Mangaka Musings 10/31/2021

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

By VIZ Media October 31, 2021

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


There’s a radio tower in Nagoya called the Nagoya TV Tower. When I was a kid, I loved walking up the stairs to the top.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I saw it in a theater too, but right now I’ve been watching Gundam: Hathaway on heavy repeat on Netflix. I love the dialogue so much.

Kenta Shinohara


I drew something in analog format for the first time in a while, and I realized how bad my eyesight has gotten.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I got scared because I got carsick and it lasted for five days. It ended up having nothing to do with cars.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


B’z, Mr. Children, and Glay did a concert together! What a dream come true! It was so cool!

Riichiro Inagaki


I’m working on two serializations right now, but I’m somehow able to keep the worlds separated. The brain is a mystery.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


It’s summer in the series but winter in reality… It feels weird to draw characters in short sleeves.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


In the end, it was decided that the best Baby Star noodle snack flavor is chicken. The most traditional flavor.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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We got a lot of birthday presents for Luck again this year. He is so loved. Thank you!

Mapollo 3


I once again was reminded of the seaweed we ate in kindergarten by the smell of the kinmokusei fragrant olive tree.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


I’ve been too busy to play, but Animal Crossing has turned into an incredible game.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I now have my down bedding, winter coat, warm blanket, and fuzzy slippers ready on standby.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


Hashimoto, it was fun discussing things with you over the last year. New editor Mitsumori, welcome to the team!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


The ToLoveRu exhibit opens this week. Enjoy the analog art goodness!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


When I search “Roboco” on Twitter, I get so many warm comments. Thank you!

The Hunters Guild: Red Hood
Yuki Kawaguchi


I was cleaning my room, and I found five Country Ma’am cookies, as if they were hidden coins.

Neru: Way of the Martial Artist
Minya Hiraga


I filled my bathtub up for the first time in a while, and a ton of water spilled over. I want to move to a house where the tub fills up automatically.