So you want to know about the infamous Wanted!, work of Eiichiro Oda which everyone talks about huhh!! Very well then let me tell you some important things you should know.
WANTED! is the very first work done by Eiichiro Oda in 1992 when he was merely 17 years old. It was this one-shot which went on to become the runner-up for the prestigious Tezuka Award.
Because of his achievement at such a young age, he was mentioned in article in the local newspaper of his hometown (kumamoto city).
Here is what Oda said in the article about his very first work WANTED!
“After watching the movie Young Guns I came to like westerns,” says Oda who had submitted WANTED, a “Gag Western.” WANTED tells the story of a man who became a wanted criminal and the assassin hired by the authorities to kill him. Cool? While it includes shoot-out scenes, it also includes enough goofy moments. It was a fun manga that made me laugh out loud.
Oda, who spent 4 months on the production [of this manga] reminisces, “It looked like I wouldn’t make the deadline so I drew the end in a hurry.”
But even so, a certain manga artist in the jury gave him high praise saying, “This is a piece that has the power to make you read it. There’s plenty of potential here.”
This is the Cover page of the WANTED! book which contained Wanted and 4 other one shot manga by Eiichiro Oda
So let us begin reading the very first one shot manga by Eiichiro Oda.