Mangaka Musings 11/10/19

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

By Jeric Llanes November 10, 2019


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

I totally forgot about my dentist appointment! I’ve been immobile for an hour from the shock of realizing the trouble I caused for my dentist.

Riichiro Inagaki

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Boichi Sensei’s already so busy with two series, and yet now we have superintense action scenes for him to draw. I’m so sorry.

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

One of my amazing assistants, Aoki-kun, is drawing a five-chapter series on Jump+ called Sensenruten!

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

Promised Neverland Posuka V2

Every time my computer breaks, I replace it with better parts. Its power level rises every time it recovers from death…

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

I received persimmons from Gotouge Sensei and a birthday present for Luck from a fan. Thank you!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I’m so happy that we get a lot of kabocha pumpkin dishes served around Halloween.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

I had to hold myself up from falling down when I slipped on my carpet, and now my muscles are all sore.

Shiro Usazaki

Actage Shiro

Right before my deadline I’m thinking, “Meat! Meat! Meat!” But afterwards I just feel like having a nice bowl of miso soup.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


Osaka-san, who plays the role of Nariyuki, got married! Congratulations!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I’m throwing myself at so many jobs that it feels like Sadako vs. Kayako.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

Yuzuru Hanyu and Alexandra Trusova are too good! Also, my brother had twin girls! Good luck and congratulations!

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

Yui Kamio Lets Loose Shiibashi V2

I’ve been listening to the drama portion of Hypnosis Mic on Spotify, and I’m starting to understand the characters. I still have a lot to learn…

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

Can’t wait to see the movie Explosive Baby Buggy! Too bad this movie is just a figment of my imagination…

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

Hama and Kotoko, congratulations on your marriage. May you live happily ever after.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Masashi Kishimoto

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The play Naruto: Akatsuki no Shirabe has opened. Please check it out!

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Kento Matsuura

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Matsuura

I found a Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki place in my neighborhood! Because I’m a local, they give me an extra egg!

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

What an amazing 44 days! Japan will get stronger! I’ll be cheering even harder in four years!

Dr. STONE Reboot: Byakuya

Dr Stone Boichi

I love it when you can dive deeply into the characters’ thoughts. I get joy out of imagining and drawing scenes like that.