Mangaka Musings 8/22/2021

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

By Kodie Egenolf August 22, 2021

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Rock, paper, scissors… What should I make? What should I make? Paper with the right, paper with the left… Hokuto Gosho Ha!!!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


If I’m tired, I can eat somen noodles even if I’m not hungry. It’s so good when served cold.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


My wife is showing interest in Gundam thanks to watching Hathaway! What should I show her first?

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


One of my staff members gets really emotional over sports. Seeing people doing their best really energizes you, doesn’t it!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


Seeing people read Jump in the store still makes me feel nervous. This time they were reading Black Clover.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


When your only options are “yes” or “later,” it doesn’t feel like you really have much of a choice.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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They have small- and regular-sized masks, but I don’t see anyone selling the large size. Is my face just huge?!

Dr. Stone


I’m so happy about the Dr. Stone wristwatches that are now available. I haven’t been this excited since the Kohaku figure!

Neru: Way of the Martial Artist
Minya Hiraga


I poked at my frozen rice and broke my chopstick. I then ate the rice with the broken chopstick.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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My elementary school friend whose birthday is one day off from mine still sends me a birthday message every year. Makes me smile every time.

The Hunters Guild: Red Hood
Yuki Kawaguchi


I’m in Tokyo now, so I’ve been ordering takeout from all the restaurant chains that aren’t in Kumamoto.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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My sock is barely keeping itself together without having any holes. As I walk around, it almost feels like I’m barefoot, but I’m okay. I think.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I received Swordsman Zeta as a birthday gift from Honda-san! Now I have the complete set of Algus Knights! Yay!

Kenta Shinohara


Sometimes my butt hurts and I wonder if I should see a specialist. Sit on your butt all day and you become the butt of a joke!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I went to the Promised Neverland exhibit. I have nothing to do with the series but was asked for an autograph. The exhibit is a must-see!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


It’s probably from watching the Olympics, but I want to play badminton so bad. I need exercise!

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


My favorite song by the Pillows is “Primer Beat.” I listen to it often.

Candy Flurry
Ippon Takegushi


I boiled and ate some corn that was sent from my hometown the other day. It truly is summer.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I bought a whole case of strong Frisk mints, so I expect to continually have minty breath and to be wide-awake.