Eiichiro Oda is a Japanese manga artist and the creator of the series One Piece.
10 Facts About Eiichiro Oda
The series' popularity resulted in Eiichiro Oda being named one of the manga artists that changed the history of manga.
Eiichiro Oda was born on January 1,1975, in Kumamoto, Japan.
Eiichiro Oda said that at the age of four he resolved to become a manga artist in order to avoid having to get a "real job".
Eiichiro Oda recalls that his interest in pirates was probably sparked by the popular TV animation series titled Vicky the Viking.
Eiichiro Oda submitted a character named Pandaman for Yudetamago's classic wrestling manga Kinnikuman.
Watsuki credits Eiichiro Oda for helping create the character Honjo Kamatari who appears in Rurouni Kenshin.
Eiichiro Oda regarded many mangaka both as his friends and rivals.
Eiichiro Oda was hospitalized for a peritonsillar abscess in 2013 and later discharged from the hospital after two weeks.
Eiichiro Oda has long been a supporter of earthquake-stricken areas, writing supportive messages, contributing art for local products, and participating in the ONE PIECE Kumamoto Revival Project.