$100 Million dollars??
I’m guessing that’s the question running through your mind.
And the answer to that question is YES. $100 Million dollars.
That’s how much Mangaka – Eiichiro Oda has made from
This was achieved over the span of 20 years from 1997 to 2017.
How did he do it? We’ll be sharing that with you today.
Along with some solid facts, evidence, research and the overall success of One Piece.
Not to mention how it all began for Eiichiro Oda…
How Eiichiro Oda Started Out As A
Why Eiichiro Became A Mangaka:
- Imagine being 4 years of age and deciding to be a
mangaartist to avoid getting a “real” job? Well, that’s what Eiichiro Oda claims kick-started his career.
- Eiichiro Oda’s main influence behind
One Piecewas Akira Toriyama. The man behind super famous anime: Dragon Ball Z.
- In 1974, the TV animation series: Vicky The Vikings was born. One common theme in this animation is pirates. And this was the inspiration behind Eiichiro’s eventual
How Eiichiro’s Career Started:
It all started when Eiichiro was 17 years old. Still a teenager.
His first piece of work named: Wanted! went on to win plenty of awards. And that’s what lead him to a job at The Weekly Shounen Jump Magazine.
The same magazine that features popular shows today like
While working at Shounen Jump Magazine, Eiichiro worked on the following comics:
- Suizan Police Gang.
- Jungle King Tar-chan.
- Mizu no Tomodachi Kappaman.
At some point in Eiichiro’s career after turning 19, he worked on Rurouni Kenshin.
And played a role in creating one of the female characters: Honjo Kamatari.
One Piece Was Born…
This is where things started to get interesting.
Sometime during his work on Rurouni Kenshin, Eiichiro decided to draw 2 pirate themed comics.
One of the titles: Romance Dawn featured Monkey D Luffy, and was published in the Weekly Shounen Jump Magazine in 1996.
And that’s how the famous show:
How Eiichiro Oda Made Over $100M Between 1997-2017
Let’s Look At These 8 Legitimate Facts:
One Pieceis the BEST selling mangaof all time since being published in 1997.
One Piece Mangais the 3rd best-selling comic of all time. With Batman and Superman being the ONLY comics which are more successful. One Piecehas sold over 416 MILLION copies of the MANGA(not including the animeor merchandise).
- Between April 1st and June 30th in 2012,
One Piece productshad 7.6 billion yen ($96 MILLION US Dollars) worth of net sales during the three-month period. (Read that again, in 3 months alone).
- Even in 2014,
One Piecewas the #1 time slot in America for animeshows.
One Piece animesold over 220,000 copies in America in 2014.
- According to Kotaku – “A couple years back the Japanese TV show looked into this and reported that Oda probably makes 3.1 billion yen (US$26 million) a year.”
- The 84th volume of the
One Piece Mangareleased on February 3rd 2017… And sold 1,500,448 copies in its first three days. (Read that again, over 1 million copies in 3 DAYS).
Even without the facts above, when you do the math it’s easy to see why Eiichiro’s become so successful.
There aren’t many
And even ahead of popular comics like Spiderman.
And That’s The Story of How Eiichiro Oda Became One of the Richest Mangakas of all time.