Mangaka Musings 02/04/2024

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

By VIZ Media February 04, 2024

Kenta Shinohara

Witch Watch Shinohara

I look up, and we’re suddenly at the three-year anniversary! Thank you so much to the readers and everyone who supports me.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki

Mm Kill Blue Tadatoshi Fujimaki

I was able to participate in the New Year’s party. It’s such an honor to be serialized in Jump.

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

I still have nightmares about discovering position art mistakes. I’m looking forward to the movie!

Takeru Hokazono

Mm Kagurabachi Takeru Hokazono

I did this chapter’s color without line art. It turned out better than I was expecting!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki

Sakamotodays Suzuki

I look forward to the drinkable yogurt I get every year from the hometown tax program. I really recommend it!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichirooda

I got an Optimus Prime robot that transforms when you yell, “Transform!”

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki

Roboko Miyazaki

It was really tough, but it is possible. I successfully quit smoking!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Ju Jutsu Kaisen

I was surprised that someone thought I was athletic. I’m below average at best.

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae

Nues Exorcist Kawae

It was scary, but I attended the Jump New Year’s party. I am full of gratitude and the need to have a long personal review session.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura

Bluebox Miura

I signed up for the Telasa service to watch Aibo, and it turns out my friend since elementary school did too. We’re the same at heart.

Takamasa Moue

Mm Akanebanashi Moue

My first dream of the year was that I got a heading goal in a soccer game but then got injured and had to be subbed out.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

Undeadunluck Tozuka

I played SF6 with Terasaka Sensei! My first fighting-game friend! I was all alone in SF5… I’m so happy…

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

My recent morning routine includes the Taiwanese oolong tea my editor got me. Refreshing and fragrant!

Yoshihiko Hayashi

Mm Mama Yuyu Hayashi

I won’t lose to the rain, and I won’t lose to the wind. I won’t even lose to the strong desire to pet the stray cat that’s peeking out from under a car.

Green Green Greens
Kento Terasaka

Mm Greengreengreens Kentateresaka

I got smashed by Tozuka Sensei’s Kimberly. All those great techniques… Wall Splat… Rest… Oww… Let’s play again, Sensei!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui

Mm Tes Matsui

I’m the type who cuts their green onions really fine. I’m not fond of the taste when they’re simply diced.

Shadow Eliminators
Kento Amemiya

Mm Shadow Eliminators Kento Amemiya

A Honobu Yonezawa Sensei anime starts in July! I’m looking forward to the Toshoiin series as well!

Martial Master Asumi

Martial Master Asumi Kawada

All the fan mail really cheers me up! Thank you so much. I better work harder.

Two on Ice
Elck Itsumo

Mm Twoon Ice Elck Itsumo

Thank you to everyone at the New Year’s party! I was so blessed to get to talk with so many amazing creators.

Cipher Academy

Mm Cipher Niosin

I was continuously blown away by Iwasaki Sensei’s designs and perspective. What a great serialization it was!

Seraph of the End
Daisuke Furuya

Seraph Furuya

I’m damaging my hands doing housework, so I started wearing rubber gloves.

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

Blue Exorcist

I’ll be taking next month off! I pushed myself too hard at the end of last year, but I’ll come back strong.

Show-ha Shoten!
Akinari Asakura

Akinari Asakura Mm

This year I want to finally start exercising for real. Please root for me.

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

Twin Stars Sukeno

Last month’s cliff-hanger of “the dead brother returns by taking over the body of his sister” is an homage to the work that most influenced me.

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

World Trigger Final

Thoughts and prayers to everyone who suffered in the Noto Peninsula earthquake. I hope everyone can recover as soon as possible.