Mangaka Musings 10/24/2021

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

By VIZ Media October 24, 2021

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I had fun drawing the Halloween art. I need more practice with my color work!

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I’d like some Bluetooth earphones that I can comfortably talk to other people with, but I don’t know which ones to buy.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Make it hot and pretty much anything is good!!!!?!!!!!!!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I underestimated the anime Uma Musume. It has so much respect for the horses. This longtime horse racing fan is moved to tears!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I want to play Pokémon Red/Green/Gold/Silver, but can you use glitches on the Virtual Console version?

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I suddenly realized that fishing season is over. I’ll see all you fishies next year!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I’ve been having a ton of computer and internet trouble since October started. What is going on…?



Recently, I’ve been drawing people as if they're spitting up blood to show how scientifically improbable things are.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Thank you so much for everything until now, Azuma. Welcome aboard, Araki!

Mapollo 3


I went to Famima and bought some super Famima-type socks. They are so comfortable!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I went for a walk with my daughter in the morning for the first time in forever, and the world looked so sparkly.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I now have a niece! I can’t wait to go back to my hometown and meet her. I want to give her so many gifts!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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My landlord gave me some Undead Unluck fan art and Gundam merch! Thank you!!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


If there was a championship for breaking mechanical pencils, I think I could win it. I break my leads so quickly.

Kenta Shinohara


Every time I move my pillows, a ton of origami frogs the kids made fall out, and it freaks me out.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


The place that my personality was formed is Kochi. Where I was born is Okayama. I love them both.

Neru: Way of the Martial Artist
Minya Hiraga


I was talking to my assistant about splitting Jagarico potato sticks in two before eating them, and then they bought some for me.

The Hunters Guild: Red Hood
Yuki Kawaguchi


I’m really lucky there’s so many restaurants around me. I get takeout burgers three times a week.