Mangaka Musings 6/19/2022

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

By VIZ Media June 14, 2022

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I’m taking a break!! There will be a special feature in Jump during the break. Please enjoy Uta Nikki and the music video.

Masaoki Shindo


I once talked about manga for close to an hour with a stranger at a quiet McDonald’s.

Aliens Area
Fusai Naba


There’s a Seiyu department store in my neighborhood, and they take care of everything! They’re open 24 hours a day! Seiyu is great!

Yuki Suenaga


I watched Stranger Things season 4, part 1. I need the next part! Hurry!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


Yakult 1000 is popular right now and I want to try it, but I can’t find it anywhere!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


The high frequency cutter I bought for the previous chapter just arrived. What should I cut?

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Movies and shows I want to see all come out at once even when it’s not the holiday season. Why?!

Witch Watch
Kenta Shinohara


This week’s Japanese issue has a one-shot from my assistant Jinki Amakawa. I’m so glad to be in the issue together!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I’m not used to drawing sports scenes, so I have to make a lot of corrections, but that makes it fun.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I had Netflix streaming random stuff and when I looked up, I saw a penguin get eaten by an orca. I cried…

Super Smartphone
Hiroki Tomisawa


Shin Evangelion, Shin Godzilla, Shin Ultraman. These are the movies I like.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I bought all the volumes of Captain and read them during breaks. It’s great!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I just can’t stay up all night anymore. I need at least an hour of sleep to recharge or I can’t do it.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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My brother dug up a gossip stone the size of a hand. Boyoyoyo-n!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


I’ve started working out again, and I’m feeling great!!!! Food tastes great!!!!!!!

Doron Dororon
Gen Oosuka


Ebido-san, who always helps me, has a one-shot in the Japanese issue! Please give it a read!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I’m hyped for SF6! I want to use one of the Bushin-ryu characters. I like Maki!

Mapollo 3


I like cold drinks! Especially coffee. The more ice, the better!

Hideo Shinkai


I’m not good with horror movies, but I like It Comes. The characters are cool, and I like the original novel too.