Mangaka Musings 07/21/19

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

By John Bae July 21, 2019

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichiro Oda P

Boichi-san’s superintense One Piece! Wow, it’s so awesome! I’m so grateful. Super thanks!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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They’re on their phones again in that Jujutsu Kaisen manga…

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

We had a baby! The birth was so emotional. I’m so grateful to my wife who went through so much!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

I thought I got caught in an automatic door, so I did the famous pose of kabuki actor Otani Oniji III in the role of Yakko Edobei.


Dr Stone Boichi

The story’s getting really dynamic lately, and drawing it is even more fun!

One Piece: Boichi Covers Zolo vs. Mihawk

Dr Stone Boichi

So many wonderful things have happened this year, but getting to work on this chapter was the best!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

The movie It Comes is so good that I’m watching it endlessly on repeat. Wish I had seen it in theaters.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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Nothing much happened this week. Every week I think, “If only there was something interesting to write here…”

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


We finally had a staff takoyaki party! The new takoyaki cooking gadgets are stylish!

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

Promised Neverland Posuka V2

I received a ton of owl goods from the Asahiyama Zoo from the designer. I hope to go someday!

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

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They’re releasing a Legend of Zelda sequel and a remake. I’m already super hyped. Not that I’ll have time to play it…

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

Congratulations on the conclusion of Hinomaru Sumo! I learned so much! Get some rest!

Tatsuya Matsuki


Starting next year, I'm running off to the Tohoku region when the rainy season starts. Maybe Hokkaido would be good.

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Yuki Tanaka

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Tanaka

Lately during work I’ve been listening to nothing but Billie Eilish and BLACKPINK.

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi V2

I forgot my wallet but was able to pay for most stuff at the LaLaport shopping mall with my phone app. What a convenient time we live in.

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

I finally gave in and signed up for YouTube Premium. It’s great!

The Last Saiyuki
Daijiro Nonoue

The Last Saiyuki V2

The weather’s been pretty cool for summer, so I’ve been having hot pot for dinner pretty frequently. Delicious!

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

Digimon, Doremi—all these anime I watched as a kid are becoming movies. I’m so happy!