Mangaka Musings 05/24/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes May 24, 2020

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I said Kanegon when I meant to say Booska! And people actually saw me do it! Anyway, I’ll still work really hard in year three of this series!

Time Paradox Ghostwriter
Kenji Ichima

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I’m so grateful that Jump is generous enough to let a series like this run!!

Yugen’s All-Ghouls Classroom
Yuto Tsukuda

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I’m spending my time slowly doing the prep work for a new series. I’m thrilled to be back in Jump!

Shun Saeki

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This is my first work using Clip Studio and a new pen. I’m excited to see how it prints.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Congratulations to Gotouge Sensei!! Once things have calmed down, please come over to play with my daughter and my dog.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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The Line Creators Collaboration! I’ve really been looking forward to this! Enjoy!

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

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The Taiga Drama Kirin ga Kuru is really great. I just really want them to overcome all their difficulties! I love it.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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Natto, okra, tororo and okra! Okra, natto, tororo and okra! Okra okra okra!

Haruichi Furudate

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It feels weird to think that I was in Brazil a year ago. I hope everyone’s staying healthy!

Bone Collection
Jun Kirarazaka

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I drink tons of carbonated water every day. It wakes me up when I’m feeling sleepy.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I’ve switched to doing the final touches digitally since page 19 of the last chapter. I’ll work hard to get used to it soon.


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Sometimes I think it can’t be real that I’m in Jump. Maybe I’m dreaming?

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The way Mike’s mouth moves when he sings “My Way” in Sing seems so real that I get emotional.

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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I was building a super sento public bath on my island, and then my week off was suddenly over. What a terrifying game.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I’m really looking forward to part 2 of To Your Eternity. The new volume of Hashikko Ensemble was great too.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


For some reason I’ve recently gotten into the habit of trading videos and doing muscle competitions with my brother. It’s pretty fun.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I was having a Zoom meeting with my editor when I noticed my terrible facial hair. I shaved right after.

Tatsuya Matsuki

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I just need a bicycle I can socially distance on and all my hobby needs will be met.

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

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I just want to play sports with a ball. Even a kendama is fine! Okay, I’ll do kendama.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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I’m a bit late to the party, but I’m addicted to tapioca drinks. The Okinawan kokuto black sugar drink is delicious!

Guardian of the Witch
Asahi Sakano


To my assistants, you guys are so talented and hardworking that I’m thankful every day! Thanks so much!