Mangaka Musings 12/04/2022

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

By VIZ Media December 04, 2022

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


Jump is what gets me excited every week! I’ll work hard so that my two main characters will be a strong part of it!

Ichigoki’s Under Control!!
Seiji Hayashi


I’ve never been to Sendai, but it’s where my previous editor Ishikawa is from, so it feels like I’ve been there.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


The oden at 7-Eleven is good!!! The beef tendon is good!!!

Ginka & Glüna
Shinpei Watanabe


Tarzan’s tree sliding is really cool. I think my feet would be covered in blood if I tried that.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki

The anime has started! If you missed it live, it’s available to stream. Please check it out!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I met Rumiko Takahashi Sensei for the first time!! She is young in so many ways. I met a legend!!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


When I do exercise for the first time in a while, it’s like my body is so heavy that it’s not mine. I miss my high school days.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Last week, headquarters was called a different name in the Japanese version. Mysterious things sure do happen in this world.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


Volume 8 is on sale in Japan! The bellyband has so much info on it. Thank you for the comment, Uoto Sensei!

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


Chapter 4 is now available! And chapters 1–3 can be read on Jump+. Check them out if you haven’t already.

Takamasa Moue


The biggest festival in the world—the World Cup—is going on, and work is getting busier too. It’s rough.

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


It’s a tough puzzle, but please give it a try! I had no chance of solving it. (LOL)

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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And now my dog is sick. All the sheets in the house have been ruined by diarrhea. My wife didn’t get sick, but she’s in shambles now.

Kenta Shinohara


I kept fall going a long time in Sket Dance too. Who wouldn’t want the fun days to continue…?

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


My former assistant Enoshima-san is in the magazine! It’s my first time having a kohai in Jump. I’m as happy as if it were happening to me.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I often kick my blankets off during the night, so I got a clip to hold them together. It’s great!

Hunter x Hunter
Yoshihiro Togashi


Staff member Tanehana, here. We currently can’t decide on a work method, and my boss is unbelievably happy.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I kept meaning to go get a cavity fixed that was done poorly, and now five years have gone by.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I spilled sauce on the Char hoodie that my editor Hashimoto-san gave me…

Tokyo Demon Bride Story
Tadaichi Nakama


I finished watching the YouTube video “Omae Arita daro!” and now I’m looking for more.

Mapollo 3


I went home for the first time in a while and recharged by seeing my family!

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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Sorry for ending the year on a cliff-hanger. Have a happy New Year!

Show-ha Shoten!
Akinari Asakura


I got intense advice from my editor and bought a horse racing betting ticket for the first time in my life. And I won! My editor is the best.

Seraph of the End
Yamato Yamamoto

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They are doing a Seraph of the End art exhibit in March next year!

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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I’m doing well with my diet, but why won’t it decrease the fat under my chin? Can someone do something about that?