Mangaka Musings 12/03/2023

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

By VIZ Media December 03, 2023

Shadow Eliminators
Kento Amemiya


I’m here thanks to my family and friends, my previous and current editors, and all my assistants!

Green Green Greens
Kento Terasaka


My author-bio image is now a golem. It’s because I like the golems from Monster Farm.

Yuki Suenaga


The Day I Met a Monster: Fighting It Out with Naoya Inoue was a really interesting read.

Kenta Shinohara


I have a center color page for the first time in a while. I’m barely able to make my deadlines with just normal pages, so I haven’t been able to do much color. Sorry.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I don’t have a tradition of decorating a Christmas tree, but I like collecting the ornaments.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I enjoy watching the M-1 prelims. I’m rooting for a few of the teams. I hope they make it to the finals!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I can’t thank my staff enough for keeping up with my ridiculous schedule each week. I’m so sorry!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


There was a kanji error under the cover in the Japanese version of volume 39. Not the best, but oh well.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I was so happy to hear from so many people congratulating me on the anime! I’ll keep striving to be better!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I’m a fan of manzai, and I had been collecting and refining a lot of Jessica Shinku–style jokes to use in the chapter.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


I had the girls lower their hair for this chapter, and now you can’t tell them apart… Please look for their eyebrows.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Thank you to Anime NYC! I made it back safely. NY was sick!!

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae


I get into a loop where I watch a video of oysters and then buy some at the supermarket, but they’re different from what I was expecting.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I was allowed to draw a One Piece card!! Please buy Bentame Jump!!

Takeru Hokazono


I think up most of my storyboards while out on a walk. The more I struggle, the better for my health.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


My editor treated me to a meal of whale meat. What we ate was minke whale. The one in the series was a Berardius whale according to what was mainstream at the time.

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


I’m getting to the age where I appreciate tatami floors. It’s fun to get older.

Two on Ice
Elck Itsumo


I’m thankful for living in an age when I can attend my friend’s wedding online! Congrats, Yamauchi!

Yoshihiko Hayashi


I drew chapter 13 while being cheered up by Haruto from Tantei Knight Scoop.

Martial Master Asumi

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I put on some pants for the first time in a while, and the button blasted off. So yeah, you know what that means…