Mangaka Musings 03/31/2024

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

By VIZ Media March 31, 2024

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2 Copy

It’s finally starting! I can’t wait! I’m so thankful to everyone!

Takamasa Moue

Mm Akanebanashi Moue

You were a hero who transcended age and race. Rest in peace, Toriyama Sensei.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki

Roboko Miyazaki

The public bath I go to was renovated, but that’s not the way it should be…

Blue Box
Kouji Miura

Bluebox Miura

I’m glad you enjoyed the surprise manga! Thank you for everything, Murakoshi-san!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

I know I’m not worthy, but the time I spent as a judge with you for the Tezuka Award will be precious to me for the rest of my life. May you rest in peace.

Kenta Shinohara

Witch Watch Shinohara

Volume 16 will be on sale in Japan on the fourth. The volumes are coming out for two straight months, so please don’t forget!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Ju Jutsu Kaisen

My throat is swollen, my sinuses are infected, and my head is pounding, all from allergies. I’ll be more prepared next year.

Super Psychic Policeman Chojo
Shun Numa

Mm Chojo Senpai Shun Numa

I saw a sake advertisement in a Chinese restaurant with Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei toasting and thought, “That’s odd…”

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui

Mm Tes Matsui

The person with the coolest-sounding name in Japanese history is Shakushain. I’m never giving up that opinion.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki

Mm Kill Blue Tadatoshi Fujimaki

My friend told me about a really awesome music player with earphones, but it’s so expensive that I’m having second thoughts.

Takeru Hokazono

Mm Kagurabachi Takeru Hokazono

My partner for this week’s work was Marvel movies. I didn’t get any work done whenever Winter Soldier had screen time.

Dear Anemone
Rin Matsui

Mm Dear Anemone Rin Matsui

The tsukemen noodles that my assistant got me for lunch was so good! That yuzu hits the spot.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

Undeadunluck Tozuka

Allergies never affected me before, but this year my eyes are so itchy. Is it finally happening?!

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae

Nues Exorcist Kawae

The delicate texture of frozen Marble Chocolate is very pleasing to me.

Yoshihiko Hayashi

Mm Mama Yuyu Hayashi

What is that thing that looks like a chunk of katsuobushi on Hayao Miyazaki’s shio ramen?

Green Green Greens
Kento Terasaka

Mm Greengreengreens Kentateresaka

I now own over 1,700 PC games. That’s enough to play for the rest of my life.

Shadow Eliminators
Kento Amemiya

Mm Shadow Eliminators Kento Amemiya

The first manga I ever bought was Dragon Ball 14 from the complete edition set. Goku was instantly pierced through the chest.

Two on Ice
Elck Itsumo

Mm Twoon Ice Elck Itsumo

“Two” was from RikuRyu’s free skate from last fall. The song is so good I could listen to it forever even if I wasn’t working on this series.

Masaoki Shindo

Mm Ruridragon Shindo

Thank you for these five weeks! I love the feeling of reading while feeling the paper with your fingers.