Mangaka Musings 04/04/2021

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

By Jeric Llanes April 04, 2021

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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I had a banana you can eat peel and all. It was like a crunchy banana! I might get addicted to them.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Sometimes I want to experience the joy of being alive, so I rewatch a bunch of death scenes from Saw.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I always think of Hokkaido as having delicious seafood, so I’d like to visit someday.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


Even in my old age, I can’t quit the Nerunerunerune gummy candy. I just put away a ton again today!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I misspelled a word in chapter 286 during Nacht’s flashback! So sorry!


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Lately I’m researching and studying manga as much as possible. There’s still so much I don’t know.

Kenta Shinohara


The wooden pen grip I had specially made for me feels great. And it looks cool with rosewood.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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I ate the meat I received from Oda Sensei with family and friends. Thank you! It was delicious!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Volume 3 should be out now in Japan. Roboco answers a lot of questions. Check it out!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I have Encounters in Space and Char’s Counterattack always playing while working. Sometimes I’ll put some SD on in between.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


I was not expecting the theme of chapter 36 and the survey prize to be the same.

Nine Dragons’ Ball Parade
Mikiyasu Kamada


I always forget the name of a certain nut. Tapioca? Ethiopia? What was it?

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I was in the tennis club in middle school and used my 10,000-yen racket very carefully for all three years.

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Kazusa Inaoka


I’ve been using kanji characters for chapter titles that match up with the sound of the chapter number. Chapter 9 is “Kyu,” which means “revenge” and is a homonym of nine; chapter 8 is “Ha,” meaning “grasp” and is a homonym of eight; chapter 7 is “Shichi,” meaning “loss,” and so on.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


About that rumor that Deviluke got destroyed—I can still see it, so don’t worry!

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


I had a dream where I had crayfish flailing from my armpits. What the heck? I want this dream analyzed.

Phantom Seer
Kento Matsuura


It was only for a short time, but thank you all for your support. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Build King
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro


I started Animal Crossing up again for the first time in a while, and yup, black bugs everywhere!

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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I’m back! I’m feeling really refreshed after a two-month break. Thank you!

Seraph of the End
Daisuke Furuya

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I went to the Obata exhibition at the Takasaki City Museum. I was blown away by the amount of amazing work!

Twin Star Exorcist
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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I watch a lot of horror video game livestreams.