Mangaka Musings 03/24/2024

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

By VIZ Media March 24, 2024

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichirooda

Right now he’s got a halo on his head and he’s saying “Sure is tough to be a mangaka” while building models without a care in the world. I salute you.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki

Sakamotodays Suzuki

When I was a kid, I drew Goku so much I could do it from memory. May you rest in peace.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

I will chase after you and your giant stature like Arale would. Forever.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Ju Jutsu Kaisen

I am unworthy of any words. May you rest in peace.

Kenta Shinohara

Witch Watch Shinohara

I can’t even calculate how much influence you had on me. I’m so sad. May you rest in peace.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura

Bluebox Miura

I am drowning in sorrow from the news about Toriyama Sensei. I aspired to create his second-to-none designs and exciting world-building.

Super Psychic Policeman Chojo
Shun Numa

Mm Chojo Senpai Shun Numa

I’m filled with so much grief that I still can’t believe it’s true. My deepest condolences.

Yuki Suenaga

Mm Akanebanashi Suenaga

It was so sudden that I am at a loss for words. From the bottom of my heart, may you rest in peace.

Dear Anemone
Rin Matsui

Mm Dear Anemone Rin Matsui

Without Dragon Ball, I would not be here. May you rest in peace, Toriyama Sensei.

Takeru Hokazono

Mm Kagurabachi Takeru Hokazono

I was one of those terrible kids who would ask his parents for cash as a birthday present. But what could I do, I was addicted to DB Heroes.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki

Roboko Miyazaki

Everything Toriyama Sensei created is a treasure to me. Rest in peace, from the bottom of my heart.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

Undeadunluck Tozuka

Toriyama-san’s creations were always there for me growing up. May you rest in peace.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui

Mm Tes Matsui

His manga is still pulsing through my very blood. May he rest in peace.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki

Mm Kill Blue Tadatoshi Fujimaki

I doubt there is anybody who was not influenced by him. May Akira Toriyama Sensei rest in peace.

Yoshihiko Hayashi

Mm Mama Yuyu Hayashi

I made so many friends when I was a kid thanks to Dragon Ball. May you rest in peace.

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae

Nues Exorcist Kawae

To me, you were a god. With all my heart and soul, I pray that you rest in peace.

Green Green Greens
Kento Terasaka

Mm Greengreengreens Kentateresaka

Toriyama Sensei gave, moved, and influenced me so much. May he rest in peace.

Two on Ice
Elck Itsumo

Mm Twoon Ice Elck Itsumo

The comments you gave me for the Tezuka Award are my treasure and my lifelong guiding light. May you rest in peace.

Shadow Eliminators
Kento Amemiya

Mm Shadow Eliminators Kento Amemiya

May you rest in peace. I mustn’t cry until I can draw like him.

Masaoki Shindo

Mm Ruridragon Shindo

I loved Toriyama Sensei’s art. May he rest in peace.