Jinbe, the latest crew member of the Straw Hats who joined Luffy, has had his own bronze statue unveiled in Japan! It’s in a town called Uto in the Kumamoto Prefecture, which was heavily damaged in the Kumamoto Earthquake back in 2016. They live-streamed the unveiling as part of the ONE PIECE Day 2, with the people present raising their hands as the statue was unveiled. You can watch the live-stream on the official YouTube channel:
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Check out some photos of the statue:
The author of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda, is actually a Kumamoto native. When the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit, he donated around 800 million yen ($7.1 Million) for the earthquake relief. They commemorated it by placing statues of the Straw Hats in the affected areas, and the Jinbe bronze statue is the 10th one. Previously, Robin and Zoro were the latest to get theirs.
Where to read and watch One Piece
You can catch up to the One Piece manga for free on either VIZ website or MANGA Plus, depending on your region. The anime is streaming on either Crunchyroll, with new episodes every Sunday.
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