Development Bureau Director and Gourmet Research Facility Chief Mansam, One of the most powerful member of the IGO and an old friend of Toriko's.
Mansam was briefly shown in a flashback to have originally been a Bandit of a brutal nature and had never lost a fight. That is until IGO President Ichiryuu encountered him and defeated him unscathed. It was then that Mansam was invited to join the IGO and to have an honest lifestyle, which he did. And at some point he became the Bureau Director of the IGO, the third highest position second only to President Ichiryuu and Vice President Shigematsu. After Ichiryuu's defeat and abrupt death, and Shigematsu defecting presumably due to Dark Chef Joa's brainwashing, Mansam became the next President of the IGO.
Mansam is created by Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi for the series Toriko as one of the more important protagonists.
Mansam is usually a friendly and energetic man with a decent sense of humor. He often seeks approval of his self perceived handsomeness, which in all but one instance he never gets.
Mansam is a tall, middle aged man with a very muscular physique. He initially had a bald head with a thin mustache, but since the time skip he has a near full head of black hair with a receding hairline and a thicker mustache. He also has two scars, a large one diagonally crossing his left eye, and another smaller one right above his left eye.
Mansam meets with Vice President of the IGO Shigematsu. Shigematsu predicted that the Bishokukai would come to retrieve their damaged GT Robos. He wanted Mansam to remain with him to help him fight them off in the event that they did come. Surely enough, Bishokukai Vice Head Chef Grinpatch came to retrieve the GT Robos. However he was met with both Mansam and Shigematsu, who powered up, Mansam revealing his massive muscular form from knocking himself for the first time. Knowing that he stood no chance against the two, Grinpatch retreated without engaging the duo in combat.
Mansam abruptly arrived at Toriko's, Zebra's and Komatsu's celebration feast from capturing the Mellow Cola along with Ray and Rapp. He politely but firmly demanded that they hand over the corpse of the Nitro that they had captured with the Cola. Despite his unreasonable request, he would not initially state his reason for doing so. Zebra threatened to fight them, including Rapp of the elite 0th Biotope. Mansam advised against it but conceded to avoid a fight and told them about the Nitro.
Mansam was one of the few who knew of the approaching Bishokukai invasion. He and the IGO took steps to counter the invasion, however the Bishokukai still managed to get the first move as they invaded unseen. An army of Giant Model GT Robos descended from the sky to attack the island. But Mansam decided to take them all on alone. He performed self knocking and his already muscular physique bulged into a monstrously muscular form and he proceeded to destroy nearly all of the Giant GT Robo present. But while occupied with his battle, Mansam is suddenly stabbed through the back. He turns and finds to his shock that it was the doing of his friend Vice President of the IGO Shigematsu. After processing what had happened, Mansam engaged his former friend in combat. He is later seen on the ground heavily wounded. But remembering his promise to never lose to anyone other than the IGO President Ichiryuu, Mansam rose to his feet again. But before the battle could go much further, the entire battle on the island was interrupted by the arrival of Bishokukai Boss Midora's devastatingly powerful Meteor Spice technique. Right as it was about to strike, Mansam realized that his leader and mentor had lost his battle against Midora. Then the Meteor Spice Fell and leveled not only the island but most of Human World as well.