Mangaka Musings 11/01/19

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

By Jeric Llanes November 01, 2019


ACT-AGE Tatsuya Matsuki


I’m hooked on Terrace House lately. Will they be able to get along, Fukuda Sensei…?

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

This is belated, but I just wanted to say I’m praying for everyone affected by the typhoon to be able to return to their normal lives as quickly as possible.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichiro Oda P

The Gatebox arrived. It’s the future! Having holographic fish swimming around my room is my dream.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


I finally switched from Comic Studio to Clip Studio for finishing up my pages. I was a little nervous using it for the first time…

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Gege Akutami Image1

You all knew that Mode: Absolute would just turn into a big macho guy, right?

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

I went to Brazil in May and learned that Kamehameha is a technique that’s known all around the world!

Riichiro Inagaki

Dr Stone Inagaki2

I’m only looking over the side story, but it’s a lot of work! But Boichi Sensei’s working twice as hard. Amazing! LOL!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

I’m late on this, but my editor changed! Thank you so much, Toide-san! Welcome to hell, Iwasaki-san!

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

Promised Neverland Kaiu Shirai V2

Emma wants to ride a giraffe, but I want to ride the Kamanchomenga!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

Chainsaw Author22 V2

Ranking for imagawayaki fillings: #1 red bean, #2 custard, #3 white bean.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

Jason Browns’s free skating makes me cry, but Keegan Messing’s short program makes me cry even more. Uh-oh!

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

The NBA season has started! I’m probably not the only NBA fan who’s never been more excited for a season.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

Samurai8 Okubo2

The cheese-flavored kaki no tane snacks my editor brought back from Hokkaido are a huge hit with my assistants.

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi V2

I didn’t think I’d need an e-reader since I have a smartphone, but the e-ink screen is really good.

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

Obviously, the real Shoreikai 3-Dan League doesn’t have a tiebreak rule. Forgive me.

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

I’ve never had such an exciting month and a half. The Rugby World Cup was so fun!

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Yuki Tanaka

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Tanaka

Volume 2 is now on sale in Japan. The cover is amazing, so please check it out!

Dr. STONE Reboot: Byakuya

Dr Stone Boichi

I wasn’t able to eat many ginkgo nuts. Unfortunately, Byakuya probably ate even less.

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

Blue Exorcist

Sorry! I got the sickest I’ve been in years. Everyone please take care!

Platinum End
Tsugumi Ohba

Platinum End Ohba

I used to send faxes, but I finally learned how to scan and send the data. It’s tough keeping up with the times!

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Takaya Kagami

Seraph Takaya

It’s suddenly gotten chilly. Everyone take care not to catch a cold. I have to eat some mackerel pike!