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Toriko  
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Description
In the world where the taste and texture of food are very important, there is Toriko, a hunter of precious foods regularly hired by restaurants and the rich.
He's a man with the inhuman skills necessary to capture the ferocious, evasive, and rare animals to complete his ultimate dinner course!
His current accomplice is a weak, timid person who was inspired by Toriko's greatness and accompanies him on all his journeys on his quest for the course of his life.

Note: Was nominated for the 2nd Manga Taisho Award in 2009.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Gurume Gakuen Toriko (Spin-Off)
One Piece x Toriko (Spin-Off)
Toriko Gaiden (Adapted From)

Associated Names
Toriko - Digital Colored Comics
トリコ

Groups Scanlating
Binktopia
Bod Rangzen
Bonk
Boredom
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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2 by Bonk about 1 year ago
v.1 c.1 by Gourmet World Scanlation over 3 years ago
v.43 c.396v2 (end) by Hi wa Mata Noboru over 4 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
43 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 29, Chap 263

User Reviews
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Forum
7 topics, 44 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (737 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 4th 2021, 5:21am PST


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Year
2008

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (43 Volumes - Complete)

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3 Month Pos #2395 increased(+274)
6 Month Pos #2844 increased(+573)
Year Pos #3712 decreased(-33)

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On 624 wish lists
On 759 completed lists
On 129 unfinished lists
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Strong start, weak end.  
by likalaruku1
December 10th, 2020, 5:57am
Rating: N/A
It's basically a tossed salad of Hunter x Hunter & Jojo's Bizarre Adventures/Fist of the North Star.

The series seems to be a parody of JUMP tropes.

Like Jonathan Joestar, Toriko has one of the worst zero-chemistry ass-pull marriages at the end of the series with a woman he met once & never saw again unil the last volume, which definitely pissed off all the fujoshis the series pulled in with the promise of a clam-free sausage fest full of male bonding & no romance. & for the bromance-blind target audience, it's still bad because the friendship dynamic changes between everyone.

As for Hunter x Hunter, this is what the series would have been like if it had focused on the two Gourmet Hunters in part 1.

The series could be pretty funny, but not to the degree of Onepunch Man or Gintama.

After the time skip, Komatsu gets an off-screen nose job that no one ever brings up, (Like how no one in Free Iwatobi Swim Club ever acknowledges Ren's filed teeth), & most of the side characters from part 1 are put on a bus & only show up as cameos. This is where I started losing interest in the series. I mean, they had their own goals & dreams, & their subplots were dropped & solved offscreen.

I never liked Komatsu. He was this unattractive little goblin with Gary Stu abilities, & the men flocked around him like he was the sexiest woman in town. He sure needed to be rescued an awful lot.

It really fell apart in the end.

... Last updated on December 10th, 2020, 6:33am
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MORE POWER CREEP  
by Cryvern
July 5th, 2020, 5:25pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
Fun popcorn flick-esque manga. One of the only manga where I can forgive the ridiculous power level creep
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Gluttony over appreciation for food or cuisine  
by b-factor
December 14th, 2019, 10:58am
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
I really hate the idea of great food in the manga comes 99.99999% from the "level" of the ingredients, rather than appreciation for the food or understanding of the food that you can make the best dishes out of it. The plot is rather predictable. The details are over the top, but not in a good way. The characters are one-dimensional, and you hardly see any character development throughout the length of the series.
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The endins was rushed as fuck, but everything else is so satisfying!!!  
by Doomroar
November 17th, 2016, 6:49pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This is one of the best reads i have ever gotten out of a shonen manga, each chapter is great, and even if the ending was rushed, and the series feels axed for leaving some details out and off paneling some entire arcs and scenes, Shimabukuro did such a great work with what he had that i can only feel grateful for having read this insanely crazy adventure, even if we don't get an space arc.

Gochisou sama deshita!

... Last updated on November 17th, 2016, 6:50pm
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Lost that magic  
by red-eyed-slayer
March 13th, 2016, 1:43am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Toriko, was an enjoyable at first from the century soup arc, to the food tournament, it is more than decent series to read. Now, ever since we seen the new world the series is starting to lose its charm, the fight scenes feels way too one sided and the story isn't that compelling, this usually happens with long running series, they start to lose steam and quality
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So far  
by Sircus
November 8th, 2015, 10:11am
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
So I dropped this around chapter 300 and finally got back to it to read the latest 46 chapters and I must say Im not impressed. For a shounen manga its quite good up to chapter 250 ish but then it goes downhill faster then light. Now its just a bad copy bleach with 0 enjoyment to reading.

