Mangaka Musings 02/12/2023

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

By VIZ Media February 12, 2023

Takamasa Moue


I’ve been curious about Sfida Setagaya, so this season I plan to focus on them as I watch the games.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I’m just so relieved I’ve gotten to draw this much. My worst-case plan was hurrying through about five volumes, so I’m grateful.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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My bridge came off as I was chewing gum. My tongue escapes into the gap, so it’s hard to talk right now.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I went to a Greeeen performance. The crowd went crazy when they came onstage. What an experience! And they used my illustration! Thank you!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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The number of rule changes increased before the rules changed, misspelled names, etc. So many mistakes in the last chapter.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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My assistant brought a card game called Harapeko Bahamut. It’s so fun! It’s a great game to play after we finish each chapter.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I’ve been eating a ton of mekabu seaweed lately. My tastes sure have changed since becoming an adult.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


Time is flying so fast that it’s hard for me to differentiate between what happened last week and what happened this week.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Ourou Bancho and Kenpei Bancho are so cooool!!!!!

Kenta Shinohara


For last week’s comment, I had the dates confused and wrote about pointless stuff even though it was the two-year anniversary…

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


Thank you so much for the fan mail! I’m keeping it close to my heart.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I received some delicious whiskey from my brother-in-law. I don’t want to waste it, so I’m drinking it slowly.

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


Happy Valentine’s Day! At Cipher Academy, your chocolate would probably come with a puzzle!

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


I’m on a diet, so I changed to shirataki noodles for my ramen. The texture is pretty tasty.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I drink so much coffee each day that caffeine no longer has any effect on my body.

Ginka & Glüna
Shinpei Watanabe


I started limiting how much sugar I consume, and I’m struggling with how many things I can no longer eat.

Ichigoki’s Under Control
Seiji Hayashi


My editor gives me a lot of good chocolate. Good chocolate is so tasty.

Mapollo 3


In Mario Kart, I like how it looks when Boo is holding Boo!

Tokyo Demon Bride Story
Tadaichi Nakama


Mixed martial arts is amazing and affects me emotionally, like when I watch a documentary.