Mangaka Musings 01/03/2021

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

By Jeric Llanes January 03, 2021

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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Happy New Year! This year’s wish is to draw lots of great manga! Let’s have an awesome year!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Congratulations to One Piece for 1,000 chapters! A thousand chapters of being at the top… Amazing!

Shokugeki no Sanji
Yuto Tsukuda

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Congratulations on a thousand chapters of One Piece! I’m honored to be in this special issue!

Shun Saeki


Long time no see! I’m blessed to get to draw Zolo and Nami. Thank you so much, Oda Sensei!

We Were Born
Kaiu Shirai

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I love Okiku! Congratulations to One Piece for 1,000 chapters!

Posuka Demizu

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Oda Sensei! Congratulations on chapter 1,000! I’m elated to be part of this historic issue!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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One thousand! This week’s Jump is like the Thousand Sunny! Looking forward to reading more and more!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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My favorite Arlong aside from the one in the manga is the Arlong from Grand Battle 2.

Riichiro Inagaki

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Congratulations for 1,000 One Piece chapters. It’s difficult to meet in person these days, so here’s a toast in the pages of the magazine!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I forgot to draw all the lines that go below the eyes on the Neptunians! Congrats on 1,000 chapters!

Build King
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro


Happy New Year! And congratulations to One Piece for 1,000 chapters!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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I played Grand Battle like crazy when I was a kid. I’m honored to be a part of this issue.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I’m one of the people who read One Piece and decided to become a manga artist. I may never surpass it, but I’ll never give up!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


Congratulations for 1,000 chapters. I enjoy analyzing One Piece lately.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


Congratulations to One Piece for 1,000 chapters. My favorite Straw Hat is Usopp.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Congratulations on 1,000! I’m honored to be in this issue! I love Smoker!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


My first serialization was during the Arlong arc. Wow… Congratulations!

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


Congratulations to One Piece for 1,000 chapters! I can’t wait for more Tashigi action!

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


Congratulations, Oda-san, for 1,000 chapters. The nishiki-e woodblock-print art style in the Wano arc is so cool!

Phantom Seer
Togo Goto


Congratulations to One Piece for a thousand chapters! I’m honored to share this issue with you!

Our Blood Oath
Kazu Kakazu


One thousand chapters… A number that defies belief… Congratulations, Oda Sensei!

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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Thank you for almost a year of support! My heart will always be free like the Agravity Boys and I’ll keep doing my best!

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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Congratulations on a thousand chapters of One Piece! We've got a beetle connection on the cover!