Mangaka Musings 05/31/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes May 31, 2020

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

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Thank you for waiting an extra month for the graphic novel! It’s almost done! July is so close!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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The new Delicious in Dungeon volume was great. And I’m looking forward to volume 2 of Bokyo Taro.

Shiro Usazaki

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More people are working from home and sending me pictures and videos of their pets through social media. I love it.

Time Paradox Ghostwriter
Tsunehiro Date

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Apparently, you can catch fish and birds and even alligators with Mentos and cola. It’s a mystery, but Mentos cola is amazing.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


I’m late, but I want to congratulate Gotouge Sensei! My timing is always off on these comments…

Riichiro Inagaki

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I started creating storyboards on my computer, and they’ve become much easier to read! The power of science!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I want to take classes at the Jump School of Manga too. I’m jealous of everyone who gets to do it.

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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A normal rhinoceros beetle is really weak against heat. Never put them close to fire.

Bone Collection
Jun Kirarazaka

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After finishing the chapter, I had a Rush Duel with my assistants. I got my butt kicked.

Haruichi Furudate

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I’m so grateful that I’m allowed to use the real V.League logo in the manga, for extras in the graphic novels and in advertisements.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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This happened a while back, but during all this chaos I got a new editor. Welcome to the team, Iwasaki! Thank you for everything, Fukuda!

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

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Recently I’m sometimes hot and sometimes cold. I sometimes wear socks and sometimes don’t. That’s how my days have been going.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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When it comes to ramen, there’s just no way my cooking can compete. I really wanna go out and eat some.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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Dogs have always barked at me. Is there a reason? Tell me!!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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The page after Victor first appears had a picture of Super Saiyan 3 Goku. What a shock.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I’m not a fan of gross stuff, but the food in the show Hannibal looks good. Perhaps because Mads is so sexy.

Guardian of the Witch
Asahi Sakano


I got Netflix after my editor recommended it. The original shows are great!

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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I easily reached the top rank of “god” on the food-delivery app Demae-kan. If there was an even higher rank, I think I could get it.