Mangaka Musings 03/29/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes March 29, 2020

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

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I’m watching some commentary on the Hyakunin Isshu, and it’s so amazing how people’s hearts haven’t changed over the years.

Tatsuya Matsuki

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A super-delicious ramen shop that only those in the know knew about closed. This is hard.

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

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Thanks for sending in all your spirit ideas. I appreciate each and every one!

Riichiro Inagaki

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It was so fun coming up with cocktail recipes and tasting them. They’re all good, so give them a try!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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Drawing has become even more fun recently. I want to get better.

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

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While doing the serialization, it feels like it will last forever. Even now! Oh! That works for life too?!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It was amazing, and I highly recommend it.

Haruichi Furudate

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My assistant gave me some good-quality rice and eggs for my birthday! Time for superluxurious eggs on rice!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


My one-year-old son has learned the word “papa”! Unfortunately, he refuses to say it.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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I can’t get any toilet paper, so I’m wiping my butt with cleaning wipes.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I wanted to put clothes on him as soon as possible, but now that I’ve done it I’m kind of sad…

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Down to the last roll of toilet paper in the studio, a shiver ran down my spine. But it was okay.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I’ve been passing out at my desk a lot recently, and I want to know the reason. Low blood pressure? I’d also like to know exactly when I pass out.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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The fourth and final volume of Shinobuna! Chiyo-chan was awesome! Great work, Shitara Sensei! Get some rest!

Guardian of the Witch
Asahi Sakano


I had some curry delivered, and it was delicious. I want to do it again. But when?

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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What a performance by Muramoto and Reed to the music of Ryuichi Sakamoto in the PyeongChang Olympics. I still rewatch it.

Yusaku Shibata

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I have found a new hobby! Using Google Street View to check out the houses where all my assistants grew up. It’s like taking a trip!