Mangaka Musings 11/28/2021

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

By VIZ Media November 28, 2021

Doron Dororon 
Gen Oosuka


I’ll be working hard so that you can enjoy the series every week. I’m so grateful to everyone who’s supporting me through this.

Protect Me, Shugomaru!
Daiki Ihara


Everything I am right now is thanks to Oda Sensei. Thank you so much! I’ll do my very best!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Bagels are compact yet filling and are so delicious just by being toasted. The perfect breakfast.

Yuji Kaku


I like Toei’s V Cinema line of movies from the nineties, especially the thrillers. Like Serpent’s Path.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Thank you so much, Yabuki Sensei! I loved Shirogane reading Roboco too!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I’m watching the Komi Can’t Communicate anime. It’s so cute.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


Koisuru One Piece was hilarious every week! Good luck to the way-out-there creator Ihara-san and his new series!

Kenta Shinohara


I like Mala spicy peanuts with Sichuan peppercorns, so I bought a bunch. My tongue is burning every day.

Riichiro Inagaki


Even without oxygen in space, explosives still explode. It makes logical sense, but you have to think about it for a second.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I bought some katanuki die-cut candy that I’ve wanted to try out for a while now. I figured it’d be easy, but it’s tough!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I haven’t had a meal with someone outside of a work meeting for almost 11 months. Working remotely is lonely…

Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


In order for it to feel more special, I’ve stopped eating kazunoko fish roe except for New Year’s. I’m starting to get withdrawal symptoms…

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


My assistant borrowed one of my favorite manga, so I’m asking for their thoughts after every volume.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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We haven’t seen each other in person for a while, but it’s nice to see you in the magazine again, Gen Sensei! Let’s both do our best!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I was happy to hear that my assistant watched Gundam: Hathaway. Now let’s watch First Gundam and Char’s Counterattack!

Mapollo 3


Every day I think about how much I wish I could fly. I need a take-copter from Doraemon to grow out of my head.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


My editor brought me some marinated sea lion to eat. It was pretty gamy.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


Haven’t had Korogi’s mecha appear in a while. Thanks to digital production, I could make it really detailed!

Hajime Komoto


Winter is cold!!!! But it’s one of the four seasons, so I’m looking forward to it!!!!!