Mangaka Musings 12/01/19

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

By Jeric Llanes December 01, 2019


Yusaku Shibata

Zipman Shibata

I’m back in Jump for the first time in five years! I’m super happy! I’m going all out and putting my passion on the page!

Shiro Usazaki

Actage Shiro

I pulled out my duvet and my extra blanket and tested my humidifier. I’m finally getting ready for winter!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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The Bushi-stant manga in Spirits magazine is great! Can’t wait till chapter 2!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

A kid came into my changing room and gave me a high five. Then the mom got mad at the kid.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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Can I get Simple Naito’s “Karasu ni Notte” to be the theme song of the Revolutionary Army?

Riichiro Inagaki

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I did a Dr. STONE panel in New York! I was blown away by the passion of the overseas fans!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

I’m so excited about the Spider-Man: Noir limited series coming out next year!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Hopefully nobody notices that Jogo didn’t actually say “don’t run away” in chapter 84…

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

I went to Sendai for the first time in a while. I had beef tongue bento, sasakama fish cakes and beer on the bullet train! So good!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


My entire staff caught colds… Take care, everyone!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

When I took a serious look at my assistant who’s been going to the gym, I realized he’s lost a ton of weight. Hey, don’t leave me behind!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

Is there anything greater in life than the catharsis of pulling out a big booger or a giant piece of earwax?

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

I woke up and looked in the mirror and saw the Dada monster from Ultraman in there. It was me.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Akira Okubo

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So far it’s still warm and comfortable this year. I’m not good with the cold, so I’m quite happy.

Beast Children
Kento Terasaka

Beast Children Teresaka

I had so much fun drawing a rugby manga. Let’s see each other again somewhere!

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Kento Matsuura

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Matsuura

Next year, 2020, is the year of Akira! I’m so happy just buying merchandise and hearing new information about it!

Dr. STONE Reboot: Byakuya

Dr Stone Boichi

The science consultant had a bunch of issues, but I totally ignored them. Sorry!