Mangaka Musings 05/26/19

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

By Jeric Llanes May 26, 2019

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

Don’t worry about the rules! I just want you to understand the passion behind rugby! That’s what this manga is all about. Please give it a chance.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichiro Oda P

Does the fact that I’ve bought Isekai Ojisan volume 2 mean that I’ve become addicted to this manga?

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

Samurai8 Okubo2

Thank you so much for the comment, Tabata Sensei! I’m so glad to be reunited with you here in Shonen Jump!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

I was eating when the old guy sitting next to me suddenly started singing and bumping me with his hips.


Dr Stone Boichi

I really like the current arc. I love the characters too! Thank you so much, Inagaki Sensei!

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

Promised Neverland Posuka V2

I’m done working on the volume 14 extras! It comes out next week in Japan! Thank you to everyone who was working with all the last-second fixes! Tears of joy!

Tatsuya Matsuki

Actage Matsui

I started watching Terrace House. And I’ll get to Spider-Man next. I’m blessed to have so much stuff to watch!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

I was helped a lot this week by the music of Yellow Studs. Having the perfect music playing makes things a lot easier!

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

I watched the shogi match between Watanabe 2-dan and Goda 9-dan the other day. There was no sound, but it was so intense!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Gege Akutami Image1

I realized that I don’t want to own a large dog—what I want is to live with a Pokémon.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

It’s gotten warmer, the flowers are blooming, the butterflies are gliding around and it feels great to walk my dog.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui

We Never Learn

I ended up visiting the town I used to live in. I was super shocked that the bookstore I used to go to is gone.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

Chainsaw Author22 V2

Watermelons are available again, so I’ve been buying and eating them. I love watermelons.

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

I got the flu during the New Year’s break, and I got a cold during Golden Week. Not getting sick was my only positive attribute…

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
Shun Saeki

Food Wars Shun Saeki

It’s gotten quite warm. This is the time of year when I struggle over what to wear.

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi V2

I’m watching NHK’s morning drama for the first time in a while. Each episode is short, so I started watching the old ones.

The Last Saiyuki
Daijiro Nonoue

The Last Saiyuki V2

Seeing something all the time but not knowing what it’s called is actually pretty common.