Mangaka Musings 02/19/2023

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

By VIZ Media February 19, 2023

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


My wall clock stopped working, so I removed it. Yet I keep looking in that direction even though I know it’s gone.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Saying you’ll buy suika (pickled squid) with your Suica card is really embarrassing, so I recommend it.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I had so much fun drawing all those Panpandas. I really want to eat doughnuts right now!

Kenta Shinohara


We’ve started a poll in Japan where you can vote for your favorite character each day. Please check it out!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


My manga editor has changed! Iwasaki-san, thank you for a wonderful three years! Anayama-san, let’s get to work!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I’m getting a lot of ads about changing careers. I have no experience or degrees, so please give me a break.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


So sorry for taking two weeks off!!! I’ll be Plus Ultra-ing it from now on!

Yuki Suenaga


The Akane-banashi event was amazing! And we’ve hit the two-year anniversary! I’ll keep doing my best!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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When my wife has an itchy back and asks me to scratch it, she tells me I’m the best each time. I’m so honored!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


The paperwork I get from the government is too difficult for me to understand. Please make it so even a fourth grader can get it!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


There are some animals that I think evolved just so humans can eat them. Like how easy it is to remove mackerel bones.

Cipher Academy


Volume 1 releases in March in Japan and includes a bonus story!

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


Lately it gets pretty warm during the day, and I’m enjoying it. Please check out chapter 13.

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


I read Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 212 before it went on sale. I was so excited to talk about it, but I couldn’t tell anyone, so I told my cat.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I was looking at my stomach through a tiny camera and started laughing when it reminded me of a Björk music video.

Ichigoki’s Under Control
Seiji Hayashi


I could double my efficiency if I drew with both hands! I had that thought and am currently practicing.

Ginka & Glüna
Shinpei Watanabe


I got the Sixpad for my feet. It’s great to use during work. Am I gonna just get super-buff legs?

Tokyo Demon Bride Story
Tadaichi Nakama


Pro wrestling and mixed martial arts are super exciting right now. It makes me want to scream.

Mapollo 3


I’m trying to get to the Master Ball level!

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


It was a rich two and a half years. I have nothing but appreciation for all who supported this goofy manga.