Mangaka Musings 06/16/19

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

By Jeric Llanes June 16, 2019


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

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If you sneeze and hiccup at the same time, it’s something. It’s really something…

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Masashi Kishimoto

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A new Kabuki play of Naruto will be performed at Minamiza in Kyoto. Please check it out!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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Watermelons are getting cheaper and cheaper as we get into summer. Yes!

Shiro Usazaki

Actage Shiro

No matter when I leave the house, I always struggle with what to wear, temperature wise. I don’t understand the seasons.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Congratulations to Food Wars! for an amazing run! You’re a rival I was always chasing. I’ll be awaiting your return!

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

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There are so many dishes and characters that I loved. Congratulations to the three creators on six and a half years of amazing manga!

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Kento Matsuura

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Matsuura

So many awesome-looking anime movies coming out this summer! My ability to schedule things is being tested…

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

Ahh… Food Wars! finally concluded. Congratulations! Let’s go drinking again, Tsukuda Sensei!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Last week I drew some of Eso’s shoulder that had already been blown off… Don’t worry about it!

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

Atsuhiko Nakata’s YouTube University is entertaining. Actually, it’s amazing! Acchan is so cool!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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Tsukuda-san, Saeki Sensei, congratulations! It’s gonna be sad without you. I’m looking forward to the final chapter!

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
Yuto Tsukuda

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I was so happy to be able to walk with Soma and everyone for 315 chapters. Thank you to all who supported us!

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
Shun Saeki

Food Wars Shun Saeki

Thank you for a fourth season of the anime! And join us in GIGA if you can!

Riichiro Inagaki

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I actually made the thing that shows up in the story in my kitchen. It was smelly and gross!

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

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I really enjoy a radio show called Washizaki Takeshi’s Yorunight x Yorunight. I always draw manga while listening to it.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


Saeki Sensei, Tsukuda Sensei, congratulations for real! Let’s get a meal together again!

The Last Saiyuki
Daijiro Nonoue

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They came out with figures for the bugs from the 16th century medical text Harikikigaki. I want the Yo no Kameshaku one!

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

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When I’m struggling, I often read the Yudetamago autobiography Namatamago to motivate myself. Congratulations on 40 years!