Mangaka Musings 05/09/2021

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

By Jeric Llanes May 09, 2021

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

MM_World Trigger Final

These last few chapters have had so many characters crammed in that it caused a lot of wear. I’ll try to deal with it next time!

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

MM_Blue Exorcist

I’ve been honored with the job of character designs for the currently airing Godzilla Singular Point show. Check it out!

Seraph of the End
Takaya Kagami

MM_Seraph Takaya

I woke up early this morning to come to a cafe and write this. So the situation is that I actually woke up early. Today.

Twin Star Exorcist
Yoshiaki Sukeno

MM_Twin Stars Sukeno

The deal with Shadow Girl (Kageko) is that it’s not a name like Hanako but more of a descriptive term like Kuroko or Yobiko.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I was worried about doing a historical serialization, but I’m beyond overjoyed that it’s getting more praise than I expected.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


For studying dinosaur bone structures, I recommend the digital dinosaur exhibit at the website of the National Museum of Nature and Science.

Candy Flurry Santa Mitarashi


I went to my first cat cafe recently and learned how cute it is when there’s a whole army of cats together.


MM_Dr Stone Boichi

I really, really want to eat some maguro. Sensei, shouldn’t the oceans in Dr. STONE be full of them?

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

MM_One Piece Eiichiro Oda P

While I work, I listen to Gairoku Channel’s interviews with people on the street. Hearing about all the different lives people have is so interesting.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

MM_My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

I put on a pair of pants I rarely wear, and there was 4,000 yen in the pocket. We’re having eel tonight!

Kenta Shinohara


I switched editors. Thank you so much to Murokoshi, who helped me at the end of Astra Lost in Space and the beginning of this series.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

MM_Mashle Komoto

Major is great! Yaaaaaay!!!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

MM_Black Clover Tabata V2

I muttered that I wanted to eat motsunabe, and my wife got some great ingredients and made it. It was delicious and brought back memories!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Tsukuda Sensei from Food Wars! was recommending Roboco on a radio show. Tears of joy!!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

MM_Undeadunluck Tozuka

Congratulations to Mago-san for winning Capcom Pro Tour Japan 2021. Oldies Mago!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


My one-shot Parasol Domei has a voice comic version on YouTube! Please check it out!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


The previous issue had a one-shot from my assistant Watanabe-san. Sorry to be announcing it after the fact!

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


An unbelievable amount of cardboard has filled my room and made it feel small. I need to toss it.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

MM_Yozakura Gondaira V2

Maybe it’s cuz I always wear sweats, but when I go out in normal clothes, I often forget to zip my fly. That was close!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


I’ve done my best to avoid all info on Godzilla vs. Kong, and it’s finally here!

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Kazusa Inaoka


I live for the moment, so I can’t understand living in a way where you say, “Next week let’s do this on that day!”

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


I received a letter explaining what my crayfish dream meant. Basically, I’m in big trouble. Thanks!

Nine Dragons’ Ball Parade
Mikiyasu Kamada


My life is being controlled by a local supermarket that runs a promotion where they give you ten times the number of member points on random days.