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4th Mar '13 6:30:41 PM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Oda_5129.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:200:[[ChekhovsBoomerang ODA NEVER FORGETS.]]]] The creator of the long-running {{Shonen}} {{Manga}} ''OnePiece'', which is over seven hundred chapters in length and still going strong. Noted for his unusual art style and eccentric and imaginative character designs. Something of a manga prodigy, he won several awards with his manga ''[[OnePieceWanted Wanted!]]'' at the age of seventeen. This landed him a job at Shonen Jump despite his young age, but he worked only as an assistant at first; it was five years before he began a series of his own, but even then he started ''OnePiece'' at the ImprobableAge of 22. Despite having been in the industry for half his life, he is still known for having a fanboyish love of manga in general, especially ''{{Dragon Ball}}''. His playful approach to his work has won him a lot of fans. He also worked as an assistant on ''RurouniKenshin''. !!'''Tropes associated with Oda:''' * AuthorAppeal: Crossdressers. In the character design notes for ''RurouniKenshin'', NobuhiroWatsuki says that Kamatari, a crossdressing character, was inspired by one of his assistants suggesting a character based on the pun, an "okama with a kama", or a "crossdresser with a scythe". Although the assistant is not named, because of this trope, everybody guessed that this assistant was Eiichiro Oda. In a later interview, Nobuhiro Watsuki confirmed that [[IKnewIt this guess was true]]. Watsuki explains that Oda's original concept for Kamatari was a masculine looking crossdresser with effeminate mannerisms like the crossdressers in ''One Piece'' (Mr. 2 anyone?), but Watsuki had trouble drawing such a character and ended up making Kamatari [[DudeLooksLikeALady a pretty crossdresser]]. ** Don't forget: [[FunnyAfro Afros.]] * ArtEvolution: His art progressively became less cartoony, character designs (especially his women) are now more diverse, and his panel settings are also more detailed. * BrilliantButLazy: He says he became a manga artist because they "don't have to do a real job", and that if he were an animal it would be a sloth ("[[SeriousBusiness that means serious business]]"). * BunnyEarsLawyer: Aside from many characters from his works, Oda himself is one- one of his earliest works is just about one of the silliest creations in the world of manga and anime (not helped by the fact that ItRunsOnNonsensoleum), but it's been going strong for 15 years and is an excellent example of creating an epic by use of a [[ChekhovsGun strong story continuation]], well-developed settings and characters, and most of all, [[WorldOfHam truckloads of unrepressed emotion]]. * CastOfSnowflakes: Indisputably a master of this trope, especially as ''OnePiece'' went into its later years. * ChekhovsGunman: HE SLEEPS WITH THEM!!! * CloudCuckoolander: Read the manga itself, and combine it with his answers in his SBS column and responses to interviews. * CreatorBreakdown: It's speculated that his anxiety over his wife's pregnancy was what inspired [[spoiler: the deal with Ace's MissingMom Rouge]]. ** On a more humorous note, it's been joked (and outright stated) by the anime staff that the reason the amount of FanService spiked upward was because of Oda getting married and being horny for his ''very attractive'' wife (a well-known ex-CosplayOtakuGirl) all the time, to the displeasure of fans who liked the general lack of such things in the manga early on. For a guy who prefers not emphasizing romance that's not an obvious huge joke in his stories, he sure is a massive softie for his family. * {{Gonk}}: Of all shapes and sizes. No, not Oda himself. * HotDad * HappilyMarried: With two kids. Aww. * ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: Many of Oda's SBS answers to questions about how things work in the series. And many of the in-universe explanations, for that matter. * NamesTheSame: Why he's apparently a fan of OdaNobunaga. * OneOfUs: A huge fan of ''{{Dragonball}}'', ''DragonQuest'', TimBurton and {{Eminem}}? Not to mention marrying a super fine CosplayOtakuGirl, which must be the dream of every geek. ** Have we mentioned he's also a fan of QuentinTarantino? ** His fannishness winds up in his manga, too: one of the major villains, Enel, is visually based on Eminem, the Admirals are each based on a Japanese actor, Ivankov is based on [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter]], and of course ''[[MichaelJackson Thriller]]'' Bark. ** As for main crew members, Brook is based heavily on MichaelJackson and [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]] ([[IThoughtItMeant not that]] [[SlashFic kind]]), and Franky was originally inspired by JimCarrey, especially as