Mangaka Musings 11/19/2023

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

By VIZ Media November 19, 2023

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


We’re getting an anime!! It's thanks to all of you! Thank you so much!

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


We’ve been able to fight and survive for a full year! I drew the color pages full of pride.

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


The upcoming Jump Short Frontier project is a work by my assistant Tsukiji-san. I gotta check it out!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


The lazy singing and slow tempo of WurtS’s new song “Back” make it great!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Next chapter will have the two of them in the opposite positions, but don’t worry about it.

Kenta Shinohara


I had Nope playing while I worked, with no prior knowledge of the movie. I was surprised by how scary and awesome it was!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


One sip of alcohol and my heart almost exploded, and I was so weak. Booze is scary.

Yuki Suenaga


Giboshi is a performance dug up by Master Kyotaro Yanagiya. I used it with permission.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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This is totally random, but by the time you read this, it seems that I’ll be in New York.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I moved! Personally, I think moving while doing a serialization was an amazing feat! I’m beat!

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


I totally forgot and it’s been forever, but volume 2 is now on sale in Japan! And volume 1!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Elemental! I’m a big fan of fire types who can create stuff with metal or glass.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


A cognitive bug is like when you think “What’s wrong?” if Otani goes ten days without a home run.

Takeru Hokazono


I hope ready-made food from convenience stores will continue to make me feel comfortable by assuring me that I’m consuming half a day’s worth of vegetables by eating it.

Martial Master Asumi

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Since I’ve started working on the graphic novels, I don’t have much time to get to the gym. Crap! My stomach area!!

Two on Ice
Elck Itsumo


I haven’t been able to follow the GP Series as much. Take care, Kihara!

Yoshihiko Hayashi


Kurikin Nanno Island Story, Dragon Tamer Sound Spirit, Trade & Battle: Card Hero, Flipnote Studio, Absolute Pitch Otodama Star… My generation of games.