Mangaka Musings 11/21/21

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

By VIZ Media November 21, 2021

Protect Me, Shugomaru!
Daiki Ihara


A series in Jump! What a dream come true! I wouldn’t even care if I went bankrupt right now! Sorry, that’s going too far…

Yuji Kaku


It’s chapter 2, and I’m already fretting over what to write in this space.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


My favorite Japanese snack is Noshi Ume-san Taro! My second favorite, by a slight margin, is Wasabi Nori Taro!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


I love sleeping!!!!!!! That’s why I love spring!!!!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


The anime is now at 1,000 episodes as well! Thank you so much to Toei Animation! It’s an amazing thing.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


It’s getting really cold now, so I just want to spend my time listening to Syrup16g.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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What’s with this potato?! It’s delish!!! Is it because it’s cut differently? (It was a lily bulb.)



I wanted to see Dune one more time in IMAX, but the run ended before I got the chance. Too bad!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Of the Doraemons, I find Dora-med III the most relatable. Maharaja!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I like winter because the food is good, the bed and hot springs feel great, and you get time off!

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


High School Family has slowly been getting reprinted, and for that I am truly grateful.

Kenta Shinohara


I loved Galileo Galilei, but I also like BBHF and listen to them a lot.

Mapollo 3


I was walking up a hill holding a cup of hot tea when I had to sneeze. A dangerous situation!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I’ve been listening to the sound of a campfire while working on the storyboards. I want to go camping.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


I keep playing the Animal Crossing convenience store lottery game and getting burned. I really want Prize C!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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We put up Miyazaki Sensei’s comment from last week on our studio wall, and my wife saw it and cracked up.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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After work I play the Pokémon card game with my assistants. V-UNION Mewtwo is fun.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


The reaction to the exhibit was amazing, and everyone involved was surprised. It’s given me so much motivation!