Mangaka Musings 09/29/19

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

By Jeric Llanes September 29, 2019


One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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The Bachelor Japan season 3 started, so I have another thing to look forward to after I finish my chapters. I like the grape girl.

Riichiro Inagaki

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What Gen used can also be called the Caligula Effect. Basically, humans can be very contrary.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

The spiciness of Wasabeef chips isn’t so much spicy as it is explosive for your nasal cavity.

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

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Thanks to everyone who participated in The Promised Neverland’s anime being shown in movie theaters. I wish I could have gone!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Tamura Sensei zipped by on his bike to deliver gifts to celebrate the birth of our baby. He was like the wind!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


Study’s live performance was amazing! Thank you so much! Look forward to season 2 of the anime!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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My friend Peppe Sensei has a new series in Spirits magazine, and he’s on Terrace House! Amazing!

Mitama Secureity: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

My editor and I recently started having our weekly meetings in a Torikizoku restaurant, and it feels totally natural.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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The new volume of Delicious in Dungeon was great!

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

This week was the first time ever that I wanted to draw manga more than eat food. I merely thought about it, though. I still ate food.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

I’m happy it’s cooled down after a hot stretch. Every year I catch a cold from the lingering summer heat, but I was okay this year.

Shiro Usazaki

Actage Shiro

I like the nuggets from Pizza Hut. The cheese pizza is really good too.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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It seems like I was the only one who really got into the title page. Geto was like the straight man: “Enough already!” (Exits stage)

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Masashi Kishimoto

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I hit the shin of my right leg really hard. So painful. I’ve been having a lot of leg issues lately… Sniff sniff.

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

The sound of rain from inside of a car with the engine shut off really comforts me and I love it. Does anyone agree?

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi V2

I bought an espresso machine. It takes a little effort, but that’s what makes it fun, so I keep drinking more.

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

I’ve been playing Detroit: Become Human a little bit at a time after work. I want to know what happens, but then I have to wait…

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Kento Matsuura

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Matsuura

I got cookies as a gift, but I’m more excited about getting the fancy decorated can than the actual cookies!