Ranked #932

Toriko (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: Toriko
Japanese: トリコ


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 19, 2008 to ?
Authors: Shimabukuro, Mitsutoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 7.971 (scored by 8837 users)
Ranked: #9322
Popularity: #203
Members: 17,388
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In a world where the taste and texture of food are an extremely important part of life, a man with superhuman skills is regularly hired by restaurants and the rich as a hunter of precious foods. With the "help" of his timid accomplice, inspired by Toriko's greatness to accompany him, he travels to capture the evasive and ferocious animals he needs to create the ultimate dinner course.

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In 2009, Toriko was nominated for the 2nd Manga Taisho Award.

The manga has been published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint since June 1, 2010.

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Dec 28, 2013
This Review is for those who are intending on reading toriko so its About time someone gave an honest objective reason as to why someone should read the Manga without any spoilers...
So let me give you Toriko's main Pros & Cons:

+ World Building
This is where Toriko has an obvious advantage over the typical battle shounens. The sheer scale and diversity of the planet in which the story is set is awesome!.

+ Battles
The fights in Toriko highlight the "battle" in being a battle shounen. More often than not, in head to head fights there are no holds barred. Characters just don't give a flying F read more
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Dec 3, 2014
There are a lot of manga to read out there, so why pick up Toriko
I suppose the concept of a manga being based around food could be a turn off, but it's a lot more than that.

- Story -
It's about a hunter called Toriko who is out to complete the full course menu of his life.
He meets with a cook called Komatsu and from there travel together along with their friends Coco, Sani and Zebra to find "GOD" the ultimate ingredient which can save or end an era.

- Length-
Toriko has a bit more than 300 chapter at the moment but it's easy read read more
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Jun 27, 2015
Toriko is a highly unappreciated shounen manga it is in my opinion one of if not the best ongoing shounen manga.Toriko is very good but it just doesn't get the praise it deserves which i blame on the horrendous anime.Anime tend to make or break manga series and its horrible anime clearly didn't do this manga justice.

Story:9 The story is the most amazing part of this series.The world building is one of no it is the best i have seen in a shounen manga.The author of toriko takes the time to build his world and gives details and feats.The author always takes the time to read more
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May 30, 2015
Toriko is one of the best ongoing shonen manga. Many people disregard this series as typical shonen because they think it's just about cooking or have watched the awful anime series.But in reality,this is a top-tier shonen

The driving force behind the series is the immense world building and intense fights.There are rarely any asspull with characters relying on strategy and their immense strength.Unlike the anime,the fights are very gory with limbs flying off and characters not giving a shit pf whatever happens to them.Cool shit happens.The COOKING FESTIVAL arc is one of the best shonen arcs of all time with many people read more
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Both mangas have hunter concepts, but in Toriko the chars only hunting food. Also the world and the animals look similar. 
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The overall aching feel of Toriko is akin to that of Dragon Ball. In these two publications, characters are portrayed with having bulky bodies, fighting techniques are unique and varied, and there is a collection element in regard to the plot. 
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deals with food in a unique way 
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Both are fantasy setups about cooking monsters. While Dungeon Meshi is in a dungeon Toriko is in a open world. 
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In short, Toriko & Fist of The North Star contain very manly heroes with multiple battles against heartless villains. Toriko hass more variety due to multiple super powers with its food and animal based theme. Fist of The North Star is the more tragic of the two diving into an apocalyptic hell where a man battles against his kin. Toriko contains several references to Fist of The North Star which are:
1. The 4 Heavenly Kings are adopted "siblings" while Hokuto no Ken also has 4 brothers.
2. The characters Toriko, Zebra & Coco are inspired by Kenshiro, Raoh & Toki.
3. Both series  read more 
reportRecommended by THEAnimeHERO

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