Mangaka Musings 04/21/19

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

By John Bae April 21, 2019

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Ju Jutsu Kaisen

Here we go! The final front-of-the-magazine color pages of the Heisei era! History in the making! See it live!

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

Promised Neverland Kaiu Shirai

I’ve been in bad health ever since the new year started. And it’s April. No way! Is this a joke?! Get better already!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichiro Oda P

Someone recommended that I watch the currently popular drama Juhan Shutai!, which is about the editorial department of a manga publisher. Since I’m in the industry, a lot of the stuff hits me really hard.


Dr Stone Boichi

I ate something spicy for the first time in a month. It was really delicious but really painful.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata

Mr. W. got us watermelon! Being able to eat watermelon at any time of the year is amazing. Thank you so much!

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate

Thank you for all the votes for the best game poll! Drawing those pages was so much fun!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer

“It’s delicious!” is what the osozai food shop person said as they stuffed a customer’s mouth with celery.

The Last Saiyuki
Daijiro Nonoue

The Last Saiyuki

If I drink tonjiru pork soup when I wake up, I feel ready to go! Tonjiru is amazing!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui

We Never Learn

I have the anime playing constantly. I get all excited when they say taishi wo idakunoda in the intro. It means “be ambitious,” but it has my name in it!

Mikio Ikemoto

Boruto Ikemoto

I was inspired by the morning show Manpuku to eat chicken ramen for the first time in a while. I got so emotional that it tasted even better!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi

I’m excited for the model of the 1995 Gamera coming from MonsterArts. I’ll finally have all three versions from the Heisei era.

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi

My second daughter’s first-day-of-school ceremony ended up being held on an extremely freezing day in the pouring rain. It was rough, but it was a very memorable day.

Tatsuya Matsuki

Actage Matsui

I’m anxiously excited about Avengers: Endgame. I haven’t seen Captain Marvel yet.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I got new sandals after my old pair got a hole in them. It no longer hurts to walk.

Hell Warden Higuma
Natsuki Hokami

Hell Warden

We currently have episodes of Case Closed running in the background as BGM. I recommend the Satan Onizuka stories.

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
Shun Saeki

Food Wars Shun Saeki

I’m really liking cabernet sauvignon wine right now.

Tomohide Hirao

Neolation Tomohide Hirao

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