Mangaka Musings 03/01/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes March 01, 2020

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Riichiro Inagaki

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I participated in the Dr. STONE escape game! Escape using science experiments! How fresh! Give it a try!

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

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I grit my own teeth when drawing characters gritting their teeth. Maybe I should get a mouth guard?

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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Major respect for Kirisuke to Johnny Yonhyakukyujukyu-nin Kiri (Kirisuke and Johnny 499-person Massacre). I really recommend this manga. Please buy it!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

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My hair is so straight that I often stab my hand with it. My hand always shakes with fear as I pull the hair out.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I want to draw Mirko for another 30 weeks, but I also want to advance the plot. First world problems?

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

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My hair grew so much that I have the exact same hairstyle as the sphinx!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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The characters are taking heavy damage in the same order that they’re easiest to draw. That makes me worried about future chapters.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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I usually earnestly listen to my editor, but we did argue over the size of the main character’s shoulder muscles.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I often have to redo Andy’s censor bar. The most common reason is because it’s “too small.”

Tatsuya Matsuki

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I’m really happy about Parasite winning the Academy Award. I’ll try to make this the year of watching movies.

Guardian of the Witch
Asahi Sakano


I received a gift from my mentor and his wife. Family and friends also sent me things to encourage me. Thank you so much!

Black Clover
Yuki Tabata

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Sometimes my baby will suddenly make a loud “HAAAAAA!!” sound, and it surprises me. It’s cute though.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


My daughter was one when I started this serialization, and she just turned four the other day. I’m so thankful.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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I sneeze whenever I eat Frisk mints. Is this normal?

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I’m enjoying watching the energetic Mister on the new Dodesho episodes. Director Fujimura’s snoring is the worst.

Yusaku Shibata

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I have an assistant who lives alone and refuses to lock the door when they go out. Please lock the door!

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Masashi Kishimoto

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I’m currently planning a vacation to Mashuko and Kirigamine for my break! I’m already excited.