Ikuo Kabashima, the governor of Kumamoto Prefecture, gained the moniker "Governor Bartolomeo" for erecting more bronze sculptures of the One Piece pirate's friends in response to criticism of a statue of Luffy.
Oda requested that his gifts not be made public until a few years after he gave 300 million yen under his own name and another 500 million yen under the name "Luffy."
A portion of the money was used by the One Piece-obsessed governor for a number of projects, one of which was the Luffy monument. Unaware Kumamoto residents, however, condemned the initiative and questioned the governor's decision to "waste contribution money on a manga monument" and why they maintained it close to their own offices.
For those who are not familiar with One Piece, Bartolomeo is a character that behaves like a fangirl who is obnoxiously enamored with Luffy and his crew and would do everything to further their cause. The governor erected a bronze statue of Luffy outside the prefectural office after receiving 800 million in donations for the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake from One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda.