Mangaka Musings 7/18/2021

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

By Kodie Egenolf July 18, 2021

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


The Universal Studios Japan Premiere Show is back after a yearlong break! The staff is really hyped this year! Please check it out!

Shokugeki no Sanji
Yuto Tsukuda

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Congratulations! It’s the 24th anniversary of One Piece! Thanks for having us again. As before, the storyboards were so much fun to work on.

Shun Saeki


Long time no see! I drew Vivi with lots of love. Hope you enjoy it!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


The name Deku comes from the poem “Ame ni mo makezu” (Be Not Defeated by the Rain). That’s why the art has featured so much rain recently.



Once I get my vaccine, I want to travel all around Hokkaido for the first time in 11 years.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I started watching Getter Robo. The designs are so pretty! The intro wakes me right up every time!

The Hunters Guild: Red Hood
Yuki Kawaguchi


I don’t know the first thing about a serialization or living alone. I feel like I’m just running along as I’m laying down the track.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I love the show Achikochi Audrey. I record it and have it playing a lot while I work.

Neru: Way of the Martial Artist
Minya Hiraga


I’ve done it again… The main lines in my art are done with a Japanese fine-point brush, and I often ruin the brush by forgetting to wash it.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The videos of the love between Futaba-chan and her caretaker at the Kakegawa Flower and Bird Park hit me with the feels every time.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I went to the aquarium all by myself for research. The difference between my trip and the manga was huge!

Kenta Shinohara


We’ve been trying to get ivy to grow on a wooden wall on our house since last year, but it refuses to attach.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Oh! A shooting star!! World peace!!! World peace!!! World peace!! I said it in time!!!!!!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I’m still debating over whether I should buy Monster Hunter. My time will be hunted more than the creatures…

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I’m sorry and thank you, Suzuki Sensei! Sakamoto Days is great!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


I love Arms, so I’ve been waiting for a Min Min amiibo. I’ll be buying it.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I dropped my phone and broke it. Since way back, I’ve always not gotten too depressed about dropping my phone and breaking it.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


The cheese tart from Bake that my editor brought me was so good that I’m overwhelmed.

Candy Flurry
Santa Mitarashi


These kibidango snacks were so good that I bought a whole box. But I got bored of them immediately, so who wants some?!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


I’m working on a ton of stuff just below the surface. I’m super busy, but it’s great!