Mangaka Musings 09/06/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes September 06, 2020

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Platinum End
Takeshi Obata

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My AC broke down during this heat wave. I have to get it fixed soon. I’ve been careful to stay hydrated.

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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I’ve been training my drama muscles, but not my battle-action muscles. So every month is pretty hard, but I’m having fun!

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

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Yoshida, the editor I’ve worked with since I moved to a different magazine, is now the editor in chief! Thank you so much for everything!

Seraph of the End
Yamato Yamamoto

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Vol. 22 will go on sale next month! Please take a look!

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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I say “recently” in the author comments, but two weeks have passed by the time they come out, so it’s not actually recent.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama

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It’s been a while since I had a series, so I’m a little nervous. Thanks for three and a half years, Ikeda! Yoritomi, I’m looking forward to working with you!

Phantom Seer
Togo Goto

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I sit most of the time I’m awake, so I think it’s time to buy a good chair.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the popularity poll! It’s fun to see new characters ranking in!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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My editor Honda gave me SDX Knight Alex for my birthday! I’m going to collect all of the Algus!

Burn the Witch
Tite Kubo

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I was taking it easy because I had all the manuscripts done a year ago, but now I’m swamped with work for the graphic novel.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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Revoltech Deku is out! I’ve been daydreaming about my characters being revoltech-ized since I started my first series!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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I met Arashi again. As before, they were so genuine and so easy to talk to.

Dr. STONE
Riichiro Inagaki

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There was talk of using seaplanes, but we decided to go with this after thinking about the disadvantages they would have in an actual midair battle.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I ate two ice creams because you can have as many as you want in summer. Summer is great.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki

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Eventually this will evolve into an actual robot action manga… Maybe that was hoping for too much… I’m sorry…

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki

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Actress Hiroko Sakurai sometimes sends me homemade jam. It’s so good!!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Because I’m slightly color-blind and the color chart makes no sense to me, I’m on the verge of giving up on coloring my hair.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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Isn’t summer the best because you can wear sandals?! Sandals are the best!!!!!

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura

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I’ve just realized the plastic bags that I’ve accumulated can be used as reusable bags.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki 

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I got the Last One prize for the Animal Crossing lottery at the convenience store. I couldn’t be more content.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui

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I think my youngest has suddenly started to talk more. Nursery school is amazing!

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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There’s this mint chocolate left in my fridge from like two years ago that I think I tried eating and failed.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The insect-themed Japonica school notebooks are back! The butterfly on the back of the blank notebook is cute.

Moriking
Tomohiro Hasegawa

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I bought AirPods Pro earbuds… I haven’t bought anything this expensive in years, so it still makes me nervous every time I put them in my ears.