Mangaka Musings 07/07/2024

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

By VIZ Media July 07, 2024

Genki Ono

Mm Hima Ten Genki Ono

I want to create a heroine who I would want to meet, and show off to all the readers.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui

Mm Tes Matsui

Apparently, a huge number of cicadas will be emerging all at once in America. I want to go just to hear the crazy loud sound they'd make.

Nue's Exorcist
Kota Kawae

Nues Exorcist Kawae

I got some incense that smells like tea olive. I got excited because it smells a little like fall.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki

Mm Kill Blue Tadatoshi Fujimaki

My first editor, Saito-san, has become editor in chief. My initial reaction when I heard the news was "what?!"

Takeru Hokazono

Mm Kagurabachi Takeru Hokazono

I went to a public bath for the first time in a long time and I slept really well for a long time. That was a fast fix!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki

Sakamotodays Suzuki

I take a ridiculous amount of time on the storyboards every week. I really look up to people who can crank them out in a day or two.

Ultimate Exorcist Kiyoshi
Shoichi Shirai

Mm Ultimate Exorcist Kiyoshi Shoichi Shirai

I go to the local Chinese restaurant with my staff for dinner each night. I got so much work done for chapter 3. Xie xie!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Ju Jutsu Kaisen

I can't remember if I made an excuse here or not about why Yorozu couldn't resurrect using incarnation transformation.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura

Bluebox Miura

Ono Sensei, who has helped me so much, got a series! Congratulations!!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

YouTube only recommends me horror content now. Feels great.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki

Roboko Miyazaki

I'm a little late on this, but Roboco appeared very briefly in the Oblivion Battery anime.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

Undeadunluck Tozuka

All I'm eating is the summer veggie curry at CoCo ICHI. Eat this and you probably won't be beat by the summer heat!

Yuki Suenaga

Mm Akanebanashi Suenaga

The show Unmet is so good. You can't tell that it's a manga adaptation, in a good way!

Super Psychic Policeman Chojo
Shun Numa

Mm Chojo Senpai Shun Numa

I've been getting sick lately, so I got a blood test. I'm bringing a blood pressure and blood oxygen gauge to my studio.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

I changed my desktop screen to winter on the Mild Seven hill. The old hill doesn't have any more Japanese larch trees.

Astro Royale
Ken Wakui

Mm Negaino Astro Wakui

We're ordering out pretty much every meal at the studio. CoCo ICHI, Kamatora, and Raja Vetta are in heavy rotation.

Kyokuto Necromance
Fusai Naba

Mm Kyokuto Necromance Naba

Will I be able to go out and watch Stop Making Sense or not?!

Psych House
Omusuke Kobayashi

Mm Psych House Kobayashi

My favorite animals are tanuki, hedgehog, and owl. I also watch a lot of cat videos.

Yokai Buster Murakami
Daiki Ihara

Mm Yokai Buster Daiki Ihara

I pretty much act like this Tenko everyday so this chapter was like writing a diary.

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

Blue Exorcist

I'm so swamped with multiple things that I am taking a break! What a lifesaver!

Seraph of the End
Takaya Kagami

Seraph Takaya

Whoa! I wrote so much that I'm gonna die!!!

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

Twin Stars Sukeno

Only two more chapters of Twin Star Exorcists!

Show-ha Shoten!
Takeshi Obata

Platinum End Obata

I used to love really windy days, but not so much now. Typhoons stress me out so much. Hurry up and come, summer!

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

World Trigger Final

Winter and the rainy season affect the pain in my neck... I used the break to help judge a manga contest. Thank you to everyone who submitted!

Yuto Sano

Mm Gokurakugai Sano

Thanks to your support, this series has now been running for two years. To all my readers, thank you so much!