What We Know About Eiichiro Oda

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Here is a Full Breakdown of all ODA’s comments in SBS , Author comments etc.

Eiichiro Oda (Goda) The Author of One Piece. With 445 million copies in circulation worldwide, One Piece is the best-selling manga series of all time.

What We Know About Oda :

  • Opinions on Audience and Market:
      • Wanted! (God’s Gift for the Future): Open to criticism and judgments.

        • Color Walk 6: Gets angry when his characters are insulted, and strives to address those complaints in the manga as he hears them.

 

  • Various: Humors and answers fan questions and fan mail. (Any SBS)

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 8: Likes the idea of his manga being published in other countries.

 

  • Author Comments Chapter 9 + SBS Vol. 26: Doesn’t mind changes to the title of his work in foreign countries. Nor does he mind changes to the names of characters.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 11: Is awed by the workplace mindsets of professional mangaka.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 12 & 73 & 308 & 425 + SBS Vol. 4: Uses the motivation of his treasured readers as fuel for creating One Piece.
    • SBS Vol. 55 & 80: Loves the support from international fans.

 

  • Color Walk 8: The biggest reason he enjoys writing manga is due to the support of the fans.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 12 & 308 + SBS Vol. 4 & 12 & 45 & 61: Greatly appreciates all of the fan letters, and reads all of them. When they are sent, he gets them within a week or two, but foreign letters take longer to receive.
    • SBS Vol. 26: Can’t read most of the foreign letters because he isn’t fluent in most other languages.

 

  • SBS Vol. 45: There was a time when Oda couldn’t read every letter, but the amount he receives now has swelled down, partially due to getting married and thus receiving a lot less love letters from female fans.

 

  • The Power of Manga: The SBS is made up of fan letters, without any questions being made up by Oda.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 13: Is concerned on how his art will look if its reading order is mirrored in foreign countries.

 

  • Various Volumes: Creates small creative activities within his volumes between chapters, like coloring pages and papercraft.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 36: Enjoys One Piece cosplay pictures.

 

  • SBS Vol. 4: Keeps all of his gifts in his room.

 

  • SBS Vol. 4: Took suggestions for volume bonus material.

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 34 + SBS Vol. 7 & 58: Handpicks the best art from fan art he receives to feature on a bonus page in volumes. This is called “Usopp Gallery Pirates”. The fan works are also judged by how much “spirit” was conveyed on the attached postcard. Oda enjoys judging the art.
    • Author Comments Ch. 694: Held a fan art contest for Film Z.

 

  • Comickers: Scared of just how popular Shanks is.

 

  • Comickers + Jump Ryu: Looks forward to the reactions of the readers the most among any aspect of the story, particularly when he writes something really good.
    • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: He wouldn’t write manga at all if no one were to read it.

            

  • Author Comments Ch. 69: Enjoyed his Jump Anime Tour trip.
    • Author Comments Ch. 159 & 215 & 306 & 351 & 485 + SBS Vol. 29 + Oda’s Scribble Corner #18: Enjoys the Jump Festa.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 469 & 876 + Oda’s Scribble Corner #13: Enjoyed the One Piece Premier Show.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 618 & 625: Was excited to go to the Dome Tour, and enjoyed his time there.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 653: Loved the statues at the One Piece Exhibit.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 679: Loved the Universal Studios One Piece show.

 

  • Oda’s Scribble Corner Post #7: Loved the One Piece Tokyo Tower

 

  • Jump Super Stage Event + Oda’s Scribble Corner #16 + Author Comments Ch. 887: Enjoyed the One Piece Super Kabuki shows, and everyone’s reactions to them.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 861: Wants to participate in the One Piece Run event.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 864: Urged fans to go to the One Piece Tokyo Tour.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 883: Enjoyed the One Piece x Kyoto collab, and gives his thanks.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 107 & 532: Loves that One Piece gets merchandise:
    • Author Comments Ch. 319: Really likes the Megahouse figures.

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 472: Liked the Lawson x One Piece snacks.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 515: Loves the Panson Works Luffy dolls.

 

    • SBS Vol. 59 & 66 + Oda’s Scribble Corner #14: Doesn’t pay much attention to the specific kinds of One Piece merchandise that release, that’s the job of his media manager, Onishi. Although he does pay attention to the Portrait of Pirates figures, as he really likes those.
      • Author Comments Ch. 559: Gave his solemn comments towards the passing away of one of the Portrait of Pirates modelers.

 

  • Oda’s Scribble Corner #14: Wanted P.O.P. to make a figurine of Senor Pink and his groupies.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 596: Loves the Chopper Robo.

 

  • SBS Vol. 65: Merchandising companies will sometimes come up to Oda, though, and there are a few times where Oda rejects ideas from these companies if they don’t match his vision.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 688 & 703 + Oda’s Scribble Corner Post #10: Wanted to see the happy faces of the readers who bought stuff from the Mugiwara Store, and loves the store himself.

 

  • SBS Vol. 79: Really wanted to see a Gear Fourth figurine.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 904: Loves the Danny Choo Nami Smart Doll.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 139: Loves that One Piece gets video games.
    • Author Comments Ch. 153: Liked Bandai’s Log Pose toy.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 196: Loved “Set Sail Pirate Crew!”.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 256: Loved “The Grand Secret of Nanatsu Island”.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 331: Loved playing “One Piece: Round the Land”.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 367: Loved Dragon Dream!.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 383: Was looking forward to “Fighting for One Piece”.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 447 & 461: Loved Moja, the mobile game.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 461: Liked Unlimited Adventure.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 510 & 516: Was looking forward to Unlimited Cruise, and enjoyed it at release.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 640 & 660: Loved Pirate Warriors’s CG, and the game as a whole.
    • Author Comments Ch. 696 & 704: Loved Pirate Warriors 2.

 

    • Oda’s Scribble Corner #8: Loved Pirate Warriors 3

 

  • Treasure Cruise 10 Million Downloads Celebration: Enjoys Treasure Cruise and made a signature to celebrate its download milestone.

 

  • SBS Vol. 13: Not above criticizing fan drawings, albeit, in comedic, lighthearted fashion.

 

  • SBS Vol. 14 + One World: Believes that showing his face will attract unwanted attention. Oda wants the Straw Hats and their allies to represent the work of One Piece, not himself.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 147: Likes the second One Piece novel.

 

  • SBS Vol. 15: Most of the questions Oda receives are gags, but he doesn’t mind.

 

  • SBS Vol. 20 & 28 + Author Comments Ch. 580: Doesn’t mind that some readers constantly discuss their attraction to some of the female characters, and doesn’t mind that some buy pervy merchandise of the characters.
  • SBS Vol. 82: In addition to not minding such discussion, Oda also feels that the buyers of his manga should be able to enjoy the story in any way they wish to.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Is embarrassed yet grateful when referred to as “sensei”.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 247: Loved the One Piece 3D attraction from Puroland.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 275: Thinks people who praise One Piece are pretty cool.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 299 & 622 & 627: Enjoys the purikura he receives from fans, and likes to understand who his audience is. He also wanted a Tohoku reader who regularly sent him letters to send one to him after the Tohoku earthquake so Oda would know if he’s alright. Oda thanked the readers for all of the victim letters sent.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 380: Enjoyed Odaiba’s Going Merry ride.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 387 + SBS Vol. 54: Wants readers to read the story from the beginning, or at least read summaries of any parts of the story that they were somehow unable to read from the manga. This is why Oda tries to bargain for publishers to make supplementary story summary books as cheap as possible.
    • Oda’s Scribble Corner #15: Promoted a 56-hour free trial for One Piece volumes on the Jump+ app.

 

  • SBS Vol. 39 & 42 & 47 & 53: Loves it when fans read the story carefully.
    • Author Comments Ch. 691: Wanted fans to really try and look into the color spread for this release.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 419: Likes attending the Serial Commemoration Awards.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 422: Has used a One Piece online database to look up an attack technique he forgot about.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 509: Was curious about the results of the popularity poll.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 535: Enjoys that fans have their favorite arcs.

 

  • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: Doesn’t think fans tend to mind much when art subtly changes.

 

  • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: Wasn’t bothered by whether or not a pirate story would sell, he just wanted to make a story about pirates.

 

  • SBS Vol. 54: Asks adult readers to please purchase the books, rather than read the story for free.

 

  • A Manga to Connect People: Always imagined that One Piece would be popular, but never imagined that it would take off as quickly as it did.

 

  • Strong World Artbook: Understood that fans really missed the other Straw Hats when they became separated in Sabaody Archipelago.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 619 + Bonus Page Ch. 614: Tried to spread positivity amongst the populace affected by the 2011 East Japan earthquake, and he also drew an inspiration image for those affected by the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake.

 

  • Eternal Log: Claims to never quite know just exactly what element of any given moment excites the fans, and sees the finished result of any given moment worth more than the sum of its parts.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 662 + 686: Roots for the fans to win in a One Piece quiz contest against the editors.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 710: Thankful to the fans who visited him in the hospital.

 

  • SBS Vol. 72: Is sensitive and careful regarding how he depicts inspirations from foreign countries, and asks readers to please forgive him if he represents something in a “half-baked way”.

 

  • Rai no Sho: Chopper was originally made to be cute because Oda was afraid that he wouldn’t be popular and stand out amongst the other Straw Hats had he been average or ugly looking.

 

  • SBS Vol. 80: Enjoys seeing his readers grown up after 18 years of being in the manga business.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 860 & 869: Was waiting to see a LINE sticker of his name, and enjoys the One Piece LINE as a whole.

 

  • Jump Festa 2018: Even if initially anxious, Oda is excited about the live-action adaptation, and met with the executive producer to express his thoughts on what should be accomplished and adapted. Oda and the producer desire to respect the fans with the adaptation.
    • Color Walk 8: One of the reasons Oda okayed the live action decision is due to it being a “now or never” situation in his eyes.

 

  • Jump Festa 2018: Changes the shapes of the text bubbles to better suit an international audience, but doesn’t do anything else to suit such an audience, as it would be impossible to appeal to everyone.

 

  • Volume 333: Doesn’t want to be told about the theories of the fandom, as he doesn’t feel like using ideas that fans predict.

 

  • Writing/Drawing Process:

 

    • Various: Oda gathered and read a lot of material in order to create One Piece. (Volume 1 Author’s Notes, Reference Section)
        • Blue Grand Data File + Jump Festa 2018: Is constantly taking ideas from his personal life and meetings into the manga. Even random people who pass by can become inspiration for One Piece.

 

        • SBS Vol. 32: Whenever Oda has trouble with coming up with a name, he opens up a book about birds to find some.

 

  • SBS Vol. 66: Will sometimes use the Internet to search for weird creatures to use for the story.

 

  • Color Walk 8: Draws his favorite faces from the real-world into the manga.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 25: Held a contest for cover page ideas.

 

  • Bonus Pages in Vol. 2 & & 10 & 15 & 26 & 36 & 41 & 51: Draws a pencil sketch of the page before finalizing it.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 41 + SBS Vol. 28 & 29: Regathers art supplies at a yearly pace, and recommends going to an art store for proper stationery. Oda uses Muse Manga paper, Zebra G-pen and Zebra Round pen, Pilot Business ink, and IC-Screen.
    • Color Walk 1: Uses A3 paper for double page spreads, although he at first simply taped two regular papers together for it.

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 478: Uses B4 paper for the original print.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 545: Also loves Nikko G-pens.

 

  • SBS Vol. 4: Names most characters with names that he finds fitting for their characters.

 

  • SBS Vol. 4: Thinks antagonists are more mysterious and appealing if they are “strange”.

 

  • Comickers: Purposely avoids attaching himself too strongly to the traditional pirate motif.

 

  • Comickers: His art style was not something naturally developed, but rather specifically chosen due to how unorthodox it was.

 

  • Comickers + Sail & Anchor: Doesn’t consider character deaths to be an inherently powerful literary device, and believes that evoking emotions through death is too easy.
    • Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic: He seems to actively avoid drawing deaths as they ruin the ability to draw end-of-arc party scenes.

 

  • Comickers: Everything pre-Grand Line is the prologue of One Piece, and isn’t the main event.

 

  • Comickers: Doesn’t want to rush the story.
    • Eternal Log: Luffy isn’t written to be overpowered, as it would rush the story.

 

  • Comickers: Oda’s motto for writing is to not be embarrassed with anything he writes or draws, and to show excitement to the audience.

 

  • Comickers: Considers Luffy one of the harder characters to write, as he’s the one responsible for tying up loose ends, yet also serves to get rid of antagonists that Oda put a lot of time into developing.

 

  • SBS Vol. 5 & 56: Uses sound effects based on what feeling he finds the sound effect to convey best.

 

  • SBS Vol. 5 & 59: Believes that applying flat shader tones is annoying, so he only uses three. The process is very involved, and requires a lot of paper cutting.

 

  • Wanted! (God’s Gift for the Future): Believes “flashy scenes” are a theme of One Piece.
      • Animation Logbook: Claims that people swarming together into an unstoppable force is a major theme of One Piece.

 

      • SBS Vol. 18: “War” was the main theme of the Baratie Arc.

 

  • Color Walk 1: Created Luffy with “manliness” as his principal theme.

 

      • SBS Vol. 27: “Romance” was the main theme of the Jaya Arc.

 

  • Color Walk 2: The theme of every chapter is “live another week with good cheer and vitality”.

 

  • SBS Vol. 7 & 12: Makes a lot of faces when he draws, in order to match the faces of the characters depicted.
    • 10th Treasures: He only draws characters crying when he’s the one to cry.

 

  • SBS Vol. 8 & 16 & 35 & 41 & 73 & 81: Gives some characters drawn within the background their own little stories.

 

  • SBS Vol. 13 & 24: Generally avoids clothing damage as he believes it would be too distracting.

 

  • SBS Vol. 16: Has at least once made up his own letters to illustrate specific sound effects within the manga.

 

  • SBS Vol. 17 & 52 + Jump Festa 2018: Starts off “in a daze” when creating a new chapter, then goes to discuss ideas with the Jump editor, proceeding to brainstorm new ideas afterwards. A storyboard is then created from these ideas, and submitted to the editor. Once approved, assistants draw the backgrounds from Oda’s rough sketches, while Oda draws all the subject matter that “lives and moves” (clouds, people, animals, oceans, etc.), giving birth to a fresh Jump release.
    • Author Comments Ch. 223: He works on the finishing touches with at least one assistant.

 

    • Color Walk 5: These background rough sketches are quite thorough since Oda claims that he draws the backgrounds “mostly by himself” despite assistants helping him with them.

 

  • The Two Giants of Manga + Jump Festa 2018: Writes in the text before penciling and inking. Characters are drawn before backgrounds are, because the backgrounds must morph around the diverse shapes and sizes of the characters.

 

  • SBS Vol. 17: Colors are discussed and determined post-release of chapters.
    • Jump Ryu: Colors on multiple layers.

 

  • SBS Vol. 18: Overlapped dialogue for Chessmarimo to give off the impression of a fused voice.

