It has been over two decades since the One Piece series began, and during that time, numerous mysteries have been resolved, while many others still await answers. Crafting such an intricate world and developing in-depth characters is not a task for an ordinary person.
The creator of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda, was recently recognized as one of the top 10 most influential people of the current era. One of Japan’s most prestigious universities, the University of Tokyo, conducted a survey to select the top 10 geniuses of the Reiwa Era (2019-present).
The university, known for producing notable alumni across various fields, collected responses from 137 students, and the results were announced on Fuji TV.
Among the diverse list of athletes, actors, and businessman, only one manga artist made it to the list, and that artist is none other than One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda.
Here is the list of the top 10 geniuses of the current era:
- Shohei Otani, baseball player
- Fuji Souta, shogi player
- Ashida Mana, actress
- Narita Yusuke, economist
- Son Masayoshi, CEO of SoftBank
- Vaundy, singer
- Horyuki Nishimua, founder of 2Channel
- Shuro Manabe, Nobel Prize in Physics
- Masahiro Sakurai, creator of Kirby and Super Smash Bros
- Eiichiro Oda, creator of One Piece
In the demanding world of manga, where artists, known as mangaka, face immense pressure to meet deadlines and produce weekly content, many often fall ill and require extended breaks. However, Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece, is a notable exception. Remarkably, he rarely takes breaks from drawing (apart from a 1-week scheduled break in a month), and the fact that he has maintained this level of dedication and productivity for nearly 25 years is truly astonishing.
One Piece, a Japanese manga series created by Eiichiro Oda, has been published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 1997. As of March 2023, 105 tankōbon volumes have been released.
The popular manga inspired a media franchise, including a Production I.G festival film, an ongoing Toei Animation-produced anime series since 1999, fourteen animated movies, one original video animation, Netflix live-action series, and thirteen TV specials. Viz Media licensed the series for English release in North America and the UK, while Madman Entertainment handles it in Australia.
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