Have you ever wondered which manga artist has (or had) the messiest environment, whether that be for work or play? Let’s find out.

As Kotaku recently posted, whether a manga artist is famous or not, people’s work environments can be unique expressions of their personality. In the past, we’ve taken a good look at some of the desks of famous manga artists, but this time, we’re going to focus on messy, disorganized, and even filthy spaces.

But, before we look at messy work spaces, let’s look at some reasonably clean ones.


[Image via 2ch]

[Image via 2ch]


Here is where Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto) works.

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This is Hayao Miyazaki’s desk (well, one of his desks).

Different people have different styles of working, and while a manga artist’s work environment might be clean, that doesn’t mean their work is, too. The same is true for messy folks.

And now on to the manga artists with more chaotic workspaces.

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Rumiko Takahashi (Urusei Yatsura) is a stacker. Honestly, this isn’t so bad and her workspace does show some rhyme and reason.

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Cigarette butts? Check. Scribbles and ink? Check. Pens and pencils strewn about? Check? Eiichiro Oda (One Piece) is messy, but with the brutally hard schedule he keeps, I think he can be forgiven.

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A wider shot of his workspace shows a cluttered environment.

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Though, the floor sure is clean.

[Image via 2ch]

[Image via 2ch]

Tite Kubo (Bleach) is a bit of a slob.

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His assistants, however, are not.

And finally, there’s this old photo of Hunter X Hunter creator Yoshihiro Togashi gaming.

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If you wonder why Hunter X Hunter suffers from so many hiatuses, maybe because it’s Togashi is still busy cleaning up this room?

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