Anime Vice News

ONE PIECE Ch. 757 Review

Stand back there, lil' lady. The men folk will be take things from here.

This would have been so much more heroic if everything leading up to it hadn't been so misogynist.Bartolomeo shows his worth as he pushes his limits to give Luffy and Law a step up, Sabo is in a heated battle with Fujitorathat is sure to get heavy, and how will Rebecca deal with being targeted by the same gun that took her mother's life?

The Good

But Robin has a few hands she plans to lay all over Galdius' rear.
But Robin has a few hands she plans to lay all over Galdius' rear.

You're going to start this chapter feeling all the usual ONE PIECE vibes, and Bartolomeo has really become such a pleasant surprise out of the Dressrosa Arc. He may be an obnoxious fanboy, but at least he's genuinely helpful. Even a little heroic this week. Then Robin steps in to give a great speech and be the one who will face off with Gladius. It's been a long time since she's had a battle to call her own. Perhaps this is the arc where Oda will give us a better display of her growth.

Unfortunately, things take a remarkably negative turn in the final third.

The Bad

What has become of Rebecca?
What has become of Rebecca?

My fears have come to roost in this week's ONE PIECE. I really didn't want to see Rebecca reduced to a damsel in need of rescue. Yet, that's exactly where we find ourselves. I had such high hopes for her getting some level of revenge for the death of her mother. I'm not saying I wanted her to kill, but is it asking too much that she shows some level of competence in a fight?

Earlier in the arc, I could easily forgive Rebecca for folding upon realizing that Diamante was her mother's killer. That's a heavy shock to drop on someone in the middle of a battle, and some people would need to process that. It had the potential for an incredible round two where she musters her courage and brings him to justice. I would have even accepted Kyros coming in to prevent her from being stabbed in the back after a victory, alaTashigi vs. Monet.

Shirahoshi or even Vivi wilting from battle is much more understandable. I came into this holding Rebecca to a much higher standard. She's a bloody gladiator who's never lost. She must have faced hundreds of enemies who wanted her head. Sure, Oda tells us that she's won her fights without actually maiming anyone. I thought at some point he was going to show us how that happens.

Verdict 3/5

If it hadn't been for Nico Robin's bad-ass moment and Bartolomeo's heroic fanboy-ism, I could has easily been much more harsh to this chapter. Such a disappointment from a character that had such promise. My hopes were so high for Rebecca, but they all came crashing down to Earth with this week's issue. I could have given this a 2 out of 5 if it hadn't been for Robin's heroism balancing out Rebecca's face plant.

There is plenty of genuine enjoyment to get out of this week's ONE PIECE. Some great action, art, and laughs. It's practically everything one comes to expect from Oda. It's the final bit that just pulls the rug right out from under you.

Follow along with the latest ONE PIECE chapters yourself, tune in for the SJ Podcast, and check out the free starter pack sampler at ShonenJump.com here. You can download the free app for both iOS and Android devices.

About the Author

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

Juubion Aug. 28, 2014 at 4:45 p.m.

I expect someone to pull the "Japan is mysoginistic, so is okay" card now in defense of One Piece.

To be honest, I'm beginning to feel the spiral of things in One Piece. I don't know if Naruto hurt something deep in my brain, but I had gained some instinctive dislike to repetition. And if Part 2 of One Piece will be just a "equal,but different" version of the first part, I'm going to have to drop this manga in the state I am now.

Destinyheroknighton Aug. 28, 2014 at 5:20 p.m.

@Juubi:

No, I'm not going to pull that card their. Because the fight isn't over yet, I have a feeling Rebecca will help in the fight. (if not, then I'll be disappointed). Anyway, I knew this was going to happen because of her character and what kind of fighting style she use. So I'm not that disappointed, but I still mad at the Franky and Senor Pink thing

Yeah, One Piece use the same story lines a lot. But Oda do mix things up pretty good (like how Doffy is a very different villain then anyone in One Piece), to not really notice it. Maybe just take a break for a few months (or wait until Naruto is over LOL!) and see how it is before dropping it

Robin was awesome, really save the chapter for me this week

Now, it seem the final fights are going to begin. Can't wait :)

Juubion Aug. 28, 2014 at 7:07 p.m.

I stopped reading Naruto four months ago. And the effect don't wears off. Maybe I should avoid anything Naruto from now on, including videogames. A shame, I like the CC2 games.

I never understood Robin's power. I mean, how powerful she is. Back in the Skypiea Arc didn't see much useful, but in theory receiving a lot of punches and slaps coming from nowhere in the air should be a lot more powerful.

NorthGrizzlyon Aug. 30, 2014 at 2:21 a.m.

" I thought at some point he was going to show us how that happens." She fights by making people fall out of the ring. it is avoid, evade, kinda like judo. she is not and will never really be a direct fighter. also last chapter was a the look of fear and terror what was going to happen. also she tried in the ring and direct fighting did nothing. she hit him with her sword and it did nothing and then he proceed beat her with a mace. Rebecca has been portrayed as a gentle soul force into combat this honestly this is how and least part it would happen. She is just scared. she always been scared. Her father telling her that she does not need to anymore I like that. Don't think it is over maybe she will help Kryos.

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!

Anime Caption Contest! -- 10/27/14

What is our favorite monster in Anime Vice?

RAGE OF BAHAMUT: GENESIS Is TOO Good?

Episodes 1-3 – Special Review

Otaku Make Fun of Themselves?

The latest DEVASTATOR issues goofs on anime fandom. What other titles have lampooned us?

CROSS ANGE #1 & 2 – Special Review

Try to find a single trope that isn’t in this. I dare ya.

BAYONETTA Bloody Fate -- DVD/BLU-RAY Review

She might feel like a celebrity in whatever town she goes to, but does she work in anime?

DRAGON BALL Z: Battle of Gods -- The Uncut Version?

What could possibly be happening in those 20 minutes of extra footage that they couldn't show you in theaters? Watch on to learn...

BLOOD LAD -- SPECIAL REVIEW

Is BLOOD LAD the throwback we deserve? Sam goes into Demon World to find out...

I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT MY HUSBAND IS SAYING -- SPECIAL REVIEW

A refrain he hears too often from his own wife, Sam sheds light on the too-close-to-home mini series.

Anime Caption Contest! -- 10/27/14

What is our favorite monster in Anime Vice?

CROSS ANGE #1 & 2 – Special Review

Try to find a single trope that isn’t in this. I dare ya.

RAGE OF BAHAMUT: GENESIS Is TOO Good?

Episodes 1-3 – Special Review

TRINITY SEVEN #1 - Special Review

It's a sin to watch it.

DRAGON BALL Z: Battle of Gods -- The Uncut Version?

What could possibly be happening in those 20 minutes of extra footage that they couldn't show you in theaters? Watch on to learn...

BLOOD LAD -- SPECIAL REVIEW

Is BLOOD LAD the throwback we deserve? Sam goes into Demon World to find out...

Otaku Make Fun of Themselves?

The latest DEVASTATOR issues goofs on anime fandom. What other titles have lampooned us?

BAYONETTA Bloody Fate -- DVD/BLU-RAY Review

She might feel like a celebrity in whatever town she goes to, but does she work in anime?

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel