Mangaka Musings 1/22/2023

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

By VIZ Media January 22, 2023

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Void died in chapter 3, and now he’s the star of the third anniversary! Here’s to another great year!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


My friend said my hobby is my job, so I hope to get a lot of work in 2023!

Yuki Suenaga


Brush Up Life is great! And so was Alice in Borderland!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Hoshi ni natta Chiro was one of the most precious things from my childhood. The fan letter reply I got is my treasure.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


Is oshiruko a food or a beverage? The mochi is good.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I went to a Mrs. GREEN APPLE live performance. The three of them each did their thing, and it was amazing. Thanks for the song for the movie!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Happy New Year! It would be nice to bring the story to a close this year.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I want to become a soccer player like Mitoma.

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


The TV shows at the end and beginning of the year were great! And so was RIZIN! Please enjoy chapter 9!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I received a present from Inoue Sensei called The First Slam Dunk!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I asked my friends to let me stop sending New Year’s cards. The quality of my New Year’s went up drastically.

Ichigoki’s Under Control
Seiji Hayashi


I don’t think I’ve ever done the “first Japanese calligraphy of the year” tradition! And I don’t think I’m gonna do it this year either!

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At the beginning of every year, I come up with 100 goals. This year, at least ten of them were related to Cipher Academy!

Kenta Shinohara


I watched the drama show Quartet for the first time in a while, and it’s so good. I don’t usually watch these shows, but I like this one.

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


Thank you so much for the fan mail. Your letters encourage me to do my best to meet everyone’s expectations.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


The foods in Osechi meals often contain unexpected flavors, so I am very careful with my chopsticks.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Isn’t it interesting that humans came from fish? So that cute girl also used to be a fish?

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Two of my former assistants are teaming up to start a new series called Dorahachi in Monthly Magazine. Whoa!!

Ginka & Glüna
Shinpei Watanabe


I’ve knocked over a Buddha statue my friend gave me and had it fixed twice. I’m afraid to break it for a third time.

Tokyo Demon Bride Story
Tadaichi Nakama


My companions for the end of the year were sake from Tottori Prefecture and a chiyo musubi rice ball. Refreshing and delicious.

Mapollo 3


Having to wear lots of clothes in the winter is a pain. And I like the AC more than the heater!