Mangaka Musings 05/14/2023

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

By VIZ Media May 14, 2023

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


I’ll work my hardest to make the best manga I can with my editor and assistants!

Do Retry
Jun Kirarazaka

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I’ve become a big eater from the lamb-meat restaurants I went to with my editor. I’ll eat a ton and do my best!

Takamasa Moue


I was working on my pages and noticed there was a gecko on the wall in front of me. It’s supposedly good luck, so I let it be.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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It’s fun to walk around the house like a bird called the American woodcock.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I make sure to have 30 minutes of snuggle time with my cat after I wake up every morning. I’m not worrying about work.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


Have you all caught one yet? I got a Galarian Moltres all on my own!!

Kenta Shinohara


The banksia roses in my yard didn’t bloom again this year. Not enough sun?

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


I’m using 3D models for my art, but looking at them makes me nauseous. Maybe they just aren’t for me.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Chu! Sorry there were details missing in the conversation between Kenjaku and Kogane!!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I’m eating a ton of almonds and peanuts. I feel like my intestines are doing better.

Tenmaku Cinema
Shun Saeki


I love horror movies, but I get scared really easily, so I need to prepare for a while before I’m ready to watch one.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Please ask me to be the entertainment at the wedding!!!!! I’ll go all out!!!!!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I want a spare brain. I need, like, four of them that are resting until I need to switch them out.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I asked ChatGPT about myself, and it said, “Yusei Matsui is a Japanese professional baseball player (outfielder).”

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Volume 16 is now on sale in Japan! The cover art is Fuuko, Niko, Ichi, and Gina! Look for the blue and pink art. Check it out!

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


Thank you to everyone who sent me fan mail. And please enjoy chapter 24.

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


I reviewed so much research material, and now I want a pocket watch that shows 24 hours.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


My weight is about the same as Lewandowski. Now I just need to be as tall as him.

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


I created a Twitter account! Please check it out!

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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The color page shows the character rankings for who got the most Valentine’s Day chocolate. Number one was…me…

Yuto Sano


I still haven’t been able to leave the house, so I’m looking at all the photos everyone sends me to feel like I’m at a bookstore.

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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The new Zelda trailer was so good that I had it playing on loop all day while I worked on the pages.

Seraph of the End
Takaya Kagami

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My diet was a success! I’m back to the weight I was when I started the series. Now I’ll work on maintaining it!

Show-ha Shoten!
Akinari Asakura


Lately, my run-into-a-cat rate in the neighborhood is great, so I’m living life to the fullest.