Mangaka Musings 02/26/23

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

By VIZ Media February 26, 2023

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


With Red’s theatrical run over, we had a BBQ with the main staff who worked so hard on it! There are so many more people I want to feed meat to!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I went to a live performance by BBHF. Afterwards, I walked to Harajuku while listening to their music.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


The Miino chips from Calbee are delicious, and I can’t stop eating them with alcohol.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Getting to watch Professional on U-NEXT is great!!!!!!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I drink a ton of Red Bull and stuff, but caffeine has never had an effect on me.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I used the Zebra mechanical pencil fixing service and received a warm message and a replacement.

Takamasa Moue


I’ve been debating about joining the local futsal league, but I’ve gotten so fat that I need to get in shape…

Kenta Shinohara


Thank you for the Valentine’s Day chocolates! I ate them with my staff.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I’m drawing this chapter while using the thing that shoots electricity to the back of your foot that I won at the New Year’s party. I hope it works!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I thought it was finally possible to differentiate them by hairstyle, but suddenly they both have their hair up.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I lost 7 kg to get down to 73, but my body fat percentage is still bad. How do I have so little muscle…?

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I had heard that Michael Bublé and Ikuzo Yoshi have similar voices, and it was the top aha moment I had in the last few years.

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


I love horse racing, so I was happy to get to draw all those horses. I want to ride a horse again.

Ichigoki’s Under Control
Seiji Hayashi


I’ve never had hemorrhoids. But that thing I had that one time was actually a hemorrhoid…

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


It’s suddenly gotten a lot more springlike. Please enjoy chapter 14!

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


My friend made me 100 dolls for my birthday. The real doctor! Wow!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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My three-year-old daughter will stick the Salonpas patches on our backs for us. So helpful!

Tokyo Demon Bride Story
Tadaichi Nakama


I learned that martial artist Shinya Aoki and comedian Zakoshisyoh are relatives, and that got me hyped for the first time in a while.

Ginka & Glüna
Shinpei Watanabe


I enjoy videos where old or dirty stuff is rejuvenated. I’ve been watching a lot of old-house DIY lately.

Mapollo 3


Thank you to everyone who supported me!!!