Mangaka Musings 06/21/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes June 21, 2020

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


I don’t know my left from my right, but I hope to create a good manga. Thanks for having me.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


The short story “Reo x Leo” I did last year is the basis for this series. I’m having fun with it.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Everyone’s working from home, so I’m always debating whether I should clean my assistants’ desks at the studio or not.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


I’m honored to be in the same magazine as the great Yabuki Sensei! I will learn so much from you!

Haruichi Furudate

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I feel bad about making my assistants draw large arena crowds every week. Thank you so much!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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My new manga editor is Iwasaki. Welcome! I have four editors total if you include the ones for other media. It’s a revolutionary era for how we work!


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Drawing new characters is the best! I’m so happy!

Bone Collection
Jun Kirarazaka

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The Umatomato Hamburger at Matsuya is way too delicious! You guys gotta try it!

Time Paradox Ghostwriter
Kenji Ichima

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Apparently, my editor is the type that attracts supernatural phenomena. This week I heard mysterious music when talking to him on the phone. Scary!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I use our official Twitter to explain things each week about the censor-bar placements. It’s so fun to draw them.

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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Someone really wanted to see me perform my special talent, spinning plates, at my studio. I did it, but I expected a better reaction…

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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You could drink 100 percent orange juice by the pitcher, couldn’t you?!

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

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Gag manga artist? How about mangag artist? Right?!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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Cream croquettes are great. There’s nothing bad about them. Even the name is great.

Tatsuya Matsuki

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The weight I’ve slowly lost by training at the boxing gym vs. The stay-at-home period. Let’s go!

Black Clover
Yuki Tabata

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Great job, Asahi! I’ll be awaiting your return! Also, to the endings of Yuuna and Neverland—congratulations! I’ll miss you!

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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Volume 2 comes out on 7/3 in Japan. It’s also Soft Serve Ice Cream Day, apparently.

Guardian of the Witch
Asahi Sakano


Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who supported me! I hope to pay you back with manga in the future!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I shaved my head because it’s so hot. I haven’t touched my facial hair, and now I look like I run a ramen shop.