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One Piece Mangaka, Eiichiro Oda, Gets Death Text Messages

+ posted by njt in Manga News on Apr 9, 2009 07:42

Eiichiro Oda, Mangaka of One Piece received around 100 text messages to his mobile phone from September 2007 to December all with the message "Die. Die".

The culprit was apparently a previous assistant drawer's wife who held a grudge for her husband getting fired.

She was arrested on the 7th of this month.

Source: Yahoo News Japan

My opinion:
I kinda understand how she could be a bit upset. I mean, I'm sure she bragged to her friends about how her husband was working on the greatest manga in Jump but... To then go and send death threats? >.> She's now my own personal enemy >.>...

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#1. by mugen ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
this is some fucking scary shit!!
I hope that lady keeps away from eiichiro forever!!
Eichio is awesome
#2. by Monz ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
Good thing he didn't let it affect the awesomeness of OP... now if we could just here something like this about Kubo-sensei then that might explain why Bleach has sucked so bad lately lol
#3. by sayaman ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
she better watch her back from now on.
#4. by Xman ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
How lame is that .... some people need to get life and move on ._.

I would sue her >.>
#5. by ◆ T.D.A ◆ ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
lol thats not fair on Oda.
#6. by Dragon04 ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
She is now my enemy as well. Screwing with Oda is bad enough but messing with him is messing with One Piece and I'm not gonna tolerate that. Plus Oda seems like a pretty cool guy from the interviews I've seen. I'd like to know why the woman husband was fired though.
#7. by malloween ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
i hope this doesn't affect oda.. i thought he died.. i was scared for a moment there..
#8. by BlackHair ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
That's funny, but nothing new, same shit happens in hollywood and overall in the world where media is involved.
#9. by mmmtoms ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
I will send him death message if he kills Ace in the coming chapters :)
#10. by mangarulez ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
WTF! This is...
#11. by ruggia ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
..... December 2007......
That's around the start/middle of Thriller park arc.... I guess it fit the mood.....
#12. by Arvael ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
Eeer... Sept. 2007, not Dec. >> Dec. means 2008's Dec.
Imagine... for more than a whole year you get messages like this... o.O That must've been hard on Oda-sensei :S
Good thing everything has been settled.

And yeah, I understand she was upset, but I think there's a line we won't step over and she just did it. She needs to get a life as someone before me commented. (Well, I guess... after getting out of prison...)
#13. by Zarion ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
This is why I resent the Japanese culture to a certain degree.
#14. by Helltroll ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
A star lives dangerous....
#15. by big_p ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
Not a smart move o her part. She would get than threats from all of Oda's fans if she was ever stupid enough to act on it. There would be an army against her.

Oda is like a mafia Don, unless you wants countless acts of retribution he is to remain untouched.
#16. by Googlez_kun (MH's Best Artist)
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
poor Oda!
I hope that there aren't some more crazy people in japan who want him to die=/
now millions of fans hate her :P
#17. by Gradonil_Ral ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
How did they catch her after almost 1,5 year? o_O

Anyways - Oda is a god for me and gods are immortal, so she can keep dreaming! ;p
#18. by topkomputer ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
I think that we need to be fair. I really want to know why the lady did that and why Oda fired his assistant. I like oda, but I really want to know the reason why she did that. Maybe the rumor about getting fired by Oda caused the assisant being rejected everywhere. And they're having hard times to live.

About Oda, he can always change his cell phone number, if he ever receive sms like that.
#19. by ◆ T.D.A ◆ ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
#20. by Jade Dragon ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
what, damn that she dog, I don't know her but I hate her guts. hope she get what she deserves in prison.
#21. by Succubus ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
oh oda is still alive?
#22. by S 4 K ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009

Nothing more, nothing less
#23. by jdw ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
Greatest manga in jump? LOL. Hyperbole much? Hopefully no one really kills him
#24. by emer ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
lol, shitty series gets what it deserves >; 3
#25. by  ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
Oda is ebil.
#26. by tehkorean ()
Posted on Apr 9, 2009
woah way to hold a grudge
#27. by Charlie (Mh's Pappi~♡)
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
Thank good-ness nothing serious happened. You never know what someone who threatens you might do now a days sadly. Oda probably feels sad for the woman as well. Hopefully after an apolgy from her to Oda she can go back to a normal life...

Personaly I feel sad for the woman, even more for her family to go through all the shame and embarrassment, after her husband's firing to now all this media attention they're going to get.
#28. by cnet128 (MH's Best Translator)
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
Greatest manga in jump? LOL. Hyperbole much?
Nah, just truth.
#29. by waterbaby12us ()
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
Wow, now that's taking things to an extreme... I mean, even if they did do something bad, I don't think sending death threats is very sane....>__________> To send it for a year is just batshit crazy O_O
Poor Oda-sensei >____< Must have been a terrible straing on him and family ><
#30. by Wave ()
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
Poor Oda ;_; He doesn't deserve such horrible things after he made such an awesome manga series.
#31. by Ex-Shadow ()
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
Don't let Oda-sama dies before OP is cleared............
#32. by Split Second Shot ()
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
If Eiichiro Oda had died I would've cried. :[
#33. by diesirea~ ()
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
Could she become a new character in OP? ^^
#34. by [lucci] ()
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
I don't think it's Oda's fault, only shueisha can fire assistants ( read on bakuman :D)....
#35. by goldb (Strongest Under the Sun)
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
oh my....why would anyone wanna do that to someone like him?? he's THE mangaka!!! oda is amazing...I hope this is the last of it...
#36. by Gecko Moria ()
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
LOL Shame :p
#37. by rukori ()
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
We should create san Oda royal guard or something... Seems like all of us who like OP are thinking the same: THE THREAT MUST BE ELIMINATED!!!
#38. by NazgoL ()
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
Shame on you ma'am,shame on you...i'll not tolerate if my number one manga stopped because the author is dead...
#39. by Schabrak ()
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
I just hope that her sentence will be harder, than the one she would get here in germany... normally some days of social work.

From which chapter is that color-spread? And yeah... One Piece is the greatest manga in Jump.
#40. by shon3n ()
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
its a scary message.I hope you alright Oda San.I love your work and cannot imagine if one piece not continue till end.oh my god ...

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