Episodes
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...
Published 05/07/22
Published 05/07/22
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...
Published 04/18/22
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...
Published 04/13/22
Nagata Kabi has explored her struggles with her physical and mental health in her previous memoirs, and now turns her attention to one of her biggest lifelong hurdles - love. Okazu founder and yuri scholar extraordinaire Erica Friedman joins us once again to discuss the latest chapter in Kabi’s ongoing and evolving memoir narrative, My Wandering Warrior Existence. Kabi uses the evocative image and anecdote of holding a wedding dress photo shoot as a springboard for exploring her desire to...
Published 04/06/22
Hello, darlings! Welcome back to #LumSquad, a podcast hosted by @LumRanmaYasha and @ProdTally devoted to the wonderful and wacky world of Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura! We’re approaching the 2/3rds mark of the series’ volume count as we head into the first half of the 11th omnibus! Not only that, we’re entering one of the strongest periods for the series to date, and this volume in particular is filled with classic chapters that offered so much to talk about that we went on for two hours...
Published 04/02/22
On this episode of Manga Mavericks, we're joined by founder of Okazu and yuri scholar, Erica Friedman, to once again revisit the works of Nagata Kabi with a discussion of another one of her self-reflective personal memoirs with My Alcoholic Escape From Reality! In which we visit Kabi during her time recovering in the hospital from severe pancreatitis due to her excessive drinking, as well chronicling through her artist's journey of deciding between working on either fiction or non-fiction. We...
Published 03/28/22
On this episode of Manga Mavericks, its time for another round of new simulpubbed manga, as Lum & Colton discuss not just the newest series from Shonen Jump with rakugo manga, Akane-Banashi, and sci-fi romance manga, Earthchild, but as well the newest Kodansha title from Yuuki Kodama with The World of Summoning, and some new titles available on Comikey! For a complete list of links and Community Shout-Outs mentioned in this episode, please visit this podcast's webpage at:...
Published 03/23/22
On this episode of Manga Mavericks, we go over more news from the past month, including some big series ending such as Dr. Stone & Fire Force, a ton of big yearly North American manga sales updates, a whole lot of new licenses and even the merging of Funimation & Crunchyroll as a single brand! Enjoy! For a complete list of links and Community Shout-Outs mentioned in this episode, please visit this podcast's webpage at:...
Published 03/15/22
Man oh Manga! 2021 was an incredible year for the manga industry, seeing record sales with books of all stripes flying off the shelves both in Japan and abroad! There sure was a lot of great manga published in 2021, a lotta of which we had the great fortune of reading and keeping up with throughout the year! So, as per our annual tradition, the time has come once again to do our yearly spotlight on the best manga of the previous year - our Best of Manga 2021 podcast! From our favorite news...
Published 03/08/22
One of these days our convention report podcasts won’t take months after the con is over to come out. Today is not that day. But hey, Anime NYC kept us waiting too! After a pandemic-imposed hiatus, Anime NYC returned in 2021 with its highest-ever attendance… and longest lines. Was the wait worth it… or was it just more waiting? Has Anime NYC grown too big for the Javits Center to handle? Was it even a good idea to congregate fifty thousand anime nerds together during a global pandemic? Was...
Published 03/01/22
On this episode of Manga Mavericks, after Colton & Lum cover a little news, its time for more new simulpubbed manga! As we once again talk about the latest chapter of Shokugeki no Sanji, along with the newest series that have debuted on Manga Plus with Magilumiere Co. Ltd & The Kaijiki Chef! Plus we discuss the first chapter of Susumu Higa's Sword of Sand as part of the Okinawa collection soon to be published by the hosts of the Mangasplaining podcast, as well as discuss some more new...
Published 02/18/22
On this episode of Manga Mavericks, its time once again to go over the latest news from the past month as we discuss the latest serialization, licensing and anime news! Plus we finally get to some Shonen Jump popularity polls we haven't had the time to go over! Other topics of discussion include our thoughts on Blood Blockade Battlefront, Kodansha finally making GTO available digitally, and how we feel about Manga Plus's new reading campaign and whether its a ploy just to compete with Viz's...
Published 02/08/22
Take the Manga Mavericks 2021 Podcast Survey and get entered into our FREE MANGA giveaway! Click the link to take the survey and listen to the show for details! - https://s.surveyplanet.com/1m409qcf Hello darlings! Welcome back to #LumSquad, a podcast hosted by @LumRanmaYasha and @ProdTally devoted to the wonderful and wacky world of Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura! Urusei Yatsura’s getting a new anime!!! The Urusei Yatsura All-Stars reboot was announced on New Year’s Eve to bring in the...
