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

    Manga Mavericks EP. 201: Our Interview with Jin Chan Yum Wai

    Manga Mavericks EP. 201: Our Interview with Jin Chan Yum Wai

    On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum invite Jin Chan Yum Wai onto the show to discuss their comics and manga careers! Jin is not only a manga letterer, but also the editor-in-chief of Shrine Comics! A collective of exceptionally talented webcomic artists aiming to bring a fantastic anthology of manga-inspired comics that are currently celebrating their one year anniversary! Jin comes on to talk about his career journey and what he hopes to accomplish with Shrine Comics, including their own upcoming mobile app, which we got to preview before it launches sometime this year! Jin also talks about how he became the letterer for Me & Roboco, as well as his fun personal project working on his own script for a (good) live action Dragon Ball movie! Enjoy!

    For a complete list of links and Community Shout-Outs mentioned in this episode, please visit this podcast's webpage at: http://all-comic.com/2022/manga-mavericks-ep-200-may-2022-news-goodbye-eri-draft/

    PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

    00:00 - Intro 

    02:23 - Our Interview /w Jin Chan Yum Wai

    10:52 - Jin's Anime/Manga origins

    29:26 - Jin's Dragon Ball movie script

    45:11 - Scanlation culture and Jin's old spoiler free discord server

    56:00 - Why Jin started Shrine Comics

    1:06:28 - Talking about the Shrine Comics app

    1:19:58 - Highlighting the different titles of Shrine Comics

    1:33:27 - Upcoming Kickstarter for physical magazine

    1:40:05 - Jin's work on Me & Roboco

    2:02:08 - Wrapping up the interview

    2:11:55 - Community Shout-outs!

    2:23:08 - 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!

    Manga Mavericks EP. 200: May 2022 News & Goodbye, Eri

    Manga Mavericks EP. 200: May 2022 News & Goodbye, Eri

    On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum celebrate their 200th episode of the podcast by inviting the rest of the usual Mavericks crew, including Maxy Barnard (Friendship Effort Victory!), Sakaki (Founder of the Weekly Shogakukan Edition blog & Twitter) and Vlord (host of many podcasts, such as the Demon Slayer Podcast), to discuss Tatsuki Fujimoto's latest full length one shot manga, Goodbye, Eri! A story about a kid who gets a smartphone for his birthday that also serves as a vehicle for Fujimoto to explore the power of both film and memory. Truly a comic that plays with the medium unlike any we have ever seen, which is why we thought it would be perfect to talk about for our 200th episode! 

    Thank you to everyone who has both listened to and contributed to the show in any way! And here's to even more Manga Mavericks in the future for as long as we can!!

    For a complete list of links and Community Shout-Outs mentioned in this episode, please visit this podcast's webpage at: http://all-comic.com/2022/manga-mavericks-ep-200-may-2022-news-goodbye-eri-draft/

    PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

    00:00 - Intro celebrating 200 episodes!!

    News

    09:27 - New manga from Tsubasa Fukuchi

    10:55 - Ayumi Komura

    12:10 - Kanoko Ota

    13:31 - Daisuke Igarashi

    15:11 - Miyuki Mitsubachi

    15:57 - Bonus Fruits Basket manga to come with Japanese Blu-ray release of Fruits Basket compilation film

    17:02 - New upcoming Star Wars manga adaptations

    18:42 - Manga adaptation of RWBY Ice Queendom coming this June

    20:07 - Yakuza Lovers ending this July

    21:18 - Those Snow White Notes ending this August

    22:02 - Donuts Under a Crescent Moon has ended

    23:11 - Hiraeth: The End of the Journey has ended

    23:57 - Chihayafuru rescheduled to end with Volume 50

    27:20 - Golden Kamuy ends with Satoru Noda rebooting previous ice hockey manga

    31:05 - Don’t Blush Sekime-san has ended

    32:11 - Kazusa Inaoka begins new manga on Jump Plus

    33:17 - Homura Kawamoto begins new manga on Jump Plus

    34:29 - Ayakashi Triangle moves to Jump Plus

    38:32 - Arata: The Legend moves to Sunday Webry

    39:46 - Black Clover currently on a 3-month hiatus, will begin its final arc upon return

    40:44 - Mashle is actually entering its final arc after all

    42:03 - New one-shots in Shonen Jump from returning mangaka

    44:35 - Super Smartphone begins in Shonen Jump

    54:38 - Blood Blockade Battlefront Back 2 Back begins "third season" this fall

    55:45 - Akinari Asakura's novel inspires manga adaptation

    57:23 - Unico: Awakening Kickstarter

    1:00:21 - Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero rescheduled for June 11th

