Mangaka Musings 11/01/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes November 01, 2020

Riichiro Inagaki

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I tested out the giant bubbles from last week’s chapter and my kids loved it. I recommend using a hoop instead of a straw.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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We’re all huge Roboco fans at my studio, so we were ecstatic over the miracle that the manga walk-in submission plots coincided.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Volume 1 will be out soon in Japan. There’s tons of bonus four-panel manga and illustrations so please check it out!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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It suddenly got cold, so I started playing Syrup 16g. I like listening to it when the temperature drops.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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I’m hooked on uzumakifu! So those things in miso soup are called uzumakifu (a wheat gluten product). I’ll put them in anything!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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Those drinkable milk puddings are sweet and delicious. Recommended to anyone with a sweet tooth.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I received birthday gifts for Luck from the fans! Thank you so much every year!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I start my computer and get requests from Adobe to uninstall Flash. So sad.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Code Geass came up in conversation for the first time in a while, so I did a Rakshata impression, but everyone ignored me.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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My favorite socks are the ones with five toes. I also like the ones where it doesn’t even look like you’re wearing socks.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


This Umatare salad dressing I got is so delicious that I highly recommend it!

Our Blood Oath
Kazu Kakazu


Friends and acquaintances from my hometown are giving me so much encouragement. Thank you!

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


I’m so grateful I can listen to books I wanted to read on Audible. Thank you to the people who voice the books!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


Suzu’s expression in this chapter is something I can only draw in this series so I want to explore it more.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


I was able to complete my set of the Yoshinoya Giveaway #3 Pokémon so I’m totally satisfied.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


Supposedly there were unexploded shells buried in the ground around my school where we would run laps in P.E.

Phantom Seer
Togo Goto


The nice chair I ordered arrived, but it scares my pet bird so I’m keeping it locked away for now.

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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I have nothing to talk about besides convenience stores, Matsuya and Smash Bros.! I ate the shrimp chili lunch set today.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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I’m currently addicted to Jikkuri Kotokoto Kongari Pan soups and the petite pancakes from Domino’s Pizza.

Seraph of the End
Takaya Kagami

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It’s totally fall now. I get excited when it gets colder. Why?

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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I ended up making a lot of fixes to previous chapters in the magazine. Sorry that it looked like such a work in progress.

Platinum End
Takeshi Obata

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Whenever it says “the expiration date is printed separately,” I can’t find it and give up.

Twin Star Exorcist
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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Volume 23 is out in Japan. It comes with bonus bookmark number 2. Check it out!

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

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Due to the condition of my neck, this month will once again be one chapter only. I’m so sorry.