Mangaka Musings 11/17/19

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

By Jeric Llanes November 17, 2019


Haruichi Furudate

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I had a really, really, really precious talk with Kunihiro Shimizu of the Panasonic Panthers. Thank you!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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To celebrate Oden’s appearance, I kept making oden while working on the pages. I put a ton of beef tendon in.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

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I was raising the hem of my pants and was told, “Relax, it’s gonna be okay.” I blushed.

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

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I think the seitai therapy video YouTube recommended to me is still doing my body good. If so, it’s amazing!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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I caught a cold but got better after taking some Pabron medicine. It really works to take it immediately!

Riichiro Inagaki

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So many people are watching the anime overseas as well. Thank you so much!

Tatsuya Matsuki


I was writing the manga in a net cafe when some tough guy started messing with me. Tokyo is a scary place.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I’m desperate enough that I’m thinking about just moving to a new studio.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Ever since my baby was born, my dog is asking for even more attention. They’re both cute.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


I bought exercise equipment called BodyBoss. I can easily do bench presses at home. Wow!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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All of Takao Yaguchi’s autobiographical manga were great!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I’d like to thank my editor for the gifts of herb tea and the Anne of Green Gables merchandise. He knows my girlish tastes well!

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

Senaka Jefferson’s new single “Thoroughbred Ulcer” is great! Too bad it’s just a figment of my imagination!

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

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My assistant gave me two good luck charms, so something nice is bound to happen.

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

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A phrase that I heard recently that stuck with me is “Dogs bark, but the caravan goes on.” Life goes on.

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

I was hooked on Terrace House when Tecchan was on. Matsuki Sensei is my roommate.

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

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Ring Fit Adventure is amazing! It’s really fun, and you can’t move the next day.

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Yuki Tanaka

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Tanaka

When the time is right, I was thinking about going to the Ganges river to purify myself. Anyone wanna go with me?

Dr. STONE Reboot: Byakuya

Dr Stone Boichi

I’ve been studying astronautics for the first time in a while. It’s so fun!