Mangaka Musings 07/05/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes July 05, 2020

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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I’ve moved to a new place and have dispatched two Roombas. The fact that they act slightly different is scaring me a little.

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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Because of changes brought about by corona, I’m going full digital on the art starting this month.

Seraph of the End
Daisuke Furuya

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I lasted a whole two months with only two masks, but I finally bought some new ones.

Platinum End
Takeshi Obata

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Some days I can’t whistle at all, and some days I whistle like a pro. I don’t understand why.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


The plan is to slowly turn this into a serious robot action manga. Please enjoy!

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


Thank you, Tabata! And congratulations on your first child. Feels great to finally be able to say it here.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


My favorite ARMS fighter is Mechanica, and my favorite ARMS equipment is Lokjaw. Nicca nica!

Tatsuya Matsuki

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I’m hooked on the Golden Gold and Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu manga. Takagi-san is great too!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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How long am I supposed to continue the working-from-home corona-manga-creation process? It’s tricky.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I messed up how Gran Torino refers to himself in Japanese. I mixed him up with Professor Agasa.


MM_Dr Stone Boichi

I’m currently preparing two short projects. Look forward to them along with Dr. STONE! I’ll do my best for all of you!

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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I dream of someday matching up with figure skater Shoma Uno as we run through the wasteland.

Haruichi Furudate

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I’m really looking forward to the battle between the brass instruments and taiko drums in the anime version of the Inarizaki match. Oh, I’m so grateful!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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Cold water is so goooooooooooood in the summer! Yay!!!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


I like Ofumi’s Animals stamp series. The characters with cute noses are the best.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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The lack of seals on the finger case! How Jogo knew the number of fingers Mimi-Nana had given Itadori… So many errors!

Black Clover
Yuki Tabata

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I came upon a mysterious sea-roach-like bug at my studio late at night. I’m glad I was able to let it escape outside.

Time Paradox Ghostwriter
Kenji Ichima

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I’ve been growing parsley, so I get to eat it every day. Goes well with mayonnaise.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I’m getting energy from reading fan mail I’ve received. Thank you so much!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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It’s hilarious how Uno’s face during a Smash Bros. match is as serious as when he’s skating in the Olympics. And he’s so good!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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My favorite-number ranking—1st: two, 2nd: six, 3rd: eight. Thanks!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


My children’s preschool has reopened. I hope things slowly start returning to normal.

Bone Collection
Jun Kirarazaka

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Tamura Sensei is finally back with a new series! I’ve been a huge fan since the Beelzebub days! Yay!

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

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Aren’t hot eye masks great? It feels like the strain from my eyes is getting blasted away.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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I’m sad I won’t get to see Tegoshi on ItteQ anymore. I want to see him be flirty and cool again.