Mangaka Musings 12/22/19

Thoughts from the mangaka about their manga, lives and other random things.
By Jeric Llanes December 22, 2019

Haruichi Furudate

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Thank you for another wonderful year in 2019! I wish everyone a great New Year!

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai

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Every time I see Andrew, I think of Ando Ryu and laugh. Thank you so much, Miyazaki Sensei!

Agravity Boys
Atsushi Nakamura

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Thank you so much for the comment, Tabata Sensei! I dedicate the space here this week to you!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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The recent Jujutsu Kaisen chapters have been all about “how many times did you say Satoru Gojo?”

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

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Looking back on it, what a fun year it was. I’ll try my best again next year. Happy New Year!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Koyoharu Gotouge

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I messed up which side Kanao’s sword is supposed to be on the volume 18 cover. I’m so sorry for always messing up. (sweat drop)

Tatsuya Matsuki

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I saw the short film Pandane to Tamago Hime at the Ghibli museum and have become a big fan of Pandane.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Two of my staff members have come down with the flu. When they were healthy, they were shining with brilliance.

Yusaku Shibata

Zipman Shibata

The preview to next year’s MCU movie Black Widow was so cool! Can’t wait!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

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It’s gotten really cold. I’ve gotten sick a lot this winter. My throat still hurts.

Riichiro Inagaki

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This year had an anime adaptation, two serializations and more. I’m grateful to everyone! Have a happy New Year!

We Never Learn
Taishi Tsutsui


I was so honored to get to draw a poster with all the Shonen Jump heroines! Thank you to everyone who helped me out with the coloring!

Chainsaw Man
Tatsuki Fujimoto

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I got scared because the oil I was using had expired a while ago.

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters
Tsurun Hatomune

Mitama Security Hatomune

I had trouble getting out of bed this morning. I chose to go back to sleep instead of getting up…52 times! Ba-dum tish!

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru
Masashi Kishimoto

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I saw The Irishman. It made me think that I want to live a full life while still being careful about things.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Yuzuru Hanyu and Nathan Chen were amazing, but my personal MVP was Kévin Aymoz in the kiss and cry area.

Dr. STONE Reboot: Byakuya

Dr Stone Boichi

What a wonderful experience this was. I cannot thank you all enough!