Eiichiro Oda's Profile

Eiichiro Oda

General details

Birthday: Jan 1, 1975.
Birth Place: The City of Kumamoto.
Greek Astrological Sign: Capricorn.
Chinese Astrological Sign: Rabbit.
Blood Type: A.
Favorite One Piece Character: Luffy.
Second Favorite One Piece Character: Gaimon.
Favorite One Piece Villan: Buggy the Clow.n
Favorite One Piece Ilustration: His "Be Happy/One Piece" work that features Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp and Sanji on top of a polar bear (located on pages 83-84 of his Color Walk Book 1).
Favorite Manga Artist/Greatest Influence: Akira Toriyama<.br /> Favorite Animal: Big Gentle Dogs.
Favorite Video Game: Puyo Puyo.
Favorite Music: '70s soul music.
Loves to Draw: Animals, espically creative ones.
Hates: Cockroaches Hidden Talent: Makes good coffee.
Places He's Been: Japan, America.
Favorite Real-Life Pirate: Blackbeard (Edward Teach).
Interesting Possessions: Legos, Playmobiles, figures, swords, flintlocks, a cow skull.
Author/Artist Eiichiro Oda began his mangaka career in 1992, at the age of 17, when his one-shot cowboy manga Wanted! won second place in the coveted Tezuka manga awards. Oda went on to work as an assistant to some of the biggest manga artists in the industry, including Nobuhiro Watsuki, before winning the Hot Step Award for new manga artists. His pirate adventure, One Piece, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1997, quickly became one of the most popular manga in Japan with sales of over 65 million copies.

Oda's studio

Studio 1 Studio 2
In various ocasions Oda has show his bizarre studio to his fans. Distinguished by its disorder, his work table is always filled with a lot of papers and drawing materials scattered everywhere. In his shelves he always have history books of various topics that he certainly uses as reference material for his stories, same as he has figures and antiques of all kinds. He has also said to always have nearly hundreds of both American and European music CD's, stacked Shounen Jump magazines and letters from his fans, which he reads and responds personally.