Mangaka Musings 06/12/2022

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

By VIZ Media June 12, 2022

Masaoki Shindo


I was typing “I’m Shindo,” and it almost came out as “Shin Tomato.”

Aliens Area
Fusai Naba


Miyazaki Sensei treated me to a ton of Häagen-Dazs to celebrate my new series. Yay!

Mapollo 3


Croissants are delicious—I’m hooked! I like butter a lot more than I used to.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I keep hearing the faint sounds of the traditional folk song “Soran Bushi” from my neighbor. Are they listening to it or dancing to it?

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


Rice paper is so fun. Wrap a salad from the convenience store and suddenly you have a spring roll! I can wrap anything!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Two weeks ago was a one-shot from Yufo-kun, who worked on the Private Pure Love Train part.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I’m watching a horse YouTuber called Ohisama Bokujo. Miniature horses are so cute.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I’ve received so many kind words about the anime. Thank you so much!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


There’s a joke video where they replace the graduation music with a rap song. It’s hilarious.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I had the chance to touch a kitten, and it made me truly understand what “precious” means.

Takamasa Moue


For the first time since eighth grade, I couldn’t watch the entirety of the Champions League final. I couldn’t stay awake.

Super Smartphone
Kentaro Hidano


The photos and videos of my nephew that I’m getting on the family chat are so cute. They give me life!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I went to the Odakyu Romance Car Museum. So many cars I had only seen in pictures.

Witch Watch
Kenta Shinohara


I did a special diet for a week and saw no change. I need to exercise too.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


Ordering out was becoming like a hobby, so I’ve made sure to cook each day recently.

Doron Dororon
Gen Oosuka


Some kid played a prank by screaming through my mail slot. I thought I was gonna have a heart attack.

Hideo Shinkai


I was watching Ikizuki-san ni Tsuitetta, and I was shocked to hear they like Earthchild. Thank you!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I bought a Dyson. Never have I had this much power!! The recharging stand is cool too.