Mangaka Musings 11/20/2020

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

By Jeric Llanes November 20, 2020

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki

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Nice to meet you! I’m Yuto Suzuki. I’d be very happy if many people were to enjoy this series.

Build King
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

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Build King was a very challenging series to create. I’m looking forward to seeing Tonkachi’s and Renge’s growth.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto

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What can you not eat with naan? Answer: Naan-thing!!!!!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I flip through an old Jump and see Toriko. I’m happy to be serialized with Shimabukuro Sensei once again!


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Working from home + 140 pages in a month is rough.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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There’s a small YouTube channel I like, and I always look forward to new videos being posted. It’s so small the creator would freak out if I mentioned the channel here.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I did the thing where you buy protein once a year and it feels like you lose weight.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Kengo Nakamura is retiring… I’m sad, but what a cool retirement. I’ll be rooting for him in his remaining games.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Does Yayoiken not sell their pickles separately? I want to eat them every day.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


My favorite Paladins champion is Barik. I like the Front Line class.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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If you keep diluting black coffee, it becomes barley tea. Give it a try.

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


The Saint-Chinian red wine a fan told me about was delicious! Thanks so much!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I listened to the Yozakura voice comics and really tried to savor the experience. Good things do happen in life!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


I never thought I’d draw a scene like that… But I was confident that Suzu would definitely do that.

Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin
Ryuhei Tamura


My hands are so dry that my fingerprints can’t be read. And my face can’t be recognized because of the mask. Checkmate.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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These last three weeks have made me realize this manga normally has no girls in it.

Tomohiro Hasegawa

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It’s starting to get cold. I had the beef stew at Matsuya. It was so good.

Phantom Seer
Kento Matsuura


Kuragari no Kyuketsuki got turned into a voice comic! So happy! Thank you to everyone involved!

Our Blood Oath
Kazu Kakazu


I want to return to my hometown and visit the bookstores and parks I went to as a student.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I’ve never met Rumiko Takahashi, but congratulations on receiving the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon.