Mangaka Musings 07/07/19

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

By Jeric Llanes July 07, 2019


Platinum End
Tsugumi Ohba

Platinum End Ohba

I’m really looking forward to the Obata Exhibition. I was told I could go without having to wait in line, but I’m going to wait in line like everyone else…probably.

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Daisuke Furuya


I saw a really impressive-looking snake in a parking lot by the train station in my hometown. I let out a WOW!

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

World Trigger Final

Thank you to everyone who came to the World Trigger Collabo Cafe. It will continue until September in Nagoya and Fukuoka.

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

Blue Exorcist

I’m realizing there are so many movies/shows/games/novels I’m interested in this year. I’m happy, but I just need more time!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

Thank you to everyone who voted in the popularity poll! The results were both fun and surprising!


Dr Stone Boichi

WAAAAAAAAAA! It’s an anime!! Thank you, everyone!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichiro Oda P

I was like, “What’s so good about tapioca milk tea?” But the one from Gong Cha is super delicious!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

The amount of embarrassment you feel when you energetically answer someone who isn’t actually talking to you cannot be understated.

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

Promised Neverland Posuka V2

I was having trouble remembering the name of the Tezuka book that traumatized me as a child. I looked it up, and the title is Norman.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

Samurai8 Okubo2

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been excited for the start of summer. This year I want to do fireworks and eat watermelon.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


My son, why do you keep crying when your father tries to comfort you, yet stop immediately when my female assistant does?

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

He has measured Toga… Sorry for the huge error. I’ll fix it.

Tatsuya Matsuki


I’ve started going to the gym and an osteopathic clinic. I’ll be getting healthier, hopefully.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

Chainsaw Author22 V2

I’ve been thinking about how great it’d be if there was a crepe shop nearby.

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Yuki Tanaka

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Tanaka

I’m 26 now! I’m working as hard as I can to meet everyone’s expectations!

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

My mechanical pencil that’s worked so hard for me has finally broken. I feel guilty about throwing it out…

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Gege Akutami Image1

Drawing this chapter gave me a craving for sausages. Schau Essen is my favorite.

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

They announced the Final Fantasy VIII remaster! Can I play it on PC, or do I need a PlayStation? Someone, please tell me.

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi V2

Volume 1 is now available in Japan! I look forward to seeing the books displayed in stores.

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

The device I use for my digital art is no longer being manufactured. So I use it while being terrified of what will happen if it breaks. I’ll be finished!

The Last Saiyuki
Daijiro Nonoue

The Last Saiyuki V2

The animal marshmallows my staff got me were delicious!