Mangaka Musings 04/05/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes April 05, 2020

Sj authorcomments 2020 blog

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

MM_Twin Stars Sukeno

I’ll be drawing a side story for Jump SQ. RISE. It’ll also include a mini art book. Yay!

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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The existence of the Salaryman Exorcist series has saved me so many times. Sasaki Sensei, thank you so much for the last seven years!

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

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I received so much chocolate and so many other gifts for Valentine’s Day again this year. Thank you so much! I’ll total up everything I got in the graphic novels.

Seraph of the End
Daisuke Furuya

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Well, I finally bought reading glasses at the 100-yen store.

Platinum End
Takeshi Obata

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I’ve been chosen as a judge for the Copic Award. I’m so excited to see what kinds of submissions we get.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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I want to draw a sea battle, but it’s tough because there’s guys on the boats more powerful than cannons.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I had a dream where I was running and got stung by a Ray Stinger from behind. I wonder why?

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I’m usually not a fan of name brands, but I was doing research in Shibuya and absentmindedly went into a Balenciaga store…

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

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I pray for nothing but good fortune to the kind person who let the manga artist have the last baked yam.

Haruichi Furudate

MM_Haikyuu Furudate V2

When I’m under pressure, the dreams I have involve getting struck by lightning and being in falling elevators.


MM_Dr Stone Boichi

Our job is to provide courage, strength and a moment of happiness. We’ll keep working hard!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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We first met about ten years ago…? Great job, Shibata Sensei! I hope to see you again soon.

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

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I started using a brush that removes fuzz balls, and it totally revives my clothes! It’s the most exciting thing I’ve found since Renapur!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


Lately I pull out my yoga mat to work out and my kids start working out too. They have promising futures!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

MM_Mashle Komoto

I bought toilet paper! Thank you to everyone who was worried for me!

Shiro Usazaki

MM_Actage Shiro

Animal Crossing came out before I was able to start playing Pokémon. I’m enjoying the slow life.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I wanna see the Harley Quinn movie. I also wanna see First Love and a Yukio Mishima one too.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Thank you so much, Shirai Sensei! I’m glad to have a comrade! Let’s both serve Her Majesty!

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

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I’m so sad that the NBA season got cut short, but I’ll be looking forward to the day it can return safely.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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If you have time, try to look for it. I won’t say what it is, but it’s definitely somewhere.

Guardian of the Witch
Asahi Sakano


The rice balls at the neighborhood onigiri shop are delicious! I’m addicted to the umeboshi ones.

Yusaku Shibata

MM_Zipman Shibata

It was just for a short time, but I was able to run at full speed. I’m gonna take a break and then sprint again!

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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I watch Daisuke Nasu’s channel on YouTube. His talks with Sotozaki-san are entertaining.