Eiichiro Oda is the mangaka who gave birth to ONE PIECE. The author was born in Kumamoto, the capital of the Japanese prefecture of the same name, and the place of birth was inevitably associated with his manga as well. Indeed, in the last few months there has been a project that brought the statue of Luffy and other characters from ONE PIECE in the prefecture.
After those months, when it was a tourist spot, an investigation by a group of students from Shuki Prefecture of Kumamoto University has revealed the economic impact of the statue of the protagonist of ONE PIECE. As revealed The estimated proceeds are approximately 2.6 billion yenor more than 20 million euros.
There The bronze statue of Monkey D. Luffy cost approximately 13 million yenor just over 100,000 euros. This means that the amount received exceeded the production value by 200 times. A significant impact on the prefecture, which was struck by an earthquake a few years ago that caused so much damage and multiple victims. Eiichiro Oda himself contributed to the reconstruction with a millionaire donation.
Eiichiro Oda is very attached to his hometownas evidenced by the publication of the letter from the author of ONE PIECE to the students of Kumamoto.
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