TORIKO is initially set to broadcast every Monday at 10:00am Pacific Time. Starting on November 18, episode 130 will be made available for both premium and free members. Previous episodes will be available on Crunchyroll at a later date. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/toriko.
TORIKO, written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro, is hailed as one of the most popular shonen titles next to giants like One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, and Hunter x Hunter by fans and critics alike. Back in 2012, it was the 11th best-selling manga series in Japan with over 3 million copies sold, and continued to exceed that as early as May 2013 with over 10 million copies sold.
“In a world where the taste and texture of food is extremely important, individuals known as Bishoku-ya, specialize in the acquisition of rare ingredients and animals. Our protagonist, Toriko, possesses incredible strength and knowledge of the animal kingdom in order to fulfill his dream to capture the most precious foods in the world and create the ultimate dinner course. He is currently accompanied by a weak and timid chef who, inspired by Toriko's ambition, travels with him to improve his culinary skills and find rare ingredients.”