Mangaka Musings 01/28/2024

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

By VIZ Media January 28, 2024

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui

Yusei Matsui

We’ve made it to three years thanks to all of you! When your serialization goes so long, you start to lose track of time. I’ve missed this feeling.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

I thought it might be easy on the eyes, so I got a Kindle reader. I’m worried about whether I’ll be able to use it enough to get my money’s worth.

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae

Nues Exorcist Kawae

My water issues have been fixed, and I’m experiencing a huge sense of gratitude for plumbing. Thank you so much to those who fixed it.

Kenta Shinohara

Witch Watch Shinohara

It was the first Jump New Year’s party they've had in a while. It was fun talking with creators I’ve never met before.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichirooda

I went to the Jump New Year’s party. Everyone was so full of energy that it reinvigorated me!! Let’s all keep grinding!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura

Bluebox Miura

My goals this year are to fix my bad posture and to spoil myself a little bit. And sleep a lot.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

I got Deku from a My Hero bath bomb! I was squeezing it between my butt cheeks, so it came as a surprise! It warmed me up!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki

Roboko Miyazaki

Meeting so many creators at the New Year’s party was the best thing ever! The bingo game was so fun.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki

Sakamotodays Suzuki

My wife was telling me how the Qantas airline preflight video was a tearjerker. She’s right. How does it pull heartstrings so well?

Yuki Suenaga

Mm Akanebanashi Suenaga

I watched the black-and-white version of Godzilla Minus One. It was great! Might be better in black and white!

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki

Mm Kill Blue Tadatoshi Fujimaki

I’m really grateful. I’m so happy. I’m so happy, but…the frequency of color pages is rough.

Green Green Greens
Kento Terasaka

Mm Greengreengreens Kentateresaka

The New Year’s party was so fun. I’ll keep working on my manga while looking forward to talking to all the other mangaka again.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

Undeadunluck Tozuka

A Queen Bee concert followed by the Jump New Year’s party right after. The most intense start of the year of my life!

Shadow Eliminators
Kento Amemiya

Mm Shadow Eliminators Kento Amemiya

I attended the New Year’s party while feeling like I didn’t belong. I got to have so many important conversations. I’ll keep working hard.

Yoshihiko Hayashi

Mm Mama Yuyu Hayashi

The radio apps are convenient, but I wish they had the function to reproduce sound quality.

Takeru Hokazono

Mm Kagurabachi Takeru Hokazono

I won a foot massager at the Jump New Year’s party bingo game. My feet are going to be amazing.

Two on Ice
Elck Itsumo

Mm Twoon Ice Elck Itsumo

I keep watching Nanamagari-san’s performance from the M-1 Haifuku show. What pleasant-sounding Japanese.

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki

Mm Cipher Iwasaki

I’m also thinking about what I can do to help. It might take me a while, but I’ll definitely come up with something!

Martial Master Asumi

Martial Master Asumi Kawada

I feel unworthy, but I went to the Jump New Year’s party and got to have fun talking to many people!