Being a manga artist is an extremely difficult job. Your work schedule and your desire to give the fans what they deserve can make your life harder and isolate you from the world. And if you are a mangaka of the most sold manga, then your life becomes difficult to a whole another level. Eiichiro Oda, the manga artist of the popular One Piece is known as one of the best manga writers in the world, and his work ethic and determination to create quality storylines perfectly defines the title.
Oda was only 22 when One Piece premiered, so the 48-year-old artist has already been painting the epic adventure tale for nearly half his life. Even after 18 years, readers rarely complain that One Piece has become old or is getting degraded.
Editors who have worked with him describe him as a “machine,” who never stopped at his peak. Critics characterize him as one of the hardest-working artists in the industry, and his devotion to his profession has gotten him hospitalized in the past.
Eiichiro Oda Works 20 Hours a Day
According to Medium, Oda maintains an extremely busy schedule and does a lot of the drawing for One Piece himself. Oda gets up at 5 a.m. Worked all day and went to bed at 2:00 a.m. This was his sleep regimen before 2013 when he was hospitalized due to health issues. During the week, he only got three hours of sleep. He takes one whole day to sleep off the rest of his week after submitting the manuscript by the end of the week. Oda deprives himself of sleep, and he’s been doing so since the early 2000s when his anime series One Piece became successful.
Not only is Oda repeatedly striking up with new narrative lines and twists, but his art has been gradually improving as the book progresses, and all that attention to the manga’s story and visuals consumes a lot of the artist’s time.
Eiichiro Oda Makes Sure That The Quality Does Not Falter of the Story
Oda works for six or seven times the amount of time he sleeps. This is not only his timetable during particularly hectic periods but also his daily routine throughout the year. Oda claims that he rarely takes a day off, even during weekends. Oda’s attention to detail helped One Piece become a huge hit, and it appears that even now that it’s world-famous, Oda still wants to make sure his story is portrayed with as much precision and care as possible.
His health dips from time to time, yet this does not affect his ability to write outstanding chapters. For a long time, One Piece has reigned supreme in terms of popularity and sales.