The Real Reason why Eiichiro Oda Wanted to Become a Mangaka Before Creating One Piece will Surprise Fans

Eiichiro Oda's bizarre reason to pursue being a manga artist is that he did not want to get a job.

the real reason why eiichiro oda wanted to become a mangaka before creating one piece will surprise fans


  • One Piece is supposedly the most popular anime on the planet with the most number of manga sales, and the man behind that massive success is Eiichiro Oda.
  • Eiichiro Oda's motivation to be a mangaka was that he did not want to have a"real job" and wanted to be a manga artist since he does not have to work.
  • Eiichiro Oda's loves his work so much that he stays in his workshop all the time and sleeps just for three hours, moreover he does not feel tired and always gives his best for the fans.
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One Piece is one of the greatest manga and anime of all time. It has sold the most number of manga copies and ranks among the top Viz Media’s most popular anime list. But the main reason behind such success is none other than Eiichiro Oda. Eiichiro Oda’s magnum opus has been running for more than two decades, and currently, it has entered its final saga.


While the manga is well into the first arc of the saga, the anime is yet to get into the first arc of the final saga. But these successes would not have been possible if Eiichiro Oda had chosen a different passion to follow. The One Piece creator has always kept a secret life, but there is a certain fact about his life that will make people thank God.

Eiichiro Oda’s Passion For Manga Helped Him Reach The Pinnacle

Eiichiro Oda
Eiichiro Oda

Eiichiro Oda was born on January 1, 1975. He is unarguably the most popular, famous, and definitely richest mangaka in the history of Japan. But none of this would have been possible if he was not motivated to follow his dreams. Oda never wanted to work. A “real job” is what he wanted to stay away from. For that reason, he chose to be a mangaka at the age of 4.


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Eiichiro Oda’s choice has helped numerous people. His not getting a real job is one of the best things to happen. Due to his choosing to be a mangaka, the world got to experience a masterpiece like One Piece. He followed his passion and always tried to stay motivated. It goes from both sides; he brings smiles to his fans’ faces, and the fandom praises him for his work.

How Did Eiichiro Oda’s Passion Work Out?

Eiichiro Oda's Fish Avatar
Eiichiro Oda’s Fish Avatar

Eiichiro Oda started writing manga at the age of 17. The serialization of One Piece began in 1997, and the anime started airing in 1999. From his perspective, he avoided getting a “real job” and instead chose his passion. But from someone else’s perspective, he has to work more than a normal person with a job. Oda resides in his workshop, and his family visits him there.


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One Piece

He wakes up at 5 in the morning and works till 2 a.m. It means that he works for 21 hours and sleeps for only three hours. He is always focused on his work and has flawlessly worked for the past 25 years. The praise never seems to end for Eiichiro Oda. Even though it is just as hectic as a real job, if not more, Oda’s love for One Piece has made it easy for him to do the impossible with ease.

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Priyanko Chakraborty

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Priyanko is a Content Writer at FandomWire, and specializes in anime. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Economics. Priyanko has previously worked as a content writing intern. He spends half of his day writing on anime, and the other half watching it.