Mangaka Musings 12/24/2023

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

By VIZ Media December 24, 2023

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

Ju Jutsu Kaisen

I just wanted Borsalino and did the gacha machine five times and ended up with all four admirals.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura

Bluebox Miura

Merry Christmas! It’s the day to eat cake!! Cake!!!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

Undeadunluck Tozuka

For the first time, I did half the work digitally. Is it okay? The lines aren’t invisible, right? It’s…good?

Two on Ice
Elck Itsumo

Mm Twoon Ice Elck Itsumo

This year’s nationals end on Christmas Eve. And today is an exhibition match! Check them out on TV!

Riichiro Inagaki

Dr Stone Inagaki2

The fourth season of the anime has been announced! It’ll be running to the happy ending at full speed, so please give it a watch!


Dr Stone Boichi

I’m sad it’s over. I want to draw more! To Inagaki Sensei and the readers—thank you so much!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki

Sakamotodays Suzuki

The entering Bevelle scene in FF10 is supercool! Love the wire sliding.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda

One Piece Eiichirooda

I went to the Yuming live performance! The ability to be part of everyone’s life—I felt it in my heart. Amazing.

Nue’s Exorcist
Kota Kawae

Nues Exorcist Kawae

I ate the special beef Gracoro sandwich. I’ve been thinking about eating it again.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi

My Hero Kohei Horikoshi V2

This series has been going on forever, but I still get letters from elementary and middle school students. It makes me so happy! Thank you.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki

Mm Kill Blue Tadatoshi Fujimaki

I somehow made it through the year. Thank you so much. May everyone have a happy New Year.

Shadow Eliminators
Kento Amemiya

Mm Shadow Eliminators Kento Amemiya

A chaotic end of the year… I’ll do my best so that you can all enjoy this manga next year. Have a happy New Year.

Takamasa Moue

Mm Akanebanashi Moue

The biggest news of the year is Verdy making it into the J1 soccer league. Next year I want to go to Aji Stadium.

Green Green Greens
Kento Terasaka

Mm Greengreengreens Kentateresaka

My posture has improved by sleeping on a harder surface for my naps. This is a great discovery.

Kenta Shinohara

Witch Watch Shinohara

This year has flown by. I hope next year can be just as good. Best wishes to everyone.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki

Roboko Miyazaki

I had a chance to meet my idol Shimabu Sensei. He was wearing a leader badge!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui

Yusei Matsui

Thank you for all the support this year! I hope to work harder next year to bring even more clarity to the Nanbokucho era!

Takeru Hokazono

Mm Kagurabachi Takeru Hokazono

With my shower running out of hot water, I started going to the public bath. It feels good to walk around at night.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

Yozakura Gondaira V2 Copy

I missed out on going to the Mineral Show this year, so I’m going to start coming up with a stone list for next year.

Yoshihiko Hayashi

Mm Mama Yuyu Hayashi

I was thinking a good slogan is “Bon Curry is good no matter how you make it,” but is there another way besides just heating it up?

Martial Master Asumi

Martial Master Asumi Kawada

Volume 2 releases on 1/4 in Japan! I did my best on it, so please check it out. Wishing everyone a happy New Year!

Cipher Academy

Mm Cipher Iwasaki

I had so many doubts when I started, but I’ve made it this far thanks to all of you. Thank you so much!