Mangaka Musings 10/06/19

By John Bae October 06, 2019

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

Promised Neverland Posuka V2

I went to the set for the live-action movie! Hamabe-san, Jo-kun, Itagaki-kun! Thank you for the pictures!!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

I tensed up too much when I ate some grilled fish and hurt my ankle. Fish is tasty, but the bones are scary.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

My dream of being in the same issue of Jump as my mentor Tanaka Sensei has come true! I can’t believe it!


Dr Stone Boichi

The mechanism design for the gun was so hard I thought I’d die (lol). I hope more weapons will come up in the story.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichiro Oda P

Hold on, summer!! I’ve only done three barbecues, and we’re already getting close to the end of the year.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


In my free time, I’m helping my assistant with a full digital manuscript. Speed lines are difficult in digital…!!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Gege Akutami Image1

Apparently it seems unlikely that there were separated smoking areas in Shinjuku in 2007, at least according to my assistant’s research.

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

The movies I have on while I’m working are usually ones that I’ve seen before, but Babe makes me cry every time.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

I went to acupuncture for the first time in my life! I was told that massages don’t work on me!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

Satoko Miyahara’s final poses in her new routines for both short program and free skate are so cool. I also like the musical arrangements.

Tatsuya Matsuki


Money no Tora (“Money Tigers,” known as Shark Tank in the U.S.) and Ai no Binbo Dasshutsu Sakusen (Mission of Love: Escape from Poverty)—if they brought these shows back, I’m sure I’d be a couch potato.

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

This is a lie, but this summer my liquid intake consisted solely of milk tea boba.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

Chainsaw Author22 V2

Starbucks’s sweet potato drink was good, so I am satisfied. I want it again.

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi V2

I’m happy to be able to be with Yasuki Tanaka Sensei in Jump again. At the same time, I’m motivated to do well.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

Samurai8 Okubo2

I’m almost out of my stock of the soft mint-blue lead that is out of production. I’m in trouble.

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

I’ve started a reverse diet and am forcing myself to eat. I think I gained a little weight.

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Yuki Tanaka

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Tanaka

I am a fan of Tarantino, so I’d like to see Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood in theaters.

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

The Rugby World Cup has finally started! Congratulations to Japan for winning their first match! Other matches are great too. Iwate was amazing!

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

Blue Exorcist

I apologize for the trouble caused by the cancellation of the art exhibit. To all the readers and those who worked on it, I’m so sorry.

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Daisuke Furuya


The cat has bitten through my tenth phone charger cable. I’m at a loss to know what to do.

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

World Trigger Final

Next month I will be working on graphic novels, so there will only be one chapter. I’m sorry. Thank you for your support.

Platinum End
Takeshi Obata

Platinum End Obata

I’m honored that the Obata Exhibit was held in Niigata, which is where I’m from. Thank you to everyone who came!