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Japanese Name: ジャンゴ
Romanized Name: Jango
English Name: Django (Viz, 4Kids, FUNimation subs);
Jango (FUNimation dub)
Debut: Chapter 25; Episode 9
Affiliations: Marines (current), Black Cat Pirates (former)
Occupations: Marine Seaman Recruit, Pirate; Captain (former), First Mate (former)
Epithet: "One-Two" Jango (as a pirate) (1・2のジャンゴ Ichi Ni no Jango?);
"Double Crosser Jango" (Marine) (寝返りのジャンゴ Negaeri no Jango?)[1]
Bounty: Formerly Beli Small9,000,000[2]
Japanese VA: Kazuki Yao or in his absence Wataru Takagi
4Kids English VA: Pete Zarustica
Funi English VA: Kenny Green
The subject of this article is sometimes called Django.

Jango is a Marine and Captain Kuro's former first mate and hypnotist. He currently works under Captain Hina as a seaman recruit.

Due to his actions, Jango can be considered the secondary antagonist of the Syrup Village Arc.

AppearanceEdit

Jango wears strange clothes; as a pirate, this included a long coat covered in the disks he uses to fight and hypnotize, and red-lensed heart-shaped glasses. Underneath the glasses, Jango's eyes are actually heart-shaped and his eyebrows match the shape of his eyes.[3] The striped thing on his chin is part of mushroom that grew on his face while sleeping (he only ate the cap because it was disgusting, and left the trunk to remain on his chin).

Jango sported a blue trench coat, and a big hat of matching color as a pirate. He wore a white shirt under his coat, and green-brown gloves. He also has light brown pants with a black belt and black shoes with big white socks. In the manga, his skin was a bit more tan-orange, and his coat was a lighter shade of blue as well as more detailed. His pants were lighter brown as well.

As a Marine, Jango wears a gaudy yellow button-up shirt with purple spots all over, a blue tie, and the standard marine baseball cap. He still keeps the heart-shaped sunglasses but the color has changed.

GalleryEdit

Jango 5 Years Ago
Jango as he appeared 7 years ago (timeskip included).
Jango Bounty Poster DC
Jango's bounty poster in Jango's Dance Carnival.
Jango's Initial Outfit Manga
Jango's initial appearance in the manga.
Jango's Eyes
Jango's heart-shaped eyes underneath his glasses.
Jango Captain
Jango's initial appearance in the anime.
Jango Dance Paradise Disguise
Jango's outfit during Jango's Dance Paradise.
Jango Dance Paradise Winner Outfit
Jango's outfit after being crowned winner of the dance competition.
Jango Chore Boy Outfit
Jango's chore boy attire after joining the Marines under Hina.
Jango's Outfit on Kyuka Island
Jango's outfit on Kyuka Island.

PersonalityEdit

Jango is a powerful yet somewhat bumbling hypnotist. He is mostly carefree and was fully aware of Kuro's tendency to lash out at even his own crew mates (leaving Jango to feel uneasy being around him). Jango was loyal to Kuro, even knowing his Captain could kill him at any moment and went along with any plans of his.

As a Marine, he takes the role of Hina's admirer and Fullbody's friend. While they have become friends through a rather bizarre set of circumstances, Fullbody and Jango have become inseparable and are always together on appearances. Often Jango and Fullbody will copy each other or dance beside each other in sync. Ironically, he now has the life his former Captain Kuro coveted, planned, and failed to achieve: freedom of movement due to no longer being chased by the Marines... Even though he now has to follow their orders, generally.

RelationshipsEdit

CrewEdit

Originally, Jango was loyal to his former pirate captain, Kuro, as Jango was willing to take over captaincy of the crew, and return three years later to instigate the plan, despite seemingly knowing of his captain's darker personality. As for the rest of the crew, they seem to respect him enough to follow his orders, and Jango seems to show no cruelty towards them. Now, as a Marine, the Black Cat Pirates and Jango are enemies.

