Mangaka Musings 09/13/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes September 13, 2020

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Our Blood Oath
Kazu Kakazu


Nice to meet you. My goal is to stay true to my sense of aesthetics while I draw.

Koukousei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I was a tenor in the chorus in high school, but I couldn’t sing high notes, so it was always hard.

Burn the Witch
Tite Kubo


Having a series again after a while was really fun!! There was an announcement already, but please relax and stand by!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


I’ve been having fun taking videos of my hands while I draw. It keeps me from slacking off, plus it’s good practice!

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


Yikes. August is already over… But summer continues on in the series!


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I wait for autumn every year for Pacific saury. If there’s something to look forward to, waiting a year is fine.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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The newest volume, an illustration book and the One Piece magazine will all be released in Japan on September 16 (Wed.)!! Sorry it’s a little late!!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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“Inanimate objects” was supposed to be “Anything without cursed energy” in Sukuna’s Domain Expansion! Oops! Oh well…

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Even when I know I shouldn’t sleep, I fall asleep. Surprisingly, I have no regrets.

Phantom Seer
Kento Matsuura


I wasn’t quite sure how Riku’s underlayer hair color worked, so I asked a hairdresser and now I finally understand!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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A delicious-looking melon bun was being sold. It looked delicious.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Gotouge-san gave me grapes. I watched my daughter and wife play in the pool in the backyard. It was a good summer…

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


Fan letters really give me encouragement. I feel so much warmth from handwritten letters in this era… Thank you!!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I encountered my first cockroach. I mustered up the courage to protect my assistants and crushed it with my foot. But they thought that was creepy.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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I can bend my arm today too, all thanks to my elbow! Wow! I’m so happy!! Yaaaayyyyy!!!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki 


My favorite Killer is Pig, and my favorite Perk is Discordance. But I won’t watch the original source movies because they’re too scary.

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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Why is my Mario so crude? He just gets close and unleashes attacks… I want to be more polished.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I stuck my earplugs in my mouth when I was half asleep. It woke me up. Every time I think of that texture, it makes me feel gross.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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The road construction that has been kindly forcing me awake at regular hours is almost over!!