Mangaka Musings 06/30/19

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

By Jeric Llanes June 30, 2019

Riichiro Inagaki

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The anime is finally starting! I’m so excited for it! There’s a preview online, so go check it out!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

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I’m one of those nosy people who listens in and laughs when two funny people are talking.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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Yama-chan’s wedding announcement press conference and the radio show were totally perfect! Congratulations from the bottom of my heart!

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

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I’m in love with Taiwanese tea. Both preparing it and drinking it calms my heart and mind. It’s delicious! I want to learn Chinese food therapy.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Sorry for taking last week off! I’m gonna eat the mangoes I received from Mr. W and work my butt off! Thank you so much.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I spent all day thinking about things that were popular in the nineties and then realized I was off by a decade.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Masashi Kishimoto

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Death Stranding, a video game I’m looking forward to, is coming out on my birthday! Feels like fate!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


The vegetable juice in the fridge froze! Is my refrigerator too powerful?!

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Kento Matsuura

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I went to the Yasuhiro Nightow exhibition! I was overwhelmed seeing the actual pages of my favorite manga in the entire universe!

Shiro Usazaki

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I can’t figure out the proper timing for switching out my tablet pen tips, dip pen nibs and toothbrushes.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I’m eating all the stuff you guys send me. It’s all delicious.

Haruichi Furudate

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I’m so sad the Universal Studios Japan cinema gallery closed. I wish I had gone one last time.

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

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Thank you so much for nine years, Isaka-san! It’s great to be working with you, Honda-san!

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

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The U-20 World Cup, the Women’s World Cup, the Toulon Tournament and the Copa América. I’ve watched the Japan national team pretty much every day in June!

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

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Thank you for all your help until now, Isaka-san. It’ll be great working with you, Monji-san!

The Last Saiyuki
Daijiro Nonoue

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My staff brought in a bounty of treats!