Mangaka Musings 02/28/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes February 28, 2021

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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I’m happy about the first anniversary! It’s because of everyone’s help! Thank you! I’ll work really hard without getting too tense!!

Nine Dragons’ Ball Parade
Ashibi Fukui


I’m really happy about pitcher Masahiro Tanaka returning to the Eagles.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Kamiki Sensei’s correspondence is godly… Thank you very much. My favorite God of Chaos is Magu-chan.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


Volume 3 will be released soon in Japan! There will be extras for purchases from bookstores, so please check the official Jump Twitter for details!!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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Koshizuka corn beef is so good it’s a problem. I’m having it at every meal. A big problem!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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All my figures in the house fell over forwards. I almost used a whole tube of Aron Alpha instant glue.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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For some reason, there’s a box of cigarettes at the studio, so I’m using it for smoker jokes.


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I really want to eat tonkatsu badly, but I can’t because I’m getting treatment on my teeth right now.

Kenta Shinohara


The logo’s in roman letters, but please consider the title in katakana!

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Kazusa Inaoka


Every time I look at it, I think that the album cover for Tokusatsu’s Gonengo no Sekai (The World in Five Years) is so cool.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Thank you to my editor, who always listens to me talk about my rock-and-fish-specimen mini exhibitions.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


Words I still don’t get—Amazon’s “Press here to remove tape.”

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


Recently, I enjoy hearing about game updates from my assistant.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Thank you for the Valentine’s gifts! Even I got some! I’ll make sure everyone gets theirs!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


A little while back, I made the mistake of eating half-cooked chicken. The soft, slippery texture was gross.

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


They are letting me be a judge in the monthly manga contest. This old man is being continuously overwhelmed by the new generation.

Phantom Seer
Togo Goto


When I was a child, the antique doll we had at our home really freaked me out.

Build King
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro


I bought new go stones! My excitement alone went from a kyu to a shodan ranking!

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


Playing Yu-Gi-Oh! is a hobby of mine, and I’ve been doing remote duels with friends who are far away since even before COVID started.