Mangaka Musings 10/29/2023

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

By VIZ Media October 29, 2023

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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The anime version illustration done by Ninuma-san from SWITCH was supercool!

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


The Akashi Ume pickled plum I got as part of a Kuroko merch sample was super sour. Loved it.

Yoshihiko Hayashi


Why is the sky blue? As a kid, I said it was because that was the prettiest color.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


The Ouza shogi match! I’m so impressed with Nagase-san’s incredible hard work and focus. I’ll keep rooting for him!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


My cat’s winter coat has come in, and she’s so fluffy and soft and smooth and fluffy and fluffy.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


It’s bashauma! I learned a technique for grilling chicken skin into a crust. The flavor is the best.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I can’t help but do the pause challenges on YouTube Shorts. I always fail.

Two on Ice
Elck Itsumo


I went to Carnival on Ice! Seeing the Riku-Ryu pair for the first time in half a year and then seeing Miss Saigon was amazing!

Takamasa Moue


I fall asleep watching videos with commentary about dinosaurs. Spinosaurus sure changed.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Watching The Godfather always makes me want to eat a cannoli. No bullets or poison, please.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I met my old editor for the first time in forever. I was so happy. I’m glad he’s doing so well.

Takeru Hokazono


After finishing my chapter, I stuffed my mouth with a super sweet potato crepe. It’s fall!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I’ve been playing a lot of Mahjong Soul. I’m getting pretty good, so I think I’ve graduated from the beginner level.

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


When I get some sun, I do feel better, but it makes it harder to stay awake at night.

Kenta Shinohara


Thank you to everyone who came to the Shibuya pop-up shop! The next one is in Osaka!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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The Kimberly users I’ve been following are Score, Oniki, and Inui-dono (Shinichirou Inui), and Subaru Ozora has been added to the list!

Cipher Academy


Thanks to everyone who participated in the Cipher Academy practice exam! Much appreciated!

Martial Master Asumi

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I got an upset stomach! Thank goodness it settled after a day! I shouldn’t have eaten that shiny thing!

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


Thank you to everyone who helps me out. Please enjoy chapter 47.

Ice-Head Gill
Ikuo Hachiya


Someone started talking to me, and I meant to take out my earphones but removed my glasses instead. I froze and tried to play it off with a serious face.