Mangaka Musings 03/28/2021

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

By Jeric Llanes March 28, 2021

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Thank you to director Yoshihara for the six-year-anniversary poster! Tomorrow is the finale of the anime! Please check it out!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I’m one of the fastest convenience store age-verification button pushers around. At Family Mart, you can even do it ahead of time and make the computer’s buffer work.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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Garlic roooooooooooooocks!!

Nine Dragons’ Ball Parade
Ashibi Fukui


I heard it was good for you, so I put coconut oil in my coffee.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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I’m a newbie who just made his debut! I’ve gone past the point where I can say, “I don’t actually have hay fever if I don’t admit it!” Darn it!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I overheard something about Eva I didn’t know, so I tried to join in, but it was about Super Robot Wars.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I finished Eva with Akutami-san. I couldn’t have done it alone, but the power of two is amazing!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


My allergies get worse every year, so I always buy a bunch of stuff to fight the symptoms. Then I forget to use what I bought.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Volume 3 hits stores in Japan on April 2! Should your eyes meet with it in a bookstore, please give it a smile.

Kenta Shinohara


The My Little Pony anime my daughter is watching is so fashionable and cute.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I’m looking forward to the Akuma-kun anime. I hope Hyakume and Koumori Neko show up. Eloim essaim!

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Kazusa Inaoka


I try to make character names and their composition symmetrical. Even the cover art for the graphic novel is symmetrical.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


My nose gets itchier and itchier every year. Am I slowly getting more and more allergic?

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I’m too scared to go bungee jumping, but I would like to go skydiving.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Tsuzuki-san, my alcohol-loving assistant who drew the Budweiser bottles, had a one-shot in last week’s issue. I’m sorry I’m plugging it late!

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


Volume 3 should be releasing in Japan soon. It’s the start of the Sunken Ruins arc. Check it out if you're interested!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


I was in 12th grade when I saw the old movie. The whole family went to see Shin Eva, and for some reason I was the only one crying.

Build King
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro


The Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan anime is so good that I can’t work—thus, my right hand won’t even move when I’m watching that show!

Phantom Seer
Togo Goto


More people than I ever imagined bought the graphic novel! I’m so grateful!