Mangaka Musings 8/9/2021

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

By Kodie Egenolf August 09, 2021

Dr. Stone
Riichiro Inagaki


So many times during this manga’s run I’ve thought, “If only they had computers!” So interesting!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


This week’s color page connects to the one in the next issue. Please combine them!

Tite Kubo


Long time, no see! Lately I’ve been eating donuts every day and watching the Olympics!

Kenta Shinohara


It sure is fun while the Olympics are going on. I’m cheering on the athletes while I work.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


Did you watch episode 982 of the One Piece anime?! That was insane! Was it a movie? What an amazing episode!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


Water leaked out of my AC. It was a flood. My books got soaked.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Thanks to the Shibuya Incident chapters, my ability to come up with chapter titles has diminished.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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My two-year-old daughter has learned to give kisses on the cheek, and I let out a crazed scream every time she gives me one.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


Congratulations on 20 years since Bleach began! I’m honored to be in the same magazine!

The Hunters Guild: Red Hood
Yuki Kawaguchi


For these first six chapters, drawing the Armored Crab is the most fun I’ve had.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


Ever since I’ve started this serialization, I’ve lost track of what is day and night. I need to get my life back in order.

Minya Hiraga


Takara Takanashi Sensei, who is providing me with research material, actually runs up mountains in bare feet.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


Thank you to the break!!!!!! Salute!!!!!!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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The very end of Oji League 4 with that Bushin Rengokushu En super move for the win was the best! Can’t wait until the next one.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


Kawaguchi Sensei, I’m honored you read my series. Let’s stand on the same battlefield and kick some butt together!

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


From time to time, my daughter shows me her illustrations that she does as a hobby. I feel happy that it’s similar to my style.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


When I went to the salon and asked them to make me look like Ienaga from the Kawasaki Frontale soccer team, I received a laugh.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


I’m bad with horror games, but I was a fan of Dead Space. So I’m excited for the remake.

Candy Flurry
Santa Mitarashi


Jonah Hill’s mid90s was so amazing. Three days later and I’m still pumped.

Mission: Yozakura Family 
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I liked the Torino Olympic medals because they looked like a Baumkuchen cake.