Mangaka Musings 12/08/19

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

By Jeric Llanes December 08, 2019


Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

Twin Stars Sukeno

I’ll be doing another series in a different genre with a different publisher. Being busy is fun.

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

World Trigger Final

Sorry for last month. Seems that the worse the weather, the worse my neck feels. Low pressure is terrifying. Volume 21 is now on sale in Japan.

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Yamato Yamamoto

Seraph Yamamoto

Thanks to everyone who participated in the popularity poll!

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

Blue Exorcist

I’ll be moving this month, and I’m slightly concerned about whether my cat can survive the move.

Platinum End
Takeshi Obata

Platinum End Obata

The Obata Exhibition will open in Osaka in January. I’m so thankful! Please check it out.

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

Agravityboys Nakamura

I couldn’t be any happier if you read the manga and felt even just a little joy.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

The super-spicy curry was so spicy that I started crying. It reminded me of Food Wars!

Yusaku Shibata

Zipman Shibata

I found a really awesome place to get Chinese food in my neighborhood. Cheap, delicious and run-down. I love it!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


My wife gave me dumbbells for our wedding anniversary! Yay! So romantic!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer V2

The new cardigan I bought is superheavy. Heavy enough that it feels like I always have someone’s arm around my shoulders.

Haruichi Furudate

Haikyuu Furudate V2

My cold refuses to get better to a ridiculous degree! What happened to the body that used to recover after a good night’s sleep?!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

Black Clover Tabata V2

So many old friends are back! Nakamura Sensei, Shibata Sensei, let’s do our best together!

Tatsuya Matsuki

Actage Matsuki

My dream in life is to go to the largest sauna in the Kanto region, which is opening in Ikebukuro in December.

Riichiro Inagaki

Dr Stone Inagaki2

Because of the side story, I have to write a comment for this page every week. I’m running out of material. How does everyone else do it…?

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

Chainsaw Author22 V2

I read a manga called Gannibal! It was great! I highly recommend it.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Gege Akutami Image1

I just called them grasshoppers, but I used the desert locust as reference.

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

Promised Neverland Kaiu Shirai V2

I’m so impressed with the warmth provided by the fleece at UNIQLO. I bought a new one for the first time in a while, and it was awesome.

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

If my deductions are accurate, it’s gonna be a cold winter this year. Just like always. Take care, everyone.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2

A cardboard planisphere is pretty good. Not that I can see much in Tokyo with all the bright lights though.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Masashi Kishimoto

Samurai8 Kishimoto2

Lately, I’ve been eating the mackerel-flavored fish sausage. It’s healthy and delicious!

Tokyo Shinobi Squad
Yuki Tanaka

Tokyo Shinobi Squad Tanaka

Working on a serialization was an intense and extraordinary experience. Please check out volume 3!

Dr. STONE Reboot: Byakuya

Dr Stone Boichi

I was asked what the most difficult thing about working in Shonen Jump is, but Shonen Jump is the easiest magazine in the world to work with.