Mangaka Musings 11/6/2022

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

By VIZ Media November 06, 2022

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


Take a close look at the color spread this week to see how much emotion is packed into the climax of the new movie.

Takamasa Moue


My local electronics store has a huge track for mini 4ku cars. Maybe I should get some.

Ginka & Glüna
Shinpei Watanabe


I like canned food. Not for the flavor—I just love the packaging.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


[Correction Alert] In chapter 70, it said the school trip was three days and two nights, but it’s actually four days and three nights. Sorry for the confusion.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I accidentally wrote my mentor Demizu Sensei’s name wrong. Even though I’m their apprentice… I’m so sorry, Posuka Sensei!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


You know those slippery ice levels they always have in racing games? Who needs those?

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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In volume 21, I’ve fixed the incorrect scoring and also the part where I spoiled my own story.

Kenta Shinohara


Shiki, marbles, Enlongen, offline meeting, fighting game, magic advancement, Jekyll, birthday party, and more in volume 8, now on sale in Japan!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


The moment I backed up my files just in case, my computer died. That was close!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I’m the fool who was coming home from the hospital in a taxi, realized I had forgotten to pick up my medicine, and had to head right back in the taxi.

Tokyo Demon Bride Story
Tadaichi Nakama


If the afterlife is like Teletubbies, I think that would be terrifying.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I’m so happy with how much my family enjoyed the collabo with FamilyMart.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The Pillars of Creation photo captured with the James Webb telescope was so beautiful! I also liked how it looked like bubbles with the Hubble telescope.

Mapollo 3


I’m looking forward to the new Pokémon game! I want to stick a bunch of Magnemites to my head.

Hunter x Hunter
Yoshihiro Togashi


This is staff member Tanehana. I will be managing the comments from this issue on.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I got an iPhone 14 and got glass coating(?). Seems like it powered up!

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I put sticky notes on my wall, but then I end up forgetting what they’re about and peeling them off.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Tenryugawa Nakon is really funny. I look up to them so much!

Seraph of the End
Takaya Kagami

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I recently rented out a new office. This should make my work productive! I think! I have four work offices—I should turn them into one!

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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Blue Ex and Karukaya volumes have finally come together and are now out in Japan! Please pick them up!

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

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I’ve been missing the opportunity to cut my hair, so my hair is the longest it’s ever been in my life! I must cut it. It’s about as long as Yuiga’s.

Twin Star Exorcist
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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Recently, I’ve been exercising in the morning. Before this, I was so unhealthy… I’ve been doing my new routine for a while now, so I want to keep it up!

Show-ha Shoten!
Takeshi Obata

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I went to the X-Bomber exhibit. I was so awed I got to see the real thing. I want to brag about it to the me who was watching the show when it was airing.