Anime Vice News

AV MOD MATERIAL: ONE PIECE Ch. 719 Review

Is the story of Don Chin Jao really a veiled metaphor for erectile dysfunction?

Don Chin Jao has lost more than the spring in his step.
Don Chin Jao has lost more than the spring in his step.

As a younger-ish man, Don Chin Jao had a grand treasure, but that was all taken away by the iron fist of Monkey D. Garp. Don Chin Jao finally explained!

The Good

Thor Elephant Gun, better than Cialis.
Thor Elephant Gun, better than Cialis.

Oda has done some rather bizarre things when it comes to character design through the years. Yet, something about Don Chin Jao's younger version disturbs me on a certain level. His head is just so obscenely erect. We then see via flashback how Garp rendered him...impotent to reclaim the treasure he buried in ice. He lost the penetrating power he once had, and wondered through the decades feeling flaccid and unsatisfied. In the end, Luffy sets things right, but I have to wonder if this will have any unintended side-effects. Other than splitting the ring in half.

I could understand how Luffy can generate fire by combining Gear Second and Armament Hardening, but I'm struggling for a way to explain how he can now electrically charge his attacks. We're getting to a point where Oda will need to explain this technique at some point. Till then, we can just enjoy the action sequences it helps create. What's a shonen series without evolving powers?

The Bad

As much as I appreciate Oda finally getting to the point of Chin Jao's mood swings, I don't really see what it's going to be adding to the plot. This series has had far more interesting characters that have never been given this much explanation in flashback. I could look toMonet as an example. The series has never explained why she became a bird-woman. I certainly hope someone asks Oda that in one of the ONE PIECE SBS sections.

Verdict 3/5

Well, we finally have an outcome in the Block C preliminaries, and the finale was completely...expected. I can't help be feel a twinge of disappointment. There was a part of me that was hoping for a weird twist that had Luffy losing. The outcome of it all had some great payoff, and I imagine the next round may face a bit of a delay. I can't wait to see what Luffy gets up to next time as his identity is becoming more exposed.

About the Author

Kristoffer Remmell (FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek. Follow for news updates: @AnimeVicers / @FoxxFireArt

Destinyheroknighton Sept. 5, 2013 at 2:15 p.m.
I don't really see what it's going to be adding to the plot.

I guessing Chin Jao will help Luffy later on, Oda usually have a reason. I seeing Monet being in the next cover story (also I think Law is the one who give Monet her wings)

The sparks probably come from the clash of Armament Haki, since the same thing happen with Garp. Luffy probably just name it Thor because his fist is coming down like lightning

Anyway, I found this chapter to be entertaining. I like Chin Jao back story, his head remind me of the coneheads (I will use Beldar voice for him now)

I can't wait for next weeks

Dig Deeper into One Piece

A teenage boy named Monkey D. Luffy goes on a journey to find the fabled One Piece and become Pirate King, building a crew of merry mischief-makers as he goes.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (45 Posts)
Add/View Images (188 Images)
Watch Some Videos
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Community Spotlight 10/24/2014

Still looking for a Halloween costume idea? Perhaps these users have some suggestions for you.

NARUTO Ch. 696 Review

Sasuke isn't the villain we want. He's the villain this series deserves.

CHAIKA THE COFFIN PRINCESS - AVENGING BATTLE #1 -- Special Review

It's not about big swords anymore...

Fall 2014 Anime Simulcast Guide

What's flipping off the stream this season?

So... What Ripped Off DRAGON BALL?

#22-23-- Retro Review. Here comes a new challenger!

WOLF GIRL AND BLACK PRINCE #1 -- Special Review

Anime for fans of 50 SHADES OF GREY...?

PARASYTE - THE MAXIM #2 -- Watch & Learn

This ain't your daddy's cartoons... again!

ONE PIECE #666 -- Special Review

Bad filler.

WOLF GIRL AND BLACK PRINCE #1 -- Special Review

Anime for fans of 50 SHADES OF GREY...?

Fall 2014 Anime Simulcast Guide

What's flipping off the stream this season?

CHAIKA THE COFFIN PRINCESS - AVENGING BATTLE #1 -- Special Review

It's not about big swords anymore...

PSYCHO-PASS 2 #2 -- Watch & Learn

The secret lessons of smoking?

Anime Caption Contest! -- 10/21/14

I usually try to write something clever or snarky here but the Parasyte screencap is creeping me out too much... caption contest!

PARASYTE - THE MAXIM #2 -- Watch & Learn

This ain't your daddy's cartoons... again!

GUGURE! KOKKURI-SAN #1 -- Special Review

Prepare for the strangeness.

IS ANIME-INSPIRED CLOTHING ON THE RISE?

More importantly, is Michael Jordan a secret anime fan???

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel