Mangaka Musings 04/25/2021

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

By Jeric Llanes April 25, 2021

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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Watching comedian Kojima-san’s YouTube channel with my family is so peaceful. This guy is seriously at peace!

Candy Flurry
Ippon Takegushi


From now on I guess I have to stress out about the serialization and also what to write for these comments.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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My hair has grown so long that I look just like Zashiki Onna. I need to gain some weight.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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I received some treats and laughed when I saw that some protein bars were also included. I’m gonna get so macho!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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If I’m not careful, my new pen slips. So I need to pay greater attention or switch back to my old pen.

Riichiro Inagaki

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It’s in a different magazine, but the graphic novel for my other series Trillion Game is now out in Japan.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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My old assistant sent me some curry ramen stuff from a place he used to work. Spicy deliciousness!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


It’s fun to follow rivers in Google Earth. The Tone river just becomes like a line.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I want to meet the Microsoft Office assistant characters Kairu and Saeko Sensei. I hope they bring them back!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I’m trying to work while standing up as much as possible. But I often realize that I’m sitting down.

Kenta Shinohara


If only a week was eight days! I always think that, but I realize that if that was the case I’d probably want a week to be nine days.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


In chapter 37 I said that Meico’s hair color is black, but it’s actually blue. Shirai Sensei told me about that.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


For some reason I’ve always liked museums. I like places like the Adult Museum in Atami.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I read John Lydon’s autobiography. It’s so cool how he lives true to himself. Anger is an energy!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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The next volume is coming out on the 30th in Japan! Rip's showing so much skin, it's kind of nerve-racking.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


Volume 4 and the one-year anniversary is coming up, and I’m working on a lot of stuff. Look forward to it!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


My favorite Kamen Rider is W. Nasca Dopant is especially supercool!

Nine Dragons’ Ball Parade
Ashibi Fukui


I’ve lost 7 kg since this series started. Thanks to that I’m in great shape.

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


Spring is so nice that I can’t help but go on walks. It might be my favorite season of the year.

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Kazusa Inaoka


Until recently I thought that Don Patch and Jonouchi had the same voice actor. I listened closely and they’re totally different…