 

  • Color Walk 1 + Jump Ryu: Designs rough sketches of characters and attaches a fitting quote to them. This quote is derived from Oda’s gut and isn’t pre-planned, and it becomes what will determine the build of a character’s personality.
    • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: The story of One Piece is less important than the designs of the characters attached to it, for Oda. Creating new silhouettes that no one has seen before is his favorite part of actually writing the manga.

 

  • Color Walk 1: Doesn’t trust the advice of adults in regards to his story.
    • SBS Vol. 56 + Jump Ryu + Jump Festa 2018: Doesn’t tend to take that many ideas from editors or fans in regards to the canon story. Oda writes the story on his own terms, where both the successes and failures can be allotted to him only. Oda also tries to have as few people as possible assist him with the artwork.

 

  • Animation Logbook: The constant mood shifts from tragedy to comedy are due to Oda’s inability to focus on tragedy for extensive periods of time.

 

  • Animation Logbook: Guides the path of characters based on how he feels they would really act in given situations, and tries to avoid artificial moments. He enjoys letting each nation play out as their own breathing world, and showing the reactions of townsfolk in regards to the events going on around them.
    • Comickers: This doesn’t seem to have been Oda’s initial philosophy however, as making a story where the readers will cry was one of Oda’s goals. It’s possible that what Oda meant is that even if getting a sad reaction out of the audience is a theme, it isn’t necessarily a goal that’s to be worked towards. But rather something to happen in a natural manner.

 

    • Sail & Anchor + Strong World Artbook + Eternal Log: Doesn’t draw stories with the premiere aim of making the reader emotional, the characters are naturally nudged into directions that could lead into dramatic events based on their own individual personalities, but it’s never an explicit objective. Oda believes such artificial emotion “crushes” the characters.

 

  • A Manga to Connect People: Enjoys giving each Straw Hat their own reactions to what’s going on around them.

 

  • Animation Logbook: Each chapter is written to have a big highlight moment.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 233: Carries on the will of his late friend Gin Shinga when he draws.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 28: Likens creating a manga to Tetris, where his ideas are scattered and he must put them together as a complete story.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 28 + TV Bros: Takes minor breaks in-between creative sessions, sometimes to play video games. He believes that games can stimulate his mind and creativity.

 

  • SBS Vol. 31: States that not all of the face faults/reaction shots he draws are necessarily meant to be taken as canonically literal within the context of the story.

 

  • SBS Vol. 32: Finds it difficult to write disease-related plot points into the story, due to the fear and trauma it can inspire within readers.

 

  • SBS Vol. 37: The Pero Pero no Mi and Netsu Netsu no Mi were likely not conceived by Oda until after the non-canon Ame Ame no Mi and Kachi Kachi no Mi were revealed, respectively. This is due to Oda giving the OK to the animation team on what Devil Fruits he isn’t planning to use before the team uses it.

 

  • SBS Vol. 39: Tries to put particular effort into the names of the chapter titles.

 

  • SBS Vol. 40: Incorporates various languages because they sound cool.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 422: Has used a One Piece online database to look up an attack technique he forgot about.

 

  • SBS Vol. 43: Doesn’t attempt to put much religious metaphor within the story.

 

  • SBS Vol. 43: Finds volumes better to read when they’re stacked with more chapters.

 

  • 10th Treasures: Recognizes a strong distinction in different crying faces based on different states of emotion, and believes that drawing mucus during crying scenes is essential to the weight of the scene.

 

  • 10th Treasures + SBS Vol. 49: No matter how big One Piece gets, Oda wants to continue holding a focus on the human relationships and emotions of the characters.

 

  • 10th Treasures: Purposefully drew Enel cool and collected just so he could shock the audience with his crazy reaction.
    • SBS Vol. 83: Purposefully wrote Weevil to be a shock to the readers.

 

  • 10th Treasures: Tries to use surrounding characters to evoke emotions out of a particular character, rather than having that character communicate their emotions verbatim.

 

  • 10th Treasures + The Two Giants of Manga: One Piece is written as a story “beyond” just being a battle manga, and is categorized differently from the likes of other shounen like Dragon Ball. The drama and adventure elements are more crucial than the fights.
    • SBS Vol. 53: While there are plenty of jokes in One Piece, it’s not written to be a gag manga.

 

  • 10th Treasures: Usopp is written to be the closest to a real-life human being in the series, and to make the audience feel stronger whenever he gets stronger.

 

  • The Power of Manga + Rai no Sho: Tends to stretch and flesh out story ideas further than originally intended. And in general, not everything in the story goes as originally planned.
    • The Two Giants of Manga: If any idea comes up that seems more interesting than what was originally intended, he feels he owes it to the readers to use it.

 

  • Ghibli Magazine: He views this as a good thing, because at least some free imagination is what he believes makes readers happy.

 

  • SBS Vol. 50: Took him an hour to come up with the lyrics for Binks’ Sake.

 

  • SBS Vol. 51: The zombies of Thriller Bark are meant to be “bright, fun” zombies, and not scary ones.

 

  • SBS Vol. 51: Tries to write the Straw Hats as “unconventional”.

 

  • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: Has a hard time feeling that a work is “complete”, and likes to use up blank space. The image he wants to draw is always “fuzzy” in his head.

 

  • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: Tries to pack as much content as possible into each chapter in order to improve the pace.

 

  • SBS Vol. 54: Tries to create stories that “nobody has ever read before”.
    • Color Walk 1 + The Two Giants of Manga + Ghibli Magazine: Although he recognizes and doesn’t mind some of his story content being done before. If his ideas are strong enough, he’ll use them regardless of if they were used in the past. Just as long as he always goes against the current tide of storytelling in the industry.

 

    • Sail & Anchor: He believed that the theme of camaraderie back during the 1997 manga era was pretty fresh.

 

  • Eternal Log: Part of the reason he made a pirate series is because no other manga had done it before. (There have been some pirate manga beforehand, but none that ran any longer than a single volume)

 

  • SBS Vol. 55: Will sometimes write a tune on the page that communicates a tune going through his head whilst drawing the scene.

 

  • Sail & Anchor + Eternal Log + Shonen Jump Alpha 2012: Listens to music as he works, with the playlist being meant to match the theme of an arc.

 

  • Sail & Anchor + China Times + Jump Festa 2018: Comes up with ideas, such as Devil Fruits, based on dreams and desires of the general populace. Even the Gomu Gomu no Mi came from the idea of Oda wishing he could grab things from afar from his chair.

 

  • Sail & Anchor: Tries to avoid using his personal life as inspiration for the series, as he writes One Piece to be over-the-top and crazy.
    • A Manga to Connect People: This is why the Grand Line is so fantastic, Oda wants to draw a world where the impossible is the norm.

 

  • One World + A Manga to Connect People + Tanken Bakumon + Volume 333: Doesn’t write One Piece with explicit messages to take away with. The reader can get what they want out of the story. He wants One Piece to be an easy-to-enjoy and easy-to-understand manga that excels at “killing time”, not something to inherently base aspects of one’s life off of.

 

  • One World: The world of One Piece expands unintentionally, not necessarily because Oda values the literary quality of world-building in and of itself. Each arc is drawn like a new comic in general, which makes the world get bigger and bigger as he pieces the stories together.

 

  • One World + Jump Festa 2018: Writes One Piece so that every character has a chance to return. Sometimes the returns are planned in advance, and sometimes they’re not.

 

  • SBS Vol. 56: Couldn’t spend too much time in the Saldeath battle, or else the pacing would’ve dragged.
    • SBS Vol. 58: Couldn’t spend time going over Devil Fruit details in the Marineford Arc, for the same reason.

 

  • Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic: Believes that scenes of heroic rescues are key to stirring up excitement in the audience.

 

  • Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic: Deliberately avoids gore when he can.

 

  • Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic + SBS Vol. 65 + Jump Festa 2018: Aims for a story that can have a lighthearted mood even in the darkest and most serious of moments, which is why Luffy has the ability of rubber. It’s allows for a goofy movepool. This is also the main reason why Buggy was in the Impel Down Arc.

 

  • Strong World Artbook: Some designs are inspired simply, or at least most prominently, by how funny they would look.

 

  • One Heart: Doesn’t do well when drawing stories without images, he isn’t much of a novelist or screenwriter.

 

  • SBS Vol. 60: Never copy-and-pastes old images in the manga, they’re all redrawn by hand.

 

  • Color Walk 5: Tries to draw the story as a “manga amusement park” with various sensations.

 

  • SBS Vol. 64: Values the naturalness of a scene over how cool or pretty a scene looks. This is why characters are usually drawn with their mouths open when talking, rather than having them closed for the aesthetic/pristine factor like some other artists do.
    • Color Walk 6: Wants to broaden horizons of what’s seen as “cool” in manga, at least when it comes to character designs. Fukaboshi’s design is one such endeavor.

 

  • Eternal Log + Jump Ryu + Jump Festa 2018: Keeps a notebooks of ideas that he can open up whenever he needs to find something new. Oda claims that he’s never ran out of ideas, and that writing all of his ideas into the story would make it run on forever.
    • The Power of Manga: Uses these ideas in a disorderly fashion, only when he feels they fit best into an arc.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Has so many ideas, that he must combine the themes of islands now in order to progress the story at a proper pace (Punk Hazard being ice/fire, Dressrosa being merged with Green Bit, etc.)

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 2: Believes that the influence he has from rakugo, film, and jidaigeki will always supply him with ideas.

 

  • Eternal Log: Values emotions over logic when it comes to writing, but still recognizes logic to have some value.
    • Ghibli Magazine: Aimed for a story that would be more coherent than most other manga, due to readers becoming more fastidious over time.

 

  • SBS Vol. 65: Will sometimes use simpler language in moments where characters are unacquainted with a topic or subject. As an example, this was done with fishmen talking about the Sun.

 

  • Shonen Jump Alpha 2012: Gets bored easily, so he tries to change his story style every so often. His best ideas come from when he’s tired and hungry.

 

  • SBS Vol. 67: Prefers the reader to pay attention to the story, rather than the guy writing it, when reading One Piece. This is why Oda doesn’t often write out-of-text-bubble dialogue within the manga.

 

  • SBS Vol. 69: Franky Shogun, Hancock, and women in general (especially ones with black hair, due to the reflective streaks within it) take the longest for Oda to draw, out of any characters.
    • Color Walk 1: Said he “can’t draw” machines, due to not understanding how they work. (Although, this seems to have changed now, given all the machines he’s drawn later in the story.)

 

  • Color Walk 5: Found it hard to draw the Dorry vs. Brogy fight.

 

  • Color Walk 6: Finds Edo-style brush paintings to be difficult.

 

  • SBS Vol. 73: If a character’s name isn’t made very clear through the story, that means they aren’t very important to begin with.

 

  • SBS Vol. 74: Will sometimes slip quirky, non-canon things into the background just to see if readers can notice them.

 

  • China Times + Jump Ryu: When thinking up the plot, he’ll stay in a locked room in front of his desk on his lonesome, drawing lots and lots of pictures.
    • The Two Giants of Manga: Is unable to come up with any good ideas outside.

 

  • 500 Quiz Book 2 + The Two Giants of Manga: Tries to challenge himself as he writes and draws.

 

  • Jump Festa 2016 + Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Wrote 2016 as “The Year of Sanji”.

 

  • J.U.M. Police: Bases Luffy’s hands on his own. (Although, it’s possible that he uses his own hands as reference for drawing characters’ in general)

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 1: Starts with about 30 pages of content in his head per chapter, then whittles it down to fit the confines of the chapter and increase the pace.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 1: Assumes that the audience reads each chapter in five minutes, and writes each chapter with that in mind.

 

  • SBS Vol. 82: Tries to depict the elderly as strong within the story due to his personal admiration for them in real-life.

 

  • Color Walk 7: Believes in the silhouette principle in artwork, where characters should generally have recognizable outlines and diverse faces.

 

  • SBS Vol. 85: Doesn’t have any particular reason for using masculine Japanese pronouns to refer to some of the female characters.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 2: Tries to write words with a “certain rhythm”.

 

  • Color Walk 8: Colors, such as skin tones, can change slightly depending on the lighting Oda works in. For example, Ch. 750’s color spread features characters with very slightly darker skin tones than usual.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 896: After finishing a chapter, Oda watches videos on manga writing and discusses the script of the chapter with his staff.

 

  • Editors and Staff:

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 132: Congratulates one of his staff on their newborn child.
      • Author Comments Ch. 519 & 560: Congratulates some editors on their marriages.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 17 + Author Comments Ch. 591 + Gold Rush: Hangs out with his staff and editors sometimes.
    • 500 Quiz Book 2 + Jump Festa 2017: Went with one of the editors to see how the first volume was selling at a bookstore, back during the volume debut.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 177 & 352 & 433 & 477 & 608 + SBS Vol. 20: Thanks his former editors at their time of leave.
    • Author Comments Ch. 477: Prefers to keep his editors around rather than have them constantly get swapped out.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 699: Welcomes an editor back with open arms.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 178 & 353: Asks a lot of his editors.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 207: Some staff members playfully tease Oda.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 264: Gave his condolences after the passing of his editor-in-chief.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 33 + Author Comments Ch. 356 & 530 & 665 & 865: Jokes around with and teases his editors and staff, too.

 

  • SBS Vol. 34 & 85: Thinks his editors and staff are weirdos.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 335 & 577: Some editors have brought their children to visit Oda’s workplace.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 434: Had to modify the original Whitebeard Pirates Jolly Roger due to its resemblance to a Nazi flag, a design that would have majorly bugged foreign audiences. Although Oda doesn’t seem to mind the change.
    • SBS Vol. 72: Editor would not allow Oda to write the area the Tontatta were exploring as “Region Boobs”, and he instead had to call it “Region B”. Oda has not happy about this, it seems.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 516: Some staff members aren’t One Piece fans.
    • 500 Quiz Book 2 + Gold Rush + TV Bros + Great Newspaper Vol. 1: Some editors absolutely love One Piece, and cry when reading it. Many editors have congratulated Oda’s work ethic.

 

  • SBS Vol. 56 + Gold Rush: At the time of their hiring, Oda asks his editors not to offer him that many ideas. He wants to write the story on his own, for the most part. Oda also doesn’t take story ideas from fans.
    • Tanken Bakumon: Editors take on the role of being “first readers”, offering some suggestions that could improve each chapter as they read it.

 

  • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition + Jump Ryu: This has been the case even ever since Oda first started the series. He would get into strong arguments with his editor, and wouldn’t budge the positions in the manga that he truly felt were right.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 1: Wants his editors to give their honest thoughts on each chapter, and tells them not to hesitate to disagree with him.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 634: At first, editors weren’t really onboard with One Piece as a series.
    • Jump Ryu: Before One Piece began, an editor told Oda that his female characters weren’t cute, which shocked him. He was also told that his art lacked “substance”.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 711: Editors were understanding and kind about Oda’s hospitalization limitations.

