Mangaka Musings 02/25/2024

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

By VIZ Media February 25, 2024

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichirooda

I went to a Fake Type live performance. Simply being able to hear that fast singing live was overwhelming. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Dear Anemone
Rin Matsui

Mm Dear Anemone Rin Matsui

We do everything on paper at my studio, so a lot of people gather. The popular thing right now is to do funny impressions while we work.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

The golden furikake rice topping my parents got me as a souvenir from their trip to Kanazawa is strangely exciting to use.

Kenta Shinohara

Witch Watch Shinohara

I was finally able to finish my shampoo and conditioner bottles at the same time and move on to the next bottles for both at once.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

The official name for the current situation is Deku Overlay, but in my mind, I call it Carnage.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura

Bluebox Miura

Why do apples and cinnamon go so well together? Strawberries and whipped cream. Bananas and…

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki

Sakamotodays Suzuki

Yaoko bento are too delicious! The fried egg is juicy, and the salmon is flaky. So good!

Takeru Hokazono

Mm Kagurabachi Takeru Hokazono

Volume 1 is getting a reprint in Japan! Please buy it, read it, and put it on your bookshelf!!!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui

Mm Tes Matsui

I’m late on this, but I’m really sad about there no longer being food sales inside the Shinkansen train. Enjoying a beer while being excited about the trip was the best…

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki

Roboko Miyazaki

Dormy Inn Geinin! As someone who loves Dormy Inn, I enjoyed that episode so much. I want to stay there!

Super Psychic Policeman Chojo
Shun Numa

Mm Chojo Senpai Shun Numa

During a meeting with my editor, I realized that the spicy jjigae was not enough. I sensed growth in myself at that moment.

Yuki Suenaga

Mm Akanebanashi Suenaga

I watched the movie Poor Things. I went in knowing nothing, so I was surprised by a lot of stuff, but it was great!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

Undeadunluck Tozuka

At the coffee shop where I do my storyboards, the owner left the store for an errand while I was still there. For a second time. I’m starting to get used to it.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki

Mm Kill Blue Tadatoshi Fujimaki

In chapters 40 and 41, the gun inside the schoolbag didn’t have its safety on, and it banged around. Too dangerous. I’ll fix that.

Yoshihiko Hayashi

Mm Mama Yuyu Hayashi

I like Shigeru (Gary) from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen because he always acts so stuck-up. I replay the beginning over and over to defeat him.

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae

Nues Exorcist Kawae

I bought cough drops at the convenience store for the first time in forever. I was surprised by how tasty they were!

Green Green Greens
Kento Terasaka

Mm Greengreengreens Kentateresaka

I’m frustrated that I’ve only used the golf club I bought in November three times. I need to go to the driving range this week.

Two on Ice
Elck Itsumo

Mm Twoon Ice Elck Itsumo

This week’s song is from Riku-Ryu’s short program from last season. It’s a wonderful performance that I can’t watch without tearing up.

Shadow Eliminators
Kento Amemiya

Mm Shadow Eliminators Kento Amemiya

I want to leave things to the reader’s imagination and not comment too much, but yes, Togami’s underwear situation is…