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Eiichiro Oda's Profile

Eiichiro Oda

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 Clown
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
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 o_O

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.