During the first few years of his professional career, Oda served as assistant to three established Shonen Jump mangaka: Shinobu Kaitani, Masaya Tokuhiro, and Nobuhiro Watsuki. [134] A kabuki play inspired by One Piece ran at Tokyo's Shinbashi Enbujō throughout October and November 2015. The series debuted in Japan on July 19, 2000, with From TV Animation – One Piece: Become the Pirate King!. Due to his rigorous work schedule, Oda lives apart from his wife and daughters, receiving visits from them roughly once per week. [96] The films feature self-contained, completely original plots, or alternate retellings of story arcs with animation of a higher quality than what the weekly anime allows. In a Jump interview, when asked about his inspirations, he said, "I mirrored many traits and tropes for Luffy off of Son Goku. [125], On July 21, 2017, Weekly Shōnen Jump editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano announced that Tomorrow Studios (a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios) and Shueisha would commence production of an American live-action television adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga series as part of the series' 20th anniversary celebrations. 1 Introduction 2 Appearance 3 Usage 4 Strengths 5 Weaknesses 6 Attacks 6.1 REAL LIFE 6.2 ONE PIECE UNIVERSE 7 Trivia 8 External Link KAZIKO ONI NARA KUDOGA Oda Oda no Mi is a Devil Fruit that is in own's class that it can't be classified. The series focuses on Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who, inspired by his childhood idol and powerful pirate "Red Haired" Shanks, sets off on a journey from the East Blue Sea to find the titular treasure and proclaim himself the King of the Pirates. [71], The One Piece Film Strong World: Episode 0 original video animation adapts the manga's special "Chapter 0", which shows how things were before and after the death of Roger. One Piece has become one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time. Seizing this extremely rare opportunity, Oda produced a second Romance Dawn draft within two weeks, and saw it published to renewed acclaim. He identifies Motoo Abiko - more famously known as Fujiko A. Fujio - as his earliest, with one particular panel from The Monster Kid spurring him to draw endless copies.[11][12]. Status: This Haki can also have physical impacts, such as causing shock waves and destruction to the user's surroundings. Eisaku Inoue, the animation director, has said that the creators did not use these kanji readings in the anime since they "might have cut down the laughs by about half". Oda began drawing manga in earnest around his second year of junior high, developing ideas and sketches for a pirate serial that would, many years later, become One Piece. Some of these were standard elements Oda had used before. It received a limited release of three thousand DVDs as a collaboration with the House Foods brand. The films themselves offer contradictions in both chronology and design that make them incompatible with a single continuity. In early 1994, encouraged by the honors his manga had received (and dreading his freshman exams), Oda dropped out of Kyushu Tokai to pursue a mangaka career in Tokyo, under the authority of editor Kaoru Kushima. Not only did Oda’s eccentric drawing style put One Piece in the spotlight, but it also drove its problematic representation of female bodies to the forefront. Her upbringing causes her to value the town as her "treasure". [143] The manga had over 365 million copies in circulation in Japan and 440 million copies worldwide as of May 2018,[144] and 460 million copies in circulation in 43 countries worldwide as of December 2019. Proud of his work, but concerned his parents and teachers might disapprove, he submitted it under the pseudonym Tsuki Himizu Kikondo (月火水木金土, Tsuki Himizu Kikondo?). Above all else, however, he idolized Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball, particularly for its depictions of character muscles and mecha; he continues to cite Dragon Ball as his favorite manga, and a greater influence on One Piece than any other single series. [139][140], One Piece is the best-selling manga series in history with 470 million copies in print worldwide;[141][142] it sold 100 million collected tankōbon volumes by February 2005, and over 200 million by February 2011. It is 34 minutes in length and based on the first version of Romance Dawn. The first of these novels, One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! Oda Eiichirō (めざせ漫画家!, Mezase Mangaka!?) His crew arrives to help him, and with their help he recovers the treasure for the town, acquires food, and destroys Gally's ship. Together, they encounter other pirates, bounty hunters, criminal organizations, revolutionaries, secret agents and soldiers of the corrupt World Government, and various other friends and foes, as they sail the seas in pursuit of their dreams. [87] On May 18, 2013, the uncut series began airing on Adult Swim's revived Toonami late-night programming block from episode 207 onward. [4] Oda has at least one sibling – an older sister, whom he has mentioned in his SBS columns.