FriendsEdit

Jango is currently good friends with Fullbody, as they participated in the dance competition together and cooperated to defeat invading pirates. Fullbody also helped save Jango from his death sentence. Jango is romantically attracted to his commanding officer, Hina, but she rebuffs his advances.

EnemiesEdit

Jango is the Straw Hat Pirates' enemy, both because he threatened Kaya's life as a pirate and his duty to fight against and arrest pirates as a Marine. Usopp, in particular, bears a grudge against him.

Abilities and PowersEdit

While Jango is a fairly skilled fighter, and much stronger than normal humans, he is still much weaker than most of the fighters seen in the series. During the Whitebeard War, Jango was rendered unconscious when Luffy unleashed his Haki, indicating he has a weak will. Due to his clumsy methods and goofy results, Jango is also a clumsy fighter, whose failures have turned a battle into a loss on more than one occasion. His less than effective battle results, along with his goofiness has been noted by Hina as part of his and Fullbody's annoyance.

HypnotismEdit

Jango Hypnotism Side Effect

Jango falls under his own spell.

Jango possesses the power of hypnosis, which he uses to put people to sleep, to make Captain Kuro's crew far more powerful and fierce and to serve other purposes necessary to help fulfill his plans. His only technique is named One, Two, Jango (ワン・ツー・ジャンゴ Wan, Tsū, Jango?) which are the words he says to perform the hypnosis. He is not, however, very proficient with his hypnosis as when he puts people to sleep, he usually falls asleep with them. When his hypnotism is perfectly executed, he puts down his hat at the last moment so as to not see the ring. According to the answer to some fan mail Eiichiro Oda received, Jango gained his powers after eating a mushroom that had grown on his chin while he was sleeping. He only ate the cap and the trunk of the mushroom still resides on his chin.[4]

WeaponsEdit

Besides being used to perform his hypnotism, Jango's pendulum is also actually an extremely sharp ring-blade similar to a chakram. It can be used as a sort of dagger or thrown as a projectile, and its edge is sharp enough to easily cut flesh and even tree trunks. He carries several spare ones in case something happens to the first.

HistoryEdit

Syrup Village ArcEdit

The 3 Year Plan BeginsEdit

Kuro plots with Jango

Kuro and Jango go over the plan.

Jango first appeared walking strangely backwards through Usopp's hometown of Syrup Village.[5] Later, he met with his former captain, Kuro, to help carry out his 3 year plan to kill Kaya and inherit her wealth. When Usopp and Luffy overheard the plan, Jango put Luffy to sleep and allowed Usopp to escape under Kuro's orders, because no one would believe him as he was the village liar.[6]

Jango Defeated

Jango is defeated by Usopp.

Jango was ordered by Kuro to hypnotize Kaya into writing her will, then kill her after it is done, so that Kuro inherits everything. Jango was put in charge of the Black Cat Pirates who were to invade the village and kill Kaya to remove any suspicion from Kuro. However, the Straw Hat Pirates intervention delayed the Black Cat Pirates and Kuro, unable to wait any longer, headed for the shore to take matters into his own hands. Kaya arrived to convince Kuro to leave, but failed and Usopp ordered the Usopp Pirates to take her into the forest. Jango pursued them, and planned on killing them before Kaya threatened to kill herself if they were harmed any further. Jango agreed to let them go if Kaya wrote the will, but warned them that they would most likely not survive with Kuro willing to kill everyone who knows his true nature. Kaya signed the will, but before Jango could kill her, Zoro cut a small tree branch out of the way so Usopp could shoot him with an Kayaku Boshi, knocking him out. While Luffy threw Kuro to his retreating crew, Jango was left where he fell.

