Mangaka Musings 08/27/2023

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

By VIZ Media August 27, 2023

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


I don’t really feel worthy, but I’m so happy to get cover and color pages thanks to all of you. I’ll keep striving to improve.

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


I had grilled shiitake with salt and lime juice. It was wonderful. Give it a try!

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


I take an hour-long walk every day while using the Tadataka Ino step-counter app. Apparently it will take me over ten years to walk from one end of Japan to the other…

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Just thinking about how I’m going to get to see Hanyu do a lot of cool things from now on is entertaining in and of itself.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


It should have been Tsukuyomi instead of Dark Shadow!! I’m so sorry, Tokoyami and All Might!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I went to the serialization celebration party. Thanks to all the manga artists who talked with me.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


Congratulations, Tabata Sensei! I’m looking forward to the winter issue of Jump GIGA!

Kenta Shinohara


I went to the serialization celebration party for the first time in forever. It was so fun to talk to all my fellow manga artists.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Apparently, there’s no such thing as the Japanese phrase “Ma wo tsubusu”(to crush space). “Tsumeru”(to stuff something) does exist though.

Takamasa Moue


I went home for the first time in a while, and my dad had turned my old room into his gaming room.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


If you work with a pen, you get a callus on your middle finger. If you work digitally, you get it on your pinkie. I wish I could tell Sherlock Holmes.

Martial Master Asumi

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I’ve been creating this series fully digitally. It’s really convenient, and I don’t think I can go back to pen and ink.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I went to the serialization celebration party. Keep it a secret that I forgot to buy a belt and was holding my pants up with the cord from a plastic bag.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I participated in the serialization celebration party! I was so happy to meet many of the manga artists for the first time. I’m just a fan!

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


Did everyone have a great summer vacation? Please enjoy chapter 39!

Tenmaku Cinema
Shun Saeki


I was so happy to get to see the fireworks at the Jingu Fireworks show, but then I got COVID. Thank goodness there was a week off.

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


Volume 3 is scheduled to go on sale in Japan on 9/4! It also includes a one-shot, so please check it out!

Do Retry
Jun Kirarazaka

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The Sakurazaka game is popular at my studio! I like Hono-chan! So cute!

Ice-Head Gill
Ikuo Hachiya


My friends sent me meat and cleaning supplies to celebrate my serialization. Thank you so much!