Presentation and History of Eiichirō Oda

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Eiichirō Oda (尾田栄一郎) is a Japanese mangaka who was born in 1975. He is the author of the Japanese manga One Piece since 1997. This work is the best-selling in the world and it was published for the first time in an edition of Shōnen Jump.

In this article, we will see:

  • Important points about the author
  • The story of Eiichiro Oda
  • The works of this mangaka

Let's start now by presenting its characteristics.

Presentation of Eiichiro Oda

Here are some things to remember about the author Eiichiro Oda.

Portrait of Eiichiro Oda

  • Born: January 1, 1975 in Kumamoto
  • Dead: Still alive
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Studies: Dropping out of university
  • Passions: Drawing, Vikings and Pirates
  • Country of residence: Japan
  • Profession: Mangaka
  • Spouse (female): Chiaki Inaba (稲葉ちあき)

The story of the author of the world's best-selling manga.

Since a young age, Eiichiro Oda has been passionate about Manga. He decided that he would be a mangaka at the age of 4. For him, it's a vocation .

During his adolescence, Eiichiro began writing his first works and won various awards. Between 1992 and 1993, he won the Tezuka 5 Prize (with the short story Wanted), he made his first professional publication in the Jump Original (with the short story A Divine Present) and he won a monthly competition organized by the Weekly Shonen Jump (with the short story A Solitary Demon).

After these successes, he left university to become an assistant to 3 manga artists at Weekly Shonen Jump . He discovered the profession of professional mangaka and wrote to release Monsters in 1994 and Romance Dawn in 1996.

In 1997, Eiichiro Oda found success with the first chapter of One Piece in Weekly Shonen Jump. It's a series that quickly reached the level of popularity of Dragon Ball.

Eichiro Oda's first Manga, One Piece, is still in progress 20 years later. It still represents the majority of the author's working time today.

One Piece is the most popular Manga in the world and the best-selling since 2011, which makes Eiichiro Oda one of the greatest mangakas of all time.

One Piece and other books by Eiichiro Oda.

This author hasn't written many different works in his life and we'll see why.

One Piece is his first Manga which still works today, it is one of the longest works in the world with more than 90 volumes and 1000 chapters at present.

His work has been adapted into films, One Piece figurines and cartoons.

Before writing One Piece, Eiichiro Oda wrote several short works which are grouped with crossovers in the book Wanted! Collection of short stories. This allows you to see the author's path before describing the greatest manga in the world.

Here are the different books of this Mangaka:

  • One Piece (1997–present)
  • More than 90 volumes
  • More than 1000 chapters
  • Wanted! Collection of short stories
  • Wanted! (1992)
  • A Divine Present (1993)
  • The Lonely Demon (1993)
  • Monsters (1994)
  • Romance Dawn (1996)
  • Cross Epoch (2007)
  • Jisshoku! Akuma no Mi!! (2011)

Read Eiichiro Oda's books

Reading the books of Eiichiro Oda and particularly One Piece, will allow you to understand the universe of Manga through this Shonen which serves as a philosophical work for many young readers with a thirst for adventure.

Some sources: Wikipedia , Fandom , Google