 

  • Tanken Bakumon + Gold Rush: Doesn’t want editors to call him “sensei”, but rather to be on an even ground.

 

  • Gold Rush + TV Bros: Editors are revealed the ending to One Piece upon hiring.

 

  • Gold Rush: Tries to inspire his staff by jokingingly flexing about his nice house and the things he buys.

 

  • Jump Ryu: An editor encouraged him to put Senor Pink’s backstory in the manga, after Oda told it to him.

 

  • SBS Vol. 81: Wouldn’t have allowed his drawing process to be filmed if not for his former editor chiming in.

 

  • TV Bros: Will talk with editors about things he likes and asks what interesting things the editors have been up to.

 

  • TV Bros: When Oda questioned an editor on why he had a Gintama-themed email address, the editor immediately changed it to a “One Piece is the best!” email address on the spot.

 

  • Jump Festa 2017: Will discuss story ideas over the phone with editors for very long periods of time.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Likes talking with young assistants because they’re knowledgeable on trends.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Oda gives some money to assistants and asks them to pick out games for him, because he’s not much into modern game culture himself.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Is open to spotting some money to editors who have to take time off due to overwork or illness.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 2: Of all his assistants, three have been with Oda for over 15 years.

 

  • Color Walk 8: Has taken color spread requests from at least one editor before.

 

  • Work Condition, Schedule, and Health:

 

    • Wanted! (Romance Dawn Ver. 2): Likes working at Jump.

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 11 + Color Walk 5 + Shonen Jump Alpha 2012 + SBS Vol. 80: Has trouble keeping up with the weekly pace, and calls it a “hell”. He’s exhausted when he finishes a manuscript.
      • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: Believes that a six-year run is the optimal length for a long-running series, due to how taxing the manga process is.

 

    • TV Kumamoto Interview + SBS Vol. 7: Has four assistants. They work two nights and three days a week, sleeping over at the workplace.
      • SBS Vol. 7 & 52: Oda considers them necessary for completing the weekly manuscript.

 

  • China Times: There now seems to be at least eight assistants.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 22 & 346 & 439 & 499 & 674 + The Power of Manga: Believes himself to work hard, and doesn’t want to half-ass his way through a job, whether it be from the manga or from a One Piece side project.
    • TV Bros: Is determined to die for One Piece, if need be.

 

  • Wanted! (Wanted): Got into a car crash and broke his nose, but was still writing his Wanted draft in the hospital.

 

  • SBS Vol. 6: Roughly three chapters ahead of the chapter that releases in Jump at its most recent.
    • Author Comments Ch. 241: Color spreads are finished a week before they are released with a chapter. Chapter titles are usually finished within the week of release.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 10 & 56 & 86 + SBS Vol. 54 & 60 & 61 + Author Comments Ch. 390 + Rai no Sho + One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Loves to create manga, and doesn’t see it as a hassle.
    • Color Walk 1 & 2 + 500 Quiz Book 2: He draws up to the deadline, always trying to add more and more to his artworks before the editors take it away for submission.

 

    • Blue Grand Data File: Creating manga is when he’s happiest.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 137: Had his first fever in ten years.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 148: Smoked cigars.
    • Great Newspaper Vol. 1: Has a cigarette box on his desk.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 163: Had issues regarding the removal of his wisdom teeth.

 

  • SBS Vol. 17: Volume illustrations and volume bonuses are added post-release of chapters. The volume is all wrapped up and ready to go about a month before release.

 

  • 2001 Jump Issue #12: Took no breaks for the first 171 chapters, Oda used that break time to go on vacation.
    • Author Comments Ch. 489 + one-piece.com Issue #2 Absence Letter: Works and researches during his breaks sometimes.

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 540 + Strong World Artbook: The amount of effort that went into Strong World caused Oda to increase the amount of breaks he took.

 

  • Rai no Sho: Has a tough time getting back into the groove of drawing after a break.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 2 + One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Enjoys that he’s allowed more breaks nowadays, and he thinks it’s because Shueisha is worried about his condition.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 18 & 26 + Blue Grand Data File: Desired a sound sleeping pattern, and went to sleep at unscheduled times.
    • Author Comments Ch. 29 +Great Newspaper Vol. 2: He uses one day per week to get a lot of sleep after turning in the manuscript. He’s even slept for over 24 hours once.

 

    • China Times: Has occasionally stayed up for two whole days straight when working on the manga, and commonly slept for four hours a day. He believed this was fine.

 

  • Gold Rush + Jump Ryu + Great Newspaper Vol. 2: His sleep is now scheduled at 2 AM – 5 AM each day, but that also means he shaved an hour off his schedule.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Doesn’t seem too concerned over his sleep schedule anymore, and prefers “collecting information” to sleeping.

 

  • Color Walk 1: Considers doing back-to-back color spreads as very taxing work.
    • Shonen Jump Alpha 2012 + Color Walk 8: Takes Oda more time to come up with a color spread than to actually draw it. He feels as though he’s already drawn most of what he wants to draw in the color spreads, which worries him.

 

  • SBS Vol. 22: Volumes usually release every 2-3 months.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 228: The picture book style art mimicking for the Noland the Liar story put Oda on overtime for 15 extra hours.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 232: Considers himself out-of-shape, and easily gets muscle cramps.
    • Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Considers himself unhealthy, but doesn’t think people should worry about it since he’s “quite tough”.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Works on manga six days of the week.
    • Blue Grand Data File: Would go fishing or camping if he had the time.

 

  • China Times: It apparently takes four days to do the rough drafts, and three days to do the final version. So either his schedule has changed, or he leaves one day for only assistants to work on it (perhaps inking process or something like that?).

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Doesn’t seem to pick his own assistants.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 249: Believes that long arcs are taxing to create.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 281: Sits Indian-style on his chair when drawing.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 305: Lost a tooth when eating some meat.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 345: Isn’t asked if he wants to go to Jump Festa, the Jump officials just sign him up. Although Oda doesn’t really seem to mind.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 36: Sometimes wonders if drawing manga is a serious enough lifestyle.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 354: Loved working on his world record celebration campaign.
    • Author Comments Ch. 456: Enjoyed working on Grand Paper Adventure, which was something he’s been wanting to do before that point for years.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 369: Considers it hectic when the anime is on the same arc as the manga is.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 377: His legs were cramped for two days after going down 30 floors worth of stairs.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 419, Will on very rare occasions finish his weekly manuscripts early, giving him some free time.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 448: Put a lot of effort into working on Unlimited Adventure.

 

  • The Power of Manga: Takes about a day to pick out questions and create the SBS.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 518: Has handed in manuscripts late before.

 

  • Sail & Anchor: Can’t run seriously anymore.

 

  • Sail & Anchor + One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Has lower back pain, although he gets chiropractic treatment.

 

  • A Manga to Connect People + One Heart + Bonus Page Ch. 656: Strong World was very taxing on Oda’s schedule, as he had to balance working on the movie with working on the manga.

 

  • A Manga to Connect People: Gets restless and mopey whenever he feels he hasn’t done a good job on a chapter. Oda considers himself a manga perfectionist.

 

  • A Manga to Connect People + The Two Giants of Manga: Only visited his home once the entire year of 2009, his wife and two daughters visit his workplace once a week. He strongly wishes he could see his children more.
    • Author Comments Ch. 594: Has at least some time to hang out with his family, but only very little.

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 597: Recognizes the issue of being away from his wife and kids for so long when he draws manga, so he went with them to Hawaii for a vacation during his month break.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 586: Getting sick makes the weekly manuscript process a lot worse, and causes Oda to lose sleep.

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 597: Asked his editor-in-chief for a month break right before the timeskip, who complied as long as Oda drew extra color pages once he got back to work. Oda apologized to his fans for the break.
    • Author Comments Ch. 702: Apologizes for his unscheduled break.

 

  • Color Walk 5: The closer he gets to a weekly deadline, the more explosive and vigorous his drawing process becomes.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 648: Was working with an injured arm ligament for two months straight.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 651: Shows concern for his health.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 656: Was feeling sore after working on a large painting for the One Piece Exhibit.

 

  • Shonen Jump Alpha 2012: Has never felt pressure from success.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 685 + SBS Vol. 75 + Great Newspaper Vol. 1: Collabed with French company Du Pont to design a lighter. The lighter cameoed in Ch. 663.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 695: Travels a lot around New Year’s.

 

  • Jump 2014 Issue #26: Was inflicted with peritonsillar abscess, and was forced to the hospital to remove it. He worked on One Piece from the hospitable bed after his procedure, and recovered before too long.
    • Author Comments Ch. 711: Worked on the manga “at a reasonable pace” while attempting to fully recover from his hospitalization.

 

  • The Two Giants of Manga: Gets anxious when away from his drawing desk.

 

  • Jump Ryu: Visits friends and teachers during double issues.

 

  • Color Walk 7 + One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Has never had calluses from drawing.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 1: Has pills for diabetes treatment.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Drinks a lot of water after becoming more health-conscious. He used to get by mostly on coffee and cola.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 2 + Author Comments Ch. 856: Didn’t keep up with his workouts in 2016, but strived to work out two hours a week in 2017.
    • Author Comments Ch. 857: Got sore muscles from the workouts.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 870: Drinks protein shakes.

 

  • Jump Festa 2017: Took five hours to create a rough draft of Ch. 498.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: His eyesight is getting weaker.
    • Author Comments Ch. 900: Either has had or has developed astigmatism. Oda has been prescribed glasses to use for drawing now.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 881: Considers summer busy.

 

  • Color Walk 8: Is concerned over just how long he can keep devoting all of his energy into One Piece. He believes he may soon no longer have the time to go on business meetings.

 

  • Jump Festa 2018: Believes that working on One Piece has been going exactly as planned even since the start.

 

  • What Oda Loves to Draw:

 

    • Various: Likes to draw in general. (Author Comments Ch. 28, Author’s Notes Vol. 3)
      • Color Walk 1 + Rai no Sho: He quite literally enjoys everything he draws.

 

  • SBS Vol. 4: Animals, especially pandas, owls, and wombats.
    • Strong World Artbook: Strong World rekindled his love for drawing animals by twofold. Although, the Jailer Beasts don’t apply as such inspired material.

 

  • Comickers: Prefers drawing relaxing scenes over fighting scenes, but he still likes to draw fights.

 

    • Wanted! (God’s Gift for the Future): Demolition scenes and “flashy” scenes.

 

    • Wanted! (Ikki Yako): Quiet scenery.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 137 + Color Walk 8: Likes using his drawing tablet and iPad Pro.
    • SBS Vol. 59: While he does notice that art is becoming more and more digital, and has fun using his tablet, Oda still prefers to create manga in a traditional style, with his own hands.

 

  • Color Walk 8: Believes that digital art has improved to the point that it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between digital and traditional.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 144: Indian stuff

 

  • Color Walk 1: Loves the “Be Happy” polar bear drawing the most of anything he’s drawn up until the point of this Color Walk.

 

  • SBS Vol. 27: Thinks that coloring is fun.
    • Author Comments Ch. 257 & 354 + TV Bros: Loves drawing color spreads.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 459: Thousand Sunny

 

  • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: Wrinkly and “human” characters.

 

  • Sail & Anchor: Draws pictures with art similar to Pretty Cure to give to his daughter.

 

  • One World: Cartoonish versions of real-life people.

 

  • A Manga to Connect People: Parties, to the point of not wanting to draw anything that would ruin a party.

 

  • SBS Vol. 57: Funny faces.

 

  • SBS Vol. 67: Breasts.
    • SBS Vol. 78: In addition to his personal perviness, Oda also draws so many large breasts because he considers large breasts to be the dream of boys everywhere.

 

  • The Two Giants of Manga: Detailed drawings.

 

  • Personal Opinions on the Story:

 

      • Author Comments Ch. 28: Considers Chapters 31-36 to have especially good art.

 

      • SBS Vol. 4 & 8 & 31 & 52: Thinks that there are a lot of idiots in One Piece. And in particular, he has named Luffy, Zoro, and Franky as people who aren’t so bright.

 

  • Comickers: Claims that the position of Pirate King is an immoral position. Either that, or he was labeling Roger in particular as immoral.

 

  • Comickers: Believes Luffy to be very straightforward, and also very reckless.

 

      • SBS Vol. 5: At least at the time of 1998, Oda doesn’t find Lucky Roo and Beckman’s names to be worth remembering.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 61: Was happy that Luffy came first on the poll over characters such as Zoro and Shanks.
    • SBS Vol. 78: Roots for Luffy to win his fights.

 

  • SBS Vol. 6 + Jump Festa 2018: Likes Buggy, and considers him funny, although he finds it weird for people to be attracted to him.

 

  • SBS Vol. 6: Believes Zoro to be strong and manly.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 118 & 214 & 260 & 350 + Blue Grand Data File: Thinks One Piece is fun and great, and has strong confidence in his ability.
    • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: Considers his art to be one of the more ambitious of mangaka.

 

    • A Manga to Connect People: Believes himself to be good at keeping the story tightly woven, albeit with some luck.

 

  • SBS Vol. 13: Thinks the Meito system is cool.

 

  • SBS Vol. 14: Laughed a lot when he came up with Mr. 5’s bomb booger attacks.

 

  • SBS Vol. 16 & 74 & 79: Oda doesn’t really seem to care too much about character birthdays.

 

  • SBS Vol. 16: Thinks Carue is awesome.

 

  • SBS Vol. 17: Thinks that Dalton is a nice person.

 

  • Color Walk 1: His favorite character is Gaimon.
    • Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic: His favorite Straw Hat is Usopp, who he calls “a klutz”.

 

    • Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic: Believes Luffy to be the prime example of a boy, and believes him to be incredibly self-indulgent and strong-willed, doing what he wants when he wants. Oda believes that this aspect of his personality is attractive to others with strong wills, women and men alike.

 

  • Animation Logbook + 10th Treasures: Cries a lot when planning the story.
    • 10th Treasures: Cried when drawing Merry’s death.

 

      • A Manga to Connect People: Recognizes himself as, unintentionally so, a tearjerker author.

 

      • SBS Vol. 74: There are a lot of scenes that make Oda teary as he draws them, but Vivi’s unheard pleas for the rebels and army men to stop fighting is the scene where Oda cried the most.

 

      • SBS Vol. 75: Koala’s position on the Revolutionary Army brings a tear to Oda’s eye.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 1: Cried when creating the scene where Rebecca and Kyros can meet and live in peace.

 

  • SBS Vol. 24: Thinks Shanks is smart, calm, and well-dressed.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Doesn’t have a favorite story in One Piece, he likes everything the same.
    • Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Claims that from Whole Cake Island Arc and onwards, One Piece will be much more interesting, due to him more carefully selecting ideas.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Would want to eat the Bara Bara no Mi.
    • A Manga to Connect People: And the Hana Hana no Mi.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 27: Finds “One Piece” to be a “really weird” title.

 

  • SBS Vol. 27: Thinks Nami is queenly.
      • One World: Believed that Nami puts too much faith in the crew, compared to handling smaller matters on her own.

