I have seen many, I mean MANY people, confusing the wrong person as Eiichiro Oda, aka the creator of One Piece. This particular person’s photo has gotten so popular that even if you ask Google, he will let you know he is Oda.
Not only that but if you search Oda’s name on Google, Google will recommend THIS person’s photos. Thousands of people have used his photo for Oda. Whether it is a YouTube thumbnail, news on Google, or some post on social media, you will see this photo referring to Oda everywhere.
I also thought he was Oda after seeing so many people using his photo in place of Oda’s, but then my boss corrected me, and here I am, correcting everyone. So, in this article, we will be taking a look at who THIS person is and why people are confusing him for Oda sensei.
Why people are confused over the wrong person as Oda
Oda sensei is a very, I mean very unsocialized person. He never let anyone take his picture. The pictures that we have of him are either taken without permission, or someone leaked them on purpose.
We don’t have any of the latest photos since he takes very precautions. If you see any of Oda’s latest interviews, he has his face covered with a fish’s face.
If you want to check the latest interview, you can watch the video of him with live-action Luffy. I guess people would think of him as Oda until we get new photos of Oda sensei.
Who is the Person behind Fake Oda?
Eiichiro Oda, the genius behind one of the most popular manga series, ‘One Piece,’ has managed to keep his real identity hidden. Despite the fact of how popular he is in the manga industry, his detailed physical appearance remains a mystery to the real world.
If you search on Google for “Eiichiro Oda,” it will show you a man named Eiji Aonuma, who is a director and a lead designer on all good classics Legend of Zeldas Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask wind walker, Twilight Princess. So yes, this guy is kind of a big shot known as Eiji Aonuma. He also does the Line of Sprites for NES open tournament golf.
Eiji Aonuma was born on March 16, 1963, in the Nagaon Prefecture of Japan. He would later change his name from Eiji Onizuka to Eiji Aonuma, and later, the internet made him the creator of One Piece Eiichiro Oda. But true Nintendo gamers fans already know him by the name Eiji Aonuma since he is also a popular game developer.
However, it is not like me who got fooled; many believe that Eiji Aonuma is Eiichiro Oda. Many articles were also published that put Eiji Aonuma in place of Eiichiro Oda, thinking he was the creator of One Piece and placing him beside Luffy, Nami, and Zoro.
Why People think Eiji Aonuma’s photo as Oda’s
This might have started when a popular social media creator or a well-known website used his photo for Eiichiro Oda. And since Eiichiro Oda doesn’t have many photos of him, people might have thought of this photo as an older version of Oda.
However, we should stop it from spreading any further. If you ever see any post, article, news, etc, showing this photo in place of Oda’s, it is your duty to correct it. If you do this, it won’t spread any further, but if you just let it pass by, many fans will think of him as Oda.
You might think of it as a small thing, but it’s actually a big one that should be taken care of soon, or it will spread even further. We won’t see any photos of Oda from now on since he is private.
That is why he attends all his interviews at his studio and doesn’t go to any event where people might capture his photo. It’s Oda’s choice, and as a One Piece fan or a good human being, we should respect it.