Mangaka Musings 02/21/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes February 21, 2020

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One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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I learned what the mystery meat is in Nissin’s Cup Noodles! Interesting!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I finished watching Atashinchi and now I’m looking for a new show. Something I can just watch with my ears would be nice.

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

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The bathhouse on the title page, including the coloring, was done by my assistant Sakaguchi-san. It made me want to go to a public bath.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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When I think of Chopin’s Ballade No.1, Yuzuru Hanyu and The Pianist are battling it out in my mind.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

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I’ve always been impressed with the beautiful voices and acting of voice actors. Their power of expression is so crazy good that I get goosebumps.

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

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The historical drama Kirin ga Kuru is great! I love Masahiro Motoki and Dosan Saito. I look forward to watching it every week.

Haruichi Furudate

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Haikyu!! will be taking next week off. I’m so sorry, once again!


Dr Stone Boichi

I was reading ACT-AGE and realized I’ve been drawing incorrectly. Regret.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


We got a new assistant and the whole staff was nervous to meet them. Thank goodness they’re such a good person!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I had two of my male assistants do the pose at the end of the chapter to help me. To be honest, I could have drawn it without it!

Black Clover
Yuki Tabata

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I got oranges from my mom and apples and melons from Mr. W. I’ll get healthy with fruit!

Guardian of the Witch
Asahi Sakano


Spinning a dip pen around in your hand makes ink fly everywhere, so I hold off on doing it.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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The latest chapter on Akutami: I made a mistake between C and S and now everyone knows I’m an idiot that surpasses the bounds of human understanding.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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A friend called me up to ask if I had been canceled. Someone’s using my life as their entertainment!

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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My new editor is Taguchi-san. He’s just like a manga character. Glad to be working with you!

Shiro Usazaki

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I got a new drawing tablet and it’s huge. My shoulder muscles are sore from just setting it up.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

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The movies I’ve recently seen are How to Train Your Dragon 3, Sing and 3 Idiots. They were all really good.

Yusaku Shibata

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My assistant is wearing three jackets to keep warm. The thickness of three hoods is amazing.