Mangaka Musings 11/05/2023

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

By VIZ Media November 05, 2023

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


In chapter 140, Kanaguri’s eye had healed, but that was an error. I’ll give him an eye patch or something.

Takeru Hokazono


When I walk around at night while listening to the soundtrack of The Batman, I become Batman.

Riichiro Inagaki


Long time no see! Sorry for this irregular serialization! Please look forward to the next chapter!



I’m so hyped after receiving the best story of my life! Please enjoy these three chapters!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I choked on some vodka and thought I was about to die. My future cause of death will likely be aspiration pneumonia.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


Please…no more paper straws… During every meeting…the straw falls apart…

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


Blown away that Iio-san from Zun is the person from La.okaki. I’ll never forget that comedy team.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


The dried scallops at 7-Eleven are really good. They are sweet, salty, and low calorie!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I learned that the editor I had kept waiting a long time was a black belt in karate, and everyone at the studio started to get really nervous.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I saw Once Upon a Studio. Can’t believe I got to see a new Disney Robin Hood project this year.

Yuki Suenaga


Sorry for all the embarrassing errors recently. I’ll do my best to eliminate them. I’ll double-check!

Two on Ice
Elck Itsumo


I’ve gone over 400 days of studying Polish. I want to become fluent!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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My landlord went to the sushi collaboration event at Kappa Sushi. Thank you! I want to go too!

Yoshihiko Hayashi


I get the most excited about how I start drawing really efficient lines as the deadline looms. So fun!

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


WhenI watch YouTube shorts on Kenta Shokudo, my stomach frequently starts growling.

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


I listened to “Bara iro no hibi,” “Nantokanare,” and “Hero” while working, so I feel really strong now!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I saw Gang Parade live! I was blown away by the amount of crazy exercise they do during the performance.

Martial Master Asumi

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At the cafe where I do my storyboards, I can see my daughter returning from school, and it gives me strength.

Ice-Head Gill
Ikuo Hachiya


Seeing people in costume in the city is so fun! But seeing a No-Face from Spirited Away at night is bad for my heart.

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


Thank you so much to everyone who read it, sent fan mail, and supported me!

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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I broke my right hand...

Seraph of the End
Daisuke Furuya

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Due to the influence of shogi champion Sota Fujii, I bought a shogi strategy book.

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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I missed last month due to COVID. It's scary that I still have symptoms two months later.

Show-ha Shoten!
Takeshi Obata

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I went to France and Belgium with Asakura sensei. It was a blast.

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

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I'll be taking next month off. To improve the medical issues with my neck, I'd like to focus on non-manga deadlines and do a bunch of stuff.