Mangaka Musings 05/21/2023

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

By VIZ Media May 21, 2023

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I went to Ghibli Park! The Grand Warehouse was great, but walking around and being immersed in the world was so moving.

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


My editor recommended I use J Networks for the coloring. Thank you so much!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


Watching soccer has allowed me to understand how to draw legs a little bit better.

Cipher Academy


I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3! I am Groot!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I’m jealous of people who get to drive all around the world taking street-view footage, but it’s probably a rough job.

Yuki Suenaga


My child was born! I’ll work even harder on my manga and at home!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


My days are so uniform now, so I started having my teeth straightened. I want to take good care of them.

Tenmaku Cinema
Yuto Tsukuda

MM_Food Wars Tsukuda V2

Thank you to all the creators who mentioned me in the author comments! We’ll do our best to catch up to you!

Do Retry
Jun Kirarazaka

mm_Bone Collection Kirarazaka

Thank you, Matsui Sensei! I use everything you taught me! Much appreciated!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I wanted to have Utahime holding a cassette recorder with a mic but had to cut it because I couldn’t think of a good reason.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


I’ve been playing a lot more drama shows in the background while I work. Sanctuary was good.

Kenta Shinohara


As expected, I wasn’t able to take any time off for Golden Week, but I was happy that I got to spend a few hours with some friends from college.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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The final Oji League for SFV was awesome! I can’t wait till SFVI! Farewell, ____-san!

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


Thank you so much to everyone supporting me. Please enjoy chapter 25.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Lately I’m addicted to Kinoko no Yama (Mountain of Mushrooms) biscuits, and I might have to move out of Team Takenoko no Sato (Takenoko Village).

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


Shuto Ukyo said he never got caught in tag. Maybe Tokiyuki could have played in the Japanese baseball league too.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I was so nervous for the autograph session, but I had so much fun! You guys gave me so much energy!

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


The new Zelda is out! I need to figure out how to get time to play…

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


My friend took me out to Saizeriya because I’ve been working so hard!!!! It made me cry!!!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Sorry for the absence! The other day I was playing butt sumo with my wife, and she easily knocked me down. So strong!