Toriko, Volume 1

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Food tastes better when you have to gather it with your blood, sweat and tears!

R to L (Japanese Style). In a savage world ruled by the pursuit of the most delicious foods, it's either eat or be eaten!

While searching for the tastiest foods imaginable, Gourmet Hunter Toriko and his bottomless stomach travel around the world facing every beast in his way. In a savage world ruled by the pursuit of the most delicious foods, it's either eat or be ...

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Overview

Food tastes better when you have to gather it with your blood, sweat and tears!

R to L (Japanese Style). In a savage world ruled by the pursuit of the most delicious foods, it's either eat or be eaten!

While searching for the tastiest foods imaginable, Gourmet Hunter Toriko and his bottomless stomach travel around the world facing every beast in his way. In a savage world ruled by the pursuit of the most delicious foods, it's either eat or be eaten! While searching for the tastiest foods imaginable, Gourmet Hunter Toriko travels the world with his bottomless stomach, facing every beast in his way.

Gourmet Hunter Toriko! This is the great era of gourmet food! And only Toriko can hunt down the ferocious ingredients that supply the world's best restaurants. As a gourmet hunter, Toriko tracks and defeats the tastiest and most dangerous animals with his bare hands. But has he met his match with an eight-legged alligator the size of a tank?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this fun Shonen Jump title, a testosterone-driven super hunter eats magnificent imaginary beasts on an alternate Earth. Komatsu, a pint-sized businessman, is given the task of tracking down extremely rare meat for his boss's party. Soon Komatsu is on a King Kong-scale expedition with the 7-ft. tall gourmet hunter Toriko. In the world of Toriko, gourmet hunters capture and sell fantastic creatures at a thinly veiled parody of the famous Tsukiji Fish Market. Shimabukuro's impossible adventure is mouth-watering fun. He delights in creating unreal tasty food, like the rainbow fruit, a legendary fruit so sweet that animals continue to eat it even while being devoured themselves. Toriko lives in an outlandish gumdrop house, eating chocolate bark from a tree growing in his bedroom. Shimabukuro's art plays with scale--Toriko's demonic battle aura is two stories high, while the diminutive Komatsu is small enough to ride piggyback on the protagonist. The series is rated Teen, perhaps for the violent hunts, or maybe because Toriko downs an entire bottle of whiskey in chapter one and regularly smokes branches from a cigar tree. If the fun of manga lies in the outlandish situations, this book delivers by the bushel. (June)
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Komatsu, International Gourmet Organization's chef, must prepare dishes that "boldly explore the frontiers of exotic taste." This assignment requires the assistance of Toriko, the gourmet hunter who is able to track down the most ferocious ingredients. Toriko is a larger-than-life figure who lives in the wild, chomping on huge cigars that he lights with a snap of his fingers and relishing mammoth meals of unbelievable proportions. Contracted by IGO, he battles the eight-legged garara gator and then braves the four-armed troll kongs to obtain the succulent rainbow fruit. The comedy arises from the contrast between the supersized gourmet hunter and the diminutive, overanxious chef. Readers view his constant distress as Toriko encounters epic-sized challenges that encompass full-page images of the creatures and the battles that ensue. The book is filled with wordplay. The gabara is subdued with two weapons: a knife and...a fork, which are in reality special body attack positions. Volume one concludes when Toriko is seated at IGO, enjoying the gourmet meal created by chef Komatsu. There is nothing subtle about this shonen title. It features big guys, grotesque oversized creatures, highly physical action, and plenty of slightly crass "potty humor."—Barbara M. Moon, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421535098
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Toriko Series , #1
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 341,905
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro made his debut in 1996 in Weekly Shonen Jump and received the Akatsuka Award for best new comic manga writer. He is best known for Seikimatsu Leader den Takeshi! (1997–2002, 24 volumes), for which he won the 2001 Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    This is a very nice manga series, enjoyable and silly. I wish t

    This is a very nice manga series, enjoyable and silly.

    I wish that I could by a digital version of it.

    But, I cant. I have nook simple touch, and soon a nook simple touch with glowlight.

    The Entire manga, except for the cover is in black and white. So because of this, Im not allowed to buy it for my nook, I have to have a nook tablet or nook color. Guess that leaves me with one option.
    Avast yee mateys. Rrrrrr.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Amazing

    I can't exactly describe what i feel when i read Toriko. Its funny & i find myself wandering what will happen next. The charicters are well developed (in my opinion) and you never know what will become of Toriko and his friends! I recomend reading this manga if you love food, laughing, and adventure!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Toriko is perhaps the most fun manga to read. Though it may not

    Toriko is perhaps the most fun manga to read. Though it may not have the best plot or the best character development (comparatively of course), this manga is one which I always look forward to reading, both new and already-read volumes. If you want to have a really good time reading a manga, this is the one for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2012

    I was pleasantly surprised by the start of this series. The prem

    I was pleasantly surprised by the start of this series. The premise of the story is a very interesting one which provides a different type of adventure. It is filled with a lot of action and the action is purely awesome. The art didn't grab me at first but upon reading it I find it fits the story very well and is quite good. I especially love the design for Toriko, the main character, as it is refreshingly different than what I'm used to seeing. Overall this series seems like it is going to be very awesome and I will definitely read more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    Excellent

    A really well thought out series. Interesting plot, great core basis, gourmet foods, hunting, four heavenly kings, its all so awesome.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2011

    excellent!

    a great buy. toriko is a badass.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Best for Shonen readers

    This is an awesome action packed series that will excite you and make you hungry for more (literally). If you like Shonen manga like One Piece or Dragon Ball Z, then you will like this.

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