voice, and heart of Anime News Network. We’ll be leaving links to various people’s tributes and memories of Zac, including the final ANNcast, and links to some of the work of his I really appreciated over the years, including Answerman, ANNcast, Vice & Luna, his reviews of Death Parade and Keep Your Hands off Eizouken, and many others. There’s so much to say about Zac Bertschy and the legacy he’s left. But right now, there’s just one thing that I must say: Rest in Peace, Zac. See you over the rainbow. This is a news episode that was delayed and made sort of out of date because of the above stories and others that happened almost immediately after we recorded it in mid-May. Please keep that in mind as you listen through that there’s a lot of parts re-recorded or added on after the fact. That said, we had a lot to cover, including the endings of some popular series, new license announcements, COVID-related delays, Netflix additions, and the titular question on everyone’s mind: Who Did Sesshomaru FUCK?! There’s plenty of news we don’t cover in this episode we’ll get to in a future installment, but it’s good to break these things up anyway lest we have another four-hour long podcast. You can be sure that this will also not be the last time we discuss Black Lives Matter and have conversations on important political and social topics on the show either. What’s going on matters way more than any of the manga we talk about, so while we hope to entertain with our podcast, we also want to make sure we don’t distract from what’s going on in the world and are amplifying voices and causes that matter. Please visit the webpage of this podcast for the list of links we included in this post: http://all-comic.com/2020/manga-mavericks-ep-121-who-did-sesshomaru-fck PODCAST BREAKDOWN: 00:00 - Black Lives Matter 03:35 - Community Shout-Outs: Black Creatives in our Community You Should Follow 14:14 - Intro & Patron Thank You News: 16:05 - New York Times May List 17:20 - April Bookscan list 22:44 - Demon Slayer’s Ending, Spinoffs, & Circulation Numbers 28:36 - Yuuna of the Haunted Hot Springs ends 30:02 - Bunta Kinami’s RWBY: The Official Manga ends 32:04 - Hinamatsuri ends on July 15th 32:45 - Oda’s One Pi

--JUN 11
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#Lum Squad #03: "The Return of Lum Squad!"

Hello, darlings! Welcome to the return of our Urusei Yatsura podcast, Lum Squad! Well, technically we already returned in last month's episode, but there was actually a year-long break in between recording that and this episode! Think of it as like how there was a break between Viz's original publication of "Lum" that prompted their continuation being re-titled "The Return of Lum." Except we're not re-titling this podcast; it didn't work in the 90's and it ain't happening now. Anyways, because it'd been so long since AC and I recorded the show, we decided to spend this episode going through all the UY volumes Viz has released in the past year and share our thoughts on them! We discuss our favorite chapters, characters, the translation, lettering, and pretty much everything! Oh, and you KNOW we ranted about the whole "Hot Springs Emblem" situation. I really hope Viz reconsiders that name... Afterward, we dive into the Urusei Yatsura fan community, exploring its history and current state now! Look forward to our next episode where we'll dive into our experiences collecting Urusei Yatsura merch and memorabilia! Oh, and of course, if you haven't heard the news that Discotek has relicensed the Urusei Yatsura movies and plans to release them on streaming and blu-ray later this year - yeah, that's happening! We're more than excited and looking forward to discussing the new and the films in future episodes! Music Featured: “Kokoroboisona” from Jam Trip: Urusei Yatsura (Vol. 1) “Uchuu wa Tai Hen Da! DA DA Mix” from Shudai-ka Best 10 Remix ~ Dance Tracks Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @Lum_Squad, on tumblr at lumsquad.tumblr.com, and subscribe to us on Youtube! You can follow the hosts on twitter at @LumRanmaYasha and @ProdTally. 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 mangaka you would like to see us talk about on the show, drop us a line in the comments below, or e-mail us at lumsquadpod@gmail.com! Thanks for listening! LINKS: Black Lives Matter: Here's How to Help and Support the Cause - https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/# Like what we do? Support us on Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/mangamavericks

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#Lum Squad #03: "The Return of Lum Squad!"
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