One Piece Is Still One Cruel Mistress

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Eiichiro Oda writes and draws the biggest selling manga of all time, One Piece. Oda didn't do that by sitting around on his ass. Well, actually he did, because he works from a desk. But he sure didn't make One Piece so successful by lollygagging around.

In a recent manga interview, Oda was asked about his workday. He replied, "Well mornings...I get up at 5am, and I work until 2am. It's normal for me to sleep from 2am to 5am." This is something the 37 year-old manga artist talked about earlier this year. But, man, 21 hour shifts. That's a long day.

Then, when asked about his days off, Oda replied, "I have no days off. If I had them, I'd want to go on vacation with my family. I just want to go outside, it doesn't matter where. See, I don't get out much."

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Illustration for article titled One Piece Is Still One Cruel Mistress
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Hello, workaholic! Obviously, this guy works way too much—which we already know—but that's probably because he's incredibly driven and loves what he does. Still, this dude needs a day off.

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尾田栄一郎「朝5時に起きて深夜2時まで仕事。休みは無いです」 [暇人\(^o^)/速報 ]

(Top photo: One Piece Wikia)


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I don't, the reason berserk's manga is soooo detailed and looks so badass. is because he takes his time. He keeps the manga fresh for himself where one piece and naruto are more like a factory just pumping those volumes out.

If you look at the amount of detail between naruto and berserk you can understand why berserk looks so cool