|Affiliation|| Shokurin Temple|
|Occupation||Temple Head, |
Gourmet Hunter (retired),
0th Biotope member
|Relatives||Unnamed son (deceased)|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 180|
|Anime Debut||Episode 79|
|Japanese Voice||Yara Yuusaku|
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Chin Chinchin (珍鎮々（ちんちんちん）) is the head of the Chowlin Temple and also one of the Gourmet Living Legends. He was a legendary Gourmet Hunter and former combo partner of the legendary chef Chiyo. He was first seen at the 10-star restaurant Disappearing Cuisine.
He is incredibly skilled in Food Honor, being able to eat all of the special preparation ingredients present in the restaurant quickly and roughly without any of them having their taste ruined.
He is an elderly man of short height with a stout body who wears traditional chinese clothing. The symbol on his shirt "食義" says shokugi which translates as Food Honor. He has a round and simple face, wearing small round glasses that conceal his eyes and a scruffy mustache which conceals his mouth. He has permed orange hair and appears to either shave or is balding at the top. Despite his small appearance he is a man of considerable weight due to his Food Immersion technique and actually weighs 1 ton. Much like Chiyo he also lacks a nose.
Despite being a proponent for food etiquette he has poor personnel etiquette. Mispronouncing people names up to the point where what he is saying isn't even close to the person's name. He apparently does this deliberately as he was seen saying Toriko's name properly only when no one else could hear him. Later on he claims that he only remembers a person's name if they have real talent. While he is the best at food honor even he wasn't immune to expressing other emotions as he was defeated by Chiyo when he heard why she defected to the Gourmet Corp.. He is very strict with maintaining gratitude even when his son passed away which later caused Chiyo to turn against him, however he had express regret for this as after his battle with Chiyo he showed sorrow when he reveal her son was also his.
Powers and Abilities
Being a Gourmet Living Legend, he is a man of not only great status but of power and wisdom as well. Considering he was once in a Combo with the legendary Chef Chiyo, he was most likely a Gourmet Hunter of great skill. He is the greatest master of Food Honor in the whole world. Furthermore, he is a member of the 0th Biotope, meaning he is unharmed by the harsh environment of the Gourmet World. Another testament of his abilities is the shock demonstrated by several colleagues of the organization upon hearing about his conditions after the battle with the Gourmet Corp..
His physical strength is top-notch as he can jump up high despite weighing a ton. He has excellent control over his muscles, preventing Chiyo from removing her arm easily from within his chest, and he is fast enough to block her 100 million yens swings quickly and without difficulty. He also has high endurance as he took a lot of attacks from the Gourmet Corp. and still maintained his consciousness.
Chin is an immensely capable sensor: he could sense a terrible threat approaching about a week before it actually reached Chowlin Temple, also formulating an accurate hypothesis regarding the attacker's identity.
Chin's Intimidation, much like Chiyo's, doesn't cast an image, but it enhances his facial features instead.
As the master of the temple he possesses the highest skills in the art. He demonstrated this by eating the delicate foods at the Disappearing Cuisine roughly and with ease, and effortlessly showing the appreciation needed not to be attacked by the temple. He is able to maintain alight the flames of many Torchorsetails even when he has other worldly thoughts beside gratitude toward food. Even though he is the temple master, however, he is not immune to letting other emotions like agitation come to his mind, which cost him the defeat at the hands of Chiyo; anyway, he was still able to land a delicate blow on her that didn't show up until her fight with Toriko ended and it was bad enough to required Ootake to carry her away.
With his stomach and other organs being able to store more than the normally acceptable level of food, Chin can charge himself with the energy of food gleaned from eating, thus he can survive for several months without eating or drinking. This also increases enormously his stamina in battle.
Full Power Form
When enraged or going all-out, Chin can bulk his muscles so much that his clothes are completely torn to shreds. This was first shown when he decided to fight seriously with Chiyo. In this form, his physical strength and endurance increases tremendously and he is capable of tightening his muscles in the case that even if his body is pierced by a physical attack his muscles will be able to trap the attackers hand within his body.
- Spoon (スプーン): Chin's special technique which, like Toriko's Fork and Knife, is a utensil-based ability that allows him to create the image of a giant spoon from his Appetite Energy that allows him to scoop up virtually anything, such as a mountain or a non-physical element like fire and hold it in his hand. He can also use this technique to catapult himself anywhere at insane speed by creating two of them and using them as two wings. The force of Spoon results in counter-force of the air, giving Chin momentum. He can use a miniaturized Spoon to block Chiyo's knife attacks without suffering damage.
- Spoon Dome (スプーンドーム): Chin unites two huge Spoons and locks them to seal himself and his opponent inside. This way, the fight can be carried out without interference from the outside. Chin is confident that he is the only one who can open a sealed Spoon Dome; however, Chiyo managed to escape after defeating him.
At some point in the past Chin Chinchin was in a Combo with Chiyo and became members of 0th Biotope. Chin also became the master of the Shokurin Temple. Chin and Chiyo eventually had a son together, but died for unknown reasons, after that Chiyo left him.
Shining Gourami Arc
When Toriko, Sunny and Komatsu attempted to traverse the fearsome Death Falls, Chin (who had been following the group in secrecy) unearthed an entire mountain and sent it down the current of Death Falls in order to test if Toriko and Sunny could destroy it before it crushed them, if they succeeded he would train Toriko but if they failed they would die. Thankfully they managed to destroy the fearsome obstacle, thus passing Chin's test. Chin later watched them from afar after they acquired the Shining Gourami.
Bubble Fruit Arc
After Toriko and Komatsu completed their Ehou Maki to locate Shokurin Temple, the home of the fabled Bubble Fruit, they followed it to the Lost Forest where they discovered that the final part of their Ehou Maki had been scooped from the ground along with the surrounding terrain, leaving them lost. Luckily they stumbled upon the elusive restaurant Disappearing Cuisine where they met none other than master Chin Chinchin, who agreed to take them to Shokurin Temple for their training.
Upon arriving they saw no trace of the temple in sight. Chin explained that the temple, much like Disappearing Cuisine is made out of Ongyoujyu Tree wood, which allows it to conceal its presence from those it does not consider worthy. In order for it to appear, one must show absolute gratitude and humbleness to it. Toriko and Komatsu comply and upon showing their manners, the temple reveals itself thus allowing them to proceed. Once inside, Chin gives them info about the temple and also reveals that it was he who sent that mountain at them in Death Falls to test their strength and resolve. He then assigns one of the temple's assistant masters, Shuu to be Toriko and Komatsu's instructor in the art of Food Honor and when they're ready he will reveal to them how to acquire the Bubble Fruit.
After much harsh yet empowering training, Toriko and Komatsu mastered the minimal requirements of master-level Food Honor and with their task complete Chin escorts Toriko to the entrance of the long and arduous Bubble Way where the true Bubble Fruit lies and both set off on their journey. After much time which Toriko felt was like weeks or months, he began to loose much stamina and nutrients and questioned how Chin remained so healthy. He explains that he mastered the art of Food Immersion which has allowed him to store up countless nutrients within his body and that if Toriko should master this test he might be able to do it as well. However soon enough Toriko begins to die from fatigue and gives his last gratitude to all the food he's enjoyed in life, this causes the Bubble Fruits to finally show themselves while Chin looks on with pride at Toriko's accomplishment, he then hands a massive portion of Bubble Fruits to Toriko so he can regain his strength and life energy, Chin then heads off back to the temple as quickly as possible for he senses a powerful force heading their way.
Upon arriving he comes face to face with his former partner and wife, Chef Chiyo who has now abandoned all her morals and become a cold hearted killer for the Gourmet Corp. and has laid ruin to the temple with her allies, Ootake and a Golem. Chin then challenges her to one final "date" away from the temple before she can cause anymore harm. However as they leave, she moves at an unbelievable speed and stabs Chin in the chest with her bare hand. As things begin to look grim, a newly revived Toriko appears to fight off the Golem and to make sure his battle goes uninterrupted, Chin encases himself and Chiyo within his Spoon Dome technique to have a private battle. Inside the dome, Chiyo reveals to him that she found a way to revive their son by using the Hors D'oeuvre of Acacia. Chin wonders where she heared it from, which she reveals that she heared from an unkown with a mask that was credible. After Toriko successfully destroys the Golem with a single Kugi Punch, Komatsu and Toriko look up to realize the Spoon Dome has opened with master Chin emerging from it, however both become horrified when they realize that he has been brutally beaten by the evil Chiyo who sets her sights on the two onlookers.
