Mangaka Musings 06/23/19

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

By Jeric Llanes June 23, 2019


Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

My old friend Kohei Uchida’s Tokyo Yohei Kabushikigaisha volume 1 is now on sale in Japan!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichiro Oda P

I went to my first Yuzu concert. It’s amazing that two people with their guitars can create that much energy.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

I keep troubling the waiter by saying “tortilla” when I mean to order chai tea.


Dr Stone Boichi

The stuff the island people are using for ingredients are shells, pearls and other things from the sea. I don’t really understand the seaweed.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

I’m a bit late, but I’ve been so excited about the news of the Akira live-action movie. That’s been my workweek.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

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I’m so happy that How to Train Your Dragon 3 seems to be getting a Japanese theatrical release!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

Chainsaw Author22 V2

I worked while reading Junji Ito’s Kaidan and watching Na Hong-jin’s The Wailing.

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

I have one weak eye, but do they make glasses for just one eye? Like a Scouter?

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


I’m so happy that there’s so much merchandise! My studio is decorated in We Never Learn stuff now!

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

I was stretching hard and fractured my leg. That can happen…?

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

Promised Neverland Posuka V2

I was carefully choosing which song to play during work, and then two hours went by! I was having too much fun! I’ll never land in bed!

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Yuki Tanaka

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Tanaka

Eating natto with mozuku seaweed vinegar is really healthy. Add mustard if you wish.

Tatsuya Matsuki


Tsukuda Sensei’s been helping me since my Story King submission days. Congratulations to both creators!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I’m sure you’ve all realized, but for the Givenchy stuff I’m just pretending to know about it.

The Last Saiyuki
Daijiro Nonoue

The Last Saiyuki V2

Someone let me know recently that I always close my eyes when I drink something. I never knew.

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi V2

I watched the new Godzilla movie. I get so happy when Godzilla appears and the theme song plays.