Mangaka Musings 4/17/2022

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

By VIZ Media April 17, 2022

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I’ve been belly breathing, so I was told to breathe with my chest.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


UFO noodles really taste like they’re bad for you!!! Delicious!!!! Love ’em!!!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


Suzu’s darkness can no longer be held back! See you in Jump+ starting next week!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


The white Monster energy drinks are delicious! Drinking one makes it feel like my heart is pumping faster.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I no longer get excited about a new phone. I used to treat it like getting a new toy and would read the manual with passion.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I played badminton! I had sore muscles for two days. I’d like to play more regularly.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I always go to the convenience store at the same time late at night, so the employees probably have a nickname for me.

Hideo Shinkai


The Coten Radio and Yurugengogaku Radio podcasts are my recent must-haves while I work. They’re so accessible!

Kenta Shinohara


First Twitter, and now I’ve joined TikTok. Please follow!

Yuki Suenaga


The Ja “Night” Audrey show is so funny. I think I’ve become an Audrey addict.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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My two-year-old saw my art and said, “You’re really good at drawing, Papa!” Thanks, I’m doing my best!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


My friend keeps sending me photos of the fish he’s caught. Beautiful…but my first emotion is jealousy!

Mapollo 3


April 4 was the best! Thank you for a wonderful celebration.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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For the Nintama Best Team vote, I pick Yamada Sensei and Happosai-sama. I’m looking forward to a battle of shiny hair.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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My favorite geezer characters are probably Genkai, Bang, Aramaki, Zeku, and Rayleigh.

Doron Dororon
Gen Oosuka


I often struggle with whether I should address my assistants or fellow mangaka by their real names or pen names. It’s complicated.

Yuji Kaku


I read Alan Moore’s Neonomicon. It was really good. I’m hoping for a sequel.

Protect Me, Shugomaru!
Daiki Ihara


Line I Want Said to Me #9: “You read fast!”