Mangaka Musings 5/15/2022

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

By VIZ Media May 15, 2022

Kenta Shinohara


I did the Unchokochokopi skit for my kids, and they laughed like crazy and started doing it too.

Super Smartphone
Hiroki Tomisawa


Splatoon 3 and Zelda BOTW 2 will be coming out, so my happiness has been secured. Thank you!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I’m listening to the Zelda soundtrack. “Song of Storms” is the most calming. And “Saria’s Song” too.

Hideo Shinkai


I got a color page thanks to all your support! Thank you so much!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


Smoked-chicken salad is delicious! It’s supposed to help you lose weight, so I’m eating a ton.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I was embarrassed when my friend said I was wearing the same clothes as the last time I saw him two years ago. I better buy some clothes.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I’m listening to a lot of Sukima Switch this week. Especially the song “Ai.”

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I thought Tsubasa kicked the head or neck, but my editor pointed out that it could be the shoulder.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


There’s supposedly a horse-meat vending machine in Matsudo. I like horse sashimi, so I want to go check it out.

Takamasa Moue


I ran into a tanuki on a neighborhood walk. I got worried that it looked skinny.

Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


To the people of Suwa, since you were unable to bring the Onbashira back this year, I hope that you will find some satisfaction in this chapter.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I’m playing the Jumputi Heroes game. The first character I picked was Yuma Kuga!

Mapollo 3


I started playing Pokémon Black and Pokémon White. How can I get myself a Victini?

MASHLE: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


I got a 7–3 fade haircut, but unless I style it, I become Horikawa-kun.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I want a rice cooker that makes delicious rice. My current one is over ten years old.

Doron Dororon
Gen Oosuka


Ikuo Hachiya, who’s always helping me, has a one-shot on Jump+. I can’t wait to read it!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I’ll be a judge for a monthly manga contest. Trying to explain the craft helps me learn as well.

Yuji Kaku


I read 198 Meow. I know I’m late, but thank you so much, Hamaoka Sensei!

Protect Me, Shugomaru!
Daiki Ihara


Line I Want Said to Me #12: “Come play in this village again! You better promise!”