Chiyo then drops Chin from the dome causing him to fall at a crushing speed, she then jumps down as well and lands on him, allowing her to penetrate his chest with her foot. Chin then states that he couldn't hide his agitation and maintain his gratitude after learning the true reason why Chiyo defected to the Gourmet Corp., which inevitably led to his loss. Chiyo then stomps on his face and tells Chin to die and take his Food Honor to Hell as a souvenir. After the battle he receives help from Chiru and tells the others that he had a son with Chiyo and that she wants to revive him by using the hidden ingredient of Acacia. He suspects that the Gourmet Corp. are going more after than just GOD and decides to report it to the 0th Biotope. He is last seen recovered and saying good-bye to Toriko and Komatsu when they leave Shokurin Temple.
Anime and Manga Differences
The anime depicts him as having gray hair while in the manga he is shown to actually have orange-colored hair. In the manga, he was first shown with a hat on, but in the anime he doesn't wear it and they also show him from the front side. In the manga, he was shown to be capable of saying Toriko's name correctly when no one was around, in the anime he still said his name the wrong way. Later on when he greeted Toriko and Komatsu after they completed their training, it was Shuu who said their name instead of him.
- Chinchin is a pun on the Japanese word for a man's private part. This is openly stated by Komatsu when Chin first introduced himself to the pair, saying it sounded quite obsence.
- In the manga, during the Shining Gourami Arc, Chin is shown wearing a hat that is as long as he is tall.
- In Episode 107 he called Toriko "Tommy Lee Jones" and Komatsu "Cameron Pharaoh", probably referring to the video game The Cameron Files: Pharaoh's Curse.
- Coincidentally, Chinchin's name is similar to that of a town in Colombia in the department of Caldas named Chinchiná, which is known for its production of coffee.
- Chinchin's role in the story as well as his design resembles that of King Kai in the Dragon Ball series.
- In anime, his clothing's kanji glows gold when he explains Toriko about Food Immersion, whether he has the ability to do this or it is a metaphor it is unknown.
- Chin Chin scored 9 in Power, 9 in Speed, 5 in Intelligence, 9 in Appetite, and 10 in Special Abilities on his Capture Ability Data of Volume 21, by the events of Bubble Fruit Arc.
|Members||Ichiryu • Yosaku • Melk the First • Love • Rapp • Guemon • Chin Chinchin • Malisman • Malee • Kuriboh • Atashino • Rala • Manan • Tack • Ryu • Sakura • Goblin Ramon • Megarodras • Kousairou (defected)|
|Beasts||Ichiryu's Janus Unicorn|
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|Known Gourmet Hunters||Toriko • Coco • Sunny • Zebra • Acacia • Ichiryu • Jiro • Midora • Atashino • Buchichupon • Brubo • Chin Chinchin • Drunker • Guemon • Hatch • Manan • Morijii • Nosh • Peck • Penpen • Rapp • Renalle • Ryoutei • Starjun • Safla • Sakura • Toll • Tsurara Mama • Yocchi • Zongeh • Manabu Sakamaki • Shusaku Shirakawa • Makky|
|Groups||Four Heavenly Kings • Gourmet Corp. • Gourmet Yakuza • Gourmet Knights • Hex Food Beast Knights • Underground Heavenly Kings|
|Related Articles||Combo • Animal Partner • Gourmet Cells • Full Course Menu • Knocking • Weapons • GT Robo • Bar Heavy Lodge • World Kitchen|
|Head Master||Chin Chinchin|
|Assistant Masters||Shuu • Koppowo • Wagon (deceased) • Chiyo (defected) • Susu|
|Locations||Shokurin Temple (main branch)|
|Affiliations||Toriko • Komatsu • Chiru • Aimaru|
|Teachings||Food Honor • Food Immersion • Food Meditation|
- ↑ 1 ton, according to his Profile page.