Mangaka Musings 03/08/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes March 08, 2020

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

MM_World Trigger Final

The PC I’ve been using for my work for years broke, so I’ve been using a subnotebook the last two months. I may have run out of luck.

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

MM_Blue Exorcist

The long flashback arc is reaching its conclusion, but I’ve struggled quite a bit. I’ll be fixing a lot for the volume release!

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

MM_Twin Stars Sukeno

My daughter’s graduating kindergarten soon! Time flies!

Seraph of the End
Yamato Yamamoto

MM_Seraph Yamamoto

It’s tough with the changing of the seasons, but I hope everyone takes care of their health.

Platinum End
Tsugumi Ohba

MM_Platinum End Ohba

It’s March, the time of graduations in Japan. Even if you graduate from school, please don’t graduate from Jump.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

MM_Black Clover Tabata V2

Thanks to all of you, we’ve achieved a five-leaf fifth anniversary!! Thank you so much! I’ll keep going strong!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


It’s not actually the final chapter. I’d be blessed if you could stick with me just a little longer.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

MM_Chainsaw Author22 V2

Thanks for all the Valentine’s Day chocolate and stuff. It was delicious!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

MM_Undeadunluck Tozuka

Thanks for the Valentine’s Day treats. I’m enjoying them while I work. Yum!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

MM_Demon Slayer V2

I dropped a pickled onion on my pages, and juice got everywhere. The first thing I did was flick my forehead at incredible speed.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

MM_One Piece Eiichiro Oda P

I’m still trying to determine what flavors are best to add to red meat. I’m currently researching various types of salt.


MM_Dr Stone Boichi

I’ve started reading e-books this year and have bought about 400. It’s so nice.

Haruichi Furudate

MM_Haikyuu Furudate V2

Thank you so much for the Valentine’s Day chocolates and crackers. So tasty!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

MM_My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

Team Up Mission volume 1, Vigilantes volume 9 and My Hero Academia volume 26 are now on sale in Japan!

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

MM_Promised Neverland Kaiu Shirai V2

Gondaira Sensei! I want to protect Princess Kushana too! The princess in the manga version was even crazier!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Awasaka's cursed technique has a higher upper limit against attacks without cursed energy. The elephant doesn't use much cursed energy if there is no water.

Guardian of the Witch
Asahi Sakano


I’m so thankful I get to watch so many things on Amazon Prime. What should I watch next?

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

MM_Yozakura Gondaira V2

I’m a little late, but Shakira’s halftime show was amazing! Her hips truly do not lie. It’s art!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

MM_Mashle Komoto

I want to try to eat broccoli for my health. Hmph! Hmph! Hmph! Hmph! Hmph!

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

MM_Mitama Security Hatomune

TZX is actually a character that someone created when they were in third grade. That someone was me.

Shiro Usazaki

MM_Actage Shiro

I let my guard down, and my pollen allergies hit! It was like an explosion! I’m never letting outside air in again.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

MM_Agravityboys Nakamura

A bold decision was made to postpone J.League matches. I need to adjust my schedule so that I won’t have to work on the weekend in the future!

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

MM_Samurai8 Okubo2

I’m reading all the fan mail I receive. The letters keep me motivated.

Yusaku Shibata

MM_Zipman Shibata

I’m hooked on Billie Eilish right now. I’ll endlessly listen to “bad guy.”