Mangaka Musings 11/24/19

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

By Jeric Llanes November 24, 2019


Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Something Satoru Gojo doesn’t have… Probably a personality.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

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I thought I put bath salts in the hot water, but when nothing happened I realized it was candy.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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Chama-kun, I kept my promise from 20 years ago! The Bump of Chicken concert was awesome!

Tatsuya Matsuki

Actage Matsuki

I’ve been walking around the park while I work. My mind and body seek the green scenery. Though I was very surprised to learn that they raised the price of admission to the national garden.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

I bought a case just for displaying My Hero figures. It’s so fun!

The Promised Neverland
Posuka Demizu

Promised Neverland Posuka V2

Pound the salmon that’s safe to eat raw! Put an egg yolk on top! Cover in soy sauce! Yukhoe style! Delicious!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


My youngest, who was still crawling not long ago, has finally started walking. Time sure flies.

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

I went to Hirakata Park for the first time in my life for research. The crazy mouse ride is seriously crazy!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

I want some friends who also love Doraemon: Nobita’s Diary on the Creation of the World. Nobita’s genealogy is Phoenix-level amazing.

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I took a look at Yaochi no Ran! It was super awesome! Inheruno is great too!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

I thought a black kappa appeared in my studio, but it was an assistant wearing a jingasa hat that was a gift from Kyoto.

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

The meat skewers created under the direction of skewer researcher Kinshiro Nidozuke are both delicious and a figment of my imagination.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Masashi Kishimoto

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I’ve been receiving a lot of delicious sweets lately. I love sweets, so I feel so blessed!

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

I tend to get chilled easily, so I dislike this time of year. Even indoors, if I don’t wear socks my toes will feel like ice within an hour.

Yui Kamio Lets Loose
Hiroshi Shiibashi

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I plan to introduce the remaining girl bosses from around Japan in the graphic novels. Please check them out!

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Yuki Tanaka

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Tanaka

I’m in love with Jun Inagawa’s worldview. The fact that he uses the manga medium is the greatest thing ever.

Double Taisei
Kentaro Fukuda

Double Taisei Fukuda

Volume 3 will have about 16 pages of bonus material, so please buy it if you can. I’ll come back stronger.

Dr. STONE Reboot: Byakuya

Dr Stone Boichi

Doing two serializations is a bit much, but my mind is at ease.