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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.


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Associated Names
Toriko - Digital Colored Comics

Groups Scanlating
Bod Rangzen

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1 by Gourmet World Scanlation about 1 year ago
v.43 c.396v2 (end) by Hi wa Mata Noboru over 2 years ago
c.396 (end) by Hi wa Mata Noboru over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
43 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews

7 topics, 44 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (708 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.84 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 15th 2019, 6:43pm PST



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English Publisher
Viz (43 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #552 increased(+81)
Monthly Pos #1042 increased(+277)
3 Month Pos #1990 decreased(-160)
6 Month Pos #2173 decreased(-179)
Year Pos #2244 increased(+5)

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On 2528 reading lists
On 594 wish lists
On 638 completed lists
On 116 unfinished lists
On 357 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Toriko Heads Toward 'Climax' over 2 years ago
is toriko now one of the "big 3" over 5 years ago
Toriko Inspires New Film over 6 years ago
Toriko Anime over 6 years ago
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The endins was rushed as fuck, but everything else is so satisfying!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Doomroar
November 17th, 2016, 6:49pm
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   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by red-eyed-slayer
March 13th, 2016, 1:43am
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   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Sircus
November 8th, 2015, 10:11am
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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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by turnip head
July 31st, 2015, 9:31am
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   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by alphaGulp
June 11th, 2015, 9:45am
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   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by taichokage
June 4th, 2015, 7:26am
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...   
Rating: N/A
by Sami_chan
October 28th, 2013, 4:49am
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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Fun read   
Rating: N/A
by Mizura
September 19th, 2013, 8:37am
Comparing with other "big" Shounen out there: I would say Naruto had the most potential for a serious, immersive world, but botched it with ridiculous plot execution that conveniently swept aside most of the conflict in the world. One Piece does the best job of creating complex world structures and relationships and using them. Bleach.... dunno.

Toriko has basic plot at best and isn't that impressive with complex world institutions. However, Toriko's strength is its masterful use of the environment, and it does this even better than One Piece. The outlandish world designs are incredibly fun, from individual food designs like apples with faces that become tastier as you scare the crap out of them, to natural designs like a floating island filled with fresh yummy food at the top of a giant danger-filled beanstalk, to man-made locations such as an enormous food gambling location. The author draws out the best of these designs to bring you into a fun world.

On the other hand, I personally don't like the people vs people battles that much, since they don't make use of the novel monster designs or the huge environment challenges where the author shines. Some readers seem to like those arcs most though.

Toriko has very few female characters, but the few that do sometimes appear are actually extremely competent. After reading too many Shounen authors writing girls as either useless dead-weight or exaggerated fanservice, I must admit I appreciate that the author opted to rarely write them at all rather than make disasters out of them. To each their own.

Overall Toriko is a fun and hilarious read. Just don't take it too seriously.

... Last updated on September 19th, 2013, 8:38am
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Misogynistic my arse   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Soulnado
March 21st, 2013, 1:08pm
Misogynistic this, Misogynistic that. People should stop using expensive words without knowing it's value. Does the manga hates women? The women are are all strong and independent. In fact some are far stronger than anything else Jump has to offer save for Medaka box.
Does it even sexual objectify them? There isn't even any fanservice. And none of the regulary appearing women are remotely sexy.
Just because its cast is mostly men there is no need to label it as such. We might as well put a misandry stamp on manga that features only girls.
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Even manrier than DBZ   
Rating: N/A
by Baniita
February 26th, 2013, 5:46pm
This manga is highly flawed. Very ugly art, monotone attacks that don't make sense, misogynistic, too many of its monster designs are fan made (even though the creator is more than creative enough to design them on his own), and the cooking processes need to be explained more thoroughly.

But you know what? The plot is pretty good. It's really, really interesting. The monster designs, fan made or not, are creative, though I'd prefer original designs rather than mashing two existing creatures together like Noah's Ark only had 1 of each species. Shimabukuro created a really fascinating world, and some of the foods are intensely badass. The art may be bad, but the super-anatomy looks awesome. This manga has some of the creep faces I've ever seen. Seriously, Tommyrod is baus.

Komatsu used to seem so useless, but now he pulls his own weight. Now I find his cooking scenes to be some of the most interesting.

Terry is my favourite, followed by Zebra.

By the way, the bromance is really heavy. XD" REALLY heavy, and um, it almost feels like an Asian romance drama and everyone is fighting over the heroine (or in this case, Komatsu, who is a total Gary Stu). OTL

I will punch the next person who says this is a copy of One Piece, because they must be brain dead.

... Last updated on March 23rd, 2017, 1:01pm
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