[9][10]. Sea-prism stone also has this effect. One Piece is a shounen manga series that is illustrated by Eiichiro Oda and has been coming out ever since the 4th of August 1997. [Jp 14][7], The currents and weather of the Grand Line's open sea are extremely unpredictable, whereas in the vicinity of islands the climate is stable. In the fifth, he is ranked 50th, which made him tied with. "),[50] which ran in the April 4, 2011, issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump. This was gradually reduced through a combination of indulgence from the senior mangaka and discipline from the editors.[6]. [24], Eiichiro Oda's interest in pirates began in his childhood, watching the animated series Vicky the Viking, which inspired him to want to draw a manga series about pirates. The first episode of the anime adaptation earned a viewer ratings percentage of 12.4, behind Pokémon and ahead of Ojamajo Doremi. A. Eiichiro Oda, born January 1, 1975 in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan, is a professional mangaka, best known as the creator of the manga One Piece. Later, in 2009, the marriage had a second daughter. In 1992, during his senior year of high school, the seventeen-year-old Oda took interest in Shueisha's prestigious Tezuka Awards. Debut: [164], Allen Divers of Anime News Network comments in 2003 that the art style One Piece employs "initially seems very cartoonish with much of the character designs showing more North American influence than that from its Japanese origins", adding that the "artwork and settings come across as timeless in their presentation". However he recovered and resumed One Piece the next week. At the time it was more favored to have big-eyed characters than it was to have the more old fashioned dot-eyed style. Oda went on to work as an assistant to some of the biggest manga artists in the industry, including Nobuhiro Watsuki, before winning the Hop Step Award for new artists. [180] In a review of Funimation's second DVD release for Mania Entertainment, Bryce Coulter comments that "You can tell that they are giving One Piece the attention that was neglected by 4Kids" and that "One Piece is a great tale of high-seas fun that will leave you wanting more! A while ago, One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda was asked this. That being said, Oda, out of most mangaka puts a particular emphasis on story and worldbuilding. [18] The pair have remained close since then, and in 2011 Oda agreed to collaborate on a crossover between One Piece and Shimabukuro's then-ongoing Toriko — the only crossover, apart from Cross Epoch, with Oda's direct participation. All other ships are forced to take a more dangerous route, going through a mountain at the first intersection of the Grand Line and the Red Line, a canal system known as Reverse Mountain. If you want discussion, please sort the subreddit by New. [53][54][55] In 2009, Viz announced the release of five volumes per month during the first half of 2010 to catch up with the serialization in Japan. [183], The One Piece manga was nominated for the 23rd Kodansha Manga Award in the shōnen category in 1999. Oda's name often appears on the spines of books in the anime. [172] As of 2017, One Piece is among the top 10 anime in viewer ratings every week in Japan. However, considering how much Oda enjoys writing One Piece and all the crap he keeps shoving into the story even after the already 5 million mysteries introduced have yet to be revealed, I’m calling the 5 year estimate complete bull. July 20, 2016. Trending Now. [154] Volume 57's print run of 3 million copies in 2010 was the highest first print for any book of any subject in Japan—a record that was broken several times by subsequent volumes and currently held by Volume 67's 4.05 million initial printing in 2012. The change in style is actually extremely appropriate, as the art seems to get more detailed and emotionally intense as the story gets progressively darker and more mature. [7][8], Oda has stated that he enjoys meat, and does not specifically dislike any food. On July 22, 2010, an interview with Anime News Network and Mark Kirk, senior vice-president of digital media for 4Kids Entertainment, revealed that 4Kids acquired One Piece as part of a package deal with other anime, and that the company did not screen the series before licensing it. 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See also 尾田 栄一郎 Eiichiro Oda (尾田 栄一郎 Oda Eiichirō) is a Japanese manga artist, best known as the creator of the manga and anime One Piece. His other favorite musicians include Bryan Adams, Eminem, and Izumi Kato. [57] In the United Kingdom, the volumes were published by Gollancz Manga, starting in March 2006,[58] until Viz Media took it over after the fourteenth volume. [59][60] In Australia and New Zealand, the English volumes have been distributed by Madman Entertainment since November 10, 2008. Residence: [188] The German translation of its 44th volume won the Sondermann audience award in the international manga category, a yearly comic award given in seven categories by the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Frankfurter Rundschau, Spiegel Online and Comicforum, at the Fair's Comics