Mangaka Musings 08/10/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes August 10, 2020

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One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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There’s over 2,000 One Piece Line stamps. They’re awesome, and I’ve only bought 200 so far!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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The mechanical pencil I’ve been using for over ten years is on its last legs. I’m sad because they no longer make these.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I’m all lethargic, and I have many more white hairs. A side effect of paying my taxes?


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I wanted to show off Ukyo with a “We got a sniper too!” moment in this week’s chapter, but it didn’t come out quite as I’d envisioned. Too bad.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


I received a signed Combat Joe Godzilla from Akimoto Sensei. My new treasure…

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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After working all night, I saw my early-riser, sleep-deprived wife sitting on the stairs. I thought she was a ghost and let out a scream!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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The new arc in To Your Eternity was really good. And the same for Swing Kids.

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


Thank you to everyone who’s sent me letters. When I’m tired, I reread them to recharge!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Because of the last two pages, my search history is now full of children’s swimsuits. Please don't misunderstand!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki 


I never would have gotten this far in my manga career without Monji-san. I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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The sky is blue once again todaaaaaaaay?! Yeah? Yaaaaaaay!!!!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I’m a fan of Gaming Ojou-sama, so I’m glad it’s become a series. By the way, I use Zeku in SFV.

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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Today is 7/29 and I’m 30 years old in two days? No waaaaay!! I’m grateful for everything that happened during my twenties.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Uno-kun’s icon for the Smash Bros. OmaYowa (You’re Weak) Cup was Great Spirit, which I loved. Congrats on his win!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


I’ve been practicing a little on the side by doing my art digitally. It’s super convenient! But also difficult!

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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Personally, I like the rain, but nobody asked for this much in July.

Bone Collection
Jun Kirarazaka

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I watched Japan Sinks: 2020. My chest got all tight and I cried.

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

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My new series isn’t miraculously starting next week, right? That’s not the case? Roger that!

Time Paradox Ghostwriter
Kenji Ichima

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I picked up a stray kitten and took it to the vet. It’s skinny but doing okay. I’m gonna adopt it. Eat up and sleep!