Mangaka Musings 01/29/23

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

By VIZ Media January 29, 2023

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Inagaki Sensei’s stories on Manga Radio are hilarious! So we all think about the same things. What a relief!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


It’s been cold, so I’ve been playing syrup16g. Their new album is great.

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


I’m so happy it’s not as cold lately. Please enjoy chapter 10!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I accidently bought lip gloss, so my lips are really cute right now.

Takamasa Moue


I had some time off at the end of the year for the first time in a while, so I had a lot of fun and brilliantly got myself sick. Sob…

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I watched Ado-san’s live performance with Nakata-san, Vaundy, and Orisaka-san. What a voice! I was blown away.

Kenta Shinohara


The First Slam Dunk was amazing. I cried the entire second half. I need to see it again!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I want to watch a bunch more documentaries this year, but I need the subtitles, so I can’t play them while I work.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


All the Australian animals look alike for some reason. My dream is to go to Ronny Creek.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I can watch videos of foreigners eating Japanese food forever… It makes me happy that so many people come to Japan because they love anime!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I started working out and had protein powder for the first time. It was tasty! Wow!

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


I’m obsessed with Dead by Daylight live streams. I like how each of the killers has a past.

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


I went to the final performance of the Pornograffitti tour! Going to the Budokan for the first time in a while was great!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


My editor changed. Thank you for everything, Azuma-san! Welcome to the team, Kuwahara-san!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The perfect drum playing in Yellow Magic Show 3 is seared into my eyes and ears.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Not sure if it’s age or health, but my wife and I have been having stomach issues a lot lately. And with tonkotsu ramen… Sadness…

Ichigoki’s Under Control
Seiji Hayashi


I tried wild vegetable soba, but I don’t know the names of all the wild vegetables in it! And I’m not bothering to look it up!

Mapollo 3


The sukiyaki at Yayoi-ken is so delicious. And the meat dumplings at the Chinese restaurant are the best!

Tokyo Demon Bride Story
Tadaichi Nakama


Every time I listen to BES’s rap music, I notice something new, and it digs deeper into my heart.

Ginka & Glüna
Shinpei Watanabe


If I open a bag of gummies, I get so obsessed that I can’t focus on work. I end up eating the whole bag in about ten minutes.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


Right as I’m about to tackle the pile of laundry, I always get a phone call or a delivery.