 

  • SBS Vol. 27: Believes that Cricket is a cool character.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 261 & 415 + SBS Vol. 28 & 51: Thinks One Piece is a weird, stupid manga, and Oda takes pride in its stupidity.

 

  • SBS Vol. 29: Finds Vivi’s speech in Ch. 216 to be a beautiful scene.

 

  • SBS Vol. 44: Thinks Franky is cool and weird.

 

  • SBS Vol. 47: Believes Kalifa’s Devil Fruit ability is convenient.

 

  • SBS Vol. 51: Believes the Straw Hats to be most represented by the word “unprecedented”.

 

  • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition + One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Doesn’t remember every little detail about the story, and sometimes consults to his notebooks for remembrance.

 

  • SBS Vol. 53: Thinks Long Ring Long Land Arc is funny.

 

  • SBS Vol. 55: Wishes the Sea Train could exist in real-life.

 

  • SBS Vol. 55: Doesn’t find the Impel Down logo to be very important.

 

  • SBS Vol. 57: Hates Hannyabal’s strawberry underwear.

 

  • SBS Vol. 57: Thinks Kuzan, Sakazuki, and Borsalino look awesome.

 

  • SBS Vol. 57: Only refers to the Straw Hat Pirates as the “Straw Hats”.

 

  • SBS Vol. 58 & 84: Claims that info in the SBS doesn’t need to be remembered for the main story.

 

  • SBS Vol. 61: Thinks that Sanji’s post-timeskip facial hair makes him look even more like a pirate.

 

  • SBS Vol. 61: Thinks that Jango and Bentham are weird.

 

  • SBS Vol. 62: Believes that the Blackbeard Pirates are the most pirate-like pirate crew.

 

  • Eternal Log: Didn’t expect Marineford Arc to be as popular as it due to it being a “side trip”.

 

  • Shonen Jump Alpha 2012: Would normally want to join the Buggy Pirates, and the Blackbeard Pirates if he were really strong.
    • Shonen Jump Alpha 2012: Oddly enough, Oda claims that subordinates can make fun of Buggy. Which would either indicate a change in Buggy’s persona, or Oda forgetting that Buggy killed subordinates who insulted his nose. Although he could just be referring to the higher-up members, who would have special privileges.

 

  • Shonen Jump Alpha 2012: Loves Skypiea’s aesthetics.

 

  • SBS Vol. 66: Would love to have a Hulk Hands-esque replica of Franky’s arms.

 

  • SBS Vol. 67: Thinks the seriousness in which Sanji and Zoro take their disputes is funny.

 

  • SBS Vol. 70: Finds the story of Candre and Andre’s brotherhood “boring and pointless”.

 

  • SBS Vol. 71: Believes that Robin is “socially clumsy”.

 

  • SBS Vol. 72: Likes Franky’s Dressrosa Arc pigtails.

 

  • SBS Vol. 73: Finds Zoro and Sanji to be valuable and trustworthy.

 

  • Ghibli Magazine: Marriage and having children has opened the door to parent-child stories, where he uses his own observations on his family to form the style of story. It seems like he used observations on his own daughter’s limitations and struggles for fuel towards the Kyros/Rebecca flashback story.
    • Ghibli Magazine: Either the translation is off, or Oda seemingly forgot the Nami/Bell-mere story, as he claimed that Robin and Olivia’s story was the “first” parent/child story despite Bell-mere spending more time around her child than Olivia did.

 

  • SBS Vol. 75: Finds Koala very special because she lived the opposite kind of life that Hody lived.

 

  • SBS Vol. 75 + Jump Festa 2018: Loves Senor Pink.

 

  • SBS Vol. 77: Thinks Rocinante is great.

 

  • SBS Vol. 79: Loves how Kyros beat Diamante and wishes that Diamante would get hit on the head many more times.

 

  • SBS Vol. 80: Hates the World Nobles.

 

  • SBS Vol. 81: Doesn’t consider the Straw Hat Grand Fleet’s ships to be worth remembering.

 

  • SBS Vol. 84: Believes that almost everyone in One Piece is intense.

 

  • Personal History and Misc.:

 

  • See “Relationships with Other Public Figures”: Will sometimes attempt to promote manga from people he likes.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 10: Used to be a “toweler”, a Japanese youth who wore a towel around their head rather than a bandana or scarf. This may just be a joke, though.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 10 & 168 + SBS Vol. 6: Keeps up with news regarding his hometown: Kumamoto, Kyushu Island. Calls it a nice place. When heading back to his hometown for New Year’s, it felt as he was never apart from it in the first place.
    • onepiece.com Kumamoto Message + One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Called up his friends and family to see if they were alright after the earthquake, and promised to help with restoration efforts. He drew some encouragement images as well.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 19 + SBS Vol. 9: At least used to drink alcohol, and he also doesn’t drink much of it now.
    • SBS Vol. 78: Can’t hold alcohol very well.

 

  • TV Kumamoto Interview: Was quite awkward at interviews when he was just starting out.

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 11: Has swords and flintlocks.
    • Author Comments Ch. 184: Was given a pirate sword as gift.

 

  • A Manga to Connect People: Has a pirate hat and model ship.

 

  • Jump Ryu: Has a steering wheel door.

 

  • Non-Manga Talents:
    • Bonus Page Ch. 11 & Author Comments Ch. 682: Good at making coffee.

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 17: Good at papercraft.

 

  • SBS Vol. 20: Can vaguely read Chinese.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Can play turntables.

 

  • Wanted!: Considers his five published shorts “masterpieces” due to the sentimental value attached to them.

 

  • Wanted + The Power of Manga: In his highschool years, Oda won a Tezuka Award for his one-shot “Wanted”.
    • Author Comments Ch. 903: Received a Citizen’s award from his hometown Kumamoto.

 

  • Wanted! (God’s Gift for the Future): Drew the one-shot “God’s Gift for the Future” while in college and attending driving school.

 

  • Wanted! (Romance Dawn Ver. 2): Knew that a pirate story would be too huge to use as one-shot material, so he waited until he was serialized in Jump to write it.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 40: Gets nostalgic when rereading old comics.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 83 & 286 & 866 + TV Bros: Lets himself get swept into popular fads and trends.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 89: Has a Mac.

 

  • SBS Vol. 10: Bit of an unfortunate product of the times, but Oda once stated “indeed” to a comment expressing relief that Sanji was a ladies’ man instead of a “gentlemen’s man”. It’d be disingenuous for me to ignore this part of Oda’s character in this overall compilation, even if it reveals a rare sourspot.
    • Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic: Later on, Oda goes out of his way to mention that men would be attracted to Luffy’s personality, and not just women. Perhaps this is a sign of him being more considerate towards gay people?

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 114: Tried out PosPe.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 116: Has a WonderSwan.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 120: Had a hybrid cell phone.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 121 & 311 & 496: Always writes his New Year’s cards late.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 14: Moved to Miyazaki while in grade school, where he met a ninja who did a school demonstration.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 181 & 198: Has moved workplaces before.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 186: Has “Connections” at Shueisha that can give.

 

  • SBS Vol. 19: Is right-handed.

 

  • SBS Vol. 19 + The Power of Manga: Dropped out of college after one year, and have never had any formal art lessons.

 

  • SBS Vol. 19: Doesn’t understand Miyagi dialect.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 224: Hasn’t spilled his drawing ink up until this point.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 24: Oda’s parents have at least read part of Drum Island Arc, although it took them five years since the start of One Piece to offer an opinion on the work. They like Chopper’s story on Drum Island.
    • Author’s Notes Vol. 24: Visits his parents sometimes.

 

  • SBS Vol. 34 & 85: Has an older sister who he constantly argued and fought with.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 429: His brother-in-law is French.

 

  • The Power of Manga + Jump Ryu: His father was a businessman, but he also drew as a hobby.

 

  • SBS Vol. 51: His uncle is a taxi driver who tries to promote One Piece to his customers.

 

  • A Manga to Connect People: His mother was a stay-at-home mom.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 2: Both of his parents enjoyed rakugo, so Oda followed suit.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Sticks his tongue out when concentrating.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: When sleeping, he has dreams of future technology.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 29: Has a neko jita, “cat’s tongue”, meaning he can’t handle piping hot food.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 292: Didn’t have a modern water faucet up until this point.

 

  • SBS Vol. 34: Doesn’t have abs.
    • China Times: Purposefully sported a moustache at least once.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 346 + Author’s Notes Vol. 36: Married at age 30.
    • SBS Vol. 37: Nothing about his lifestyle has changed from this, according to Oda himself.

 

  • A Manga to Connect People + Great Newspaper Vol. 1: Calls his daughters “adorable”. They like Nami and Chopper the best, and made a picture for Oda that he keeps hung up in his studio.

 

    • SBS Vol. 58: Claims to act even weirder at home as he acts in the SBS.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 639: Oda’s wife and Kishimoto’s wife urged Oda to go take a physical exam.

 

  • China Times: Claims to carefully listen to his wife a lot whenever they talk with each other. His wife also knew that Oda was a very busy man when she married him, so she doesn’t seem to mind his schedule.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 41: Has an ultrasound toothbrush.

 

  • SBS Vol. 47: Has knowledge on Jump’s ranking schedule.

 

  • The Power of Manga: While in college, he hid the fact that he was an aspiring mangaka, because he didn’t want to be made fun of.
    • Sail & Anchor: Mr. Children’s “Running High” helped to convince Oda to try his best regardless of how people feel about his path in life.
  • A Manga to Connect People: Claims not to cry when enjoying other people’s work, but as examples point out, that’s not true. So Oda is either lying, or he simply means that he only rarely cries.

 

  • One Heart + One Piece Magazine Vol. 2: Acts goofy and silly because he doesn’t want the readers to feel that he’s stiff or unapproachable. He also doesn’t believe that people would understand the hardships of manga creation no matter how in-depth he gets about it, so he chooses to keep up a fun and wacky image.

 

  • SBS Vol. 61: Sometimes, his volume covers don’t portray the whole of the image he drew for them.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 635: Doesn’t use Twitter or Facebook
    • Author Comments Ch. 851: Although he has uploaded a video on one-piece.com.

 

  • Rai no Sho: Has a keen eye for who’s influenced by who in the manga industry.

 

  • Jump Ryu: Has a shark-themed bathroom.

 

  • The Amazing People that the Elite Are Jealous Of: Will occasionally go on a manga hunting spree, looking for new series to check out.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 1: Has over 60 visual dictionaries.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Has an 100-inch TV.

 

  • TV Bros: At the very least used to be great at video games. (It’s unknown if he still is.)

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 855: Met Johnny Ota

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 867: Uses Spotify, AWA, and WARP.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 2: Has met most people he’s wanted to meet.

 

  • Relationships with Other Mangaka:

 

    • Author Comments Chapter 3: Received flowers from Wild Half mangaka Yuko Asami (and staff), so Oda thanked the author and calling them a nice person.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 4 & 100: Has been friends with mangaka Akitsugu Mizumoto from way back in the day, and attempts to promote his “Ga-ROW” manga.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 6 & 333 & 849 + SBS Vol. 4 + The Power of Manga: The second mangaka Oda worked under was Masaya Tokuhiro, who had Oda’s back during his time working as an assistant for Tokuhiro’s “Jungle no Ouja Tar-chan” and “Mizu no Tomodachi: Kappa-Man”. Oda learned a lot from him, although he hasn’t seen him for a long while. He also congratulates Tokuhiro on the completion of his Kyoshiro 2030 series, and has dinner with him a couple years after that.
    • Color Walk 7: Tokuhiro is bothered that a lot of people ask him about Oda rather than about himself, and Oda worked under Tokuhiro the longest of any mangaka. Tokuhiro valued Oda’s personality the most of any of his assistants, and Oda sends him New Years’ cards every year.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 14 & 49 + SBS Vol. 6 & 14: Is friends with Hiroyuki Takei, who was a fellow Rurouni Kenshin assistant, and enjoys his “Butsu Zone” manga. Oda made an oath with him to promise that they would have both their manga running together in the same magazine. He also did a collab photo with him to commemorate the start of both One Piece and Takei’s “Shaman King”, both which came out the same year.
    • Author Comments Ch. 145 & 500: Visit’s Takei’s house sometimes.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 192: Cried when watching Takei’s Shaman King’s anime adaptation.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 272: Texts Takei sometimes.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 334: Congratulates Takei on his completion of Shaman King.

 

  • 10th Treasures: Takei helped him decide who Luffy’s VA should be.

 

  • The Power of Manga: Considered Takei his greatest rival, to the point of feeling even he couldn’t draw the kind of pieces that Takei does. Oda calls him an amazing guy.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 495: Promotes Takei’s Shaman King refurbishings.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 19: Is friends with Hajime Kazu and congrats her on his new series.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 21 & 411 + SBS Vol. 6: Friends with Shinya Suzuki, a fellow Rurouni Kenshin assistant, and cheers for his manga to succeed. Suzuki has also assisted on One Piece on some occasions. Oda also congratulates him on his serial’s end.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 21 & 86 & 156: Friends with Katsunori Matsui, who was a member of Oda’s staff, and cheers for his manga to succeed. When Matsui’s independent run was up, Oda welcomed him back with open arms.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 27 & Cross Epoch Comments + Color Walk 1: Met Toriyama and played Rock-Paper-Scissors with him, Oda lost. Later on, the two collaborated on a special crossover chapter, where Toriyama praised Oda’s work and Oda stated that he had a lot of fun with it. Oda also had an interview with him.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 38: Is friends with Masakazu Fukushige, who was a member of Oda’s staff, so Oda promoted his manga.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 38: Is friends with Kaori Yamakawa.

 

  • Wanted! (Monsters) + Author Comments Ch. 285 & 513 +The Power of Manga: The first person Oda worked for as an assistant was Shinobu Kaitani, for his “Midoriyama Police Gang”. Oda holds respect for the mangaka, who he learned a lot from. Kaitani came over to Oda’s house to hang out, when Oda was a serialized author. Oda was happy that he hasn’t changed a bit. He and his staff also came to visit again later, and Oda appreciated it.
    • Author Comments Ch. 562: Had an interview with Kaitani, and congratulates him on his Liar Game series being made into a movie.

 

    • Wanted! (Romance Dawn Ver. 2) + Author Comments Ch. 6 + Blue Grand Data File + The Power of Manga: Was an assistant for Nobuhiro Watsuki’s Rurouni Kenshin.The mangaka supported him, and Oda resigned after writing his two One Piece one-shots and learning a lot from him. Oda made a lot of his manga connections at Watsuki’s place.
      • Watsuki Comments 2004 Issue #52: Watsuki also attended Oda’s wedding.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 65 & 317 & 621 + SBS Vol. 37: Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro helped out on One Piece from time to time. Oda went with Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro and ten other mangaka on a hot springs trip, and later on, he went with Shimabukuro to a comedy show. Oda was excited for his new manga, “Ring”. Oda thanked him for the Toriko manga crossover project, although he states to just have mainly drawn pictures where he was told to.
    • Author Comments Ch. 846 & 848: Oda also congratulated him on the ending on Toriko, and had dinner with him to celebrate One Piece’s 20th Anniversary. Oda claims that seeing him is always reassuring.

