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Team Toriko


Background Information

Toriko is completed shonen manga series with 43 volumes created by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro.

In a world where the taste and texture of food is extremely important there exist individuals known as Bishokuya (luxury food providers) who specialize in the acquisition of rare ingredients and animals. The titular character and leading protagonist, Toriko, is one of these huntersand it is his dream to find the most precious foods in the world and create the ultimate dinner course.

As one of the most famous hunters in the Human World he is regularly hired by restaurants and the rich to seek out new ingredients and rare animals.

A man with inhuman ability, he utilizes his incredible strength and knowledge of the animal kingdom to capture ferocious, evasive and rare beasts to further his final goal, the ultimate dinner course composed of the most delicious food in the world. He is currently accompanied by Komatsu, a weak and timid chef who, inspired by Toriko's ambition, travels with him to improve his culinary skills and find rare ingredients.

The series was also one of the few cool and badass shonen series of the current generation.

The manga has a fair amount of spin-off material considering how it's fairly new, having spawned an ongoing anime series, an OVA, a crossover anime special with One Piece, as well as a Cross Epoch style manga crossover.

A movie based on Shimabukuro's original 2008 one shot, and 3 video games have also been created.

It also has a completed spinoff manga called Gourmet Gakuen Toriko.

Standing in the Battledome

The verse has many at least island/country level+/continent level+/large planet level+ characters with quadruple digit/sub relativistic speeds and FTL speeds along with an array of broken abilities.

On top of that, Toriko has the largest sample size of powerful characters in recent memory of Shonen Jump, having millions upon millions of powerful city to country sized monsters in the Human World alone and also have a world military capable of leveling Japan over a dozen times over.

Toriko is overall a powerful verse, it is much stronger than the likes of Yu Yu Hakusho and OnePunch-Man.

There is also recent debatable upgrade from Teppei in the final arc [who became part of the high tiers with Spirit Jirou's guidance], which it has been eventually accepted, so many of the strong characters are now solar system level/solar system level+ and MFTL.

The strongest beings of the verse are the Gourmet Gods who are bigger than a galaxy and they appeared on the final chapter of the series.

The verse has become overall superior to Pre-Dragon Ball Super.


Supporters of the Series

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OBD Profiles


Character Profiles


Four Heavenly Kings (and Crew)


Coco Komatsu Sani Terrycloth Toriko Zebra


Acacia & Disciples


Acacia Ichiryuu Jirou Midora


Four Gourmet National Treasures


Chin Chinchin Mohyan Shaishai Setsuno


IGO (International Gourmet Organization)


Guemon Mansam Melk the First Rapp Rin Yosaku


Bishokukai (Beautiful Food Organization)


Alfaro Barrygamon Bogeywoods Chiyo Elg Grinpatch
Lye Beast Parasite Emperor Starjun Tommyrod    


NEO (New Food Utopia)


Joa Kousairou Kuriboh Shigematsu Zaus


The Eight Kings


Bambina Derous Emperor Crow Guinness Heracles Moon
Mother Snake Sky Deer        


Gourmet Knights


Aimaru Akimaru Takimaru




Livebearer Match Melk the Second Shuu Tengu Buranchi Teppei


Capture Beasts


Breath Dragon Devil Serpent Four Beast Galala Croc Gaoh Hellboros
Invaitdeath King Octopus K. Mounturtle Regal Mammoth Rockdrum Salamander Sph.
Troll Kong Wisdom Panda Zouguma      


Nitros (Blue & Red)


ANOTHER            ATOM                  Gourmet P. Nitro   NEWS                  PAIR                   


Gourmet Cell Demons


Don Slime Neo


Food Kings




Anime Only



Mecha Profiles

GT Robo(s)



Weapon Profiles

Knocking Gun Komatsu's DFK


Faction Profiles

Bishokukai IGO

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