Ranked #1040
Toriko (Manga)


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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: 7.981 (scored by 7655 users)
Ranked: #10402
Popularity: #212
Members: 14,857
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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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Spin-off: One Piece x Toriko
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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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Nov 16, 2008
Ah, Toriko. One of the manga series that have actually made me want to eat more....and increase my stomach capacity.

Intro, intro!
Toriko is a manga that is all about food. I don't mean just cooking. I mean hunting and then eating the food! The art indeed makes the food in the manga that it has very juicy and very good looking that sometimes you'll be salivating to the picture!

Ugh, I'm hungry now, but lets move on to the story!

I have little to say about the story. It has a good concept with the whole "Gourmet Era" or should I say, the read more
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Aug 1, 2014
Toriko is currently my favourite manga that I am caught up to and read weekly.


Toriko is set in a world full of food, basically everything is food and to Gourmet Hunter and Chef duo, Toriko and Komatsu this is an amazing thing. Toriko is a Gourmet Hunter meaning he travels the very vast and amazing world in search of great foods to form his Full Course Menu. Komatsu is a young, talented chef that accompanies Toriko on his journey.


For the most part Toriko's story is very simple. Go get food. That is the basis of Toriko to find and capture amazing foods read more
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Nov 4, 2010
I'm going to keep this sort and sweet. I read alot of manga and i know when ive come across something original. I found just about everything good in this manga. Ive got nothing bad to say about it. Toriko should be ranked alot higher than it is and im sure once people get over "its about food blah" it will become very liked. Give it a try and your see why! But a fair warning the art is good to the point it will make you hungry lol
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User Recommendations

Both mangas have hunter concepts, but in Toriko the chars only hunting food. Also the world and the animals look similar.
Imaginative characters, locales, and animals are highlights of these two series. Both are fun to read due to the creativity of the authors.
deals with food in a unique way
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.
Toriko and Magi follows the style of an adventure themed series. Both main male protagonist are eager to explore and conquer/search/hunt important things in their lives. And because both series takes place in a fantasy world, expect otherwordly events that defies the law of nature. Both series has character relationships that develops over time whether it'd be apprenticeship, friendship, or rivalries. There is a great deal of action from both series and world building in Magi as well to fully take advantage of their potentials.
Although both series comes with contrasting settings, the usage of food as a gimmick is prominent for Toriko and Hell's Kitchen. The main male protagonist from both series are also daring and not afraid to take risks; although their approach to obstacles are different. Hell's Kitchen has more of an aristocrat atmosphere while Toriko adapts an adventurous tone. Despite that, both series are known to employ conflicts with a shounen style of competition.

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