 

  • Memories with Oda-san & Author Comments Ch. 872: Shimabukuro has had a lot of respect for Oda ever since he was in high school, and he met him at age 21. He considers Oda a rival, and shows concern regarding Oda’s health. Oda thanks him for making this support comic.

 

  • SBS Vol. 6 + Author’s Notes Vol. 25 + Author Comments Ch. 233: Assisted a fellow Rurouni Kenshin assistant, Gin Shinga, with his manga, Oni ga Kitarite. He also mourned Gin Shinga’s death with a special black background for the weekly cover page at the time. Oda refers to him as “big brother”.

 

  • SBS Vol. 6 + Author Comments Ch. 180 & 414 + Blue Grand Data File: Mikio Ito was a fellow assistant on Rurouni Kenshin with Oda, and a friend. Oda refers to him as “big bro”. Oda also promoted his manga, and the two talk with each other.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 68 & 100 & 175 & 428 & 442: Tatsuma Ejiri is one of Oda’s friends, and he worked on One Piece, so Oda promoted Ejiri’s manga. Oda teased him at work, and gave thanks for his efforts after Ejiri’s departure. Oda met with him later at a party.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 86: Tsutomu Kusanagi worked on One Piece, so Oda promoted Kusanagi’s manga.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 100 & 376: Is friends with Hirofumi Takei, who worked on One Piece, so Oda promoted Takei’s manga. Oda also thanks Takei for drawing Luffy in a tribute comic.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 142 & 481 & 597: Met Kyosuke Usuta and had an interview with him. Oda also congratulates Usuta’s serialization.

 

  • Kishimoto Comments 2001 Issue #16 & 2004 Issue #52 + Author Comments Ch. 296 & 531 & 848 + SBS Vol. 80: Gave Kishimoto an American souvenir, and is close friends with him. They also went to each other’s weddings, and had a good time. Congratulates Kishimoto on Naruto’s tenth anniversary, and has dinner with him to celebrate One Piece’s 20th Anniversary.
    • Rai no Sho: Hangs out with Kishimoto sometimes.

 

    • The Two Giants of Manga: Was sad when Naruto ended, and was hoping only Kishimoto would see his secret message in Ch. 766. When they first met, Oda didn’t want Kishimoto to call him “sensei”, and Oda felt a bit competitive towards him. He still felt a bit competitive even until Naruto’s ending.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 185: Masakazu Katsura showed off his home to Oda.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 230 + 2015 Weekly Shonen Jump #44: Received a signed illustration copy from Takeshi Obata, Oda loved it. Oda also promoted the Bakuman live-action movie.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 250: Invites Daisuke Higuchi to visit his place, after Higuchi’s serialization was complete.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 271: Has dabbled into some April Fools’ humor before.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 297: Enjoyed his interview with Motoo Abiko, calling the man a great guy.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 376 & 412 & 548: Yusuke Murata helped to draw a One Piece tribute comic, which Oda thanked him for. Oda also congratulates him on his marriage, and for his serialization.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 412 & 482 & 548: Small talks with Riichiro Inagaki, and congratulates him on his serialization.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 420: Friends with Shosho Kurihara

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 458: Congratulates Yoshiyuki Nishi on his marriage.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 529 & 579 + Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: Had an interview with Takehiko Inoue, and met up with him later on at his Osaka manga exhibition. Inoue enjoys and follows One Piece, and wishes he took on Oda as an assistant in the past. Oda at first thought that Inoue would be a scary, Musashi-like guy, but it turns out that he was a nice person for Oda to speak with.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 574: Had an interview with Takashi Yanase.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 604 & 642: Met Taiyo Matsumoto, and has surprised at his composure, initially thinking he’d be “wild”. Oda also promotes his series.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 611: Tries to remember the names and faces of junior mangaka he meets.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 637 & 698: Cheered on Haruto Ikezawa, a former assistant, regarding his new manga. He also commended his performance once his serialization ended.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 698: Promotes Ei Ando (a former assistant)’s new serialization.

 

  • Momoko Sakura’s Mook: Met with Momoka Sakura, and told her that his kids loved her Chibi Maruko-chan series. She made an autograph for his daughters, and they exchanged emails to keep in touch. He later brought his family over to her place so they could have a dinner party. She tried calling him “sensei” at first, but Oda thought it was awkward, so he told her to call him Odacchi like many other people do.

 

  • SBS Vol. 77: As a student, Kohei Horikoshi once submitted fan art to Oda’s Usopp Gallery Pirates volume section. Oda noticed this, and congratulated Horikoshi on his new manga Boku no Hero Academia, which he encourages people to try out.
    • SBS Vol. 78: Nozomi Mori (also known as Keidai Himuro) also released fan art for the Usopp Gallery Pirates, so Oda congratulated them on debuting into the manga world with a one-shot.
  • SBS Vol. 80: Same thing with Takuma Takahashi, although his line of work is in education manga, not entertainment manga.

 

  • The Two Giants of Manga: Says that mangaka get along with each other well.

 

  • J.U.M. Police: Yoshihiro Togashi gave him a manga reward once, and both him and Oda remember the moment.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 849: Had dinner with Ark Performance, and has known him for at least 20 years.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 2: Met Hiroshi Motomiya.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 879: Worked as an assistant for Gataro’s Manyuki manga. Oda appreciated his “Chin Piece” parody.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 884: Seems to have a bit of a rivalry with Isobe Nakama.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 894: Is on good terms with Posuka Demizu, and thinks she’s a weirdo.

 

  • Enjoys These Media Works, Genres, and Media Figures:

 

    • Books/Manga:
      • Author Comments Ch. 14 + My Jump: Butsu Zone

 

      • Author Comments Ch. 15 & 27 & 161 & 667 + Blue Grand Data File + Color Walk 1 + Rai no Sho: Akira Toriyama, who Oda wanted to become like. Oda even calls him “god”, and remembers specific Toriyama interviews. He also preferred Dragon Ball to Disney when he first saw it, and he loves how Toriyama draws armpits, hands, and muscles.
        • Color Walk 1: Considers the Vol. 2 cover of Dragon Ball to be Toriyama’s best art piece.

 

  • Dragon Ball: Super History Book: Draws a tribute image of Yamcha, one of Oda’s liked characters. He also calls Goku the most “genuine” of all manga characters.

 

      • Author Comments Ch. 16: Elmer and the Dragon (doesn’t specifically state that he liked it, but it ignited his love for dragons)

 

  • Comickers: Galaxy Express 999

 

  • Comickers + SBS Vol. 14 + Blue Grand Data File + Author Comments Ch. 854: Shonen Jump
    • Rai no Sho: Believes that Jump was at its best when he was a kid.

 

  • Comickers: Moomin Valley

 

  • Comickers: Moeyo Ken and other samurai novels.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 228: Picture books

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 230: Takeshi Obata, and his art collection “Sai”.
    • Author Comments Ch. 666: Bakuman

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Akazukin Chacha

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Gag Manga Biyori

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: The Adventurers – Gamba and His 15 Companions

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 258 & 525 & 534 & 839 + SBS Vol. 45: Greatly respects Osamu Akimoto and his KochiKame series due to their popularity. Oda also believes he has wise things to say, and felt motivated from reading Akimoto’s “Manga Brain Training”. Oda felt like crying when he finished serialization.

 

  • Color Walk 2: Motoo Abiko and his Kaibutsu-kun

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 315: Yu-Gi-Oh

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 388 & 671: Respects the cleanliness and friendliness of Masanori Morita’s workplace, and respects him greatly as a mangaka as well.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 463: Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo’s final chapter

 

  • The Power of Manga: Shinobu Kaitani’s artwork.

 

  • The Power of Manga + Color Walk 7: Masaya Tokuhiro’s artwork and work ethic,.

 

  • The Power of Manga: Hiroyuki Takei’s artwork.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 480: Toriko’s one-shot

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 511: Considers Fujio Akatsuka and Osamu Tezuka to be masters of the manga field. Oda was sad knowing that they both passed away.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 529 & 667 & 671 + Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: Author Takehiko Inoue, who he got an autograph from. Oda is stunned and flabbergasted at his artwork, and considers him superior in artistic ability and one of the best of the modern era.
    • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: Vagabond, in which his favorite characters are the old men such as Yagyu Sekishusai. Oda calls it the pride of Japan, and drew some fan art of Musashi for Inoue.

 

    • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: Kaede Purple

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 542: Looked forward to Yusei Matsui’s next work.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 548: Believes that Eyeshield 21 pioneered a new subgenre of sports manga.

 

  • One World: The crocodile vs. gorilla scene from Kaibutsu-kun.

 

  • Color Walk 5: Tekkonkinkreet
    • Color Walk 5: Ping Pong

 

  • SBS Vol. 64: Takashi Yanase, and his signature Anpanman.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 646: Kyougi Dance-bu e Youkoso one-shot

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 661: Gave his passing comments to Jean Henri Gaston “Moebius” Giraud.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 670 & 708 + Social Kingdom: Kingdom, which Oda made a slogan and drew fan art for.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 671: Author Tsunomaru

 

  • Oda’s Scribble Corner Various Posts + Momoko Sakura’s Mook: Made crossover art regarding Chibi Maruko-chan, as well as art to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

 

  • Bessatsu Margaret Sister Spring Issue: Ore Monogatari

 

  • Uramiya Honpo: Evil Heart Vol. 2: Uramiya Honpo

 

  • The Two Giants of Manga: Kishimoto’s artwork. His favorite characters are Rock Lee and Might Guy.

 

  • My Jump: Barefoot Gen

 

  • My Jump: Ten de Showaru Cupid

 

  • My Jump: Tabula Ana Tomico

 

  • My Jump: Yurei Kozo ga yattekita!

 

  • My Jump: Gun Blaze West

 

  • My Jump: Ninku

 

  • My Jump: Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daisho

 

  • My Jump: Koya no Shounen Isamu

 

  • My Jump: Kenkaku Shibui Kakinosuke

 

  • The Amazing People that the Elite Are Jealous Of: Your Lie in April, of which he’s jealous of regarding its use of music in a comic setting.

 

  • TV Bros: Believes that shounen manga might be the most entertaining medium in general.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 888: Hibiki

 

  • SBS Vol. 4 + Blue Grand Data File + One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Movies
    • Author Comments Ch. 5: Princess Mononoke
  • Author Comments Ch. 594: Was looking forward to The Borrower Arrietty.

 

  • Comickers + Blue Grand Data File + TV Bros: Western genre, such as Young Guns, one of his favorites.
    • Strong World Artbook: Yakuza genre, at least temporarily.

 

  • Comickers + Blue Grand Data File + One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Quentin Tarantino movies. Oda also wants to meet Tarantino himself.
    • Comickers: Pulp Fiction

 

    • Comickers: Reservoir Dogs

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 81 & 94 & 99 + Jump Ryu: Star Wars, including Episode 1.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 138 & 715: Battles Without Honor or Humanity

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 141 + Blue Grand Data File: Seven Samurai, one of his favorites.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 159: Buena Vista Social Club

 

  • Color Walk 1 + Jump Ryu: Disney
    • Blue Grand Data File + SBS Vol. 51: The Nightmare Before Christmas, one of his favorites.

 

    • SBS Vol. 20: Bagdad Cafe

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 298: Martial Arts of Shaolin is at the very least his favorite kung fu flick.
    • Author Comments Ch. 298: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 298: Shaolin and Wu Tang

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 385: Loves Advent Children’s graphics, and how CG evolves as a whole.

 

  • SBS Vol. 51: Addams Family

 

  • SBS Vol. 58: Rocky Horror Picture Show

 

  • SBS Vol. 60: Thought that Rocky naming his pet goldfish “Moby Dick” was funny.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 644: Jirocho Sangokushi, which Oda was allowed to draw covers for.

 

  • SBS Vol. 70: Truck Yaro series

 

  • Oda’s Scribble Corner Post #9: Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection “F”

 

  • Jump Ryu: The Terminator

 

  • Jump Ryu: Alien

 

  • Jump Ryu: Avatar

 

  • Jump Ryu: The Dark Knight

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 907: Ready Player One

 

  • Actors/Directors:
    • Author Comments Ch. 57 & 138 + Blue Grand Data File: Akira Kurosawa

 

    • Blue Grand Data File: Sou Kuramoto

 

  • Blue Grand Data File + Ghibli Magazine: Hayao Miyazaki

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Baz Luhrmann

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Tim Burton

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 326: Terumi Yoshida

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 415: Stephen Chow

 

    • The Power of Manga: Steven Spielberg

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 484 + SBS Vol. 69: Kinnosuke “Nakamura” Yorozuya

 

  • SBS Vol. 57: Yusaku Matsuda and Kunie Tanaka

 

  • SBS Vol. 57 + Author Comments Ch. 770: Bunta Sugawara, who Oda drew a picture for, towards his shichimi product. Oda was sad to hear that he passed away.

 

  • SBS Vol. 68: Steve Buscemi

 

  • SBS Vol. 70: Alain Delon

 

  • Jump Ryu: Bruce Lee

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Ikumi Hisamatsu

 

  • Comickers: The “friends parting ways” trope.
    • Color Walk 1: The “bad guy turns good” trope.

 

    • Shonen Jump Alpha 2012: The idea of protagonists being friendly with each other and working as a team.

 

  • Wanted! (Romance Dawn Ver. 2): Pirate genre, his favorite genre.
    • SBS Vol. 78: “Hardboiled” fiction.

 

    • One World: “Hero saves the heroine” stories.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 76: Pro Wrestling, and wrestlers like Shohei Baba.
    • SBS Vol. 10: Antonio Inoki (references his signature call)

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 589: Minoru Suzuki came to Oda’s party.

 

  • SBS Vol. 72: Tiger Jeet Singh and Abdullah the Butcher.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 134: Viewing art.
    • Bonus Page Ch. 11 + Author Comments Ch. 81: Figurines.
      • Author Comments Ch. 283: Also believes that figurines are better made than ever before.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 371 & 381 & 616: Toshio Asakuma’s sculptures. Oda also met Asakuma, calling him a fantastic guy.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 612: Schleich animal figurines

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 683: Special Effects Museum

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 718: Puppeteer Jusaburo Tsujimura

 

  • Color Walk 6: Artist Kyosai Kawanabe

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Ashley Wood’s figurines.

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 101: Loves the fact that Mitsuru Nakamura doubles an artist and a lyricist.

