Mangaka Musings 11/7/2021

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

By VIZ Media November 07, 2021

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I’ve never met him, but he feels like a comrade in arms. I know how tough getting to 100 volumes is, Aoyama-san! Congrats on 100 volumes of Conan!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I had my editor take photos of the area everyone's talking about, and it turns out I’ve been there before.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


We had a pretty big earthquake that scared me. I’m making sure to buy emergency items I may need.

Mapollo 3


As it gets cold, clothes get thicker. I hate that. A short-sleeve T-shirt is the best!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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The second shot really got me. Sorry for making everyone wait a week.



I simmered ten mackerel… When am I going to eat all this? LOL

Sakamoto Days 
Yuto Suzuki


I don’t get to leave the house much, so I look forward to meals at home. I love agedashi fried tofu.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Writing Spring’s dialogue in five and seven syllables makes me worry I’ll do that for other characters too.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


Good job, Kawaguchi Sensei. Once things calm down, let’s go out for dinner. I look forward to your next series!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The latest Jump GIGA issue has my assistant Tatsuya Uemura’s work Shiikuou Dolittle!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I want to eat meat. A leaner cut. I want an excessive amount cooked up, and I’ll eat a bunch. Veggies too.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I just now realized I forgot to draw Meico’s lines under her eyes on the color spread from a few issues back.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


I’m looking forward to Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The white Zorua is really cute.

Hajime Komoto


I’ve had my wallet for about eight years, and it’s falling apart. But I’ve grown attached to it, and I can’t get rid of it. It’s too cute!

Kenta Shinohara


Volume 3, which includes the chapters with Otto-man, fixing a letter, Kan & Nico’s Channel, and sleepy Nemu, and also has the Dogs and Raindrops arc, is now out in Japan!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I’ve been enjoying the Pythagora Switch show lately. My wife and I have serious battles of Pythagora rock-paper-scissors.

Neru: Way of the Martial Artist
Minya Hiraga


I love my mom’s rice balls. They’re especially good right after she makes them. And her grilled rice balls are even better!

The Hunters Guild: Red Hood
Yuki Kawaguchi


Thank you for all the support! See you again someday!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


Thank you to everyone who came to the exhibit! Hopefully we can hold it in other regions as well.