Manga Musings 08/29/2021

Thoughts from the mangaka about their manga, lives, and other random things.

By Kodie Egenolf August 29, 2021

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


Jump has gotten a lot younger, and nothing makes me happier than competing with young creators for the cover.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I don’t know how to use polite language, and I often sound like Heizo-san from Trick 2.

One Piece: Naoshi Komi Covers Vivi’s Adventure
Naoshi Komi


I had many dreams when I was young of being a member of the Straw Hats and going on adventures. A hearty congrats for reaching 100 volumes!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I found a small spider in my cup and thus the top spot for freak-out of the year has basically been settled.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


An old short story of mine, “Monsters,” has become a voice comic on YouTube. Please check it out.

Dr. Stone
Riichiro Inagaki


This week we’re talking about magnetic-core memory. It’s a patient stitch of electrical wires going vertically, horizontally, and diagonally.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I want to paint my Razor Crest model… But if I start, take it away from me, Taguchi-san!

Black Clover
Yuki Tabata

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I was feeling run down, and my time off was ruined! But the massager given to me by a fan for my birthday is making me feel better!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Agedashi tofu!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!!!

The Hunters Guild: Red Hood
Yuki Kawaguchi


Looks like I’m getting fan mail and gifts. Thank you so much. It makes me so happy.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


My Wi-Fi was out and my phone was broken, so I was completely cut off for a while.

Neru: Way of the Martial Artist
Minya Hiraga


I can’t respond to all of them, so let me just thank everyone here for sending me fan mail. It keeps me going strong!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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In the GN extras, Gakuganji is getting a vaccine, but I haven’t been able to get mine yet. I’m scared.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I’ve always been bad at card games. I’m bad at any game that requires you to use your head. I’m good at throwing things.

Kenta Shinohara

I was able to get my vaccine, but I sprained my foot on the way home, and now my left shoulder, left leg, and butt hurt.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Thank you for the birthday gifts! I’m a year older… I still feel 20 though.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


My favorite Pillows album is Good Dreams. I like the cover art too.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Everyone! Check out the cover of Jump in the scene in Blue Box chapter 16 when the issues are stacked up!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


So much love for the characters in the popularity-poll submissions! I can’t wait for the results to come out!

Candy Flurry
Ippon Takegushi


The other day there was a long skinny red thing in the kitchen that freaked me out. I looked closer and it was a red chili pepper.