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Author of One Piece Works From 5am Till 2am With No Day Off

by dtshyk
Nov 29, 2012 5:27 PM | 177 Comments
According to an interview manga on Weekly Shonen Jump, Oda Eiichiro revealed that he gets up 5am and works until 2am. He would go on a trip with his family if he had a free time but he has absolutely no day off. He feels happy to be a mangaka when he meets famous mangaka he admires such as Toriyama Akira. What he wants the most now is an interesting idea for the story.

Source: Scan of WSJ, Scan2

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yhunata said:
KittyKatWombat said:
I was never a real fan of One Piece because it's really not my style, but I appreciate the work that goes into it and I know that people work hard for it - but does it have to be to this extent??? Wow, maybe he should take a break and then slow down. I don't want this to be his last manga, because I know fans will want to see more of him after One Piece, so if he slowed down a tad bit, I think he'll pull it through and start a new masterpiece (maybe not as long but still as good)


He doesn't want to make a manga after One Piece is over, apparently. He is embedding all the ideas he has for other manga into One Piece (eg; Thriller Bark arc).
Yeah and he doesn't need to do another manga after either. He's made so much money off of this he will be able to retire and life comfortably for the rest of his life.

Jan 30, 2013 11:57 AM by IntroverTurtle

KittyKatWombat said:
I was never a real fan of One Piece because it's really not my style, but I appreciate the work that goes into it and I know that people work hard for it - but does it have to be to this extent??? Wow, maybe he should take a break and then slow down. I don't want this to be his last manga, because I know fans will want to see more of him after One Piece, so if he slowed down a tad bit, I think he'll pull it through and start a new masterpiece (maybe not as long but still as good)


He doesn't want to make a manga after One Piece is over, apparently. He is embedding all the ideas he has for other manga into One Piece (eg; Thriller Bark arc).

Jan 30, 2013 10:59 AM by yhunata

QuiGonJon said:
How does his body even function?

coffee

Jan 30, 2013 10:41 AM by xtremexx

I was never a real fan of One Piece because it's really not my style, but I appreciate the work that goes into it and I know that people work hard for it - but does it have to be to this extent??? Wow, maybe he should take a break and then slow down. I don't want this to be his last manga, because I know fans will want to see more of him after One Piece, so if he slowed down a tad bit, I think he'll pull it through and start a new masterpiece (maybe not as long but still as good)

Jan 12, 2013 11:52 PM by KittyKatWombat

He's one of those rare individuals who can work with less than 3 hours of sleep at night... I'm jealous (~_~)
I have a friend who sleeps around the same amount. He is smart. Life is so unfair (;_;)

Jan 12, 2013 8:24 PM by xehnri

yhunata said:
Berserker17 said:
I always knew he was a workaholic, in fact i picture oda to be alot like Eiji Nizuma from bakuman XD


Niizuma Eiji, in fact, is said to be based on Eiichiro Oda. Eiji also has a two day work, one day sleep routine which is a kinda exaggerated version of Oda sleeping three hours, working the rest. And Eiji is a the 15 year old genius whereas Oda was called the 17 year old genius.


Thats awesome :)
I always thought Eiji was one of the most interesting characters in Bakuman. Him modeled after Oda makes me even like him even more.

Jan 12, 2013 7:10 PM by violentrl

Berserker17 said:
I always knew he was a workaholic, in fact i picture oda to be alot like Eiji Nizuma from bakuman XD


Niizuma Eiji, in fact, is said to be based on Eiichiro Oda. Eiji also has a two day work, one day sleep routine which is a kinda exaggerated version of Oda sleeping three hours, working the rest. And Eiji is a the 15 year old genius whereas Oda was called the 17 year old genius.

Jan 12, 2013 9:03 AM by yhunata

darkmac said:
How does he work so much and still have such bad art?


Says the weeaboo who gave 10/10 for such a fail of an anime known as Angel Beats -___-

Jan 11, 2013 10:03 PM by violentrl

Reinou said:
Am I supposed to pity him? If he finds his work more important than his life then that's his own fault. This whole thing just disgusts me.
Oh c'mon the man is the author of one of the most successful mangas within Japan, not only that but it has a weekly deadline and an extremely large fanbase. Now he might not need to put as much work into One Piece as he is right now, heck he needs to get A LOT more rest, but c'mon don't you think you're being too harsh?

Dec 29, 2012 5:45 PM by ElementSponge

Amarrez said:
darkmac said:
How does he work so much and still have such bad art?

And there goes any hope of this thread being civil.

Still hope for civil war.

I just wonder how he gets up, by himself or alarm. Some people deal better with less sleep than others. Still, I think 3hrs is an embellishment, no way that's true every day or he'd be blind by now. 5hrs seems doable though.

Rufioh said:
I'm fine with people being rude to a hard working man in this thread.
He can't hear you over his wads of money and smoking hot wife anyways.

Too bad being a workaholic he doesn't have a chance too enjoy them. It's sad really, if only it was curable, I'd wish him luck. Karōshi is not a great prospect.

Dec 29, 2012 4:20 AM by abrams

leokiko said:
Rufioh said:
I'm fine with people being rude to a hard working man in this thread.
He can't hear you over his wads of money and smoking hot wife anyways.

Dec 29, 2012 4:15 AM by KaiserNazrin

I always knew he was a workaholic, in fact i picture oda to be alot like Eiji Nizuma from bakuman XD

Dec 29, 2012 3:55 AM by Berserker17

That's rough. Shows you just how much he loves his manga.

Dec 27, 2012 7:33 PM by Helitenks

Wow I know OP is the most popular anime/manga in Japan but at least give Oda a break.

Dec 27, 2012 5:00 AM by Hikarusuke

darkmac said:
How does he work so much and still have such bad art?


and a kill-joy ruins it all...

plus you call that bad art? you got bad eyes man!

Dec 26, 2012 10:52 PM by GCBGTS

^ Hey, at least he now has a wife. :D

Dec 26, 2012 6:20 PM by Orix

tite kubo: i work one day per week before the deadline, and get 14 hours of sleep every night

Dec 26, 2012 6:19 PM by Annoiato

one piece is really good

Dec 26, 2012 1:31 AM by slardar24

When One Piece is finally finished, you have my permission to die.


[joke] FTFY [/joke]

Dec 26, 2012 1:29 AM by Orix

Pessoa said:
just hang in there till you finish One Piece, then you're free to die.


thats kinda dark isnt it?

Dec 25, 2012 6:37 PM by supermegasonic

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