Mangaka Musings 07/23/2023

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

By VIZ Media July 23, 2023

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I was so excited to get to eat a giant pizza at Spontini! It was so soft and crunchy! Hope they open more stores!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I tend to get an upset stomach if I eat raw egg whites. I love omurice and oyakodon.

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


I went all out on this week’s color page and added in a ton of stuff that wasn’t planned.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


Veggies taste better than they used to. And it’s so hot lately that I don’t even want to eat ramen.

Kenta Shinohara


On Nobuyuki Sakuma’s radio show, he talked about my manga and a video game I was on the development team for years ago.

Martial Master Asumi

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Koike-san, who was my first editor, is back at Shonen Jump! I better show off all my improvements!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I want to go to Koma Terrace at Omotesando. I’d also like to go to a shogi dojo as well.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


I don’t like to say “When you get older…” but my tear ducts are messed up lately. I cry nonstop.

Ice-Head Gill
Ikuo Hachiya


My eyes are sensitive to light, and I need it to be completely dark to sleep. If I sleep during the day, there’s like a 90 percent chance that I’ll suffer from sleep paralysis.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I may be biased with love, but my four-year-old daughter is such a great artist. I’m so blessed to get to see her improve each day.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I get a throat cold every year around this time. Is it a summer cold, or am I just worn-out from the heat? My throat hurts.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I’m late, but The Witch from Mercury was so good. My favorite character is Mama Prospera.

Takamasa Moue


It’s so outrageously hot lately! I love the zoo, and I’m worried about all the animals who are outside.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I’m drawing each scene while listening to music that would match it. I feel like music is always helping me.

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


I am continuously failing my mission to eat less sugar to combat sleepiness.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


Lately I get bored of a game before they release additional content. Maybe I should wait a year before buying a game.

Tenmaku Cinema
Shun Saeki


I love stuff made of titanium. Aside from the fact that you can’t put it in a microwave, it’s the perfect material.

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


It’s hot into the night these days! Please enjoy chapter 34!

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


The restaurant Gyugujo has great meat, and the employees are so interesting to talk to. My editor joins in like it’s a competition.

Do Retry
Jun Kirarazaka

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I don’t leave the AC on while I sleep—I use freezer packs instead. I dream about the North Pole a lot.