Manga Mavericks

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

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Manga Mavericks EP. 98: Banana Fish

Updated 10 months ago.

On this episode of Manga Mavericks, we invite on Marion Bea to discuss Akimi Yoshida's hit Shojo manga, Banana Fish! A story that takes place in New York involving gang wars, political corruption, and a whole lot of pain! And even that is just the tip of the iceberg, as the Mavericks do their best to discuss every facet that makes Banana Fish so great, and sometimes not so great. Topics of discussion include how certain demographic labels color people's opinions of the series, our thoughts on it's recent anime adaptation, as well as just how much of a time capsule the series is for better or for worse. Enjoy!


0:00:00 - Intro

0:03:25 - Banana Fish Discussion

Community Shout Outs:

2:26:40 - Marion's Projects:

Check out her many articles about Banana Fish on her blog OtakuSheWrote
Marion's piece about Rose of Versailles on Anime Feminist 
Marion's Youtube Channel

2:29:08 - New Jujutsu Kaisen Podcast from Official Translator, Stefan Koza

2:30:12 - Kawaii Five-0 Podcast, hosted by Lisa and Alex

2:34:31 - Wrap Up

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