AceVentura. * ThatRussianSquatDance: He was once asked about his daily routine, and represented it as a circular graphic: most of the time was occupied by "Cossack Dance". * ThePerfectionist: Well, at least what his interviews give away… ** He won’t allow his assistants draw anything that moves since it may result in an art shift. Check. ** He writes a movie script, and after that starts from scratch since he isn’t satisfied with it and delays the whole production because of it. The end result? ''[[OnePieceStrongWorld Strong World.]]'' Check. ** Additionally, there are several breaks around the year when a new chapter won't appear in Jump and the explanation is always "The author doing research". * PromotedFanboy * TheRival: Sees the ''PrettyCure'' series as this in the anime, since his children love the show more than ''OnePiece''. He declares that he'll take down ''Pretty Cure''. ** Also, to {{Toriko}}. * ShoutOut: A lot to ''DragonBallZ'', and to soccer. ** There's even a shout out to his shout-outs: his love of soccer is spoofed in one of the theatrical shorts, which has a character named "Odacchi" whose head sports a soccer ball pattern and is voiced by Oda himself. * ShrugOfGod: {{Inverted|Trope}}. It doesn't matter what the question is, Oda has an answer. No matter how crazy it seems. Or [[PowerPerversionPotential how perverted the question is]]. * SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: When asked why a door that was broken in one scene was intact soon after, he claimed a carpenter appeared off-screen and fixed it, and it certainly wasn't a mistake. <<|{{Mangaka}}|>>
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[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Oda_5129.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:200:[[ChekhovsBoomerang ODA NEVER FORGETS.]]]] The creator of the long-running {{Shonen}} {{Manga}} ''OnePiece'', which is over seven hundred chapters in length and still going strong. Noted for his unusual art style and eccentric and imaginative character designs. Something of a manga prodigy, he won several awards with his manga ''[[OnePieceWanted Wanted!]]'' at the age of seventeen. This landed him a job at Shonen Jump despite his young age, but he worked only as an assistant at first; it was five years before he began a series of his own, but even then he started ''OnePiece'' at the ImprobableAge of 22. Despite having been in the industry for half his life, he is still known for having a fanboyish love of manga in general, especially ''{{Dragon Ball}}''. His playful approach to his work has won him a lot of fans. He also worked as an assistant on ''RurouniKenshin''. !!'''Tropes associated with Oda:''' * AuthorAppeal: Crossdressers. In the character design notes for ''RurouniKenshin'', NobuhiroWatsuki says that Kamatari, a crossdressing character, was inspired by one of his assistants suggesting a character based on the pun, an "okama with a kama", or a "crossdresser with a scythe". Although the assistant is not named, because of this trope, everybody guessed that this assistant was Eiichiro Oda. In a later interview, Nobuhiro Watsuki confirmed that [[IKnewIt this guess was true]]. Watsuki explains that Oda's original concept for Kamatari was a masculine looking crossdresser with effeminate mannerisms like the crossdressers in ''One Piece'' (Mr. 2 anyone?), but Watsuki had trouble drawing such a character and ended up making Kamatari [[DudeLooksLikeALady a pretty crossdresser]]. ** Don't forget: [[FunnyAfro Afros.]] * ArtEvolution: His art progressively became less cartoony, character designs (especially his women) are now more diverse, and his panel settings are also more detailed. * BrilliantButLazy: He says he became a manga artist because they "don't have to do a real job", and that if he were an animal it would be a sloth ("[[SeriousBusiness that means serious business]]"). * BunnyEarsLawyer: Aside from many characters from his works, Oda himself is one- one of his earliest works is just about one of the silliest creations in the world of manga and anime (not helped by the fact that ItRunsOnNonsensoleum), but it's been going strong for 15 years and is an excellent example of creating an epic by use of a [[ChekhovsGun strong story continuation]], well-developed settings and characters, and most of all, [[WorldOfHam truckloads of unrepressed emotion]]. * CastOfSnowflakes: Indisputably a master of this trope, especially as ''OnePiece'' went into its later years. * ChekhovsGunman: HE SLEEPS WITH THEM!!! * CloudCuckoolander: Read the manga itself, and combine it with his answers in his SBS column and responses to interviews. * CreatorBreakdown: It's speculated that his anxiety over his wife's pregnancy was what inspired [[spoiler: the deal with Ace's MissingMom Rouge]]. ** On a more humorous note, it's