Mangaka Musings 02/21/2021

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

By Jeric Llanes February 21, 2021

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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First-year anniversary! Thanks to everyone, this is another dream come true! Thank you! I’ll continue to work really hard!

Nine Dragons’ Ball Parade
Mikiyasu Kamada


“Why don’t you draw a baseball manga?” My editor’s words were the beginning of everything. I’m thankful for destiny!

Riichiro Inagaki

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Lots of fun stuff is happening beyond the manga, like the second season of the anime and the game! Thank you to everyone working on them.

Kenta Shinohara


A commercial for this series is on the air now. There’s a special drawing of those three, and their voice actors have joined in too!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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Tanaka Sensei’s Summer Time Rendering has concluded! And it has an anime! And a live-action adaptation! Awesome!!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I was worried I would become like Pesci if I took a week off, but I properly had the cold sweats.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


It’s still hard for me to work fully remotely. I’m causing my assistants a lot of trouble.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


The blurb on volume 2 was from my master (as designated by me), Shirai Sensei! Thank you—I am moved!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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I’m on a diet, so I’m restricting my calorie intake to my basal metabolic rate! Aiming for slim and muscular!!

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Kazusa Inaoka


I don’t have a sweet tooth, but I like senbei rice crackers and Japanese sweets. Harimayaki rice crackers are delicious.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I had a comprehensive medical checkup at the end of the year, and it required a follow-up checkup that I didn’t have the time to go to! Make the time!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Watching a video of a horse’s hooves being cleaned feels so good it gives me the shivers. I could watch it forever. It’s the best.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I ran about 50 meters on the way to go shopping, and I was so out of breath it was shocking!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


Captain Oda sent me some "meat" (i.e. a fancy gift) as thanks for the issue with chapter 1000!! It’s banquet time!!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


I got a new futon, and it’s almost shocking how fast I fall asleep. It’s almost a problem.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I was sent some muchi from Okinawa. Mochi surrounded by the scent of shell ginger brings back memories.

Phantom Seer
Kento Matsuura


I don’t quite understand how big something is when it’s expressed by the number of Tokyo Domes it is.

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


I received some delicious chocolate. It’s great with coffee while I work on the storyboards! Sugar!

Build King
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro


There are so many types of antifog products for glasses that I don’t know which to choose.