Mangaka Musings 10/16/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes October 16, 2020

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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No excuses allowed! I’m so, so sorry to everyone. Thank you for all your positive thoughts. I’ll do better!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


I bought a piano and have started practicing with my daughter. I still can’t read the music unless I count from DO…

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


When reading this chapter about catching a cold, please assume that the coronavirus does not exist in the world of this series.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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I drew this chapter thinking, “Seriously, who is this guy?” Seriously, who is he?

Riichiro Inagaki

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We had a meeting with the consultants involved in the series to discuss future plans. I learn so much every time.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I’m sorry for taking a break! I can’t say anything yet, but I’m drawing a lot. I should be able to announce it soon…

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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The Jujutsu anime! Everything is going smoothly, and I’m so impressed with the team. I can’t thank them enough!

Black Clover
Yuki Tabata

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I went to a salon for the first time in a while. They said it had been ten months, but it felt like four to me.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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The azuki ice cream from Mow is delicious. Highly recommended.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I wasn’t the most athletic, so I always felt like I was embarrassing myself during those physical fitness tests in high school.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The best Resident Evil creature has to be G from 2. It’s a full course of beautiful evolution.

Our Blood Oath
Kazu Kakazu


I’d like to sit back and game for a while. Mario 35 is great for short bursts.

Phantom Seer
Togo Goto


I’m really excited about an Achikochi Audrey live online event that starts on 10/28.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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Kappa Ebisen crackers can’t be quit and can’t be stopped! Yes!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I went with my dad to see the posters in Akihabara and Ikebukuro station. They were awesome! Thank you!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I’m somehow getting by thanks to my amazingly talented assistants. I don't deserve them!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


The new Dragon Quest: Dai no Daiboken anime is great, and I look forward to it every week! Love it!

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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The Gusto restaurant in my neighborhood is closing?! I can't even count how many times I’ve been there. I’ll miss you!

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


Lately my Roomba whacks me awake while cleaning. Are you my mom?!