Mangaka Musings 10/17/2021

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

By VIZ Media October 17, 2021

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


A dream come true! Lead color pages in the magazine! I’ll work hard so that next time I’ll get the cover as well!

Riichiro Inagaki


This week’s creation is called a Saticon, and it’s a small camera invented in Japan. Japan’s technological skills in the old days were amazing!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


I was going through my art for an exhibit, and the weight of it all wore me out. I’ve drawn a lot.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I’m sorry for all the breaks. My schedule is a mess. I’m getting back on track.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Haba is done, and I never really got down his way of speaking. I don’t have anyone around me from Hiroshima.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I got my second shot! Thank you to all the doctors and nurses!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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My former assistant Aoki has a new series starting on Jump+. And my current assistants Hayakawa and Hayashi have one-shots in Jump GIGA!

Mapollo 3


I love jerky. I think being able to eat meat as a snack is a good thing.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


I got my second shot! I was surprised by the high fever I got.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


For the first time in a while, I met remotely with Ikeda, the first editor on this series, and we celebrated the first anniversary.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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For my birthday I got a model of Wedge’s Red Squadron helmet, and now I’m invincible.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


Enoshima, who’s always helping me remotely, has a one-shot in the issue. Please check it out.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I love haunted houses. I think the one at Hanayashiki is scarier than Senritsu Meikyu at Fuji-Q Highland.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


I’ve been using the bath salts a reader sent me. Thank you!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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This next issue of GIGA has a work by my talented assistant Hamuru Akatsuki! Please give it a read!

Kenta Shinohara


I’m starting to want to read Uron Mirage myself to see what kind of manga it is.

The Hunters Guild: Red Hood
Yuki Kawaguchi


I had fun drawing some of the backgrounds in this week’s chapter. I hope to show more of the HQ interiors somewhere.

Neru: Way of the Martial Artist
Minya Hiraga


My family dog has been called up to heaven. It was so sudden. I wanted to change my mood, so I grabbed some scissors I had around and cut my hair.