    1:02:07 - Sailor Moon Cosmos films set for 2023

    1:03:19 - New City Hunter film announced

    1:04:16 - Golden Kamuy live-action film announced

    1:04:51 - Amazon in talks to acquire rights for live-action Voltron

    1:05:31 - Studio Colorido signs deal with Netflix for 3 original films

    1:07:24 - GKids shorts coming to US theaters

    1:09:53 - Witch Hat Atelier anime announced

    1:11:13 - Shaman King sequel anime announced

    1:12:34 - Fire Force Season 3 announced

    1:13:22 - Billy Kametz diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer

    1:16:24 - Takenori Ichihara resigns from Shogakukan to write manga

    1:17:16 - Yu Toyota donates her film right fee for Cherry Magic to Marriage For All Japan

    1:18:15 - Hideaki Anno receives Japan Medal with Purple ribbon

    1:18:46 - Moto Hagio nominated for Eisner Hall of Fame

    1:20:23 - Goodbye, Eri discussion

    2:13:12 - SPOILERS from this point on

    3:15:00 - Guest Plugs

    3:21:23 - Community Shout-outs!

    3:37:31 - 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 dona

    Manga Mavericks EP. 199: "Yona of the Dawn Q&A Extravaganza!!"

    Manga Mavericks EP. 199: "Yona of the Dawn Q&A Extravaganza!!"

    It may have taken a thousand years for the dragon warriors to reunite, but it only took us a couple of weeks! We still had so much more to explore in the world of Yona of the Dawn that we knew we had to return to answer the questions of the people! We’re once again rejoined by our own Happy Hungry Bunch, the Dragon Warriors of the Yona fandom; Marion, host of the Good Friends Anime Club, MHA Podcast, Shaman King Podcast, & The View From the Top!, Caitlin, editor for Anime Feminist and writer for Anime News Network and her own blog I Have a Heroine Problem, and Olive St. Sauver, writer for ButWhyTho?!

    We discuss several thoughtful questions curious about what we think sets Yona apart from other series, as well as the strengths of its titular protagonist and her growth throughout the story. In the process, we also interrogate questions that attempt to pedestalize Yona above other shojo manga as we challenge broad assumptions about what shojo manga are like and female protagonists should be that come from perspectives seemingly formed through either innocent inexperience or myopic misogyny. We also delve deeper into themes and motifs that define the series, including various forms of symbolism in the manga and the conflicts between divinity and humanity, destiny and free will. We also speculate on the past and futures of various characters and what we may have yet to learn about them, and the development of their relationships with one another. All the while we laugh, cry, rage, and rave as we share the good word about Yona and a bunch of things it does well that makes us happy and hungry to read more!

    For a complete list of links and Community Shout-Outs mentioned in this episode, please visit this podcast's webpage at: http://all-comic.com/2022/manga-mavericks-ep-199-yona-of-the-dawn-qa-extravaganza/

    PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

    00:22 - Intro & Podcast Overview

    02:10 - Yona of the Dawn Q&A Extravaganza!!

    03:02 - Guest Introductions & Show Plan

    05:21 - Thoughts on Yona’s Character Development and Yona’s Strong Female Characters?
    15:00 - Thoughts on Whether Kusanagi’s Writing is Feminist?
    18:25 - Thoughts on the Dragon Warriors’ Relationship with Yona?
    19:12 - Thoughts on Yona’s Fierce Looks
    20:26 - Stray Thoughts on What Makes Yona a Great Story
    21:14 - Is Yona too OP?
    41:45 - What Drew us to the Characters in the Series?
    55:04 - Do we Hate Su-won?
    1:00:42 - Will we See More of Hak’s Backstory?
    1:03:55 - Will Yun Have More to Do in the Story?
    1:08:20 - Thoughts on Hak as a Bodyguard?
    1:19:32 - Thoughts on the Yona/Hak Romance?
    1:26:00 - Thoughts on Symbolism in Yona?
    1:31:53 - What Sets Yona Apart from “Typical” Shojo?
    1:39:45 - Thoughts on the Dragons’ Relationship to Yona and their Free Will?
    1:47:45 - Thoughts on the “Gods vs. Humans” Debate?

    1:55:09 - Guest Plugs

    2:06:35 - Community Shout-Outs:

    2:26:42 - Episode 200 Plans
    2:30:48 - 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!

