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Toriko is an adventure manga series is the creation of Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. Toriko is an adventure hunter that eats everything that he kills and he kills a lot of wild creatures.


Written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabuko, Toriko ran in the Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine back in May 19, 2008. Shueisha published the first tankobon volume on November 4, 2008.


  • Shueisha (Japan)
  • Viz Media (US)
  • Madman Entertainment (Australia)

Publishing History

It's an ongoing series with 33 volumes. In San Diego Comic Con 2009, Viz Media announces that it acquired licensing of Toriko manga. The first volume hit US stores on June 1, 2010.


Toriko, a legendary Gourmet Hunter, has spent his life searching for the most luxurious foods and ingredients in order to perfect his Full-Course Menu. A man with inhuman strength and power, he uses it and his insight and knowledge of the animal kingdom to capture rare and powerful beasts in order to extract the delicious and mouth-watering ingredients that they hold. A young Chef named Komatsu joins him on his epic quest in order to improve his culinary skills and learn all about the new and exotic ingredients that he could only dream of. Along the way they will meet old friends and enemies as well as clash heads with the fearsome Gourmet Corps (Bishokukai), who seek to take control over the entire food supply and network and create a “Gourmet Empire” by finding the most highly sought after ingredient in the world, GOD, first discovered by the famous and legendary Gourmet Hunter Acacia who used its power to stop the terrible Gourmet War 500 years before the start of our journey.

General Information Edit
English Name Toriko
Japanese Name: トリコ
Romaji: Toriko
Publisher Shueisha
Start Year 2008
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