been joked (and outright stated) by the anime staff that the reason the amount of FanService spiked upward was because of Oda getting married and being horny for his ''very attractive'' wife (a well-known ex-CosplayOtakuGirl) all the time, to the displeasure of fans who liked the general lack of such things in the manga early on. For a guy who prefers not emphasizing romance that's not an obvious huge joke in his stories, he sure is a massive softie for his family. * {{Gonk}}: Of all shapes and sizes. No, not Oda himself. * HotDad * HappilyMarried: With two kids. Aww. * ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: Many of Oda's SBS answers to questions about how things work in the series. And many of the in-universe explanations, for that matter. * NamesTheSame: Why he's apparently a fan of OdaNobunaga. * OneOfUs: A huge fan of ''{{Dragonball}}'', ''DragonQuest'', TimBurton and {{Eminem}}? Not to mention marrying a super fine CosplayOtakuGirl, which must be the dream of every geek. ** Have we mentioned he's also a fan of QuentinTarantino? ** His fannishness winds up in his manga, too: one of the major villains, Enel, is visually based on Eminem, the Admirals are each based on a Japanese actor, Ivankov is based on [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter]], and of course ''[[MichaelJackson Thriller]]'' Bark. ** As for main crew members, Brook is based heavily on MichaelJackson and [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]] ([[IThoughtItMeant not that]] [[SlashFic kind]]), and Franky was originally inspired by JimCarrey, especially as AceVentura. * ThatRussianSquatDance: He was once asked about his daily routine, and represented it as a circular graphic: most of the time was occupied by "Cossack Dance". * ThePerfectionist: Well, at least what his interviews give away… ** He won’t allow his assistants draw anything that moves since it may result in an art shift. Check. ** He writes a movie script, and after that starts from scratch since he isn’t satisfied with it and delays the whole production because of it. The end result? ''[[OnePieceStrongWorld Strong World.]]'' Check. ** Additionally, there are several breaks around the year when a new chapter won't appear in Jump and the explanation is always "The author doing research". * PromotedFanboy * TheRival: Sees the ''PrettyCure'' series as this in the anime, since his children love the show more than ''OnePiece''. He declares that he'll take down ''Pretty Cure''. ** Also, to {{Toriko}}. * ShoutOut: A lot to ''DragonBallZ'', and to soccer. ** There's even a shout out to his shout-outs: his love of soccer is spoofed in one of the theatrical shorts, which has a character named "Odacchi" whose head sports a soccer ball pattern and is voiced by Oda himself. * ShrugOfGod: {{Inverted|Trope}}. It doesn't matter what the question is, Oda has an answer. No matter how crazy it seems. Or [[PowerPerversionPotential how perverted the question is]]. * SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: When asked why a door that was broken in one scene was intact soon after, he claimed a carpenter appeared off-screen and fixed it, and it certainly wasn't a mistake. <<|{{Mangaka}}|>>[[redirect:Creator/EiichiroOda]]
4th Mar '13 3:53:33 PM ThePope
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The creator of the long-running {{Shonen}} {{Manga}} ''OnePiece'', which is over six hundred chapters in length and still going strong. Noted for his unusual art style and eccentric and imaginative character designs.
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[[caption-width-right:200:[[ChekhovsBoomerang ODA NEVER FORGETS.]]]] The creator of the long-running {{Shonen}} {{Manga}} ''OnePiece'', which is over six seven hundred chapters in length and still going strong. Noted for his unusual art style and eccentric and imaginative character designs.
30th Dec '12 9:11:01 AM Onitatsu
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* ThatRussianSquatDance: He was once asked about his daily routine, and represented it as a circular graphic: most of the time was occupied by "Cossack Dance".
4th Dec '12 2:12:47 PM Cineking
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* MrFanservice: Charistmatic, handsome, or just plain badass, chances are good an Oda male has some combination of the three. * MsFanservice: Cute, shapely, [[RunningGag or just plain badass]], chances are also good an Oda female has some combination of the three.
9th Nov '12 9:24:43 AM wanderlustwarrior
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** As for main crew members, Brook is based heavily on MichaelJackson and [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]] ([[IThoughtItMeant not that]] [[SlashFic kind]]), and Franky was originally inspired by JimCarrey, especially as AceVenturaPetDetective.
