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Dedicated One Piece Creator Continued Manga During Hospitalization

(Last Updated On: May 30, 2023)

In the realm of manga, few creators exhibit the level of dedication and passion for their craft as Eiichiro Oda, the mastermind behind the wildly popular series One Piece. Oda’s commitment to his work is so profound that not even health setbacks can deter him from bringing his vibrant world to life.

In a recent tweet shared by sandman, a reputable One Piece news outlet, it was revealed that Oda had been hospitalized in 2013. Despite his precarious condition, he refused to let it impede his creative process. The tweet featured a stunning full-color spread, painstakingly drawn by Oda from his hospital room, showcasing the characters of the Dressrosa arc with breathtaking detail. This remarkable display of resilience left his friendly rival, Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of Naruto, astounded when he paid Oda a visit.

While the exact reasons behind Oda’s hospitalization in 2013 remain undisclosed, his ongoing health struggles have garnered attention within the anime news community. In 2022, Oda openly admitted to frequently skipping meals during his rigorous work on One Piece, compensating by indulging in binge-eating sessions.

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Concerns arose when his doctor voiced worry about his high blood pressure and rapid weight gain. Furthermore, Oda adheres to an unconventional sleep schedule, resting for only three hours between 9 am and 12 pm before diving back into his work. These demanding circumstances took a toll, leading to reported instances of diabetes and gout in 2019 due to excessive time spent seated.

Despite these health complications, Oda’s artistic output remains undeterred. Nevertheless, he acknowledges the possibility of illness prematurely halting the manga’s course. Nonetheless, he maintains unwavering faith in the enduring power of the One Piece franchise, believing it will persist even without his direct involvement.

Eiichiro Oda’s unwavering dedication to his craft and his unyielding spirit in the face of adversity make him a true inspiration to aspiring mangaka and fans alike. His incredible talent, coupled with his indomitable work ethic, ensures that the world of One Piece will continue to captivate audiences for years to come. We salute Oda’s unwavering commitment and wish him good health on his creative journey.


Source: Twitter via @sandman_AP

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