Mangaka Musings 9/11/2022

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

By VIZ Media September 11, 2022

Ginka & Glüna
Shinpei Watanabe


I’ll do my best to make my first serialization into a great manga. Thanks for the support!

Tokyo Demon Bride Story
Tadaichi Nakama


I had all my cavities fixed in preparation for my serialization, so now I have nothing to fear! I love cola.

Takamasa Moue


This week’s color art was inspired by The Breakfast Club. I love that movie!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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The cicadas on my neighbor’s tree all start chirping around 4:30 a.m. every morning. It’s very annoying.

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I was watching Ado’s live performance when I got an alert that “Shinjidai” (New Genesis) went number one on the Apple Music world ranking. She then performed “Shinjidai,” and it was moving.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Next chapter! We’ll use domain expansion for the Sendai Colony as well. Naoya Zen’in will work hard!!!!!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


Recently, my PC wants me to know that it is working hard. It emits so much heat when all it’s doing is exporting a PDF.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I went to Eve’s live performance at the Budokan! It was like I escaped reality and went to another world!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I wish I could rent the James Webb telescope for a day and look at a bunch of stars.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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If I don’t stay strong, I end up talking about Gundam and fighting games here. I need to expand my range of topics…

Kenta Shinohara


I never see people wearing denim in town. What the heck am I drawing?

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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My three-year-old daughter said: “Wrong, Papa is my slave.” Yes, you are correct.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


The stream-fishing season is about to end. I’d like to go at least one more time.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


I’ve been getting into magic-trick items lately!!! They're so much fun! Magicians are amazing!

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I wanted to work out, so I bought a bunch of protein products. I drank a lot and got sick.

Mapollo 3


Victini uses Flame Charge and comes back unruffled. It’s the cutest thing ever.

Aliens Area
Fusai Naba


Lately during meals, I watch QuizKnock. Tsurusaki-san is so funny.

Super Smartphone
Kentaro Hidano


My recent guilty pleasure is buying a trading card pack and opening it every time I go to the convenience store.