Mangka Musings 10/10/2021

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

By VIZ Media October 10, 2021

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


The season for oden is upon us. Gonna buy a ton of beef tendon from a restaurant supplier and simmer it up!



There’s other side stories besides Byakuya’s that I’d like to draw. Like Francoise’s cooking story…

Kenta Shinohara


The Sket Dance anime will be available on streaming services in October. Even if you’ve never read it, please check it out.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I’m so glad we got to make season 5 and the movie. And now season 6! I’m looking forward to Mirko.

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


Long pants are whispering “I’m nice and warm” into my ear. I’m still wearing shorts.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I’m so happy about all the special projects. I’m following things from the point of view of a reader.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


Volume 2 was released on 10/4 in Japan! Please check it out, along with volume 1!

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


So many celebrities have their names in hiragana these days, and I can’t remember them well. Faces pop into my head better with complicated kanji names like 美超覇.

Magu-chan: God of Destruction
Kei Kamiki


With Splatoon 3, Bayonetta 3, and The Roost in Animal Crossing, Nintendo Direct is giving us hope for the future.

Mapollo 3


Because I didn’t go to Sendai for research, it might not seem authentic. Sorry.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


I’m excited for the new Yu-Gi-Oh! card set, Battle of Chaos. I want to mess with a Dark Magician deck.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I went to sleep with Moderna arm, and my daughter climbed on top of me and made me cry out.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


The McDonald’s teriyaki burger has lettuce in it, so it’s healthy!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I have stink bugs entering my house. It mysterious because I can’t find any openings they could be using to sneak in.

Ayakashi Triangle
Kentaro Yabuki


I love the smell of the kinmokusei fragrant olive plant. It reminds me of the park I often used to go to with my daughter. It’s so nice.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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Editor: Do we need the censor bar for Dead Shadow?
Me: You think a shell of blood could hide his package?!

Neru: Way of the Martial Artist
Minya Hiraga


I’ve come to like coffee now. I use it to start my engine in the morning. And ruin my stomach.

The Hunters Guild: Red Hood
Yuki Kawaguchi


Bonkers is 23, Por is 25, Migael and Nulo are 26, and Merrio is the oldest at 34.