Mangaka Musings 09/18/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes September 18, 2020

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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The end of summer means a lot of dead bugs, so I recommend looking at the ground.

Our Blood Oath
Kazu Kakazu


A big thank-you to everyone who sent me letters about my one-shot. They really motivated me.

Riichiro Inagaki

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The spelling of “Stanly” was slightly off—it’ll be “Stanley” in the graphic novels. Sorry.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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Editor change! Let’s go to the movies again, Yoritomi! Welcome to the team, Taguchi!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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These toilet paper rolls with five times the paper are a lifesaver!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I often bump my small toe on stuff. My assistants say they never bump their toes. What a bunch of liars!

Phantom Seer
Togo Goto


While working on my storyboards, my pet Java sparrow often bites my hand. So cute. So painful.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Got some shine muscats from Mr. W. What a great start to the fall. I’m gonna eat them and do my best!

Koukousei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


Next to my high school was this amazing and cheap Indian chicken curry shop.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


The frozen garlic fried rice from Osaka Ohsho is so good I can’t stop eating it.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


One of my old one-shots is in Don’t Trust Ging Nang Boyz! So glad I created it!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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I am Otokojuku headmaster Heihachi Edajima!!!!!!!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


I work pretty far ahead on my pages, so by the time a chapter is turned in and printed I feel nostalgic about it.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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When I’m in the mood for sad music, Chihiro Onitsuka is at the top of the list. But I can’t help thinking about flat chests and male anatomy that’s too big.

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


The marlin being the fastest isn’t definitive, but it sounds cool!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki 


My favorite Animal Crossing animals are Mikacchi (Felicity) and Gacha (Ribbot). I’m starting to forget what they look like.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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I only survived the summer thanks to the food delivered by my family and my editor. It’s still hot though!

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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I only seem to write about the food I recently ate from 7-Eleven… The cold pork noodles were delish!