Mangaka Musings 8/7/2022

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

By VIZ Media August 07, 2022

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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Although I don’t have much free time, I’ve been having a lot of fun watching movies lately. They have so many things in them!

Show-ha Shoten!
Akinari Asakura


All my shoes were wet from the consecutive rainy days, so I couldn’t go out for a couple of days.

Seraph of the End
Takaya Kagami

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It will be our tenth anniversary next month! Wow, wow! It’s all thanks to everyone! Thank you!

Blue Exorcist
Kazue Kato

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I’m taking next month off! See you soon!!!

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

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Sorry for all the breaks lately. I’m done with my work for the book, so volume 25 should release in September in Japan.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


My college friend made me some mini figurines! I’m so happy!!

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


It’s summer, so I’ve been listening to ghost stories while I work. Hatsune Matsushima’s stories are great!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


In order to play the Bikkurapon gacha at Kura Sushi, I ate about 40 plates. So fun! And painful.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


Only the dentist still treats me like a kid. They gave me so much painkiller.

Takamasa Moue


Summer means different things to different people, but to me it’s all about learning about dinosaurs and soccer players.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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“You went from infinite to Mach—are you okay?” To all of you thinking that, I agree with you.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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While I was off, two friends teamed up to start a new series. Super Smartphone is super!

Kenta Shinohara


I watch a lot of Time Machine #3’s YouTube videos. The way he speaks is incredible.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I’ve made it to chapter 100 thanks to all of you! I’m currently working on the storyboards for chapter 101. They’re not progressing at all!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I’m always confusing Shimotsuke and Kozuke. This week should have said Kozuke. Sorry.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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We’ve opened some quests on Twitter. All Union members can participate. I’ll be looking forward to seeing all the correct answers.

Mapollo 3


I started playing Genshin! It’s so fun! I’ve been hunting squirrels and lizards.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


It’s summer, so I’d like to buy gelatin and fruit and make a ton of desserts, but…

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


I get emotional each time I eat Yoshinoya’s negitama beef bowl. It’s so good!!!!!!!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Fukuoka’s Papio Ice Arena... Hongo-san is there, so I hope they can bring it back!

Super Smartphone
Kentaro Hidano


It’s summer, so I’d like to watch a ton of videos about large bugs and dinosaurs. So cool!

Aliens Area
Fusai Naba


I periodically get really into okara tofu. I also sense a bamboo shoot fad might be on the way.

Doron Dororon
Gen Oosuka


I’ve been adding tofu to vinegar pork, oyakodon, and stuffed peppers. It’s delicious.

Hideo Shinkai


I’m where I am today thanks to ten years of encouragement from the Flower Companyz song “Shinya Kousoku.” I hope I can go to Hibiya Open Air Concert Hall.