Mangaka Musings 01/17/2021

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

By Jeric Llanes January 17, 2021


MM_Dr Stone Boichi

This year will be the year that everyone will be happy. I’ll work more and help add to the happiness.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Atsushi, congratulations on Agravity Boys! It made me laugh a lot! I’ll be waiting for your return!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


Happy New Year! Apparently volume 2 has been released in Japan. Please take a look!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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Thank you so much for all the congratulations on the day I finished chapter 1000. Thank you so much to all the authors in issue 5/6.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I broke my perfect schedule for the holidays before the year was over. Heh heh.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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I watched Muscle Grill over the holidays. The horse in the house was the most useful (?) to use as a reference.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I was super excited for The Mandalorian season 2. I was so excited it got a bit out of hand. Wow!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I love thrill rides. I want to commute to work with the Thunder Dolphin from Tokyo Dome City.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


It’s a bit late, but happy New Year! Let’s make this a good year!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I got the character I drew from the character gacha machine at Jump Festa in one try, so this has to be a lucky year!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


My new editor from the end of last year is the new and skilled Imamura-san. Katayama-san, thank you for your help starting the series!

Build King
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro


I use eyewash a lot, but I want two cups. I want to wash both eyes at the same time.

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


Happy New Year! I hope it’ll be a great year for everyone.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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The awards page was made by Yamamoto-san the designer, who also created the big power logo! Thank you!

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I realized I haven’t used a French curve in years. Also the feather duster… I just end up brushing stuff away with my hand…

Phantom Seer
Togo Goto


I’m reading the fan letters! Your thoughts on the manga and your encouragement are really touching. Thank you so much!

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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I’m happy I was able to finish the story! Thank you! Hope to see you again!

Our Blood Oath
Kazu Kakazu


The admiration I feel when I read manga or look at art that I love gives me energy. I’m going to give it my all!