How to rate this trainwreck? First part of the journey was quite nice, but then we crashed and I got an arrow to the knee.

Rating 2/10
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Meh...  
by turnip head
July 31st, 2015, 9:31am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
There is a decided lack in the development of any female characters. The imbalance in number wouldn't rankle so much if the relationships of the prevalent females could be as potent as the males. But as another reviewer said, they're not important and seem kinda plunked in. Unless they're grannies. The women of the hero's age group are second thoughts at best. That kind of careless story is misogynistic in undertone, lacking in emotional depth and plain bad writing.

If you can ignore that, the story's fine. One Piece, or even Bleach are the more enjoyable reads though. I like it enough that I keep reading in hopes that my main grievance will see improvement.

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2015, 8:48am
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The homo-eroticism was over 9000  
by alphaGulp
June 11th, 2015, 9:45am
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
So much so, it seems, that the author felt the need suddenly to tone it down:

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For hundreds of chapters, we see all the powerful, insanely muscular supermen pursuing the tiny MC/damsel in distress to 'partner with him', with the damsel-MC constantly getting captured by bad men and needing rescuing, and with the various 'hot' leads each having their opportunities to try to improve their loving relationship with the MC in their own way...

But I guess all that gay love was too much for the author/magazine, so suddenly and quite jarringly the male leads all get fiancees that they are going to marry, only one has the distinct sense that these guys never cared for these girls and are just picking them 'cos they have to...


I stopped reading at that point, not because I care for homo-eroticism (at all, frankly), but because I got tired of the ultra-generic plot and lost interest in the characters, who frankly are all very fake (especially the cry-baby MC).

The ugly drawings, dumb powers (the ultimate attacks are in the shape of freaking giant eating forks), and even dumber monsters, didn't help either. I guess the question is: how low can you go?

That being said, the manga was still fun at first, and I could even say that some parts had a bit of charm (ex: when the damsel-MC befriends one particularly gruff buff dude), but it seemed like the author was forced to drastically change MANY plot lines at one point, literally just changing scenes with all the past stuff that was being set up (more damsel'ing in the greatest distress yet by the MC) just getting resolved through a time-skip...

Ya can't help but feel like you are really being taken for a chump when they try to continue the story past that, but whatever. I totally lost interest, and I pity Jump if this is truly the best they can come up with currently...

... Last updated on June 11th, 2015, 7:44pm
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The Best in Jump's Line Up in HxH's Absense  
by taichokage
June 4th, 2015, 7:26am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
It's simply great fun. Over the top powerful antagonists, quick yet detailed development for the main cast, and a side cast of characters that the author does NOT forget about unlike other mainstream Shounen I know. It can get surprisingly graphic for a Shounen. It very much emulates classic titles like Fist of the North Star and Dragonball. The inspiration from those 2 series along with One Piece is abundantly clear.

If you like high level battles as in above Naruto/Fairy Tail/Bleach levels of power, you'll like this.
If you like Fist of the North Star, Dragonball or One Piece, you will very likely enjoy this.
If you like World building, you'll LOVE this as not even One Piece compares in this aspect.
If you like ridiculous Monsters and Beasts, you'll love this.
If you like thorough but fast pacing you will like this.
If you want a non Bishounen main protagonist and cast, you will like this.
If you like Cooking manga but also like Action/Adventure, you will love this.

A few quick notes: There most certainly is a female presence in this manga, but it does weigh heavily towards the males. Much like Fist of the North Star, Kinnikuman or Dragonball, it's meant to be a somewhat "manly" manga with some macho stereotypes.

Any misogynistic claims are complete nonsense. That would be akin to saying Sailor Moon is Misandric because most of the relevant characters are female. Just because the cast is dominantly male does not make it anti-female, and the females in the series are all strong and not used for Fan-service. One of the 4 strongest people in the series currently is female.

Give Toriko a go if you're looking for that next Big Shounen to tackle. It's in my personal top 3 Shounen and that is no small feat from my point of view.

P.S. BE SURE TO READ IT RATHER THAN WATCH. The anime is not utter garbage but compared to the content of the manga it's heavily censored, the animation does not do the art justice quite often and entire events are altered. I would stick with the manga only.
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Starting to get tired...  
by Sami_chan
October 28th, 2013, 4:49am
Rating: N/A
It was good at first, everything was fun and the food theme, world design, monster vs battles... were interesting to read, now there are too many god-like characters, countless arcs... everything just get, kinda boring. (to me, at least)

And Komatsu, what is his ability again? Love power? "The chosen one" power? Idk I find that rather unfair and annoying =.=

... Last updated on October 28th, 2013, 6:09am
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