Mangaka Musings 11/15/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes November 15, 2020

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Build King
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Build King Shimabukuro

It’s my first new weekly series in four years! I’m an old man with bad eyes now, but I’m gonna do my best!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Yuzuriha Sensei, who has helped me so much, has a new series called Boku Yori Medatsu Na Ryugakusei on Jump+!

Phantom Seer
Togo Goto


I want to go see the movie Tsumi no Koe (The Voice of Sin) written by Akiko Nogi so badly.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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I enjoyed The Bachelorette to the very, very end. Thank you!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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Sorry for needing to take a break again. I really don’t want to…but please be patient.

Riichiro Inagaki

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The lack of rubber makes doing things really difficult, and that’s caused the science consultants so much trouble. Hurray for rubber!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I wasn’t able to go fishing this season, but I’d really like to go camping.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I’ve posted corrections to some of the mistakes in the last chapter on the series’ official Japanese Twitter account. I’ll be more careful!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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Baaaaaaked potatoes! Sweet potato season is here! Yay for hot potatoes!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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The egg toast at Komeda’s Coffee is delicious. I also recommend the grilled chicken.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


I put a pain-relieving patch on my back before bed each night. This is the reality of weekly serialization in your forties…

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


Rumor has it that volume 1 has been out in Japan for a while. Please check it out.

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


Volume 1 is out in Japan! Please take a look! And here I was wasting time on jokes.

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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I keep buying spicy cup noodles. Then I regret buying them as I eat them. Then I buy more.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


There’s a military-style push-up workout called the “Bring Sally Up” challenge that is so hard you’ll throw up. Highly recommended!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Will someone stream that old Yu-Gi-Oh! Red-Eyes movie? I really like it.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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It’s been four years since I moved into my current place. Maybe it’s time to get some curtains.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


In junior high I would visit a website called PattoandeGo! Anyone know what I’m talking about?

Our Blood Oath
Kazu Kakazu


I have Zeta Gundam playing in the background while I work. Feels like I keep hearing laser beams and face slaps.