Mangaka Musings 03/12/23

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

By VIZ Media March 12, 2023

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


It’s the second anniversary! I could never thank my readers enough. I would appreciate your continued support!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I can’t wait to ride on the new roller coaster at Fuji-Q. Someday I hope to go to amusement parks all around the world.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I’m late to the party, but I’ve been moving around my house while doing Aurora’s penguin dance. So fun.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


While I reminisce about last year’s fishing season, the new season is about to begin! It’s stream-fishing time!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I got friendly again with all the musicians who contributed to the movie. What wonderful people!

Kenta Shinohara


Seriously drawing a random chapter that takes place in the middle of a manga you don’t know is a lot of fun. I recommend it.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I think I was writing the word curse incorrectly, but I’m gonna pretend I didn’t notice anything.

Takamasa Moue


I pulled the Tom and Jerry #1 at a raffle at my convenience store and won a large plushie!

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


It’s March! Are we done with cold days? Please enjoy chapter 16!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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A small body with a big gun and a far-off dream. But I loved Tetsuro, who was always nearby. Rest in peace.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


Figuring out the actual ages is really hard in this era, especially since there's often no information about whether a child is by birth or adoption.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


It’s been a year since the attack on Ukraine started. I pray for a peaceful world.

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


Considering the theme of this series, I made the highly confusing mistake of drawing the boss with six toes in chapter 10.

Ichigoki’s Under Control
Seiji Hayashi


My friend invited me to participate in a Spartan race, so I started eating and drinking a ton. I just wanted a reason to say no!

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


I can’t believe I get to draw the murder-mystery game I saw on Pizza Radio and one of my favorite things, a darkroom.

Tokyo Demon Bride Story
Tadaichi Nakama


My recent top foreign name that I want to say out loud is Murmagomedov. Second place is Giga Chikadze.

Ginka & Glüna
Shinpei Watanabe


So many people who helped me out have one-shots in the bonus issue in Japan. Please check them out!