Mangaka Musings 03/19/2023

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

By VIZ Media March 19, 2023

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


Getting an anime series feels great no matter how many times it happens! Please look forward to it and the continuation of the manga.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Omen Patchdash 530 is so cool!!!!!

Yuki Suenaga


I watched a stream of the Tokyo03 performance at the Budokan. I wish I’d seen it live! It was so cool!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I was thinking “So what?” about Chiikawa until I realized that I’ve been using chat stickers since forever that the author, Nagano-san, created. I admit defeat!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I wanna go fishing and camping and have a campfire! Serizawa beat me to all of it!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I’ve been looking down on poultices, but wow, they’re actually supereffective.

Kenta Shinohara


The evolution of AI art is amazing. I’d like to try it out, but I’m too busy, so I have it on ignore.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I’m interested in the Nosh food-delivery service. It looks really good. But then I’d probably never leave the house.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I like the theory that UFOs are humans from the future. Apparently, they are often spotted during large disasters or incidents.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


It’s not lining up with reality, but it’s Christmas in the manga. It feels weird to draw it too.

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


It’s gotten a lot warmer and more comfortable lately. Please enjoy chapter 17!

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


I’ve been doing taxes and working on the first volume at the same time. My life is no longer that of a normal human.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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“What beautiful weather!” is what I said as I took a walk outside. I got pollen in my eye after a few steps. Now my eye hurts and is super itchy!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The gargoyle statues that look down from the windows of the Peninsula hotel in Yurakucho are both creepy and cute.

Ichigoki’s Under Control
Seiji Hayashi


Lately I’ve been sleeping on a mat made for camping. It’s great because I wake up early since my back hurts so much.

Ginka & Glüna
Shinpei Watanabe


I completed the One Piece sticker set on the MENU delivery app on my 67th attempt. My last one was Luffy!

Tokyo Demon Bride Story
Tadaichi Nakama


The Ren Hiramoto vs. Yutaka Saito match. I’m hyped as much as I was for Star Wars: Episode III!

Cipher Academy


My first murder mystery was so fun! And volume 1 is being reprinted in Japan! But I made a dumb mistake in question 19…