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** As for main crew members, Brook is based heavily on MichaelJackson and [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]] ([[IThoughtItMeant not that]] [[SlashFic kind]]), and Franky was originally inspired by JimCarrey, especially as AceVenturaPetDetective.AceVentura.
9th Nov '12 9:23:58 AM wanderlustwarrior
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** His fannishness winds up in his manga, too: one of the major villains, Enel, is visually based on Eminem, and the entirety of Thriller Bark reads like ''{{The Nightmare Before Christmas}}'' meets ''{{The Rocky Horror Picture Show}}'' meets ''{{Dragon Ball}}''. *** And it is awesome. ** Brook is based heavily on MichaelJackson, with fair amounts of [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]] ([[IThoughtItMeant not that]] [[SlashFic kind]]) mixed in. The character began the training arc by trying to improve MJ's famous 45 degree lean into a 40 degree lean.
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** His fannishness winds up in his manga, too: one of the major villains, Enel, is visually based on Eminem, the Admirals are each based on a Japanese actor, Ivankov is based on [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter]], and the entirety of Thriller Bark reads like ''{{The Nightmare Before Christmas}}'' meets ''{{The Rocky Horror Picture Show}}'' meets ''{{Dragon Ball}}''. *** And it is awesome. course ''[[MichaelJackson Thriller]]'' Bark. ** As for main crew members, Brook is based heavily on MichaelJackson, with fair amounts of MichaelJackson and [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]] ([[IThoughtItMeant not that]] [[SlashFic kind]]) mixed in. The character began the training arc kind]]), and Franky was originally inspired by trying to improve MJ's famous 45 degree lean into a 40 degree lean.JimCarrey, especially as AceVenturaPetDetective.
25th Sep '12 12:38:38 AM SSJMagus
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* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: Many of Oda's SBS answers to questions about how things work in the series.
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* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: Many of Oda's SBS answers to questions about how things work in the series. And many of the in-universe explanations, for that matter.

* ShrugOfGod: {{Inverted|Trope}}. It doesn't matter what the question is, Oda has an answer. No matter how crazy it seems.
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* ShrugOfGod: {{Inverted|Trope}}. It doesn't matter what the question is, Oda has an answer. No matter how crazy it seems. Or [[PowerPerversionPotential how perverted the question is]].
25th Aug '12 10:57:34 PM Rookiez78
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Aside from many characters from his works, Oda himself is one- one of his earliest works is just about one of the silliest creations in the world of manga and anime (not helped by the fact that ItRunsOnNonsensoleum), but it's been going strong for 15 years and is an excellent example of creative storytelling by use of a [[ChekhovsGun strong story continuation]] that just borders on Batman levels, well-developed settings and characters, and most of all, [[WorldOfHam truckloads of unrepressed emotion]].
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Aside from many characters from his works, Oda himself is one- one of his earliest works is just about one of the silliest creations in the world of manga and anime (not helped by the fact that ItRunsOnNonsensoleum), but it's been going strong for 15 years and is an excellent example of creative storytelling creating an epic by use of a [[ChekhovsGun strong story continuation]] that just borders on Batman levels, continuation]], well-developed settings and characters, and most of all, [[WorldOfHam truckloads of unrepressed emotion]].
25th Aug '12 10:52:31 PM Rookiez78
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* MsFanservice: Cute, shapely, [[RunningGag or just plain badass]], chaches are also good an Oda female has some combination of the three.
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* MsFanservice: Cute, shapely, [[RunningGag or just plain badass]], chaches chances are also good an Oda female has some combination of the three.
25th Aug '12 10:51:14 PM Rookiez78
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* MrFanservice: Males in all of his works (especially ''OnePiece'') are often really cool. Or hot. Or badass. Or a combination of all those three. * MsFanservice: Though he's certainly capable of creating strong, nuanced characters for all genders, most all of his females have shapely hourglass figures that he likes to show off.
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* MrFanservice: Males in all of his works (especially ''OnePiece'') Charistmatic, handsome, or just plain badass, chances are often really cool. Or hot. Or badass. Or a good an Oda male has some combination of all those the three. * MsFanservice: Though he's certainly capable Cute, shapely, [[RunningGag or just plain badass]], chaches are also good an Oda female has some combination of creating strong, nuanced characters for all genders, most all of his females have shapely hourglass figures that he likes to show off.the three.
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