Mangaka Musings 05/12/19

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

By Jeric Llanes May 12, 2019


Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Masashi Kishimoto

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To those who know me and those who don’t, please enjoy Samurai 8!

Akira Okubo 

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Nice to meet you! I’m so happy to get to draw manga. I’ll put everything I have into it! Thanks for the support!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I went on a one-day trip down to Kumamoto for the Tokyo Girls Collection event. Thank you for having me!

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

Promised Neverland Kaiu Shirai

I’m so sorry. I’m doing my best to get better. I’ll be back soon. See you in issue 26!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer

Great job, Hokami Sensei! I look forward to being in the magazine with you again in the future!


Dr Stone Boichi

The current plot is so awesome and fun that I couldn’t be happier!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui

We Never Learn

When I put my coffee in a Starbucks cup and start working, I really feel like a “man who gets stuff done”!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata

Welcome back, Kishimoto Sensei! And congrats on making your Shonen Jump debut, Okubo Sensei! Can’t wait to read it!

Tatsuya Matsuki

Actage Matsui

There was a time when I was agonizing over whether I should buy a yearly pass for the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. But I haven’t gone a single time this past year…

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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Summer means watermelons. Can’t wait to buy and eat one!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Ju Jutsu Kaisen

My dry skin that wouldn’t get better with pharmacy medicine was healed in two days after I went to a dermatologist.

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi

I was so happy to see my name multiple times in his books. Rest in peace, Kazuo Koike Sensei.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi

Kishimoto Sensei is back in Jump!! I’m so freakin’ happy! Yes!!!

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate

I reeeeeeeeaaaaaaally wanna go to the beach or mountains or an island.

The Last Saiyuki
Daijiro Nonoue

The Last Saiyuki

I want to go to the Syd Mead exhibition during Golden Week. I want to at least buy an art book!

Hell Warden Higuma
Natsuki Hokami

Hell Warden

Thank you to everyone who read my series! Look forward to updates on the Jump+ website!

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
Shun Saeki

Food Wars Shun Saeki

I tried some indirect lighting, and I feel much calmer now that the room isn’t as bright!