Published 02/05/22
Take the Manga Mavericks 2021 Podcast Survey and get entered into our FREE MANGA giveaway! Click the link to take the survey and listen to the show for details! - https://s.surveyplanet.com/1m409qcf We all know manga is translated from japanese to english, but do you ever think about how the actual text is placed on the page, and who places it there? It doesn’t magically appear out of thin air - manga letterers are the folks responsible for putting the words you read on the page, which is...
Published 01/30/22
On this episode of Manga Mavericks, its time for the first news roundup of the year as we catch up on a whole lotta news from the past month! Including some rather interesting items such as how Viz has been handling their release of Ayakashi Triangle lately and mangaka of Love Hina, Ken Akumatsu, getting into politics, as well as some big news items like Naoki Urasawa making all of his works accessible digitally and the announcement of a new Urusei Yatsura anime coming later this year, along...
Published 01/16/22
On this episode of Manga Mavericks, it may be a new year, but Colton & Lum still have a ton of new simulpubbed manga from over the past few months that need to be discussed from places such as Shonen Jump, Azuki, Yen Press, and especially Mangamo! We'd like to thank Mangamo for reaching out and giving us a sneak peek at some of their newest titles before they were even added onto their app! We even got to read ahead of what's currently available at the time we're recording and releasing...
Published 01/06/22
Hello darlings! Welcome back to #LumSquad, a podcast hosted by @LumRanmaYasha and @ProdTally devoted to the wonderful and wacky world of Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura! It’s time for I, I, You, and I to review the Urusei Yatsura: Only You! We’re so excited to finally have the films streaming on Crunchyroll and coming to blu-ray courtesy of Discotek, and so we’ll be periodically interrupting our coverage of the manga to review each movie! What better occasion to start than on our 10th...
Published 12/20/21
On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum cover the news from the past month, including the yearly Oricon list of the top selling manga and light novel series, and you won't believe what the highest selling manga of the year was (no, it wasn't Demon Slayer again). We also discuss our most anticipated licenses from the past month, as well as a lot of exciting anime news, including some from Netflix! Enjoy! For a complete list of links and Shout-Outs included in this episode, check...
Published 12/08/21
Hello, darlings! Welcome back to #LumSquad, a podcast hosted by @LumRanmaYasha and @ProdTally devoted to the wonderful and wacky world of Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura! Our discussion on Urusei Yatsura Volume 10 was so long we had to split it up across multiple recordings for different parts! This discussion is an interesting mix of different recordings in of itself, because we had originally discussed the first two chapters in this episode, the “Love Letter Trouble” two-parter, at the...
Published 11/30/21
On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum are joined by Yen Press Sales & Marketing Assistant and co-host of the Manga Machinations podcast, Morgana Santilli, as well as former host of the Manga Corner podcast, JD Banks, to talk more about Hitoshi Iwaaki's Parasyte with the Neo Parasyte m and Neo Parasyte f anthologies! A collection of stories written and illustrated by various manga creators such as Hiro Mashima, Moto Hagio, Asumiko Nakamura and so many more! Listen and find...
Published 11/23/21
Hello, darlings! Welcome back to #LumSquad, a podcast hosted by @LumRanmaYasha and @ProdTally devoted to the wonderful and wacky world of Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura! We’ve entered the double-digits of Urusei Yatsura’s omnibus volumes, and to mark the occasion we’re mixing up our format for covering the manga from here on out. Our past couple of volume discussions have run so long that from here on out we’ll be splitting our discussions of the omnibuses into two separate episodes as...
Published 11/18/21
On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum are joined by Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast, as well past manga editor and game creator, Jason Thompson, to discuss Hitoshi Iwaaki's classic manga, Parasyte! A sci-fi, horror, action story about a teenager named Shinichi, who's body is almost taken over by a parasitic creature, but stops it just before it reaches his brain causing it to only take over his left hand. Shinichi and his new parasite companion, Migi, figure out how to...
Published 11/17/21
Hello, darlings! Welcome back to #LumSquad, a podcast hosted by @LumRanmaYasha and @ProdTally devoted to the wonderful and wacky world of Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura! We've officially hit the halfway point of the Urusei Yatsura manga! The series' ninth omnibus is a fantastic collection of stories, a real showcase of the manga in its prime! Perhaps no storyline best demonstrates this than the series' longest and most ambitious story arc to date - The Miss Tomobiki Contest! A...
Published 11/12/21