The bestselling manga in history, Eiichiro Oda’s “One Piece” has a large and devoted following that’s only grown with the long-running anime series and now 13 films. But how many of those fans would be willing to shell out $189,000 for a 24-karat gold statue of Luffy D. Monkey?
To celebrate the release of the latest feature, “One Piece Gold,” precious-metal supplier Tokuriki Honten created two versions of the statue: one measuring about 7 inches tall and weighing 2.86 pounds (priced at $189,436), and the other standing about 4 inches tall and weighing 1.12 ounces. That one’s far more affordable, with a $6,147 price tag.
“One Piece Gold” opened Saturday in Japan on a record 743 screens, and grossed nearly $11 million in its first two days of release.
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