Mangaka Musings 03/22/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes March 22, 2020

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

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Freedom and “doing whatever you want” are different. I was shocked as a kid when I learned this. I want to be truly free.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Sorry that the characters are just punching each other. I’ll have them do jujutsu stuff soon.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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Ahh… Maaaaaaaan… I wanna eat broccoliiiiiii.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

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These citrus fruits I received tasted as good as meat. I need more! They make me happy!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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It’s hard to write about anything with the world like this. I’m praying for everyone from the bottom of my heart.


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I bought all of One Piece digitally and I’m rereading it. It's so amazing that I might die.

Haruichi Furudate

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I sometimes receive “can I really have this?” gifts from readers. Can I really?

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I got a handpan because I really like the sound. I just hit it randomly, but it makes me feel good.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Sakano Sensei came by with lots of treats. So many memories flooding back. I had a blast!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I’m finally freed from having to use the censor bar. But it’ll probably come back, I’m sure.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


Ring Fit Adventure! I figured it’d be no problem, so I increased the difficulty but…this is rough!

Guardian of the Witch
Asahi Sakano


I’m so thankful for the times when I can hang out and have fun with my assistants!!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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Future Boy Conan and Genshiken Second Season are awesome no matter how many times I watch them!

Shiro Usazaki

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The iPad mini I bought to read on has somehow become my sketch pad.

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

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Ever since the serialization started, I’ve been going to the CoCo Ichi restaurant at least once a week. Sometimes I go twice.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The purple crystal I have on my desk soothes me. Human society is difficult, so I want to be reborn as a stone in the next one. Like a fluorite.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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I really need to watch more J.League, but I’m an adult so I’ll be patient.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

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Thank you for all of your support. I had such a great time. See you again someday.

Yusaku Shibata

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The best part of my week is drinking a Yona Yona Ale after finishing my pages. The deliciousness reverberates through my brain.