Mangaka Musings 08/06/2023

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

By VIZ Media August 06, 2023

Takamasa Moue


My editor went to Milan in Italy. That’s been my dream city to visit since middle school…

Martial Master Asumi

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Congratulations to Hoshoryu on his win and promotion to ozeki. Your expression during the exciting senshuraku pumped me up!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The Kiki family photo I saw on the internet was so awesome. I want it to inspire Yozakura.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


Naoya Inoue vs. Fulton was really awesome! I’m so glad I was born in this era.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I’m sorry that my serialization schedule will be unstable until the Netflix show premieres. And please enjoy the Universal Studios Japan ice show!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I want to go to a festival! Food!! Fireworks!! But I’m also really bad with crowds!!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I enjoy talking to my friend about RIZIN, and somehow Haruhi slips into the conversation. It’s always funny.

Kenta Shinohara


Thank you to the Bourbon company, who gave me permission and even sent a bunch of free samples!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I started walking three times a week for my health, and now I have a bomb about to go off in my knee. Talk about lose-lose.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


I have short hair and try to go in once a month for a cut, but I just realized it’s been over two months.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


It seems that the proper reading for Date in this time was Idate. I put a lot of thought into it but decided to focus on keeping things simple.

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


I got some Healthya green tea at the convenience store. I enjoy this level of bitterness.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I reached Master with Kimberly in SF6. Thank you, Kimberly! Thank you, Bushin style!

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


Volume 3 is now on sale in Japan. Please check it out. And enjoy a wonderful summer break!

Ice-Head Gill
Ikuo Hachiya


That Naoya Inoue vs. Fulton match!!! Yeah, my inking hand had to stop for that.

Tenmaku Cinema
Shun Saeki


I revived my rusted grill with citric acid! Now I can cook delicious meat again!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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My wife had her gallbladder removed and has safely returned home after a week in the hospital! I’m so happy she’s okay!!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Thank you so much to Tenmaku Cinema for letting me do the parodies. It wasn’t even planned—it just happened while I was drawing.

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


My childhood friend had twins! I hope they grow up healthy and read Cipher Academy one day!

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


I seem to have a connection with barf lately. The toilet at a restaurant, my cat, a foreigner in the street. I would be happy to pass this connection to someone else.

Do Retry
Jun Kirarazaka

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I love Love It! I really like Fridays. More specifically, I love Cookie!

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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I haven't finished Zelda yet. The disaster event is over though. (Report Complete)

Show-Ha Shoten!
Akinari Asakura


It's been so hot that I've been thinking about a sun umbrella.

Twin Star Exorcist
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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The freezing water showers I had to suffer from during the winter now seem like a trip to the pool.

Seraph of the End
Daisuke Furuya

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I temporarily lost my sense of smell from a cold last month. It was a shock!