Eiichiro Oda

There’s a touching reason it took so long for samurai and ninja to show up in One Piece

Creator Eiichiro Oda wanted to incorporate Japanese elements sooner, but held himself back.

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One Piece anime/manga creator says when he wants the series to end, promises it’ll be “amazing”

Eiichiro Oda also gives his thoughts on the quality of One Piece’s first-ever chapter.

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One Piece creator waives copyright for LINE stamps, allows fans to post, profit from fan art

“Of course all the money is yours to keep!” says Eiichiro Oda while announcing temporary free-for-all.

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One Piece manga extends free-to-read online period, creator posts series update, message of hope

Bilingual announcement from Eiichiro Oda and “Monkey Self-D.isciplined Luffy.”

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Netflix is making a live-action, U.S.-made One Piece series with original creator as producer

After years of silence, the live-action Straw Hat Pirates finally set a course to their debut.

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One Piece creator reveals timetable for when he’d like the mega-hit manga to end

Anime/manga legend Eiichiro Oda gives a sneak peak at his amazing home and when he intends to drop the curtain on his masterpiece.

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Pokémon and One Piece team up, give Luffy’s hat to Pikachu for special earthquake relief project

Pokémon GO promotion aims to bring travelers to the hometown of One Piece’s creator.

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Half-dozen of manga’s greatest creators have at-home drinking party, make one-of-a-kind artwork

Creators of One Piece, Naruto, and My Hero Academia got together at friend’s place to get tipsy, created piece of manga history while they were at it.

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You have One Piece creator’s official permission to have sexy fantasies about his characters

Manga/anime legend Eiichiro Oda muses on the relationship between creators and fans.

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One Piece manga artist draws touching tribute to late creator of Chibi Maruko anime

The Internet wept as one at Eiichiro Oda’s beautiful fanart of Luffy sharing a feast with Momoko Sakura’s self-insert following her death this month.

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Why does Dragon Ball’s Goku look so freaky when drawn by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda?

Special cover illustration for 50th anniversary issue of Weekly Shonen Jump terrifies fans of anime/manga martial arts saga.

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One Piece manga creator’s joke about World War II soldier prompts official apology from publisher

Anime/manga legend Eiichro Oda’s joke about fried chicken touches a raw historical nerve.

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One Piece creator purposely wanted the manga/anime’s artwork to look “strange”

Having artwork that some people would think look weird was all part of the plan for the creator of one of the biggest anime/manga hits ever.

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One Piece author claims a certain seven villains extended the series far longer than he intended

A passing thought became the cornerstone for a gripping story that has entertained generations.

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One Piece’s creator refusing to write about his struggles could be a reason for its huge success

With over 416 million copies sold worldwide, he sure knows what makes readers tick.

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One Piece anime/manga creator promises that the series will, in fact, have an ending one day

Eiichiro Oda asks fans to keep reading the manga “a little longer” as series celebrates 20th anniversary.

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Sanji has a last name?!? One Piece mangaka focusing on “Black Legs” in upcoming chapters

We thought Sanji was like Prince, Usher or Madonna. Turns out we were wrong.

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New One Piece movie’s summer 2016 release date confirmed

Get ready for another One Piece Film Gold, hitting theaters July 23, 2016!

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Pirate action ahoy! New feature-length One Piece anime to air in December!

Eighteen years after making its serial debut in the Weekly Shōnen Jump Magazine, Eiichiro Oda’s internationally popular manga/anime franchise One Piece is still going strong, even being turned into a Kabuki performance this year.

Well, with the Holiday Season approaching, it seems One Piece fans will have a huge treat to look forward to just in time for Christmas. Yes, a brand new feature-length One Piece anime will air on TV next month, and details have just recently been released. The anime, titled One Piece — Adventure of Nebulandia, will be broadcast on Japanese national TV on December 19, and fans should be thrilled to see some familiar enemies from the past!

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One Piece characters’ nationalities revealed, but fans have mixed opinions

One of the great things about the One Piece series is how intricate the world it’s set in is. Loosely based on historical colonial times, it’s familiar enough for readers to feel comfortable with, yet different enough to create a sense of magic and intrigue. Though originally written in Japanese, the manga hints that characters in the series also speak English, Spanish, French, and a handful of other languages.

It might not seem too farfetched, then, that some fans were curious about what nationalities the characters would have been had the story taken place in our world instead, and this is exactly what one reader asked the creator of the series. The answer they received wasn’t quite what some fans had in mind, though…

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