INTERVIEW: Naoshi Komi

 

Naoshi Komi, creator of the hilarious rom-com series Nisekoi, took some time from his busy schedule of drawing cute girls for an exclusive interview!

Weekly Shonen Jump: How did you start your career as a manga creator?

Naoshi Komi: I made my debut in 2007 in Akamaru Jump, a magazine that features many newcomers.

WSJ: What manga series are your biggest influences?

NK: This may come as a surprise, but my biggest influence is One Piece!

WSJ: Which girl character from Nisekoi would you want to be with in these different scenarios:
A. At karaoke?
B. Watching a scary movie?
C. Having a picnic?
D. Going to a sumo tournament?
E. Eating at a fancy restaurant?

NK: A. Marika
B. Tsugumi
C. Onodera
D. Chitoge
E. Marika

Special thanks to Naoshi Komi for taking the time to have this interview with us. And to our readers, let us know what you think! Plus, take a crack at answering the different scenarios question in the comments field below!

Want to read the rest of the interview? Purchase the 08-26-2013 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump at VIZmanga.com today!

Nisekoi volume 5 is available digitally at VIZmanga.com!

Comments

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 09:51

Here are my answers:
A. At karaoke? Chitoge
B. Watching a scary movie? Tsugumi
C. Having a picnic? Marika
D. Going to a sumo tournament? Chitoge
E. Eating at a fancy restaurant? Onodera

Submitted by jkphantom on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:59

A. Tachibana or Chitoge
B. Tsugumi or Miyamoto
C. Onodera
D. Chitoge
E. Onodera

Submitted by TechGenusMaster on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 13:55

Before I comment, I wanted to point out that I just came from VizManga, but still had to sign in. XD

A. At karaoke? Kirisaki or Kosaki
B. Watching a scary movie? Tsugumi or Paula
C. Having a picnic? Haru or Kosaki
D. Going to a sumo tournament? Miyamato or Paula
E. Eating at a fancy restaurant? Marika

I know that I am split on most of them, but many characters in NISEKOI have similar personalities.

Submitted by TechGenusMaster on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 13:57

The Picture on the interview looks familiar. I know! Changes positions, remove Raku, and have shocked looks on people's faces. We have this week's chapter! Xp

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 14:01

That's the beauty of layered files! ;)
Submitted by TechGenusMaster on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 14:35

Hahaha...

Submitted by yafada on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 14:04

A. At karaoke? Tsugumi
B. Watching a scary movie? Tsugumi
C. Having a picnic? Tsugumi
D. Going to a sumo tournament? Chitoge
E. Eating at a fancy restaurant? Tsugumi

Lol.

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 14:12

I can see you're a fan of...Chitoge! lol

Thanks for taking the time to give your answers

Submitted by TechGenusMaster on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 14:36

Hmm...I can guess. But I think that she does not fit into one or two of those scenarios. Then again, it is an opinion.

Submitted by TechGenusMaster on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 14:37

Also, I add "xP" to show I mean nothing hostile by this. So many other sites are hostile with things like this.

Submitted by TechGenusMaster on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 14:38

This may be off topic, but why is it rather difficult to find the forums now? And by "now" I mean since January 2012.

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 15:24

We just didn't have the manpower to moderate those boards. Besides, the forums were pretty much in the same style as the comments field, which, to us, was more useful when looking for specific types of feedback from fans.
Submitted by TechGenusMaster on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 15:43

Thanks! I was just wondering. I think I might go back and export all of the deck recipes that built up and put them to good use on my Wiki. Do you thing it would be possible (hear me out...it's really just a fantasy of mine) to somehow make the Wiki become affiliated with JUMP in some way? I have heard of other Wikis being affiliated, so the thought just popped up in my head.

Submitted by Samyueru on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 15:27

1. Onodera
2. Tsugumi
3. Tachibana
4. Tsugumi
5. Tsugumi

Submitted by TechGenusMaster on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 15:40

Hey! Nice to hear from you again. Still playing Yugioh?

And I can see Tsugumi is popular with everyone.... She's one of my faves too!

Submitted by Samyueru on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 17:27

HEy, man. I still have cards, but no one to duel.
It seems she really is popular.

Submitted by TechGenusMaster on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 17:36

Cool! Glad to see you can still duel. This forum has died over here, so check out my Wiki and sign up! Just tell me who it is once you get used to it and I can guide you around:
http://yugioh-dueling-squad.wikia.com/wiki/Yu-gi-oh!_Dueling_SQuad_Wiki

We duel VERY frequently here, on the same concept we had at Shonen Jump- Duel Online, with text, with the cards you own, and with a whole lot of trust in others!

Hope to see you there!

Submitted by Samyueru on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 13:59

I'm good just having the cards as keepsakes. Thanks for the offer, though

Submitted by TechGenusMaster on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 15:13

Okay then. They are some awesome memories in these cards... =)

Submitted by blueninja777 on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:55

A. Marika
B. Chitoge
C. Tsugumi
D. Chitoge
E. Onodera

Submitted by Lizzy on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 15:11

I'm a girl and it would be weird for a girl to pick out other girls to hang out with. LOL I guess not to many girls read shonen manga. But,I love both shonen and shojo manga!