Mangaka Musings 09/03/2023

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

By VIZ Media September 03, 2023

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


The live-action One Piece show is now available! Please watch it! I’ll do my best with the manga too!

Yuki Suenaga


I read The World of Fumito Ueda. Now I want to play Shadow of the Colossus again.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The editorial department sent me some beautiful flowers, and I’m currently putting them in vases. Thank you so much!

Martial Master Asumi

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My assistants are now working completely remotely, and sometimes I get a little lonely.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Summer break! I went to a sauna and ate a ton of good food and successfully gained 2 kg!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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My sleepiness after meals is getting worse and worse. I’m sleepy even if I cut the sugar.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


Sea turtles breathe with their lungs and then hold their breath underwater. So do they get any flavor when they eat a shrimp?

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I’m late, but I just wanted to congratulate Tabata Sensei for a job well done. It was an honor sharing the magazine with you!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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We’ve announced even more cast members, and I’m blown away. So many amazing people…

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


I forgot to say that volume 1 was coming out in Japan. It’s out! There’s bonus material!

Kenta Shinohara


Two family members and three staff members came down with something and are battling fevers. I’m scared that I’m next.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


Salt and lemon candy is delicious! I want to eat a bunch of them and become a salt and lemon candy!

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


I went to the convenience store and bought chicken salad, natto, and fried salmon. Protein!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


This era in history is confusing in how the year and people’s ages are counted. So please give me a break if there are any historical errors.

Cipher Academy


Did you enjoy the Gradewide Leader arc? I had a blast working on it!

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


Thank you so much for the fan mail! Please enjoy chapter 39.

Ice-Head Gill
Ikuo Hachiya


It’s been 350 million years since I said I wanted to get a cat. I’ve come up with a name already.

Do Retry
Jun Kirarazaka

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It’s so steamy hot that I think you could steam some buns if you placed them outside.

Tenmaku Cinema
Yuto Tsukuda

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I did some day drinking with old office colleagues. Everyone was the same, and I had so much fun. Can’t wait to do it again!

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


Thank you so much! I’m sad it’s over and I won’t be able to read the issue a week early anymore.

Seraph of the End
Takaya Kagami

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It’s a relief to finish writing a challenging story. What did you think? Yamamoto-san’s cover is so cool!

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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I was able to enjoy a summer break this year. Spending summer in the countryside is so refreshing.

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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I beat Zelda… Thank you… It was the best.

Show-ha Shoten!
Takeshi Obata

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I was tricked again by something I bought online. That’s the fourth time.

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

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I spent a week in bed last month with COVID. Even though I’m a shut-in and always stay indoors… I lost some weight, but now I’m back to normal.

Yuto Sano


Nijisanji Koshien was exciting!