Mangaka Musings 06/09/19

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

By Jeric Llanes June 09, 2019

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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I finished reading Glass Mask, so now I’m reading Rose of Versailles. Oscar was a woman?!

Mikio Ikemoto


This will be the last chapter in Weekly Jump, but the series is still continuing! Look forward to it!

Ukyo Kodachi


Goodbye, Weekly Jump! But please continue to enjoy Boruto!

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

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I love these 3-D puzzles. They’re made so intricately. Once I start, I can’t stop.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

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The Gezalympics are hilarious. I want everyone to watch it and see all the dogeza deep-kneel bowing techniques that exist.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

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I’m so happy I got to be in the same magazine as Ikemoto Sensei! I’ll be looking forward to future issues of V Jump!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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The spareribs and apple pie at the Shutters restaurant were delicious!


Dr Stone Boichi

Inagaki Sensei, drawing those cards was really hard. It was really hard. (LOL)

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

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I received tons of messages from rugby players and nonplayers. I’m overjoyed!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


Study, the singing group made out of We Never Learn anime voice actresses, is going to have a concert! A-amazing!

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Yuki Tanaka

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I bought a serious desktop vacuum cleaner. It even sucks up my daily stress.

Tatsuya Matsuki


I’m usually team Yoshinoya when it comes to beef bowls, but sometimes I cheat on them and go to Matsuya. That sauce and free miso soup is hard to beat.

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

Whoa, I suddenly have a mole on my face… What a shock… Then I looked at an old photo and realized I’ve always had it.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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My younger sister gave birth. You did great! You’re amazing, my sister! And your husband is great too! Congratulations!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Michopa-san is starting up a radio show called #Michopara on Nippon Broadcasting System.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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The milk anman buns at 7-Eleven are super delicious. Highly recommended.

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
Shun Saeki

Food Wars Shun Saeki

My life has changed thanks to Soma! Thank you to everyone who’s been involved with the series!

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

I visited a location for research purposes, but I really want to go back for fun. I’ll definitely go once the series is over!

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

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I watched the new Shiroi Kyotou TV miniseries. The script and actors were different from previous adaptations, and I could enjoy it in a fresh new way!

The Last Saiyuki
Daijiro Nonoue

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I didn’t like natto as a kid, but now I eat it about five times a week!