Centre in 2005. Age: One Piece's distinct style has changed quite a bit over its decade-long run. While the artist does take his fair share of scheduled breaks, Oda isn't one to take undue sick days. It has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 1997, with its individual chapters compiled into 97 tankōbon volumes as of September 2020[update]. Like most mangaka, Oda began his professional career as an assistant for established Shonen Jump creators. Oda is a fan of soul music, naming Brook Benton as his favorite in the genre. Eiichiro Oda One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. meta-series. Meanwhile, Zoro is forced to give up after a threat is made to kill all the villagers. [173][174] On several occasions the One Piece anime has topped Japan's DVD sales. The Pirate Ganzack! Moving water, such as rain or waves, does not have this effect. Reading his own work at a remove allowed Oda to recognize many of his artistic inadequacies, spurring him to improve. Throughout their careers, Oda and Kishimoto have maintained a friendly bond, even attending each others' weddings; when Naruto ended in 2014, they performed a cross-tribute, with Naruto's final chapter featuring the Straw Hats' Jolly Roger on Hokage Rock while One Piece's concurrently-published chapter used its title page to depict Luffy sharing a farewell meal with Naruto. Oda is basically a machine when it comes to putting out chapters of One Piece. Blood Type: [189][190] In a 2008 poll by Oricon, Japanese teenagers voted it the most interesting manga. ONE PIECE is a high seas adventure manga written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. [11] The time for it to set depends on the island. In this way, he wishes to maintain a uniform representation, leaving only the realization of the backgrounds to his staff, based on his sketches. [32] The names of many special attacks, as well as other concepts in the manga, consist of a form of punning in which phrases written in kanji are paired with an idiosyncratic reading. Mayumi Tanaka (Luffy's voice actor) and Kappei Yamaguchi (Usopp's voice actor) responded that they planned that just now, when Oda was still blindfolded after a certain game they played. [91][92][93] On February 12, 2013, it was announced that Manga Entertainment would start releasing the Funimation dub of One Piece in the United Kingdom in a DVD box set format. [13], The world of One Piece includes animals that function like devices. According to both himself and his editors, Oda is an ardent worker and perfectionist. For unknown reasons, Devil Fruit users cannot eat a second Devil Fruit because it would cause their bodies to burst, although series antagonist Blackbeard manages to obtain a second Devil Fruit power through an unknown method. In real life, Oda is a Japanese man of average height, with few (if any) distinguishing features. [13] Toriyama has, in turn, praised Oda's skills and agreed to a number of collaborations, most notably the crossover one-shot Cross Epoch. Oda has a near-life size giraffe statue in his house. Though their relationship remained civil, Oda did not take Kushima's many criticisms to heart until his one-shot Monsters was allowed publication in 1994's Shonen Jump Autumn Special. [101], A series of light novels was published based on the first festival film, certain episodes of the anime television series, and all but the first feature film. by Zach Logan. The first of these, which was also the first episode of Toriko, aired on April 3, 2011. [88] One Piece was removed from the Toonami block after March 18, 2017. To ink the pages, Oda utilizes the G-Pen, Maru Pen and sharp refillable pens for inking. One trait he is renowned for is inserting easter eggs in his One Piece manga for fans to spot. One Piece is full of awesome plots, amazing plot-twists, and story-anticipation. Oda's pacing of One Piece has always been fine, but it is his development and amplification of the various plots and characters that makes this series so long. "The True Food! was released on June 3, 1999. He also introduced his one-shot "Monsters" into the storyline when there was no indication that any of his past works were going to be included. [23] Around this time, Oda - under his real name - acceded to his first professional interview, published in Kumamoto City's most prominent newspaper. Though the One Piece anime may seem childish, the storyline isn’t. 172 cm (5'8")[2] 尾田栄一郎 [Jp 13][5] Sea water from each of the four seas runs up that mountain and merges at the top to flow down a fifth canal and into the first half of the Grand Line. On at least one occasion, Oda cited Takei as the most "amazing" of his rivals, capable of drawing things he himself could not.[17]. [4] However, navy ships, members of an intergovernmental organization known as the World Government, are able to use a sea-prism stone[Jp 12] to mask their presence from the sea kings and can simply pass through the calm belts. He later submitted a character named Pandaman for Yudetamago's classic wrestling manga "Kinnikuman", who was not only used in a chapter of the manga but would later return as a recurring cameo character in Oda's own works.