Mangaka Musings 9/4/2022

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

By VIZ Media September 04, 2022

Seraph of the End
Yamato Yamamoto

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It’s the tenth anniversary of Seraph of the End! Thank you for all your support.

Twin Star Exorcists
Yoshiaki Sukeno

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Someone has been releasing theory videos on YouTube. It’s always fun to watch the theories of other series, but it’s a bit embarrassing when it’s your own series.

World Trigger
Daisuke Ashihara

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Volume 25 is now on sale in Japan! Also, thank you to all the staff and attendees of the stage play, who worked with everything they had until the very last moment.

Show-ha Shoten!
Takeshi Obata

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A scooter that ignored the stoplight nearly crashed into me at an intersection. I think I’ll get a driving recorder.

Tokyo Demon Bride Story
Tadaichi Nakama


I want to make a seriously dope and funny manga!!!!

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


There’s a spice called hibachi that goes in foods like Okinawa soba. It smells so good.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I saw my maternal grandfather for the first time in ten years. I’m glad he seemed to be doing so well! Your grandchild is working really hard!!

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I watched the full Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory for the first time in a while. Cima is still my favorite. I love how she goes out too.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Was his latest trip to Japan the last chance I’ll ever have to see Brad Pitt in person?!

Yuki Suenaga


I’m really into Hatsukoi no Akuma, Ishiko and Haneo, and Mokushoku TV right now. They’re all great!!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Shirogane is reading Roboco!! And Roboco’s name was in Master Demizu’s one-shot too!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I used to be fine with bugs except for spiders, but my wife’s dislike of cicadas has proven contagious. The sound of them is scary…

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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My wife is feeling better now, so she’s being playful. This is what I needed…

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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Joe Hisashi’s “It's Hard Work” and “Dabohaze” are the best songs to start work off with.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I completely forgot about my third vaccine. I need to go soon…

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


When you’re older, apparently being bit by a mosquito is less itchy!! So that’s what’s going on!!

Mapollo 3


Volume 4 is out in Japan! Thank you for such a wonderful comment on the book’s bellyband too!

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I had a lot of Baskin-Robbins ice cream delivered and played ice cream shop by myself.

Super Smartphone
Hiroki Tomisawa


[this comment is a complicated word puzzle in the Japanese version]

Aliens Area
Fusai Naba


I set the next story in Akabane so I could see a friend who lives there while I did research, but they were gone on a trip! Too bad!

Hideo Shinkai


And a happy ending! I’m blessed that I was able to complete another wonderful series. Volume 3 will be released in October in Japan. See you next time.