Mangaka Musings 01/06/20

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

By Jeric Llanes January 06, 2020


World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

World Trigger Final

I spent so much time on the color spread that I could only get one chapter done this month. Here’s to a great 2020!

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

Twin Stars Sukeno

I’m currently in the planning phase of renovating my home.

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

Blue Exorcist

Happy New Year! There will be a lot of story developments, and I’ll be using up a lot of calories this year. So my goal is to do some strength training.

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Daisuke Furuya

Seraph Furuya

Happy New Year! I’ve started growing shiitake mushrooms indoors.

Platinum End
Tsugumi Ohba

Platinum End Ohba

Happy New Year! I bought a device that warms up my bed before I get into it. It’s so good.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichiro Oda P

Happy New Year! My goal this year once again is to draw a ton of manga that will make everyone smile!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Gege Akutami Image1

I seriously messed up the composition of the background and background characters two chapters ago. My bad.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

Chainsaw Author22 V2

All I’m eating is mikan. And also persimmons. I’m glad they’re delicious.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

I really wish they would write it in big, flashy red letters if it’s a treat meant for a dog.

Shiro Usazaki

Actage Shiro

Happy New Year! I want this to be the year that I clean my floor really well.

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

Promised Neverland Posuka V2

Happy New Year! I’ve been climbing stairs and doing squats for a whole month. I hope it continues!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

Happy New Year! I wish for a great year for everyone.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

Agravityboys Nakamura

My AC is sounding like a blizzard. I really hope it survives until Spring.

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

Happy New Year! Let’s have a great 2020!

Yusaku Shibata

Zipman Shibata

The baby Yoda thing from the Star Wars spin-off show is way too cute. What’s up with that?!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

Looking at my baby during breaks from work reinvigorates me. The once-a-week bath together is my highlight!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


We did a major cleaning of the studio for the last workday of the year. The insane amount of eraser bits was kind of awe-inspiring.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

There’s such a big difference between me—who far from being married, has zero experience in the romance department and is on the verge of gaining magical powers—and my main character!

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

My friend Comic Jackson has a serialization starting in Sunday. This one…isn’t a figment of my imagination.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

Samurai8 Okubo2

Happy New Year, everyone! Have a wonderful 2020!