Mangaka Musings 07/17/2023

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

By VIZ Media July 17, 2023

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


Congrats to Jump on its 55th anniversary! I’m so happy to be a part of its history.

Naruto: The Whorl Within the Spiral
Masashi Kishimoto

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It was fun to create a one-shot for the first time in forever. Until the next time.

Yuki Suenaga


The movies I’ve seen recently are Hard Days, Extraction 2, A Janitor, and Ping Pong.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


My previous studio was near Nakano Sun Plaza, so my feelings on it closing are complicated.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


Thank you for letting me take a break beam!!! I’ll do my best to adjust to my newly improved eyesight.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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The brain construction is different, so Unlimited Void probably works less well on a curse compared to a human.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


The MacBook Pro I use as my main computer has had its battery swell up so much that I can’t close it.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I put carpet on almost all my floors for my cat, and I’m happy to see her running around happily.

Ice-Head Gill
Ikuo Hachiya


Summer camp in grade school! Putting chopsticks into the mouth of a fish and pulling out its guts. That’s when I learned what life means.

Kenta Shinohara


Congratulations on 55 years of Jump! I’m proud to be sitting in a small corner of history.

Martial Master Asumi

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Fifty-five years! Congratulations! Wow! I hope to still be here for the 56th!

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


It’s a little luxurious, but I like to get the chahan supreme at 7-Eleven and combine it with the golden black vinegar pork. So good.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


It’s an honor to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Jump and to be in the same issue as Naruto again!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I went to the Roboco Special Event. It was amazing to see Matsuo-san and Tsuda-san!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I’m so happy to put a five-leaf manga in the 55th anniversary issue of Weekly Shonen Jump!

Cipher Academy


Congratulations to Weekly Shonen Jump for 55 years! I’m so grateful for every week of history.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I’m super late, but a Yozakura novel is out. So if you have any interest, please check it out.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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The second anime trailer was sick! Wow… If you haven’t seen it yet… Man… I’m gonna watch it again…

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


I’m so happy to be in the same issue as Naruto. Congratulations on 55 years!

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


So many people’s Mondays have been improved over the last 55 years, including mine! Congratulations!

Do Retry
Jun Kirarazaka

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I want to play Rain Code, the new game by the Danganronpa team. I love the worlds created by the director, Kodaka.

Tenmaku Cinema
Yuto Tsukuda

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Miyazaki Sensei! Thank you for parodying Tenmaku in Roboco! I laughed so much!