Jango's Dance ParadiseEdit

Jango woke up, too late to get on the ship, and the Usopp pirates chased him off the island. He made his way to a nearby island and, disguising himself, entered and won a dance contest. He celebrated his victory with Fullbody, who did not recognize him, and realized that he is a Marine. When pirates attacked the town and Fullbody fought against them, Jango initially fleed to avoid the danger the pirates presented and to avoid being captured by Fullbody. The pirates took a woman hostage to prevent Fullbody from fighting back, but Jango saved the woman and defeated the pirates together with Fullbody. His identity revealed, Jango surrendered and was sentenced to death as a pirate, but Fullbody's "friendship dance" managed to secure an acquittal. Jango then went to hypnotize Fullbody into forgetting the friendship, but the sight of Hina stopped him before he could. He and Fullbody went on to enlist in her marine unit out of admiration for her.

Alabasta ArcEdit

Jangonew

Jango's naval outfit.

Jango joined the battle against the Straw Hats as they attempted to escape Alabasta, but accidentally destroyed two of the Marines' ships while trying to stop them.

Summit War SagaEdit

Amazon Lily ArcEdit

When the execution of Portgas D. Ace was announced, Jango reported to the summoning of the Marines to reinforce Marineford.[7]

Marineford ArcEdit

Jango and Fullbody at the Battle of Marineford

Jango and Fullbody witness Whitebeard creating a tsunami with his Devil Fruit powers.

Three hours before Ace's execution, he was seen behind Hina listening to Sengoku's speech about Ace's past [8] and then he was alongside Fullbody watching the two tsunamis created by Whitebeard.[9] When Luffy and his fellow Impel Down escapees arrived at Marineford, Jango noticed that Luffy's crew was not present with him.[10]

After Luffy released his Haoshoku Haki, Jango fainted, foaming at the mouth.[11]

Major BattlesEdit

Filler BattleEdit

Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

Jango and Fullbody at Marineford

Jango and Fullbody at Marineford.

In the anime, Jango and Fullbody spring into action and attack Luffy as he charges forward. Jango attempts to hypnotize Luffy into falling asleep but due to a distant cannon fire distracting Luffy at the last moment, it failed. The attempt also backfires on Fullbody and himself, causing them to get kicked aside by Hina for their incompetence. Later in the anime, the scene of Jango fainting when Luffy unleashed a burst of Haki was omitted.

Translation and Dub IssuesEdit

In the English manga and 4Kids dub, Jango's name is romanized as "Django" with a silent "D". However, it's spelled as "Jango" in the FUNimation dub. In the 4Kids dub, Jango speaks with a beatnik accent and uses words like "groovy".

MerchandiseEdit

SongsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Jango makes an appearance in a featurette during the 2nd One Piece film, entitled Jango's Dance Carnival. In the short, Jango performs a dance routine very reminiscent of those by performer Michael Jackson, even going as far as to execute Jackson's signature moonwalk and mimicking his typical grunts and yells. Furthermore, several of Jango's overall characteristics (slender figure, eccentric personality, manner of dress, penchant for walking backwards, etc) seem to be homages to Jackson as well.
  • In the fourth popularity poll, Jango received 18 votes, making him the 66th most popular character in One Piece.
  • Like many characters, Jango has a unique Laughter Style (Uhyahahya).
  • Jango and Franky share the same Japanese voice actor.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 214 and Episode 128, Jango's nickname as a Marine.
  2. One Piece Manga — Vol. 15 Chapter 136, cover story: Jango's Dance Paradise Vol. 9, A bounty of Jango is seen at a marine's hand.
  3. One Piece Manga — Vol. 16 Chapter 139, cover story: Jango's Dance Paradise Vol. 11, Jango's eyes are seen.
  4. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 6 (p. 26), Fan question: Um, I have a question about "1, 2 Jango": what's that striped thing on his chin?
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 25 and Episode 9, Jango's first appearance.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 26 and Episode 10, Kuro's plan is discussed.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 524 (p. 17) and Episode 421, Jango is seen gathering alongside his fellow Marines.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 550 (p. 11) and Episode 459, Jango is seen among his fellow Marines.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 553 (p. 3) and Episode 462, Jango screaming at the sight of the tsunamis created by Whitebeard.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 557 (p. 10) and Episode 466, Jango notices that Luffy is without his crew.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 569 (p. 19) and Episode 478, Jango loses consciousness after he was exposed to Luffy's Haki.

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