Mangaka Musings 06/04/2023

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

By VIZ Media June 04, 2023

Kenta Shinohara


It might feel like there’s a bunch of chapters lately that revolve around seeing underwear, but it’s just by chance.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


I love it when the sky is blue!!! Just looking at a blue sky makes me happy!!!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I couldn’t make it to the Gang Parade concert, but I got their autograph! Yay! I’ll make it next time!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I remember going to Mirage Island in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, but now that I think about it, I may have imagined it.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I got to talk properly with Akutami-san at the Tezuka prize judging committee for the first time. What a reliable person! A person of character!

Yuki Suenaga


I went to see Kuki Kaidan’s solo show, Mushusei. It was hilarious!

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


I think Shinohara Sensei recommended playing Oishinbo in the background as you work somewhere, and yeah, what a great idea!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I’ll be taking another break. I’m so sorry! I’ll be strong for the final sprint!

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


The main character’s spirit outfit was invisible to people in chapter 2! Sorry for not explaining!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I said a few weeks ago I never leave the city, but I went to Disneyland!!

Do Retry
Jun Kirarazaka

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We’re getting a lot of hot and cold days back-to-back. I’ve been switching between hot and iced coffee by the day.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I’ve been trying to feel fancy by pretending that hot water with nutrient supplements is flavored tea, but I’m failing.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


My editor says that he hears the Elusive Samurai narration scenes in my voice. Maybe I need to audition.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I’m hyped for Spider-Verse! I saw the first one in the theater, and it was so good that I was in a daze.

Tenmaku Cinema
Yuto Tsukuda

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My body has now remembered what the schedule of a weekly serialization is like. (LOL) I’ll keep doing my best.

Cipher Academy


Creating the maze for last week’s chapter was five stars! Creating it was like being lost in a maze!

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


I rewatched the horror movie Voice that I saw as a kid. The painting-the-walls scene makes me shudder.

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


It’s started to get hot, hasn’t it? Please check out volume 2 and chapter 27!

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

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Volume 26 is now on sale in Japan. Look for Kikuchihara in a long T-shirt on the cover. Thanks!

Yuto Sano


Volume 2 got reprints in Japan! Thank you!

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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I was able to get the new Zelda, but the withdrawal symptoms while I work are uncontrollable.

Show-ha Shoten!
Takeshi Obata

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The 1,500-yen dried sweet potatoes where half off, so I bought 4,000 yen’s worth.

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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I’m hooked on ChatGPT-4. It really tickles my desire to create. Here comes the singularity.