Mangaka Musings 8/21/2022

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

By VIZ Media August 21, 2022

Yuki Suenaga


I got to see Kaho Nakamura and toconoma at the Fuji Rock Fest, so I’m totally satisfied. What a great stream!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I haven’t gotten a cavity since I started going to the dentist every three months. Seems like maintenance is really important.

Mapollo 3


I love bitter melon! But recently I got one that was unbelievably bitter!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I gave the One Piece Card Game starter decks to my staff, and they played for like ten hours. Is it that fun?! I’m going to try it!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I went back and forth and finally decided to switch to the noise tone. Which Naoya do you prefer?

Blue Box
Kouji Miura

The Weekly Shu-chan segment in issue 35 featured a Mikasa bag that made me shake with nostalgia. I used to put all my club equipment in one of those.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I bought the TabeGirl art book I’ve been interested in. It’d be so fun if I could draw like that.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


When I get close to my deadlines, I dream about a kaiju destroying a city. It’s really scary.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


My house is such a mess that I have nowhere to put my feet. I’d like to do something about that.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Even when I cheat on my pillow with another one, I always go back to my Pipe pillow. Simple is best.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


The radio show Keiei Chudoku is so good! I really recommend it!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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My friend in battle Toyotaka Haneda is doing the art for a Jump+ series! Another friend in battle, Masayoshi Satosho, has a one-shot in Jump GIGA!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


The hot days are continuing, so I created a summer horror chapter. Hopefully it’s bone-chilling enough to cool you down!

Kenta Shinohara


I think there’s something wrong with the rule in hide-and-seek where you shout, “I’m ready!”

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Cover and color pages next week! It’s the greatest reward I could ever give to all of you who have supported me. Look forward to it!

Super Smartphone
Hiroki Tomisawa


Jurassic World IMAX 3D!!! The dinosaurs are alive! It’s like I can touch them! It’s never felt this real!

Hideo Shinkai


The Mandalorian is so good I can’t work. Obi-Wan is so good I can’t do anything—etc., etc., etc.

Doron Dororon
Gen Oosuka


I’m scarfing down Super Cup Choco Mint to cool down and survive the heat. Delish!

Aliens Area
Fusai Naba


Have I gotten weaker to the heat or has the heat gotten stronger? It’s just really hot lately…