Mangaka Musings 10/27/19

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

By Jeric Llanes October 27, 2019


Riichiro Inagaki

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Just as the anime starts the Byakuya arc, we have Boichi Sensei’s side story too! I’m so happy about the perfect timing!

Dr. STONE Reboot: Byakuya

Dr Stone Boichi

I root for and love people who move forward even if they mess up and get hurt, over those who stay safe out of fear of failure.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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I want to eat an infinite amount of the Maru-chan Paripari Infinite Cabbage snack. Uh-oh!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

I heard a giant “CRAAASH” and an “Ahhh!” from outside my window. I hope everyone’s okay.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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Sorry about this week’s chapter. I’m gonna take a break and come back strong!

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

My best wishes to everyone who suffered in the typhoon. I pray that everyone recovers as soon as possible.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Last week I forgot to include a Miwa puppet in the ways to contact Gojo. That’s all right!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


I just realized I could connect my smartphone to my TV to watch YouTube. This will help with my workouts!

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

I haven’t cut my hair in forever, and it’s now slightly longer than the average middle-aged Japanese woman’s hair length.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

Watching the news is scary. I wish the best for everyone suffering from the typhoon.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

Pocahontas and Belle are really great Disney heroines, but the best is, of course, Esmeralda.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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Thank you so much for the birthday present. It was delicious.

Shiro Usazaki

Actage Shiro

Taking a bath and getting warm makes me fall asleep, so lately I’ve been reading Twitter to keep myself awake.

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi V2

I’m having fun asking my assistants how far they’ve gotten in DQ Walk. I’m making slow progress.

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

I live in the Edogawa district. I was drawing the manga while fearing the typhoon. I’m lucky we didn’t lose power.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Masashi Kishimoto

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I drink a lot of coffee to stay awake. I like the flavor too, so I can’t help but drink too much.

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Kento Matsuura

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Matsuura

So much sadness when I’m eating a sandwich but can’t bite through the lettuce, and then the whole piece of lettuce is just gone.

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

Japan got first place in their pool in the Rugby World Cup! It feels like I’m dreaming! Let’s win the whole thing!!