Mangaka Musings 08/01/2021

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

By Kodie Egenolf August 01, 2021

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I can’t believe this series has continued for seven years! It’s thanks to all of you. Thank you for reading.

My Hero Academia: Endeavor’s Mission
Yoko Akiyama


The third My Hero movie will be hitting theaters on 8/6 in Japan. Look forward to the special manga given to those who go to see it!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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It’s been eight years since my editor Honda-san took me on. Thank you so much! Hashimoto-san, I look forward to working with you!

Kaiu Shirai

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I initially forgot to add that "Artist's Impression" note at the bottom of page 13. Ahhh!

Posuka Demizu

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Back in Jump for the first time in six months! We’ve published Miroirs as well as my art book in Japan in the interim. Check them out!

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I’m not waking up even after setting my alarm, so I need to come up with a new plan.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I laughed so hard and was overcome with emotion from seeing Ashita no Tarinai Futari. I respect these two comedians so much.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Thank you so much to the mangaka and readers who reached out to me while I was on hiatus.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I received a question! Thank you. My current favorite snack is the kakitane rice crackers from Abeko-seika.

Minya Hiraga


In high school I used to walk to school along the Kamo River while studying for tests and reading manga.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I thought I’d never get a big belly, but I’ve done so little exercise lately that I’ve gained weight.

The Hunters Guild: Red Hood
Yuki Kawaguchi


The mayor’s name was Hech Horlock, and the granny's name was Mialli.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


The My Hero exhibit was so amazing that my editor and I just kept saying “Plus Ultra.”

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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The "Daijoubunbun" song from Inainaiba! gives me life.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Thank you so much for the birthday stuff!! I’m so grateful!!!!!!!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


My trusted ally for Community Day, my Pokemon Go Plus, has finally stopped working…

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I bought a ridiculously giant wineglass… It’s no joke. The aroma is on another level with this thing.

Kenta Shinohara


I can’t ride or play, but I enjoy watching motorcycle- and guitar-related videos.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


Volume 5 is out this week in Japan! A cool Rochka is on the cover, and it’s chock-full of extras!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I didn’t know that the Chrome dinosaur jumping game had a ducking mode.

Candy Flurry
Ippon Takegushi


The orange juice with pulp has disappeared from my convenience store. Sadness.