Mangaka Musings 08/25/19

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

By Jeric Llanes August 25, 2019


Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira

Hello to those who know me and those who don’t! I’ll do my very best!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

The art and production quality of episode 19 of the anime were even better than usual. I was so moved that I cried! Thank you!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichiro Oda P

I met the Fischer’s. They’re so popular from YouTube! What a polite and great group of people!


Dr Stone Boichi

I found a Chinese restaurant with super-delicious fried rice. Oh no. I need to go on a diet…

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

Promised Neverland Posuka V2

The summer is coming to an end! This summer I had an original art exhibit in a cafe. Thanks to everyone who came!

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

It’s been so many years, but I had some barley tea and it was delicious. It reminded me of my childhood…

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Because of this flashback arc and the summer heat, I forgot how to draw Itadori. I suddenly had to work really hard.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

I accidently sent a shiny Poliwag to the professor. Sadness.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

My assistant from the beginning and all-around funny guy I-kun has left for new adventures. Thank you for everything and good luck!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


My wife and kids are visiting my in-laws. I’m quite lonely once my assistants leave.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I really want to eat some parfaits and crepes, but there are no shops near me.

Tatsuya Matsuki


I experienced the convenience of washing machines with attached dryers on them at my friend’s house. Can I buy one too…?

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi V2

I bought a toy violin for reference purposes, but my assistants play it a lot when they have free time.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

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I gave an assistant a piece of my houseplant, and it seems like it took root. I’m so glad.

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Yuki Tanaka

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Tanaka

Volume 1 is releasing September 4 in Japan! I got a blurb from a legendary mangaka for the book band!

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

If I play a movie while I’m working, I end up watching the movie. So no more movies for me.

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

Congratulations to Hinako Shibuno for winning the Women’s British Open golf tournament! That final putt was amazing!