    Music Featured:
    “Akatsuki no Hana” by Cyntia
    “Akatsuki” by Akiko Shikata

    Manga Mavericks EP. 198: "Yona of the Dawn"

    Manga Mavericks EP. 198: "Yona of the Dawn"

    It’s the dawn of a new podcast adventure as we’re embarking on a journey into one of the most epic modern fantasy adventure manga, Mizuho Kusanagi’s Yona of the Dawn. And joining us on our quest are some legendary dragons of the fandom, Marion, host of the Good Friends Anime Club, Saturday Night Shoggy, MHA Podcast, Shaman King Podcast, & The View From the Top!, Caitlin Moore, editor for Anime Feminist and writer for Anime News Network and her own blog I Have a Heroine Problem, and Olive St. Sauver, writer for ButWhyTho?!

    Yona of the Dawn follows the journey of the eponymous Yona, the crimson-haired teenage princess of a pan-Asian amalgam of Korea, Japan, & China called Kohka. Yona is in love with her first cousin Su-won and has a love-hate relationship with her bodyguard Hak, both of whom have been her longtime childhood friends. She confesses her love for Su-won on her 16th birthday, but when she goes to tell her father about her feelings, she finds him being murdered by Su-won himself. Su-won has staged a coup against King Il because the latter’s pacifistic and non-interventionist policies have put the country in dire straits and as revenge for murdering his father, Yu-hon. At the urging of his advisor, Kei-shuk, Su-won also nearly executes Yona, but she is rescued by Hak and they go on the run.

    Over the course of her journey and after meeting and befriending the legendary Dragon Warriors, Yona gets stronger and more confident in her battle skills. She realizes that the people of Kohka are suffering from a ton of problems due to her father’s mismanagement, so rather than reclaim the throne, she resolves to do what she can as a wandering nomad going around the kingdom to help improve the living conditions of the people and stamp out criminals and corrupt government officials exploiting them. But as Yona and her companions achieve results in helping improve things in the Kohka kingdom and neutralizing foreign threats, their reputation grows amongst the people who believe in the legend of the dragon warriors and start worshipping her and them as godly beings, dividing the loyalties of the people between Yona and Su-won and threatening to factionalize the unified kingdom that the latter so desired to create...

    We discuss our thoughts on Yona’s growth as a heroine, the complicated relationship between her, Hak, and Su-won, and how the series challenges the concepts of prophecy and the divine authority, exploring what it means to be a leader and what it takes to lead. We also gush and argue about our favorite Dragon Warriors, and champion our favorite supporting characters like Yun, Riri, and (perhaps surprisingly?) Tae-jun! We also speculate about the direction of the story, debate the merits of the Xing arc, explore Yona’s obliviousness and Hak’s brazenness in their slow-burn romance, and explain just why Yona is both a throwback to the 90s shojo fantasies of yore while also being the best possible version of them, and why it satisfies a craving for more action-focused shojo fantasy works that’re so few and far between these days. Yona’s story and world are so rich with detail that we couldn’t contain our discussion to just one podcast, so look forward to another equally meaty Q&A podcast next week to go over even more of our thoughts and theories on the series!

    For a complete list of links and Community Shout-Outs mentioned in this episode, please visit this podcast's webpage at: http://all-comic.com/2022/manga-mavericks-ep-198-yona-of-the-dawn/

    With the recent news of the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court and thereby nationwide abortion rights protections, we’re also providing a list of links to abortion funds and organizations to help spread awareness of ways pregnant people can find safe access and financial aid for abortion services. We will keep our eye open for other Abortion access funds and organizations to shout out and promote in the future as this situation dev

    Manga Mavericks EP. 197: Kamen Rider

    Manga Mavericks EP. 197: Kamen Rider

    On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum are joined once again by John from the Mercury Falcon Youtube channel, as well as first time guest and manga letterer, Phil Christie, to finally discuss one of Shotaro Ishinomori's many classic manga titles with Kamen Rider! One of two of the biggest long lasting tokusatsu hero franchises Ishinomori was responsible for creating about a man who, after being kidnapped by an evil organization known as Shocker and turned into a cyborg, dons the superhero persona of Kamen Rider, the defender of justice! Join us as we gush about Ishinomori's amazing art and rave about how fun the series was to read, but also how we feel the development of both the story and the characters fall a bit flat due to the comic needing to stay consistent with the then concurrently airing television series. Plus, John gives us a lot of history on the background and development of Kamen Rider, while Phil discusses his process while working on the lettering for the manga's release from Seven Seas! Listen as we JUMP for joy and KICK our feet in the air while we discuss why this series is still a joy to read even over 50 years later!!

