Mangaka Musings 09/27/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes September 27, 2020

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I’ve been meaning to say that with the times being what they are, the original lead-page arena idea was canceled, but I forgot again last week.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


Daughter: In AyaTri volume 1, will —— be revealed?
Me: ...? Should I?
Daughter: Respond to expectations!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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Since the process has been adjusted because of Covid, we’re trying for three chapters every four weeks or two chapters every three weeks. The goal is to reach chapter 1,000 by the end of the year!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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When things are rough, I listen to Mana Ashida’s “Fight!!” I listened to it all week.

High School Family: Koukousei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I used the AC way too much this summer, so I’m gonna try to keep my electricity bill lower in the winter.


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I will definitely be drawing manga until the day I die, so it’s okay for me to take today off…

Phantom Seer
Kento Matsuura


I lost a bet and dyed my hair for the first time in eight years. It’s a really bright color, so my neighbors notice me immediately.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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My other favorites are Kihira, Tuktamy, Uno, Kostornaia, Dai, Nakano, Machida, etc.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


When your leg hurts, you’ll sound cool if you say, “I’m having strange sensations in my right femoral region.”

Our Blood Oath
Kazu Kakazu


I have no AC at my place, so I hope it cools down soon. My chocolate is melting…

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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Karaoke Iko! is great. I highly recommend it.

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


I was listening to the radio, and they started talking about me. I started sweating bullets. Thank you, Skyrocket Company. I love you!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I get the cover and color pages next week? I don’t have enough to say, so I’ll mention it now. Thanks to all!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


When planning to do remote drinking, it’s much safer when you start by deciding the exact amount you plan to drink!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki 


My favorite Hearthstone Tavern Hero is Shaman. And I like Morgl. So cute.

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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It’s hard to move your opponent. Not even throwing 100 fireballs works. I want to throw Bob-ombs.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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The ochazuke set my brother sent me to help me survive the heat was delicious! Next up will be clam ochazuke!