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Toriko (Manga)

Toriko

Alternative Titles

English: Toriko
Japanese: トリコ

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.981 (scored by 7537 users)
Ranked: #10432
Popularity: #213
Members: 14,587
Favorites: 838
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

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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Related Manga

Spin-off: One Piece x Toriko
Adaptation: Toriko, Toriko: Jump Super Anime Tour 2009 Special, Toriko: Barbarian Ivy wo Hokaku Seyo!


Characters

 Coco
Coco
Main
 Komatsu
Komatsu
Main
 Zebra
Zebra
Main
 Toriko
Toriko
Main
 Sunny
Sunny
Main
 Melk II
Melk II
Supporting
 Aimaru
Aimaru
Supporting


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Dec 28, 2013
Soul_Punisher
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:

Pros
+ 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
last-alliance
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!

-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
MewtwoMckenzie
Toriko is currently my favourite manga that I am caught up to and read weekly.

Introduction

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.

Story

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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Feb 8, 2013
ryanranp
Toriko is a very, very AWESOME manga. If you like action, adventure and shounen, then Toriko is a perfect series for you! These are the two reasons why people don't give toriko a chance:

1. It's about food.
2. It's a copy of DBZ.

Both of these statements are dead wrong!! First of all when I read toriko, its not the food I think about, it's the awesome fast paced FIGHTS!!! Food is just an ongoing theme, that Toriko has, but when you read Toriko you will forget all about that, and get caught up in an awesome adventure!!... read more
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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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