One Piece's Creator Doesn't Sleep Much, Sounds Totally Burnt Out

Since 1997, Eiichiro Oda has produced One Piece. According to a recent Japanese Jump magazine article, he has zero days off. And every night, he gets around four hours of sleep on average.

One Piece is the most popular manga in Japan. Initially, Oda planned to end One Piece sooner (after five years of serialisation), but the manga, now in its 15th year, has become a cultural juggernaut.

If the 37-year-old manga artist does ever end the comic, he'll retire. "If I stop drawing One Piece," Oda recently said, "I'm thinking I'll quit being a manga artist."

Continuing, he said, "To be precise, this isn't going to be serialised for a long time, and that I swear on my heart." What's keeping him going, Oda said, is that he's thinking of the work he'll leave behind after he's dead.

Dude needs a holiday. And a nap.

尾田栄一郎の生活は週休0日、平均睡眠時間4時間 [GATUN] ワンピースを描き終えたら漫画家を辞める [おたじゅうぶろぐ]


    I did this for a whole year while developing Lunar Flight. New Baby + Day Job + Working on a game at home for over a year = 4 -5 hrs of sleep a night usually broken because the baby wakes up several times. Needless to say I finished the game but man I feel wiped out...

    love one piece, really hope he gets whatever he needs to fully develop the story to his satisfaction.

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