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One Piece Is Still One Cruel Mistress

Eiichiro Oda writes and draws the biggest selling manga of all time, One Piece. Oda didn’t do that by sitting around on his arse. 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.”

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.

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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