Mangaka Musings 08/18/19

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

By Jeric Llanes August 18, 2019


The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

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Three years! Thank you for all the support and fan letters! We’re gonna work even harder from now on!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

Congratulations on the one-shot, Furuta-san! Great work on the pages!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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I went to a spin class in the dark. I got so tired that it actually affected my drawing. Whoa… ♩

Riichiro Inagaki

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Technically, it should be called a tank (in Japanese, tanku) instead of an oxygen cylinder (sansou bombe). But I went with simplicity over accuracy!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

I want to get my hair cut, but it always feels like I can’t spare the time. But now I’m realizing my hair’s down to my shoulders.

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

My mom sends me important paperwork, and while she’s at it she also includes grilled fish in the same package.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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It’s two days later, so this should be about right! But the place where I wrote the time frame for the bounty was way off.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I can’t wait to see Midsommar. And Joker too.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

My mom came to visit. The names of my cousin, my baby and my dog kept getting mixed up.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


Sorry I’m late, but congratulations to Tabata Sensei on the birth of his baby!

Shiro Usazaki

Actage Shiro

I brought a book from my parents’ house, and inside was a note with Monster Hunter ingredients that my father had written. It made me smile.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Masashi Kishimoto

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I toss out the water from my dehumidifier every day. What a satisfying feeling… ZAZA!

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi V2

It’s summer! It’s so hot! Makes me want to go down to the southern seas and eat a ton of dragon fruit!

The Last Saiyuki
Daijiro Nonoue

The Last Saiyuki V2

Thank you to everyone who read my series and everyone who helped me out!

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Kento Matsuura

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Matsuura

I’ve been watching a certain cooking YouTuber lately. It’s always blue and silver for me!

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

It suddenly got over 30 degrees Celsius, and I’m liking it. It makes me want to go on a walk. Stay hydrated.

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

I took the Pokémon personality test and got Snorlax. I took it again and got Exeggutor. The third time I got Mew. Good.