Mangaka Musings 07/30/2023

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

By VIZ Media July 30, 2023

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


It’s crazy hot outside! Those of you in sports clubs, make sure to stay hydrated!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I’m in character design hell with all the new characters and new versions of characters. I’ll do my best, and I’ll be happy if you can remember at least one of them.

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


Sorry that I messed up the timing, but congratulations on 55 years!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I saw The Boy and the Heron. I was so happy to get to see a Ghibli movie on the big screen again.

Yuki Suenaga


I referenced Master Togetsuanhakushu’s "Changing Time" for this story. Please check it out if you’re interested!

Martial Master Asumi

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I stay working in a cooled room all the time and then get so surprised when I go out. It’s hot!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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The reason why Ieiri thought Gojo is used to healing his brain is explained in the Past Arc.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


I like apples lately. I eat them whole. I feel like a boxer or Ryuk.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I loved The Boy and the Heron so much that I couldn’t stop smirking. The main character was so nice. Love him!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I had my wisdom teeth removed. The pain medication didn’t work at all. Why?!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


The Chocolate Planet live tour show blew me away! I couldn’t stop laughing! I want to go again!

Kenta Shinohara


I saw The Boy and the Heron on day 1. Seeing a movie with zero spoilers was a great experience.

Ice-Head Gill
Ikuo Hachiya


I suck at Werewolf. Whether I’m a werewolf or a villager, I get voted to be hanged because I talk so much.

Cipher Academy


Cipher Academy volume 3, with a bonus story about Kyora, goes on sale in Japan on 8/4!

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


Volume 3 will be available on 8/4 in Japan. Extras are included, so please check it out!

Tenmaku Cinema
Yuto Tsukuda

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My friend invited me out to see Moulin Rouge. I was super excited and got sucked into it!! Thanks for inviting me!

Do Retry
Jun Kirarazaka

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I saw Sanctuary! I like when they ask to practice hitting each other by yelling “chandesu!”

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


I watched Gannibal thinking it was complete, but it’s not! Now I’m looking forward to season 2.