Mangaka Musings 03/14/2021

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

By Jeric Llanes March 14, 2021


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The manga market is bigger than it’s ever been, but we’re just getting started!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I put up a map of the world where I take my bath. It’s fun learning about the national flags, population numbers and capitals.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I want to enter the room of spirit and time. After a while I’ll come out looking feeble.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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It’s been a while since I tried to do something I’m not capable of—and felt like when Yujiro Hanma let Alai Jr. leave.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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A collabo video with Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is up. Luffy’s new hobby! Check it out!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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The pickled octopus and cucumber my wife makes is too delicious! Is it the vinegar my body craves? The octopus?

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I wanted to see the dubbed version of The Cell, so I bought the DVD. Turns out I don’t have a player in my room. Too bad.

Kenta Shinohara


The perfect thing to watch while working is something I’ve already seen that can be enjoyed just from the dialogue. JoJo’s is the best!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Ruri and Kohaku are normal sisters, not twins. I’m sorry for the mistake. This is Gorilla Maji’s fault…

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


This is my first time working on a historical story, so balancing things is a struggle of trial and error every week.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


Splatoon 3, the Diamond and Pearl remake and a brand-new Pokémon were announced. The future is bright.

Nine Dragons’ Ball Parade
Ashibi Fukui


I’ve been visiting a chiropractor to take care of my body. The treatment is painful, but highly effective.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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Kazusa Inaoka


I have no experience with having assistants, so my instructions are amateurish. How embarrassing. I want to say things like “low-angle perspective” and “birds-eye view”!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I’m glad they strengthened Zeku! But I wish they had improved the ability of Old Zeku against air attacks. Please?

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


Thanks to her name, I found Vtuber Mei Hirasaka. Sooo cute.

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


The boxed lunch I usually ordered included nanohana, and it made me feel like spring had arrived. I can’t stop myself from turning into an old man.

Build King
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro


I had Yakisoba Bagooon for the first time in over a decade. The nostalgia was delicious!

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


The painful memory of having to clean up the poop-covered bathroom when I worked at a supermarket long ago.

Phantom Seer
Togo Goto


I’m into Mr. Children again and listening to them all day long. Their new album is great too!