Detective Conan and Yaiba mangaka, Gosho Aoyama, is celebrating 30 years in the manga industry. Of course, he wouldn’t be here without hard work, and it’s just been revealed how hard he really works. Earlier this month, Shogakukan released the Gosho Aoyama 30th Anniversary Book. This new book details the mangaka’s daily work schedule, and it proves how hard he works.

Here’s how hard he works according to the new book:

About five days per week, Aoyama draws manga for 20 hours per day. He takes three 15-minute breaks throughout the day to eat, and he sleeps (at the office) only from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on those days. Aoyama also allows himself a nap from 2:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

However, when times are tough, he skips the nap and keeps working. Working such long hours, it seems reasonable that Aoyama would take the other two days per week off. On the contrary, the book states that Aoyama works on storyboards about three days per week. On those days, he works on storyboards for eight hours and allows himself a generous 12 hours to sleep. He eats only twice per day and has four hours of “private time.” Aoyama apparently plays KanColle during that time.

However, it was also revealed that Aoyama-sensei also has six assistants, whose schedules are just as taxing. The book explains that “they might nap while he sleeps or bring him salads at 1:45 a.m.”

I don’t think some of us can take a schedule like that, huh? That just shows how hard a mangaka like Gosho Aoyama works. He has spent 30 years in the industry, and it doesn’t seem like he’s slowing down any time soon.

Source: Sora News 24