Mangaka Musings 09/20/19

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

By Jeric Llanes September 20, 2019


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

I’m so shocked at my ability to absentmindedly lose things I was just holding that I get sharp pains in my right knee.


Dr Stone Boichi

I want to start eating a ton of mackerel pike. I’m gonna eat a whole mountain’s worth this fall.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichiro Oda P

Glay’s summer live show was awesome! Like a festival! Not that I’ve ever been to a music festival!

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

Promised Neverland Posuka V2

It’s been a long time since I drew so many speed lines. I like hand-drawn speed lines.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

My wife and I watched the TV series Anata no Ban Desu till the end while screaming the whole time! So sad it’s over.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


We participated in the live event for the kids’ TV show Okasan to Issho at Saitama Super Arena. It was great seeing all the super-excited kids.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Gojou’s jutsushiki is still “almost always on” in the present, so there are times when it’s off. Try to find those.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

My nephew is about two years old and is supercute, but the way he moves around and acts is totally like an old man.

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

It’s been ten months since I’ve switched to my smartphone, and I still go, “Where’s my phone?” even when it’s right by me.

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

I haven’t cut my hair in forever, and it’s got to be slightly longer than the average middle-aged Japanese woman’s hair length.

Tatsuya Matsuki


I’ve now been suffering from tonsillitis and rhinitis for a month. I can’t stop coughing, so being at a cafe is awkward.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

Chainsaw Author22 V2

The Matcha Frappuccino at Starbucks was delicious!

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

Samurai8 Okubo2

My first graphic novel will go on sale on 10/4 in Japan! Everyone, please check it out!

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi V2

I bought my first new rice cooker in 13 years. I spent a lot of money on it, so the rice is delicious! I think…

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

I’ve actually seen all the movies mentioned in this week’s chapter. I like them all.

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Yuki Tanaka

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Tanaka

My mom was stuck at Narita Airport for 11 hours. I’m glad she was finally able to get out.

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

I get excited every year for Tokyo Game Show. I wonder what will be announced. I can’t wait!