Mangaka Musings 09/13/19

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

By Jeric Llanes September 13, 2019


My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I was waiting for a call at night when my phone suddenly broke. I rushed over to the Docomo store, and they got me a replacement phone two minutes before their closing time.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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The Mewtwo Raid Hour is coming on 9/17 (Japan time)! With a color variant! Please don’t look for me.

Riichiro Inagaki

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The Dr. STONE exhibit by ACG was awesome! I want to ride the Izu Hakone train that has the Dr. STONE wrapping!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

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Thank you to everyone sending me gifts and letters of encouragement! It helps! I’ll keep working hard!

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

I don’t know what this means, but I want to draw a manga that’s like Othello with rainbow colors.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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The pears were delicious! And the peaches were also delicious!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

Kaldi’s cold brew coffee is so good! I’m drinking it like crazy as if it was barley tea. Maybe that’s why I can’t sleep.

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

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I was calling the special Promised Neverland phone number a ton at the end. Thank you for this wonderful project!

Haruichi Furudate

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I’ve been drawing while standing recently, but I was doing a nioh stance so firmly that I hurt my pinky.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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My childhood friend came by to see the baby while he was on a business trip. He had barely changed, and it brought back so many memories!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


During summer break, I went to a hot spring and an amusement park to get reinvigorated! I’m full of energy and ready to draw some manga!

Shiro Usazaki

Actage Shiro

I just got extra bookshelves, but I’m already considering getting even more. It happens, right?

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Tenjo tenge yuiga dokuson (“Throughout heaven and earth, I alone am the honored one”) seems to have various connotations, but I like using it in the arrogant sense of the phrase.

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

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I went to the pool. All I did was float around, but I’m exhausted! The power of the sun. And now summer is over.

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

Butterflies and moths. Design-wise, I prefer moths. I like Battra in his larval form more than his adult insect form.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Masashi Kishimoto

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My left leg’s been going numb lately. I wonder why. I really don’t want to, but I guess I’ll go see the doctor…

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

The Rugby World Cup will be starting soon! I’m super hyped! Go Japan!

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Kento Matsuura

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Matsuura

I’ve been hanging out with the lady I recently met from the bento place. It’s fun to talk to new people.