Mangaka Musings 09/24/2023

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

By VIZ Media September 24, 2023

Two on Ice
Elck Itsumo


I’m always doing stories about two people. And for my first series, I plan to tell their story until the end!

Takeru Hokazono


When my serialization started, I got some goldfish for the studio. They’re a great help for the art. And they’re cute.

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


I got some advice from my editor, and I’m working out the area of the body with the most muscle—my thighs!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The legendary meal set of ramen, gyoza, and fried rice at Hidakaya. My stomach may be trash, but it’s still got some fight left in it.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I want to go see a recording of the Niketsu variety show. I want to see some comedians perform live. Entertainers are amazing.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


My first Dreams Come True live performance in four years was powerful, as expected, and gave me a lot of energy. What a show!

Takamasa Moue


The Japanese national team has beaten Germany twice in a row. Who could have ever predicted an era like this?

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I received a star-naming gift for Jeanist. We might be able to create some constellations soon.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


Why are yakisoba food carts so darn delicious? I wish there was a festival every week.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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There was a week off in between, so it seems like I forgot to make a chapter.

Yoshihiko Hayashi


I can’t handle the seeds in the shichimi seven-spice blend, so I buy ichimi, the one-spice kind. Can’t they release a sanmi with about three spices?

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


I had a leg hair so long and straight that it freaked me out when I touched it. I said “Eww!” out loud.

Kenta Shinohara


There’s a pop-up show at Tower Records in Shibuya. Go check out all the limited-edition merch!

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


An illustration I made for the old Twitter links up to this chapter. What a surprise!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I loved Cobra and Lady and Boy. Rest in peace, Buichi Terasawa Sensei.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


It’s getting harder and harder to move around in my room. Well, this is what happens during a serialization.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


It’s been a while since the clothes I used to wear don’t fit anymore, but I refuse to throw them away in order to encourage myself to be able to wear them once again.

Martial Master Asumi

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I worked just as hard as I did on my previous series on extras for the graphic novels. I included some commentary too!

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


The seasons are changing, so beware of sudden shifts in temperature. Please enjoy chapter 42.

Ice-Head Gill
Ikuo Hachiya


I went to a cat cafe and ended up having the whole place to myself. I had a cat toy, so I was very popular. Those kitties’ foreheads were so soft.