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 230: Skillful artists.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Old-school animation.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 288: Matsudo Bandai Museum

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 313: Pottery

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 320: Decole accessories

 

  • Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: Edo Era artwork

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 895: Artist Katsuya Terada, who Oda has met before.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Doesn’t watch TV very often, but when he does:
  • Author Comments Ch. 26: Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 61: Tenten-kun, the anime.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 79: Gundam.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 274: Oshin

 

  • SBS Vol. 29: Kita no Kuni Kara

 

  • A Manga to Connect People: Has a strong rivalry with Pretty Cure, due to his daughters preferring it over One Piece.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 603: Drew art for Mecha Mecha Iketeru, and received a limited DVD for compensation. Oda loved it.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 605: GeGeGe’s Wife, in which he cried when watching.

 

  • TV Bros: Prison Break, to which he compares some scenes to shounen manga.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 840: Terrace House

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 868: Gatten Anime

 

  • Color Walk 8: Used to love watching foreign zombie dramas.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 908: The Bachelor Japan.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Comedians
    • Author Comments Ch. 48: Yoshie Utsumi

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 54: Itsumo Koko Kara

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 119: Thought Bibiru were really nice guys.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 140: DOWN TOWN DX

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: B&B

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 246 & 253 & 581 & 899 + SBS Vol. 77 + One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Rakugo, especially from Kosanji Yanagiya (who Oda got to meet), Gontaro and Kyotaro, Danshi Tatekawa and Shinosuke, Kinba San’yutei, Bunchin Katsura, Jakusaburo, and Shinsho and Shincho Kokontei.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 259: Manzai comedy

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 312: Thinks Masami Hisamoto is wonderful.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 392: Koume Dayuu

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 450 & 454 & 680: Gave thanks to Ryota Yamasato of Nankai Candies for lending his talents to the eighth film. Oda also had a takoyaki party with him, and enjoyed the Nankai Candies show he saw live.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 557: Ele-kata

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 628 & 713: SUMMERS

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 680: Audrey

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 684: King of Conto

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 276: Stage plays, such as “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” by Hirotaka Suzuoki and Akatsuki 7
    • Author Comments Ch. 300: Punish, the theater troupe

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 312: Thinks Shido Nakamura is wonderful.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 337: WAHAHA-HOMPO

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 483: Torazo Hirosawa

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 576: Talk Like Singing

 

    • SBS Vol. 58: Norio Imamura’s performances.

 

  • Jump Ryu + Author Comments Ch. 878: Kabuki, which he knows quite a bit about.
    • Jump Super Stage Event + Oda’s Scribble Corner #16: Actor Ennosuke Ichikawa, who he gave a hug to.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 49 +Shonen Jump Alpha 2012: Likes any music genre.
  • Author’s Notes Vol. 2: Sea shanties

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 48: Singer Sachiko Kobayashi

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 66 + Blue Grand Data File: Izumi Kato, and her “Setsunaku Aoi Sora no Pe-ji”

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 74: Swing music

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 87: Yoko Kanno

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 112: Classical music

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 126: Buena Vista Social Club

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 127: Hibari Misora

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 133: Howard Blake’s The Snowman OST

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 151: Kunihiro Hayashi

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Bryan Adams

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Eminem

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Brook Benton

 

  • Blue Grand Data File + TV Bros: Soul music
    • Bonus Page Ch. 8 + Author Comments Ch. 229: 70’s soul is his favorite genre, but he also likes modern soul.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 259: Rock music

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 266: Bump of Chicken (he also got to meet them)
  • Author Comments Ch. 277: Polka music

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 282: Thinks t.A. T.u. is cute.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 284: Akiko Wada

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 301: Enka music

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 310: Aya Matsuura

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 312: Thinks Hiroki Uchi is wonderful.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 365: The background music of Ichigo 100%

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 386 & 566 & 877 + Sail & Anchor: Mr. Children and their album “I <3 U”, to the point of specifically enlisting the Strong World main OST to them. Oda appreciates the honesty and passion of the band. Oda also had an interview with the band, and enjoyed it.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 399: Grandfather Grasshopper

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 405: Grateful that Goro Inagaki lent his talents for the seventh film.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 450: Grateful that Ai Kawashima lent his talents for the eighth film.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 473 & 488 & 550 & 641 & 700: Went to a Dorikamu concert, and spoke with the band. Oda also drew cover art for one of their singles, calling the single “incredible”. They later invited Oda to one of their most special concerts.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 567 & 576: Yasuharu Konishi

 

  • One Heart: Is grateful to Takuya Kimura since he believes Kimura has bolstered One Piece’s growth. Oda also drew a picture of him.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 658 + Eternal Log: Yasutaka Nakata (and capsule), who Oda had an interview with, and could relate to. Oda’s kept in touch with him on the phone ever since they coincidentally met up at a wedding.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 678: Takehara Pistol

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 709: Band AKB48

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 816: Mayumi Kojima, especially her “Amai Koi” and “Heart ni Hi wo Tsukete” tracks.

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 827: Band Glim Spanky and their song “Give Me Your Anger”.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 841: Band Kiyoshi Ryujin 25

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 885: Artist Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 886: Band GLAY

 

  • Volume 333: Asked Greeeen to make a song about Senor Pink.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 905: Namie Amuro

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Doesn’t keep up with modern video games too much anymore, but here are older ones he enjoyed and there’s some modern exceptions:
    • Bonus Page Ch. 8 + Author Comments Ch. 273: Puyo Puyo, one of his favorites

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 84: Final Fantasy 8

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 95: The monkeys from Ape Escape

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Dragon Quest, one of his favorites

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 251: Fighter Maker 2

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 262 & 336: Creator Ouji Hiroi

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 273 + Author Notes Vol. 28: Tetris

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 273 & 423: Tekken

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 273: Jet Set Radio

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 336: Sakura Wars

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 391 & 408 & 502: Artist Yoshitaka Amano, who he had an interview with. He also likes his Vegetable Fairies artwork.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 402: Animal Crossing: Wild World

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 717: NES games

 

  • TV Bros: Smartphone apps

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 844: PSVR

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 898: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

 

  • Things Oda Knows About Without Referencing or Complimenting:

 

    • Bonus Page Ch. 2: Theories about naming conventions of the Jolly Roger.

 

  • TV/Games:
    • Author Comments Ch. 43 + Author’s Notes Vol. 10: Watches Sazae-san.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 9: Street Fighter (references Rolling Sobat)

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 152: Dragon Quest 7 and Final Fantasy 9

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 239: Is confused by Rainbowman.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 290: Seaman

 

  • SBS Vol. 31: “Hirake! Ponkiki”

 

  • SBS Vol. 39: Thomas the Tank Engine

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 421: Nintendo Wii

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 520: The World of Golden Eggs

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 585: Cooking Idol Main-chan

 

  • SBS Vol. 64: Inai Inai Ba

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Bura Tamori

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 892: Nigehaji

 

  • Movies:
    • Author Comments Ch. 135: The Matrix

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 218: The Godfather

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 512: Ponyo

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 536: Dragon Ball Evolution, which Oda feels is “very Hollywood”

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 551 & 564 & 626: Met with Toshio Suzuki, and had a some interviews with him.

 

  • Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic: Actor Jackie Chan

 

  • SBS Vol. 57: Spirited Away

 

  • SBS Vol. 61: Ladies’ Day

 

  • SBS Vol. 70: Borsalino

 

  • SBS Vol. 74: Actor Michiyo Kogure

 

  • Oda’s Scribble Corner #11: Actor Kensaku Morita

 

  • Books/Comics:
    • Author Comments Ch. 71: Kinnikuman (references Mongol Man)

 

  • Color Walk 1: Dr. Slump

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 288: Cutie Honey

 

  • SBS Vol. 58: Candy Candy

 

  • SBS Vol. 64: Tanken Boku no machi

 

  • SBS Vol. 68: Ryunosuke Akutagawa

 

  • Rai no Sho: Author Katsuhiro Otomo

 

  • Oda’s Scribble Corner: Snoopy from Peanuts

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 893: Pop Team Epic

 

  • Music:
  • Author’s Notes Vol. 59: John Lennon

 

  • SBS Vol. 82: Beethoven’s Ninth

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 870: Gackt

 

  • SBS Vol. 6: Mary Read, and the fact that women aboard a pirate ship was seen as bad luck.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 9: Story of Nostradamus and King of Angolmois.

 

  • SBS Vol. 9: The correct kicking form.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 116: Gunpey

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 13: The Enoshima Dragon

 

  • SBS Vol. 15: Viking blood sacrifices for ship celebration.

 

  • SBS Vol. 18: That the South Pole is colder than the North Pole, as well as that there exists a place colder than the South Pole.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 186: Hikaru Kawamura

 

  • SBS Vol. 22: Wako and suigun pirates.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 267: Purim festivals

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 31: That too much salt is bad for you, regardless of sugar imbalance.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 35: Namba aruki

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 39: That humans would need huge chests in order to fly.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 40: That goats eat paper and other weird things.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 42: The Heian Era language differences and diary accounts.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 438: Shoko Nakagawa

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 47: UFOs

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 50: Jesus (makes a pun where “yes” can be seen as “Jesus”)

 

  • SBS Vol. 51: The science behind circular rainbows.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 53: Moses and the parting of the Red Sea.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 55: Why people yawn.

 

  • SBS Vol. 56: Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

 

  • Volume 1000: Axolotl larval biology.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 73: Prince Shotoku and his partial fictionalization.

 

  • SBS Vol. 75: Journey to the West

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 76: The “three steps behind” rule of Bushido.

 

  • SBS Vol. 79: That carnations are given out on Mother’s Day.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 82: Acchi Muite Hoi

 

  • Oda Likes:

 

    • Various: To tell jokes and goof off. (Literally Any Source, proves self-aware about it in Author’s Notes Vol. 30).

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 1: The sunlight he gets to see every morning at his workplace.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 7 & 64 & 613: Lego sets, but wishes they were more challenging to build.
    • Bonus Page Ch. 8 + Author Comments Ch. 91 + Blue Grand Data File: Also likes Playmobil.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 16: Dragons.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 1: Pirates, ever since his youth.
    • Bonus Page Ch. 8 + Blue Grand Data File: Edward Teach, “Blackbeard”, is his favorite pirate.

 

    • Bonus Page Ch. 10: Vikings, one of his favorite types of pirates. Is particularly knowledgeable on their origin, way of survival, and naming convention.

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 8 + SBS Vol. 4 & 60: Animals, although only as much as the average person. His favorite animals are big, “gentle” dogs. He also thinks axolotls are really cute.
    • Author Comments Ch. 200: Likes reptiles.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Likes ostriches, but his favorite bird is the seagull.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 647: Liked a cow he saw on a farm.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 649: Thinks chihuahuas are cute.

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 8 + Author’s Notes Vol. 70: Bull horns, he even owns a cow skull.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 24 & 543 & 673: Partying.
    • Fuji TV: Was once reported to the police by neighbors during a party.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 31 & 155: Sports and the Olympics.
    • Author Comments Ch. 46 & 589 & 591 + Blue Grand Data File: World Cup and soccer.
      • Author Comments Ch. 589: Akinori Nishizawa came to Oda’s party.

 

  • Fuji TV: Shinji Kagawa gave him a signed t-shirt, which Oda was thankful for.

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 130: Watching K-1

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Doesn’t dislike any sport.

 

  • Comickers: How works are influenced upon one another.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Doesn’t dislike any food.
    • Author Comments Ch. 32 & 222 & 358 & 497: Chocolate.

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 35: Kappa Ebisen on shoyu ramen.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 169 & 440: Mochi

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 176: Dove Sables

 

  • Blue Grand Data File + 10th Treasures + China Times: Meat, such as basashi. It’s what Oda talks about a lot.
    • Author Comments Ch. 410: Hotdogs

 

    • Author’s Notes Vol. 44: Yakiniku

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 500: Hanamasa Butchers meat BBQ
      • Gold Rush + Jump Festa 2017 + Author Comments Ch. 881: BBQ in general

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 590 + Jump Festa 2017: Gyudon

 

  • Tell Me Sensei 2010 #Issue 3+4 + Oda’s Scribble Corner Post #10: Fried pork cutlets

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 906: Dak-galbi, samgyeopsal, bulgogi

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Lotus root with mustard

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: + Author Comments Ch. 349: Cheese fondue

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 294 & 430: Raw egg with natto & natto on its own

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 307: Chinese food

 

  • SBS Vol. 34: Chiba of Japan’s peanuts.
    • Author Comments Ch. 850: Spicy peanuts

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 332: Potato chips

 

  • SBS Vol. 36: Pears

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 368: Dekopon

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 426: Goya champuru

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 438: Oboro tofu

 

  • SBS Vol. 45: Qing jiao rou si, one of his favorites.
    • SBS Vol. 62: Roasted squid is one of his favorites as well.

 

  • 10th Treasures: Fish
    • Author Comments Ch. 252: Seared sushi

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 329 & 384: Tuna

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 417 & 454 & 547 & 673: Takoyaki

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 462: Makogarei

 

    • SBS Vol. 63 & 65: Canned mackerel, especially canned onion mackerel.

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 652: Satou Fisheries

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 880: Fake crab

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 880: Unagi

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 880: Scallops

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 508: Miso katsu

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 523: Sweet potatoes

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 523: Chestnuts

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 527: Krispy Kreme donuts

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 549: Kimchi

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 563: House Foods stew and curry

 

    • Author’s Notes Vol. 56: Seedless grapes, seedless watermelon, seedless persimmon, and boneless seafood.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 578: Ochazuke with shijimi clams, maikon seaweed, mustard green salmon, and sea bream.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 582: Hikaru Ijuin’s food

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 582: “Gucci” Yuzo Takada’s food

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 595: Chinsuko

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 607: Toronama donuts

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 633: McDonald’s “Bacon Lettuce Burger” with fries

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 643: Chupa Chups

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 676: Bonjiri

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 687: Osaka food

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 695 & 852: Osechi

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 714: Iced cup noodles, especially with milk ice cubes.

 

  • Oda’s Scribble Corner #16: Makunouchi

 

  • Oda’s Scribble Corner #17: Oden

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 843: Tsukune meatballs with ponzu sauce

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 850: Pingo candy

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 852: Roasted chicken

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 880: Kara-age

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 37: DVD.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 39: T-shirts.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 39 & 583: Summer/warmth.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 42: Stereo receivers.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 45: Yo-yos.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 56: Having a messy artist room.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 93 + SBS Vol. 82: Old people, as Oda believes people grow deeper and more interesting as they age.

 

  • SBS Vol. 10 + Author Comments Ch. 364: People having goals.

 

  • SBS Vol. 13: Author question-and-answer columns.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 150: His trip on the Kaisei.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 151: The Internet.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 201 + SBS Vol. 59: The notion of world peace.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 22: The fact that Japan boasts one of the highest reading comprehension rates in the world, as well as how those with the best reading rates are those who read manga.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 220 & 259: iPod

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 237: Passionate crowds, even people who boo.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Nobunaga Oda, because their names are similar.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: The outdoors, and small gardens.
    • Author Comments Ch. 407 & 453: Taking a stroll amongst falling cherry blossoms.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Period fashion
    • SBS Vol. 30: Usually wears casual, “junk store” clothes.
      • Author Comments Ch. 235: Wore casual wear to a formal awards ceremony.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 515: Has a lot of Laundry brand t-shirts.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Yebisu Garden Place

 

  • SBS Vol. 28: Strong-willed people.
    • Sail & Anchor: And confidence.

