Mangaka Musings 12/25/2022

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

By VIZ Media December 25, 2022

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


This is my third fantasy color spread. Villager Deku joined his childhood friend’s bandit brigade.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I saw Ryuichi Sakamoto’s streaming concert. The last song is one of my favorites, and I really felt it.

Kenta Shinohara


I survived another year again. I’ll do my best next year too. I wish everyone a great New Year!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


We met the crowdfunding goal! Thank you for all your help! I’ll give it my all to repay you!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I met Shohei Otani. I won the One Piece Akinator challenge. I plan to brag about this for the rest of my life.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I misspelled “Russian Smoke guinea pig” in a previous author comment.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I was avoiding the therapy where they crack your neck because I was scared, but it fixed my pain immediately.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


Thank you for the past year! Let’s do our best next year! Please put up the Roboco poster!

Cipher Academy


I watched the musical play Chin Chin Densha to Jogakusei (The Tram and the Schoolgirl). The Hiroden train has been running for 110 years. Congratulations!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I’m so sorry for my repeated apologies… I’ll get things right in the New Year! I wish everyone the best!

Ichigoki’s Under Control
Seiji Hayashi


I’ve never been to Akita. I’ve never been to Iwate. I’ve never been to Yamagata…

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


I love The Conjuring. The nun is cute.

Yuki Suenaga


I enjoyed a novel called Kimi no Quiz. Those quiz battles were some dense reading!

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


Thank you so much for this year. I wish everyone a happy New Year!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Thank you for everything this year! Please look forward to the anime next year. A great year to everyone!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I somehow fought through another year. I’m counting on your support for next year as well.

Hunter x Hunter
Yoshihiro Togashi


This is Togashi. I’m currently trying to figure out how to keep the manga going without causing so much stress to everyone who helps me out.

Tokyo Demon Bride Story
Tadaichi Nakama


If they have the New Japan Pro-Wrestling Mixed Gender Match again, I want to see Los Ingobernables de Japon and Giulia connect.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


If I fall asleep thinking about how painful an alligator bite must be, then I’ll dream about that.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


I love this video of a Black person who jumps out of a car and starts dancing. I want to be just like them.

Mapollo 3


I want to become a Pokémon owned by Rika or Lance.

Ginka & Glüna
Shinpei Watanabe


Hayao Miyazaki’s new movie and Spider-Verse. I’m happy there’s so much to look forward to next year!