One Piece: now we know that Eiichiro Oda uses Apple to draw

News hardware One Piece: now we know that Eiichiro Oda uses Apple to draw

One Piece is the best-selling manga in the history of mankind, and its author Eiichiro Oda seems to be using a very common Apple product among drawing enthusiasts: the iPad.

Oda’s house and office revealed

Even though we are talking about the most popular manga in the world, we only have a few old photos of its author, Eiichiro Oda. He is very discreet and clearly wishes to remain anonymous. But he has just revealed a bit of his private life to us with pictures of his house.

Broadcast on Japanese TV, we finally discover the lair of the mangaka and, among other things, his passion for animals. Scattered everywhere and in every room, we find a humanoid tree, a multitude of stuffed animals or even a life-size reproduction of a giraffe. This reminds us of Kaku’s devil fruit, who Zoro is fighting against during the Enies Lobby arc.

And of course, we don’t forget the little pirate ship, of course. But that’s not all. Little thought for the life-size statue of Bruce Lee, an inflatable pirate ship (obviously), and a gigantic grenade.

Oda’s iPad to draw One Piece?

During the show, we also (and above all) were able to see images of Oda’s office, where the magic happens. It’s a dream for many to see what a renowned manga artist’s workspace looks like, but you’ll be surprised to see that it’s a complete mess. You can see a ton of paper stacked all around, various drawing objects, and even a cover of volume 103 of One Piece, not yet arrived in France.

It’s almost scary, but in the middle of all these stacked cases, we can see an iPad.

It is likely a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, one of the latest models released in 2018 at the earliest. We can notice it because in addition to the tablet, Oda has added a film on the screen which aims to replicate the feeling of drawing that we find on paper. Indeed, the texture of a touch screen is too smooth and complicated to allow enough precision.

No Apple Pencil in sight (Apple’s stylus for the iPad), but it’s a safe bet that it’s lying around somewhere, impossible to draw properly without it.

So obviously we are not not sure if Eiichiro Oda actually uses his iPad as a drawing tool for One Piece, knowing that he has already revealed his routine to us, where he only uses pencils or markers. But the fact that the device is there in evidence may mean that he is using it as a test to perhaps adopt it in his creation.

If a mangaka like Oda trusts the iPad to create One Piece, it’s because he must be damn convinced of the product. We also note the presence of an iPhone, Oda is therefore from the Apple team.