    For a complete list of links and community shout-outs included in this episode, please visit this podcast's webpage at: http://all-comic.com/2022/manga-mavericks-ep-196-april-2022-news-roundup/

    PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

    00:00 - Intro

    03:39 - Kamen Rider manga discussion

    1:31:43 - What other Rider series have we watched? Or want to watch?

    1:37:02 - "Where do I start with Kamen Rider?"

    1:45:22 - Has Kamen Rider's legacy overshadowed that of Ishinomori's?

    1:50:03 - Why isn't more Kamen Rider available in the US?

    2:01:29 - What's our favorite manga from Ishinomori?

    2:04:24 - Guest Plugs

    2:07:23 - Community Shout-outs!

    2:30:39 - 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!

    Manga Mavericks EP. 196: April 2022 News Roundup!

    Manga Mavericks EP. 196: April 2022 News Roundup!

    On this episode of Manga Mavericks, its time for our monthly news catch-up, as we discuss the latest newest series being published, a whole slew of new North American manga licenses and even some anime news! Listen as we ponder the possibility of covering Bunny Drop on the podcast, wonder why companies are going all in on making more Prince of Tennis anime available in the states, and report on just how well Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has been doing since its premiere!

    For a complete list of links and community shout-outs included in this episode, please visit this podcast's webpage at: http://all-comic.com/2022/manga-mavericks-ep-196-april-2022-news-roundup/

    PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

    00:00 - RIP Mia Ikumi

    03:01 - Intro

    09:02 - March 2022 NYT Graphic Books & Manga List

    10:51 - Bookscan List for February 2022

    24:21 - Shaman King and a Garden ends in May

    26:01 - Yako Gureishi’s new manga, plea for fan support to continue Somari

    28:46 - Harold Sakuishi’s new Gorillaman manga

    30:42 - Yumi Unita’s new manga

    37:48 - Yuki Kodama’s new manga

    38:50 - Tatsuki Fujimoto's newest one-shot (now available on Shonen Jump & Manga Plus)

    40:33 - Bubble to receive manga adaptation on Jump Plus

    41:55 - New multi-chapter Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan story

    43:55 - New Black Lagoon manga about Eda in her early CIA days

    46:25 - New Rumic Theater one-shot

    47:11 - The Lies of the Sheriff Evans: Dead or Love to end with 20th volume

    48:23 - Booklive suspends English release of Ranking of Kings for retranslation

    51:48 - Crunchyroll adds 6 Alpha Manga titles

    52:41 - Coamix launches English version of MangaHot, featuring new English translation of City Hunter 

    55:09 - Seven Seas licenses Ayakashi Triangle for an uncut release

    57:35 - Lum's Licensing Highlights

    1:13:16 - Colton's Licensing Highlights

    1:28:45 - Azuki raises $500K from Y Combinator

    1:29:48 - Sol Press can no longer provide refunds

    1:31:58 - Kenya Suzuki handed a suspended sentence

    1:35:39 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle gets new edition this fall

    1:37:30 - Stone Ocean’s second cour slated for the fall

    1:39:18 - Made in Abyss season 2 premieres in July

    1:39:48 - New FLCL sequels, Housing Compex C coming to Toonami

    1:41:24 - Blade Runner Black Lotus sequel comic coming soon

    1:42:36 - Crunchyroll to halt ad-supported streaming

    1:45:20 - New Anime Coming Soon

    1:49:53 - Prince of Tennis news

    1:55:45 - GKids Licenses

    1:56:51 - 2nd Sword Art Online Progressive movie opens in the Fall

    1:57:57 - Hollywood Studios shopping around for live-action Voltron project

    1:59:06 - Jujutsu Kaisen 0's North American Box Office

    2:01:30 - Megumi Ogata wins Seiyu Award, comments that voice acting world should be more gender-free

    2:03:35 - Booklive Manga Character Award Results

    2:05:34 - Community Shout-outs!

    2:30:39 - 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!

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Davidmwein ,

Great Manga podcast

As a big fan of manga I adore this podcast! You got a bunch of great folks getting together and talking about manga (which is far better than anime). Check em out!

Cubone&NatutrainerLannisterfan ,

???

I encountered a manga a few years ago and I for the life of me can’t remember what it was called. All I remember is that it’s not a new one but it was about these ninken clans that fought each other (?). I know that the main dog was taking his fathers place and he was in command of groups of dogs. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

The Genki Guy ,

Awesome

They invest a lot of time in their episodes and it shows. They cover a ton of manga and manga-related material and have a variety of fun special episodes with great guests. Check out their huge Shonen Jump episode. It's fantastic.

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