Mangaka Musings 03/07/2021

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

By Jeric Llanes March 07, 2021

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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It’s fun to work out while I’m working, but it’s frustrating when I’m so busy that I can’t make the time… I want to lose weight!

Seraph of the End
Yamato Yamamoto

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We got to chapter 100! Please continue to support us!

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

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I am a man who gets sick at the worst times. Thank you for all the New Year cards, as well as the get-well letters and notes of concern and support.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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One Piece has been especially ramping up for the anime since Wano started! Please check it out!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


The character that impacted my life the most is Zett Takajo. The shock I felt at that time…

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Volume 5 is out! They made a wonderful bellyband for it! Please take a look!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I’ve been told that Ramurin is no longer a regular character on Shimajiro.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I drew a superlarge illustration for the exhibit! It’s a piece that is meant to be seen in person, so please check it out!

Riichiro Inagaki

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It’s well-known that celery stalks are snapped to create impact sound effects. Foley artists are amazing.

Black Clover
Yuki Tabata

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I forgot to draw Potrof in the last chapter’s spread! I will draw him in the GN. Sorry, Potrof!

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Kazusa Inaoka


Recently, I’ve been listening to Cocco while I work. I recommend her new song “Shio Michinu” (The Tide Does Not Rise).

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Volume 5, page 10, panel 1 should have been Rei Yozakura, not Shizuku Yozakura. I’m sorry to bring this up so late…

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


Konami gave me a copy of Momotetsu! They are so kind even though it’s a parody.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I was trying my best to stay away from DAZN because I was afraid I would watch it too much. But I got it, and now I’m watching it too much.

Kenta Shinohara


The voice actor for Bossun, Hiroyuki Yoshino, has an album that’s on sale. And you have to check out The Sketchbook back together again for a music video!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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Thank you for the gifts for the characters’ birthdays and things! I’ll make sure they get them!

Nine Dragons’ Ball Parade
Mikiyasu Kamada


I borrowed the name of the toy store from a real toy store. They were so kind to give me permission!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I’m amazed by people who can watch movies while they draw. I end up not being able to focus on either the movie or my drawing. I’m a lost cause.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


I like Sunshine Ikezaki’s comedic style, but I also respect him as a cat lover.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I’m doing 15 pages since the last issue. I’d been doing 11 pages since Isobe, so I want to get used to this quickly.

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


The landlord of an apartment I used to live in still sends me delicious tomatoes. I’m so grateful.

Build King
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro


I spilled a ton of cotton swabs out of the case! For some reason, I’m unable to put them back in nicely.

Phantom Seer
Kento Matsuura


I get to see so much wonderful art on social media. I’m thankful to the creators! It always gets me motivated.