Mangaka Musings 09/26/2021

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

By Jeric Llanes September 26, 2021

Riichiro Inagaki


I had a big meeting with all the science consultants. So many difficult words were flying around online that my head hurt!

Mapollo 3


There was already an error in chapter 1! I’m sorry, forgive me, I’ll never do it again! Probably!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


My personal ice cream rankings put Pino on the same tier as Häagen-Dazs. So good. Love it.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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During my meeting at Shueisha, I ran into the construction of a Yozakura exhibit in the lobby. Hype!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


Thank you so much for the support and kind words for my 100th volume! I’ll keep working even harder!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


They’re gonna make a life-size bust statue. Wow! I plan to buy it.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I really like Red Bull! It makes me feel awake. I like the taste too.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Two chapters ago when Kogane showed info on the players, it said that Itadori was already in Tokyo No. 2 Colony. That was an error.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I was on team Takenoko no Sato, but after eating both for the first time in a while, now I’m on team Kinoko no Yama.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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My daughter is saying “Nini! Nene!” to my assistants and sitting in their laps like she’s an idol.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Who’s the person who figured out frying potatoes is so good?! Thank you, whoever you were!!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I have no talent when it comes to picking the right cashier. No matter where I line up, the other lines go faster.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


Sorry for all the trouble I caused you, my second editor Ishikawa. Thank you so much for the past year.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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We suddenly need to add a lot of censor bars again. My assistants are starting to figure out the right size. Makes me happy.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


My friend who was doing his best in Tokyo had some issues and is heading home to Okinawa. Sadness.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


I’m interested in doing the Shikoku pilgrimage of the 88 temples. But with my current stamina, I’d probably only make it to one.

Kenta Shinohara


I suddenly wanted a Super Cub motorcycle, but I gave up after realizing there’s nowhere to go and I don’t have the time.

Neru: Way of the Martial Artists
Minya Hiraga


As a person who can’t even go out to buy a trash bag, I have nothing exciting to write here.

The Hunters Guild: Red Hood
Yuki Kawaguchi


My vacuum cleaner that’s only three months old already has a dead battery. Help!