Mangaka Musings 7/31/2022

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

By VIZ Media July 31, 2022

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


Gosho Aoyama-san is a fun person who feels like an older brother. I’m happy having a friend who’s in a similar situation as I am.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I was honored to have once met him at a ceremony. Kazuki Takahashi Sensei, may you rest in peace.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I can’t wait for pro skater Hanyu’s next performance! I also want to watch him do his classic performances again.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I received a ton of Yakult 1000 from Ishikawa-san. Tastes like Shirota strain.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I remember how precious the only rare card I owned, Hane-Hane, was to me.

Yuki Suenaga


There’s a new Yokohama- and Jiro-style ramen shop near me. I’m so blessed.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I wish my body would stop using this system of telling me I’m sick with stomatitis. Please.

Kenta Shinohara


There’s a Witch Watch exhibition in the lobby of the Shueisha building. Come by and take some photos if you’re in the area.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


My editor went through some manga-protagonist-level drama when he was younger, so it’s been great for research material.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I might not be able to lose weight unless I stop drinking, so I might not be able to lose weight!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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The 8/5 issue of GIGA will have a one-shot from my assistant Hamuru Akatsuki! Please check it out!

Mapollo 3


Archeops is superstrong, and Garbodor is really quick. They are saving me a lot.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


I’m eating the large torisoboro bowl with extra onions from Sukiya about 35 times a week!!!!!

Super Smartphone
Hiroki Tomisawa


This comment is a puzzle in the Japanese version. Out of all the people who get the right answer, one person will be selected to receive praise.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


A fan made me a doll of Big Gomez from chapter 27. Thank you!

Aliens Area
Fusai Naba


It’s the time of the year when cola tastes great. I’d like to drink it all day, but I limit myself to one a day so I don’t gain weight.

Hideo Shinkai


Volume 2 comes out in Japan on 8/4! Try binging the chapters all at once. I’d love for you to see the goodness of this series.

Doron Dororon
Gen Oosuka


Watching the world track-and-field championships is a joy of my days. I’m liking sports more and more as I get older.