Mangaka Musings 9/12/2021

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

By VIZ Media September 12, 2021

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Lead color pages! Thank you so much! It was so fun drawing all the Under characters.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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Congratulations to One Piece for 100 volumes! The joy of being able to celebrate this milestone when I’ve been reading it since seventh grade is great!

Kenta Shinohara


My kids were drawing on the back of copies of my manga pages and then said, “Your manga’s really good, Papa.”

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


We’ve been serialized for a year now. I’d like to thank everyone who supports me from the bottom of my heart.

Dr. Stone
Riichiro Inagaki


Seeing my kids get excited over this week’s Dr. Stone chapter makes me happy that I’m in a shonen magazine!

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


Thank you so much for Vivi’s Adventure, Komi-san! The girls were so cute! I was overwhelmed.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Congratulations to One Piece for 100 volumes! I’ve been a huge fan since I was a kid!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I worked at a restaurant for three years, so I can break down a fish. I can even prep a sardine with my bare hands.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I bought six liters of cheap whiskey for emergency use. The plan is to use a whiskey aging stick and then enjoy it if the worst happens.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


Lately I’ve been watching Hero and Shomuni. I like drama shows from that era.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


I got a very talkative washing machine. It talks a lot while it washes. It dries too.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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I’m from the Sam Raimi generation, so I went “Whoa!” when Doctor Octopus showed up.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


I would do all of my summer-vacation homework on the last day while crying!!!!!!

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I was finally able to defeat the sounds from my window AC unit with noise-canceling AirPods.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


My wife is studying up on Gundam. Now we can even talk about Cucuruz Doan.

Neru: Way of the Martial Artists
Minya Hiraga


The number of my recorded TV shows has reached its capacity. The Dash Mura special got cut off. Dash Mu—

Candy Flurry
Ippon Takegushi


It’s the final chapter! I don’t have enough space to express all my feelings of appreciation to you here in this sectio—

The Hunters Guild: Red Hood
Yuki Kawaguchi


Boichi Sensei?! Thank you! I’m overjoyed! Seriously… I’ll keep working hard to improve!