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Toriko, Volume 2
     

Toriko, Volume 2

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by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
 

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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. When

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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. When Toriko is hired to capture the rare and delicious Puffer Whale, he's going to require some help. In order to remove the Puffer Whale's poison Toriko will need to track down his old friend and fellow gourmet hunter, Coco, but will this team be enough to beat the other dangerous hunters to the prized ingredient?

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School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Toriko, a gourmet hunter, is again searching for his perfect full-course meal. This involves hunting the most dangerous and rare creatures and defeating them with incredible, semi-magical martial arts skills before eating them. He is accompanied by the narrator, and the guide to the world, the chef Komatsu, who is half the size of Toriko and has no martial skills but decides to tag along regardless of the danger. In this episode, they are determined to catch the rare puffer whale. The creature is tiny, and easy to catch, but has a venom sack that ruptures if it's disrupted while being caught. To make their catch, they need Coco, a gourmet hunter who is Toriko's equal, and who has developed so many immunities to venom that he's become poisonous himself. The silly premise is in keeping with the genre, but some of the ideas are problematic: the hunting of rare whales is a questionable (and largely illegal) activity in the real world, something not dealt with in the narrative, and Coco's skin goes from pale to dark when he becomes poisonous. These issues are not intended as moral statements, and manga readers are likely to skim over them without considering the implications. The violence, mostly human versus monster, is intensely depicted. Toriko seems to be standard manga fare and is only recommended for libraries in which genre fans just can't get enough "Naruto" or "Shaman King" series (both Viz Media).—Alana Joli Abbott, formerly at James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421535104
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Series:
Toriko Series , #2
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
203,986
Product dimensions:
7.74(w) x 11.24(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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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Toriko, Volume 2 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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