He was born in the year of the (Wood) Tiger.
His wife, Chiaki Inaba, plays Nami during Jump Festa One Piece stage performances.
His favorite One Piece character is Monkey D. Luffy
His Chinese Astrological Sign is the Rabbit.
His Greek Astrological Sign is Capricorn.
"Kaze no Tani no Naushika" or "Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind" was the one movie that made him cry the most.
His favorite directors are: Akira Kurosawa, Hayao Miyazaki, Tim Burton, Baz Luhrmann, and Quentin Tarantino.
His top three favorite movies are: "Shichinin no samurai" or "Seven Samurai", "Young Guns", and "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Likes the "Dragon Quest" video game series
Is the only one who knows the secret behind the naming of his manga, One Piece.
Likes to fish and camp.
His favorite type of birds are Seagulls
If he could be any animal, he'd be a sloth
They like to collect 'Playmobile" items.
Is good friends with fellow Manga-ka Nobuhiro Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin) and Hiroyuki Takei (Shaman King).
His favorite JUMP Manga (Japanese comic) was Dragonball.
Math is his least favorite subject
He collected bugs when he was a child.
He is originally from Kumamoto, Japan.
He's had 2 One Piece Color Walk Art Books released based off of his color spreads, with a third on the way.
He is a huge fan of pirate legos.
His favorite video game is Puyo Puyo.
His favorite real-life pirate is Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard.
His favorite music genre is 70's soul music
His favorite animal are big gentle dogs
His blood type is "A"
His favorite manga artist and idol is Dragonball creator Akira Toriyama.