Mangaka Musings 05/12/2024

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

By VIZ Media May 12, 2024

Psych House
Omusuke Kobayashi

Mm Psych House Kobayashi

My first serialization and even my first time living alone. I’m really nervous but am trying my best.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

No matter how hard I try, I always run out of the bun first when eating an expensive hamburger. I’m terrible at eating.

Takeru Hokazono

Mm Kagurabachi Takeru Hokazono

Volume 2 is now on sale in Japan! You can even watch a video about the making of the cover on YouTube! Shaved head Sojo!

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki

Mm Kill Blue Tadatoshi Fujimaki

While drawing the main character saying “ain’t no beating a peaceful day” in this week’s chapter, I found myself agreeing with that in numerous ways.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki

Sakamotodays Suzuki

I love takoyaki and buy them a lot. Lately, even frozen takoyaki are good. Yum.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichirooda

Two of my editors as well as one of my former editors got married. Happy stories are the best. Congratulations!

Astro Royale
Ken Wakui

Mm Negaino Astro Wakui

I’m working on art for the first volume. Drawing color illustrations is so fun!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

My editor Imamura-san has a really cool denim jacket.

Kyokuto Necromance
Fusai Naba

I went outside, and the wind smelled so much like spring. I was trying to think up a comment for here at the time, so I decided to just write about that.

Mm Kyokuto Necromance Naba

Super Psychic Policeman Chojo
Shun Numa

Mm Chojo Senpai Shun Numa

I went to the supermarket hoping to find a large bottle of menma pickles, and they actually had it.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura

Bluebox Miura

It’s a lot of work to draw festivals with lots of people. It’s a lot of work for my assistants. Thank you so much.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Ju Jutsu Kaisen

I changed the years at Jujutsu High from five to four in the past, but I got confused and thought I’d changed it from five to three.

Kenta Shinohara

Witch Watch Shinohara

I gained weight while I wasn’t looking, and suddenly a lot of my clothes don’t fit. Is there a way to lose weight while never getting up?

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki

Roboko Miyazaki

I said I wasn’t into them previously, but I did go to a super sento public bath, and it was awesome! I’m sorry! Cold plunge!

Yuki Suenaga

Mm Akanebanashi Suenaga

I finished reading Spring. It was so good! Parasyte: The Grey was great too.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

Undeadunluck Tozuka

It feels like I make sure to eat the chicken tatsuta sandwich every year while it’s available. It’s too good. I like them all. Thank you!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui

Mm Tes Matsui

I’m personally not a fan of musicals. Wouldn’t you save a lot of time by just talking normally?

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae

Nues Exorcist Kawae

I had the pork ramen at 7-Eleven for the first time in a while. Amazingly, it seems like it evolves each time I have it.

Dear Anemone
Rin Matsui

Mm Dear Anemone Rin Matsui

I put my McDonald’s chicken nuggets on rice and was eating them when my assistants started giving me funny looks.

Green Green Greens
Kento Terasaka

Mm Greengreengreens Kentateresaka

Volume 1 is now on sale in Japan! There’s lots of extras, and I’d appreciate it if you took a look!

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

World Trigger Final

I’m late, but thank you so much for all the Valentine’s Day presents. And volume 27 is now on sale in Japan! Please check it out!

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

Blue Exorcist

It’s the 15th anniversary of Blue Exorcist, and we have a lot of projects cooking. Thanks for the support!

Yuto Sano

Mm Gokurakugai Sano

May is the release of one of my favorite RPG series—Paper Mario. I’m so excited and can’t wait to watch some playthroughs on YouTube.

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

Twin Stars Sukeno

The feeling is “I finally made it this far.”

Show-ha Shoten!
Takeshi Obata

Platinum End Obata

In the previous chapter, I drew a character in the waiting room that should not have been there. They will have vanished when the graphic novel is released.