Mangaka Musings 10/04/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes October 04, 2020

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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My second lead color pages! Thanks to all of you, another one of my dreams has come true!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Special One-Shot
Koyoharu Gotouge

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It’s been a while! I’ve drawn Rengoku’s first mission for you!

Black Clover
Yuki Tabata

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The seven layers of the underworld were accidentally drawn as nine. Oops! And “the morning of two days from now” should be “three days from now.”

The Promised Neverland: Special Side Story
Kaiu Shirai

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Roboco and the Promised Neverland parody! (Love them!) I know you’re busy, but thank you so much, Miyazaki Sensei!

Posuka Demizu

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We’re back! I’m currently working on the pages for the next Promised Neverland story. Which character will it be about? Look forward to it!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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Wasn’t it still August just yesterday? How is it almost the end of September? Time is passing too quickly.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Hiramatsu-san designed a young Kugisaki for the anime. Amazing!

Riichiro Inagaki

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Boichi Sensei gave me shoes that make the same footprints as those that were placed on the moon!

Phantom Seer
Togo Goto


I got all excited about the FF16 news, but I haven’t even played FF7R yet.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I wanna go see the new Crayon Shin-chan movie, but I don’t have time.

Our Blood Oath
Kazu Kakazu


I’m so glad it’s cooling down. Fall is the easiest season to live through. I hope to eat a ton of fruit.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I’m so happy they are making a Hazbin Hotel series! I hope they keep the naughtiness and zaniness of the pilot episode.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


The mysterious drink known as popcorn soda actually tastes like popcorn. Wow.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I often forget to draw the lines under Roboco’s eyes, so I decided to make sure to do all of them at the very end. But I forgot again.

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


Once I finish this week’s pages, I’m gonna go see Tenet. That’s what I’ve told myself every week…

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


My son has started showing a lot of interest in bugs. I’m always nervous he’ll bring one home…

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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I played Mario Sunshine for the first time in a while. I’m terrible at platforming now. Is this age?

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


In the spring in Japan there will be ToLoveRu bunko editions and AyaTri graphic novel releases! I’m super busy, but it’s fun!

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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I played Powerful Pro Baseball 11 for over 1,000 hours. I can never hit against Matsuzaka and Ikawa.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


My assistant told me about a game called Word Wolf. It’s so fun!

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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The new arc starts next month. It would be fair to call it the final arc.

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

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Yui-san, who attended the Tezuka awards with me 11 years ago, is my new editor. It’s great to have you!

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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This month it was mercilessly decided that volume 26 will have a lot of bonus pages (while looking up at the blue sky).

Platinum End
Tsugumi Ohba

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Is this related to Platinum End? October 4 is Angel Day…right?

Seraph of the End
Daisuke Furuya

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Lately, I’ve been making my miso soup base with shitake mushrooms.