Mangaka Musings 02/16/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes February 16, 2020

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Tatsuya Matsuki

Actage Matsuki

Let’s all pretend to be Akira! ACT-AGE Line stamps are now available in Japan.

Riichiro Inagaki

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Modern radio telescopes have dozens of antennae. How does that let you see so far into space? So mysterious.

Guardian of the Witch
Asahi Sakano


Thinking up the comments for here is a nice change of pace, but I do have to work, so I better get to it.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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I found a good sushi place in my neighborhood. I want to become a regular and someday just walk in and say, “You open?”

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

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I got to hold a baby! I could stare at babies for hours.

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

I get happy when my sound effects are complimented. Due to my father’s influence, I’ve always liked lettering.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I had something called cheese coffee for the first time. It was a new taste and delicious!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

Mashle Komoto

I was so happy receiving fan mail that I broke my kneecaps! I’m gonna read the letters every night and then sleep with them.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


Lately my daughter’s art is getting better and better (I think). Is she a genius as I’ve always suspected?!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I got fan mail! I read it! I love hearing feedback! I’ll do my best! Thank you!

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

Working with the windows wide open wakes me right up. But my risk of catching a cold goes way up.

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

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I put red daikon in miso soup, and it turned into a black liquid. Why? But it tasted good! Phew!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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If your deadline is coming up, the weight of your crime is less if you say “I passed out” instead of “I fell asleep.”

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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Thank you so much for drawing Denji, Horikoshi Sensei! I was so happy!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The line “Sure, after you are dead” in The Moomins is so harsh that it always cracks me up.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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I want to brag to my hometown friend that I went to Nishi Azabu soon, so I’m gonna work hard this year and then go home.

Yusaku Shibata

Zipman Shibata

I started watching the Star Wars show The Mandalorian. A strong man and cute character traveling in the desert. Love it!

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Masashi Kishimoto

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After seeing The Irishman, I watched Yoji Yamada’s My Sons. So good.