 

  • SBS Vol. 28 & 39 & 51 + Author’s Notes Vol. 51 : Women’s bodies, to the point of wishing he had the ability to see through clothes. Oda also finds it sad that traditional short dress nurse garb has gone out of fashion, and he “roots” for Nami to not wear a bra. He also said he wishes dirty magazines would rain from the sky.
    • Color Walk 1: Finds muscular women in fiction to be “a bit sexy”.

 

    • SBS Vol. 36: Excitedly says that Nami and Robin still have room to “grow”.

 

  • SBS Vol. 47: Answers “yes” to being asked if he’s smutty.

 

  • SBS Vol. 55: Believes that Chinese women are really sexy, especially the women in cheongsam dresses.

 

  • A Manga to Connect People + SBS Vol. 62: Would want to eat the Suke Suke no Mi, as it would be the “dream of any man”.

 

  • SBS Vol. 63: Imposed the female-exclusive tail split idea because he only wanted to draw young and beautiful mermaids in Mermaid Cove, calling it something men can only dream about.

 

  • SBS Vol. 73: Agrees with a fan on wanting to see a wardrobe malfunction on Rebecca, although this could just be a joke.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 289: His 1.3 Megapixels cell phone
    • Author Comments Ch. 238: Texting

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 349 & 432 & 498 & 614: The progression of technology.

 

  • SBS Vol. 36: The fact that animals that were once rare in the past can be so easily discovered today.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 443: Tickle Me Elmo, although he does find it scary.

 

  • The Power of Manga: Finds the original print of a manga to look a whole lot better than the Jump print.

 

  • The Power of Manga: The philosophical idea of not doing on to others what one wouldn’t do on to themselves.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 482: Fax copiers.

 

  • SBS Vol. 51: Yojijukugo

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 543: Costco

 

  • Sail & Anchor: Camaraderie

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 593: Games that you have to use your head for.

 

  • SBS Vol. 61: Weird stuff

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 623: AQ Matches

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 624: Fire King mugs

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 638: Sekaimon website

 

  • SBS Vol. 71: Lap pillows

 

  • Jump Ryu: Skulls

 

  • Jump Ryu: Is very grateful regarding his past manga apprenticeships, and likens it to being “rescued”.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 1: Che Guevara

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 835: The 4-D gimmick.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 842: Kenko Land spa

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 858: Atmoph digital window

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 865: Flying drones

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Documentaries
    • Author Comments Ch. 555: Studio Ghibli documentaries, which he likes more than the actual movies themselves.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Tries to go to foreign countries (like Singapore and Guam) at least once a year.
    • Bonus Page Ch. 11 & 597 + Author Comments Ch. 172: Has been to America, and has at least visited Hawaii in particular.

 

    • China Times: Has been to Taiwan, as well.

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 906: Has also been to South Korea.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: The sea

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 889: Lyric Speaker

 

  • Volume 333: Sending funny pictures to friends through smartphone.

 

  • Youth:

 

    • Bonus Page Ch. 14 + Shonen Jump Alpha 2012: Watched and enjoyed “Vicky the Viking” as a kid.

 

  • Wanted! (Romance Dawn Ver. 2) + Blue Grand Data File + Sail & Anchor: Played soccer in elementary and middle school. He quit the first year of high school to focus on manga.

 

  • SBS Vol. 4 + Blue Grand Data File + The Power of Manga + Jump Festa 2018: Decided to be a mangaka at age four, and started to draw seriously starting in the eighth grade. He’s been planning ideas for the story ever since. Oda stated that this decision was made because he didn’t want to get a “real job”.
    • Author Comments Ch. 1 + The Power of Manga: Decided to draw a pirate comic for Jump ever since middle school.

 

  • Color Walk 1: Drew Dragon Ball’s Tao Pai Pai’s hands, as well as the armpits of various characters. These were the only things he drew at this time.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 79: Watched Gundam as a kid.

 

  • SBS Vol. 14 + Rai no Sho + Color Walk 8: Read Shonen Jump.
    • SBS Vol. 9 + My Jump: Read “Fist of the North Star”.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Read Dragon Ball and loved it.

 

  • SBS Vol. 16: Watched the “The Wonderful Adventures of Nils”.

 

  • SBS Vol. 21: Wasn’t able to watch some of the anime he wanted to check out due to the broadcasting restrictions of his hometown, Kyushu.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: + Author’s Notes Vol. 63: Played with and “raised” bugs and rhinoceros beetles.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Liked Fine Arts and hated Math subjects.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 246 + One Piece Magazine Vol. 2: Watched rakugo.

 

  • Color Walk 2 + China Times: Read/watched Doraemon.
    • Color Walk 2: Kaibutsu-kun was the first manga he’s ever read.

 

  • Color Walk 2: Hung out with a group of fellow manga apprentices, and they would discuss their own individual series a lot.

 

  • SBS Vol. 29: Watched Kamen Rider.

 

    • Author’s Notes Vol. 34 & 46: Used to sing (casually, not in a chorus or band) with friends in middle school.

 

    • The Power of Manga: Was a fan of Fujio Fujiko.

 

  • Sail & Anchor: Was a fan of Mr. Children ever since high school. He felt the Japanese music industry was in a bit of a popularity slump before that band debuted.

 

  • Sail & Anchor: Captain Tsubasa inspired Oda to join soccer (although it could just be the influx of kids itself).

 

  • A Manga to Connect People + Jump Ryu: Was very cocky regarding his own mangaka ability before getting a dose of reality later on in Tokyo. He even felt his manga were better than those of others’ he read, and felt that his art project in high school wasn’t.
    • One Piece Magazine Vol. 2: Always felt that he would become the best mangaka.

 

  • A Manga to Connect People + China Times + Jump Ryu: Has once, and only once, thought of quitting being a mangaka, before he was big-time successful. He was in a slump of denied ideas before One Piece’s publication, but was brought out of it by an editor who claimed that Oda was a hard worker who would get his reward.

 

  • SBS Vol. 72: Loved to watch and discuss pro wrestling.

 

  • SBS Vol. 72: An Ideon figure was Oda’s first figurine as a kid.

 

  • Jump Ryu: Practiced art skill by watching and mimic drawing Disney films such as Peter Pan and The Little Mermaid. He also practiced by drawing faces of movie stars in magazines.

 

  • SBS Vol. 80: Watched kung fu movies.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 2: Watched three movies a day during his college and high school years.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 2: Considers himself rude as a young man, when he used to talk to professional mangaka in a casual tone.

 

  • What Oda Dislikes:

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 17 & 157: Cold weather and winter.
      • One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: With the exception of snow.

 

  • Comickers + TV Bros: Reading non-picture novels, with few exceptions.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 72: Loud noises while he’s drawing

 

  • SBS Vol. 12: The notion of those 19 and under drinking alcohol, although he could just be joking.

 

    • SBS Vol. 19: Not exactly an explicit dislike, but Oda believes that relying on others is the most dangerous thing one can do.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 234 & 670: Major spoilers.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: When people who don’t give greetings, although this could just be a joke.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Tearjerker movies
    • Blue Grand Data File: Nausicaa made him cry the most of any movie.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 244: Hate born from harmless differences.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 330: War and WMDs

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 341: Cockroaches

 

  • SBS Vol. 51: Scary stuff

 

  • SBS Vol. 52: Finds the notion of artists letting others help with the drawing of moving subject matter “a little awkward”.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 556: World Heritage Site Shirakawa

 

  • A Manga to Connect People: Is a bit creeped out by how fast popular things can lose popularity.

 

  • SBS Vol. 57: The casual usage of the term “kill”, due to his grandma’s influence and the people around him who have lost their lives as time passed.

 

  • China Times: Traditional 2D art gallery museums

 

  • SBS Vol. 82: Those who disrespect old people for their physical fragility.

 

  • Film Gold Backstage Pass: Men who wear white outfits, or at least, the notion of men wearing white outfits.

 

  • SBS Vol. 83: Doesn’t want to eat elephant dung bean coffee.

 

  • Goals and Future:

 

    • Author’s Notes Vol. 3: Wanted to do a serious study of diverse drawing techniques and materials, in order to make drawing even more fun.

 

  • Comickers: Says that One Piece will never have non-Devil Fruit magic. (It’s possible that this contradicts Haki, but Oda might not consider that “magic”.)

 

  • SBS Vol. 8: Will reveal what the “D” means.

 

  • Shimabukuro Comments 2000 Issue 29: Made a promise with Shimabukuro that he’d continue his story for the next 25 years (til 2025).

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Wanted to visit India, Mongolia, and Maldives.
    • One Piece Magazine Vol. 1: Wants to go on a huge round-the-globe trip once One Piece is finished, and especially wants to visit Dubai’s Floating Seahorse. He also wants to take a break and go on a big world heritage trip before One Piece is finished, as he doesn’t want to waste his physical strength before he grows past 50.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: Wants to make a robot manga.
    • The Power of Manga + Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic + Gold Rush + Fuji TV: He specifically wants to make short story comics after One Piece is over with, as he wouldn’t have the energy in him left to create another long-runner. So it would be a short robot manga.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Doesn’t want to make a monthly series after One Piece, either.

 

  • SBS Vol. 27: Wants to make the Billower Bike more relevant.

 

  • SBS Vol. 27: Wants to create “Edokko Pirates”.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 278: Wants to learn to speak English.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 313: Wants to make ceramic art.

 

  • SBS Vol. 33: Wants to see Brocken spectres and glories, firsthand.

 

    • Author’s Notes Vol. 45 + SBS Vol. 42 + Bonus Page Ch. 597: Still has many ideas he wants to put on the page, and doesn’t know how much longer it’ll take for him to get them all down.
      • SBS Vol. 53: Wants to wrap up One Piece “soon”, but refuses to end the story before tying all the loose ends.

 

      • Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic: Considered Ch. 568 to be “about halfway” done with the story.

 

  • Eternal Log: Believes that the final chapter (arc?) will make Marineford Arc look like nothing.

 

  • China Times: States that the story should be able to go on until at least 2024.

 

  • The Two Giants of Manga: Says it’d be nice for the story have a happy ending.

 

  • Gold Rush: The timeskip is around the halfway mark of the story.

 

  • Fuji TV + Great Newspaper Vol. 2: The series is 65-70% done as of Ch. 832.

 

  • 10th Treasures: A pirate with an eyepatch will appear at the end of the story. This character apparently gets Oda excited, too.

 

  • The Power of Manga: Wants to make a movie. (It’s possible that Strong World counts as “making a movie” given that Oda wrote a large portion of it.)

 

  • SBS Vol. 48: Will have a “certain scholar” explain what Devil Fruits are in the future.

 

  • SBS Vol. 54: Says that the final chapter will be the “most fun chapter”, and everything will come together.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 613: Wants to build lots of Lego sets when he gets old.

 

  • Author’s Notes Vol. 65: Wanted to golf.

 

  • SBS Vol. 69: Really wants to draw the Wano Arc, and is planning to put a lot of his personal interests into it.
    • Jump Festa 2017: Claimed that Wano Arc and the Reverie would start in 2017, but…

 

    • Jump Festa 2018: Wano Arc will start in 2018.

 

  • One Piece Magazine Vol. 2: Has plenty of new characters he wants to introduce in Wano, and also wants to draw some sea battles.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 718: Wants to become great at doll and puppet modeling.

 

  • SBS Vol. 73: He can’t wait to draw Ryokugyu, who he finds really cool.

 

  • China Times: Post-Brook, Oda claims that new Straw Hat crewmates will appear successively. (Indeed, Jinbe did join, although that’s only one new Straw Hat so far. It’s also possible that the Grand Fleet counts as such crewmates.)

 

  • China Times: The meaning behind the title “One Piece” will be revealed eventually, and as of 2014, wouldn’t be comprehensible if revealed then.

 

  • Momoko Sakura’s Mook: The One Piece treasure will be physical or at least have a tangible effect.

 

  • SBS Vol. 75: There’s a reason why the Admirals represent monkey, tiger, and bull, that will be revealed in the future.
    • SBS Vol. 76: When a fan tries to piece this reason together, Oda slightly implies that Ryokugyu holds similar anti-government views just as Issho does.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 1: The names “Kaido”, “King”, “Queen”, and “Jack” are all listed on a paper.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Doesn’t quite know how Luffy could defeat Kaido, and he doesn’t think readers would be satisfied if Luffy beat Kaido simply because he was physically stronger.

 

  • SBS Vol. 84: The Law, Shachi, and Penguin meet-up backstory won’t be featured in the manga.

 

  • SBS Vol. 84: Sarie Nantokanette is likely a terrible person.

 

  • Jump Festa 2018: The “strongest enemy the Straw Hats have encountered”, a legend, will be introduced. They may be related to Newgate. Marineford Arc will be overshadowed by this threat.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 891: Claims that 2018 will be full of exciting One Piece stuff.
    • Jump Festa 2018: In general, Oda states that “only the amazing ideas are left” for One Piece, and that it’ll only get better and better.

 

  • Demographics:

 

    • Comickers + Author’s Notes Vol. 45: Calls his readers “boys”.
      • Sail & Anchor + One World + SBS Vol. 83: States that One Piece is written for boys, although he also acknowledges the adults who read it.

 

      • Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic + Super Kabuki 2: Never imagined that the fandom would be so diverse in age, nationality, and sex.

 

    • SBS Vol. 15 + Sail & Anchor: Believes the manga has moments that may be too much for small children, and that they wouldn’t really understand the story.

 

    • Color Walk 1 + Shonen Jump Alpha 2012 + Sail & Anchor + One World: Writes solely for “himself as a 15-year-old”. He seems to believe that his own dreams can be applied to the dreams of others, as though what he wants is what the audience would want. He believes that the hype he receives from boys’ fan letters confirms it.
      • Comickers: At the very least doesn’t expect boys to get the appeal of the relaxing scenes, at least not up until the point of this interview.

 

      • Color Walk 1: Seems to have at least some disconnection from his 15-year-old self, meaning at least some of the writing comes from a perception different from his current, own self.

 

  • Color Walk 2: More than anything, he can’t draw what he doesn’t want to draw. He can only accommodate to fans so much, so everything on the page comes off as something Oda wanted to put onto it.

 

  • 10th Treasures: Was surprised that people were emotional at the Merry death scene.

 

  • The Two Giants of Manga: Uses lots of primary colors to appease the young male target audience, this was apparently a painful transition for him, as he preferred more subdued colors. Although he’s now grown to enjoy these primary color schemes.

 

  • SBS Vol. 20: Acknowledges his over 30% female reader base and says anyone is welcome to read One Piece as long as they understand a boy’s “fiery spirit”.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 541 + A Manga to Connect People + One Heart: One of the reasons Oda makes One Piece is for it to help connect people as friends.

 

  • Sail & Anchor: Believes that every One Piece fan comes away from the manga with different messages.

 

  • Sail & Anchor + One World: Doesn’t believe he should cater to a female outlook within the story, no matter how many opinions he receives from them, and aims to cater to boys based on what he liked as a teen. He does enjoy the reactions girls get from the story, though.
    • SBS Vol. 20: A lot of female readers take issue with how so many of the characters pick their noses, but Oda proceeds drawing it anyways.

 

    • A Manga to Connect People + Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic: A lot of female readers ask for romantic relationship writing, but Oda doesn’t consider it worth drawing. (Although, it’s interesting that Dressrosa Arc had themes of romantic relationships in it, so maybe Oda slightly changed his mind?)

 

    • SBS Vol. 79: Is aware of the criticism he receives from sexualizing female characters (especially from the female audience), but doesn’t really pay it much mind.

 

  • Sail & Anchor: Believes that catering to typical adult interests would harm the story, but at the same time believes that adults are the ones who can get the most out of the themes of the story.
    • 10th Treasures + Great Newspaper Vol. 2: He does seem willing to create a story that would at least specifically appeal to parents, if not adults as a whole. He wants parents to read One Piece with their kids.

 

    • A Manga to Connect People: He also believes that some adults would outgrow the story as they got older.

 

  • Shonen Jump Alpha 2012: Wants One Piece to be written in accessible fashion to people of all cultures.

 

  • SBS Vol. 83: Considers Viola and Doffy’s personal relationship to be too adult of a story to tell in One Piece.

 

  • Jump Festa 2018: A lot of the humor is aimed at Japanese kids, although he believes that if that audience enjoys it, so would most others.

 

  • Regarding the Anime:

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 44 & 50: Loved the first One Piece OVA, and loved the VAs for it in particular.

 

    • Bonus Page Ch. 36 & 124 + SBS Vol. 17 & 21 + Author Comments Ch. 323: Is enamored by the amount of effort that goes into creating an anime, to the point of bringing tears to his eyes. He enjoys watching the anime, and loves the voices, songs, and animation. Oda encourages people to send fan support letters to the animators at Toei.
      • Author Comments Ch. 160: Likes the second anime opening.

 

  • SBS Vol. 48: The One Piece anime song “Family” is one of Oda’s favorite songs in particular.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 521: Was wowed by the extras attached to the ninth movie DVD.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 645: Loves “We Go”.

 

  • Oda’s Scribble Corner Post #5: Promoted the “Crossing Through Japan! 47 Cruises” CD.

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 816: Believes that the writer for Gold is very talented, and enjoys the Heart of Gold special.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 106: Alongside some anime staff, Oda personally selected the anime VAs from an audition.
    • Author Comments Ch. 195: Loved the VA line-up for Drum Island Arc.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 197 & 279 & 373 & 413: Loves Luffy’s VA’s performances.
    • The Power of Manga: Wanted Tanaka as Luffy even before the anime was announced, but he didn’t call her up to the audition, it was a coincidence. Oda also found Tanaka’s role to be the best thing about the anime premiere.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 226: Enjoys Franky’s VA’s theater performances.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 309: Enjoys Usopp’s VA’s theater performance.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 321 & 374: Enjoys Sanji’s VA’s theater performances.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 471 & 487: Believes that Brook’s voice fits perfectly.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 517: Enjoyed the VAs’ performance of Binks’ Sake.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 558: Enjoyed Shiki’s VA.

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 827: Loves the VAs for Film Gold.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 111 & 182 & 897: Really enjoyed the premiere of the anime, and watches it regularly. Oda still cries when watching the first episode.
    • Author Comments Ch. 149: Loved how the anime handled Bell-mere’s story.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 171: Liked the Warship Island Arc.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 206: Loved how Toei handled Drum Island Arc’s largest flashback.

 

  • Animation Logbook: Believes that the anime is one of the few that runs cohesively with its adapted manga.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 424: Loved how Toei handled Gear Second.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 460: The way Toei handled Merry’s death brought tears to his eyes.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 584: Loved Toei’s handling of Chapter 0.

 

  • Oda’s Scribble Corner #17: Enjoyed Adventure of Nebulandia.

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 827: Believes that the anime’s adaptation of the Fishman Island Arc did a good job of clarifying the arc’s details.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 863: Urged readers to check out the Linlin Whole Cake Island Arc introduction scene in the anime.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 124 & 249 & 327 & 436 & 474 & 575 & 705: Goes to the New Year’s, hanami, and anime arc wrap parties.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 129: Enjoyed the first One Piece movie.
    • Author Comments Ch. 221: Enjoyed the third movie.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 359: Enjoyed the sixth movie.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 397 & 404: Enjoyed the seventh movie.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 445: Enjoyed the eighth movie.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 492: Enjoyed the ninth movie.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 617: Enjoyed the Toriko x One Piece animated special.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 689: Considers Film Z to be perfect.

 

  • Film Gold Booklet: Enjoys the Film Gold script.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 149 & 171 + Animation Logbook: Is slightly jealous of how anime can incorporate acting and music into a medium of entertainment.

 

  • SBS Vol. 15 + Author’s Notes Vol. 17: Doesn’t mind the anime’s censorship and actually finds it great that the anime can keep young audiences in mind since he thinks the some of the manga’s scenes would shock the young audience. He enjoys the fact that children watch the anime with anticipation, and doesn’t want to let them down.
    • Author Comments Ch. 437: Considers anime to be a kid-dominated medium in general, after noticing the ratings shoot up when the anime team moved the time slot.

 

  • Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Didn’t like that the anime was relegated to a morning slot.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 182 & 449 & 486 & 490 & 692 + SBS Vol. 57: Loves the anime’s and movies’ success, thanking the fans.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 199: Gave his graces to Smoker’s first VA, who passed away.

 

    • SBS Vol. 21 + Author Comments Ch. 431: Knowledgeable on which stations air the show, but doesn’t have the ability to choose where to air the show himself.

 

  • SBS Vol. 21 & 31: Generally leaves the anime up to the producers, although he will sometimes collaborate to help create anime-original character designs. He also doesn’t tell the animators where Pandaman is, so they have to either pay attention or add him wherever they want themselves.
    • The Power of Manga + Animation Logbook: Felt it would be best if he didn’t offer input to how the anime would be made when the adaptation was announced.

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 470: Reviewed the script of the ninth movie.

 

  • Sail & Anchor: Prefers to work on his manga and not dabble into other taxing projects.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 499 & 588 + Sail & Anchor + A Manga to Connect People: Worked on Strong World’s story, and also supervised its Limited Edition version, asking for it to be filled with extras. Although Oda didn’t originally want to work on Strong World, only doing so because he owed favors to Shimizu. It was to the point that Oda almost forgone his usual story philosophy of not using tragedy as an end goal, but rather a naturally formed phenomenon.

 

  • Strong World Artbook: He did eventually grow to wanting to make the movie, though. He also tried to make aspects of the movie that could help the animation team with ideas on future movie endeavors. Such as using dynamic outfits and exploiting animation quirks like Brook’s smoking scene or Indigo’s gestures and boots.

 

  • Film Gold Booklet + Great Newspaper Vol. 2: Was executive producer of Film Gold. He worked on the film because he wanted to increase his audience even further. Oda states that he won’t work on any films in the future if they didn’t serve to increase the audience.

 

  • SBS Vol. 21 + Animation Logbook + Author Comments Ch. 269 & 398: Understands the directing lineup of the anime, and asked fans to keep Konosuke Uda in mind, as he directed the entire series as the head. He believes that Uda understood One Piece, and that he never messed up with its direction. Oda believes that Uda had a good sense of humor, and he went out to eat with him sometimes.
    • Bonus Page Ch. 827: Finds the third series director, Hiroaki Miyamoto, to be trustworthy, and especially enjoyed his work on the Battle of Marineford.

 

  • SBS Vol. 21: Oda’s editor checks the anime script.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 219: Was excited to voice act for one of the anime specials.

 

  • Animation Logbook: Doesn’t mind how Toei handles the anime as long as they love One Piece and “think about the characters”. He also enjoys the differences to the canon the most of all parts of the anime.
    • Author Comments Ch. 369: Considers it hectic when the anime is on the same arc as the manga is.

 

    • Film Gold Backstage Pass: Doesn’t like it when characters appear in the films before they appear in the manga.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 225 & 236 & 303 & 318 & 417 & 454 & 508: Hangs out with the VAs, occasionally.
  • SBS Vol. 27 & 31: Knows that the VAs goof off and record animal noises for animal characters when they don’t have any lines left to record. Oda also encourages the VAs to ad lib, except for regarding the “important plot points”.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 366: The VAs gave Oda a special recording CD that no one else has a copy of.

 

  • 10th Treasures: Sees Luffy’s VA as a bit of a mother figure.

 

  • SBS Vol. 48: Knows the VAs can take a joke, so he invites them to answer SBS questions.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 508 & 514 & 697 & 716: Also hangs out with the anime staff sometimes.

 

  • Strong World Artbook: Isn’t as closely-knit with the anime team as he was in the past.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File: The anime has allowed him to make a lot of friends.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 295: Excited regarding the idea of One Piece anime songs being on Kohaku Uta Gassen.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 338: Loves that the anime airs in USA.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 361: Producer Shimizu was good friends with Oda and “took care of him” on “an immeasurable level”. Oda was sad to see him step down from the show.
    • Strong World Artbook: Calls Shimizu an “amazing” person, as it turns out that he was the one who asked Oda to write Strong World.

 

  • SBS Vol. 37: The anime scriptwriters consult with Oda on whether or not they can use a certain non-canon Devil Fruit, in which Oda gives them the okay or denial.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 404: Thought Nami’s chest jiggled too much in the seventh movie, although he didn’t really seem irritated about it.

 

  • SBS Vol. 50: Asked Tanaka, the anime’s main composer, to create a melody that Oda could create and set the lyrics of Binks’ Sake to. Oda wishes for everyone to hear and sing the song.

 

  • One World: Name-dropped Shiki in the Impel Down Arc in order to remind the audience of him for the Strong World movie.

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 656: Didn’t originally want to work on another movie after Strong World, due to how taxing it was on his schedule, but he eventually dragged himself into Z due to taking issue with aspects of the plot the movie team came up with.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 669: Is always given food by the anime director.

 

  • SBS Vol. 79: Really wanted to see Gear Fourth in the anime.

 

  • SBS Vol. 80: Implies that the anime expansion on Sabo’s backstory in Episodes 737 and 738 is canon.

 

  • SBS Vol. 81: Nekomamushi and Let’s Go See Master Nekomamushi is based on Brook’s VA (Cho) and his wife’s song. Oda couldn’t wait to hear Brook sing it in the anime.

 

  • Bonus Page Ch. 816: Put the art director of Strong World and Z through a lot of work in order to get the films right.

 

  • Neutral Beliefs:

 

    • Author Comments Ch. 47: Thinks Irish music sounds peaceful.

 

  • Comickers + Inoue’s Last Manga Exhibition: Believes that everyone likes pirates to some extent, especially so for boys.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 183: Doesn’t seem too invested in formal Japanese politics.
    • Author Comments Ch. 210: Notes that old men were jealous of the Koizumi Cabinet.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 200 & 647: Isn’t confident on his ability to take care of pets.
    • Author Comments Ch. 675: He does have a Hercules beetle, though. Named Heraclesun.

 

  • Jump Ryu: Also has pet jellyfish.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File + China Times: Believes himself to have a wonderful and nice personality.

 

  • Blue Grand Data File + Comickers: Believes that you need to want to draw what you’re drawing to be successful as an artist.
    • Author’s Notes Vol. 25: Quotes that mangaka live on through their characters after death.

 

      • SBS Vol. 35: Believes mangaka should use whatever supplies they prefer when drawing, as long as it can print well on paper.

 

      • One Heart: Believes it to be a mangaka’s duty to connect people.

 

  • Shonen Jump Alpha 2012: Doesn’t have an issue with digital manga, at least not as long as it’s done in semi-professional fashion.

 

  • Jump Ryu: Lived life through being a jack-of-all-trades and allowing anything to influence him, so as to understand how “ordinary people” feel and improve his manga. He advises others to do the same. He also believes that mangaka should try to create their own trends.

 

  • Color Walk 7: Believes that only a few story patterns out of millions could truly fascinate audiences.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 258: Believes that looking for a relaxing escape from a trying situation is merely an excuse to avoid it.

 

  • SBS Vol. 28: Considers the morality of pirates to be a complicated matter, noting that dastardly deeds can be mistaken as justice, and that pirates had their own unique uses in the past.
    • Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic: Equates “adventure” with “pirates”.

 

  • SBS Vol. 28: Believes that a “man’s romance” applies to both men and women. Although Oda perceives it as coming more natural to men, as he states that such a romance provides one of multiple “manly sides” that even the most feminine of women have.

 

    • SBS Vol. 29: Isn’t religious.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 375 + SBS Vol. 52: Believes himself to be stubborn.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 379: Believes that people who live well, work well.

 

  • SBS Vol. 51: Is mildly superstitious, as he went to a shrine to be blessed after writing about ghosts and dead people that he perceives could bring him bad luck.

 

  • Sail & Anchor: Doesn’t believe that he should tell professionals how to do their jobs.

 

  • Sail & Anchor: Doesn’t seem to believe that creating music is inspired through listening to other music, but rather through sources outside of other music. He also believes that music that adults like are bound to be appreciated by children, likewise.

 

  • Sail & Anchor: Believes that the themes of camaraderie are a dime a dozen in manga nowadays.

 

  • One World + A Manga to Connect People + Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic: Believes that boys are interested in 1v1 kaiju battles, and don’t tend to communicate their feelings. He doesn’t think that boys are interested in reading about romantic relationships.
    • SBS Vol. 67: Believes that women aren’t interested in robots, and men aren’t interested in sparkly, puffy things.

 

  • Vicky the Pirate, The Origin of an Adventure Comic: Believes that “strong-willed boys” are rarely seen “nowadays”.

 

  • SBS Vol. 60: Believes that women should steer clear of becoming Jump editors because the editorial staff is “filled with perverts”.

 

  • SBS Vol. 62: Believes that reality is even stranger than fiction.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 619: Believes that the positivity of children is contagious to even adults, and that people should encourage laughter in even trying times.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 635: Believes that people should be careful of fake Twitter and Facebook accounts.

 

  • SBS Vol. 70: Claims to not know how young women think.

 

  • SBS Vol. 75: Believes that young people tend to judge others based on looks.

 

  • SBS Vol. 76: Doesn’t want to use social media.
    • 20th Anniversary Tweet: Uses Twitter for the first time.

 

  • Rai no Sho: Is far more interested in his legendary status while being alive than he is if he were dead.

 

  • Super Kabuki 2: Believes that kabuki actors look like pirates.

 

  • SBS Vol. 83: Considers 28 to be young.

 

  • Author Comments Ch. 882: Believes that one should always challenge themselves.Source