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Toriko 267 Spoilers 「トリコ 第267話」

2014 February 16

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Page 1:
Toriko: We found it!! The final treasure chest!!
This is the “Main Dish” of the President’s Full Course!! [quote white]
Insert: They finally found it, the light of salvation—-!!!
Komatsu: Let’s hurry and bring it back
and then open it up!
Sani: Right!
Bottom: “Toriko”
Coco: …But this sure is an immensely old Gourmet Case.
Komatsu: It is… It’s a type that you can’t input ingredient storage data into.
It might’ve been made a long, long time ago…
SFX: GATA
SFX: MONYU

Page 2:
Title: Gourmet 267 Birth Cry of Hope!!
Author: Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi
SFX: OOOO
Side: Hope obtained!! But along with the cries of joy, there is a mysterious shadow…?!!
Toriko: ……….
Komatsu: Toriko-saaan! C’mon, let’s get going!
Toriko: Right.

Page 3:
Narration: Inside the 1st Biotope
The 17th Cultivation Court
Komatsu: UWAAAAA! Everyone!!
It’s been so long!!
Guys: Chef Komatsu.
We’re glad you’re all right.
Komatsu: I’m so happy…
to see all of you, too…
SFX: GUSU… (SNFF)
Chiru: Komatsu-san…
Komatsu: Chiru-san!
Chiru: The others…

Page 4:
Chiru: What of the…
other kidnapped chefs…?
Komatsu: ……
Toriko: When I got there, the “Bishokukai” Headquarters
was already destroyed…
It was an empty shell… Not only were the chefs not there,
there was barely anyone but Komatsu…
The only ones awaiting me were Komatsu…
and one other person…
Komatsu: E… Everyone else was…
brought off to some other place…
But…
I’m sure they’re alive!!
I’m certain…!!
Chiru: I see.
If they are alive, then the possibility of us saving them is not zero…
In order to restore Human World to its former state being well-fed and well-dressed,
the power of many chefs will be necessary…

Page 5:
Chiru: And most of all
many “ingredients”…
Sky: We gathered here today for that reason…
Yuda: It suppose it would be more proper to say we were called here… ["called" in italics.]
by the “voices” of these ingredients… [quote white]
Someone: So this is…
Ichiruu-shi’s Full Course, is it…?
Just what could be in the Main dish’s Gourmet Case…?
Live: Don’t you know?
Yuda: Livebearer.
Komatsu: You heard the ingredients’ voices, too, Livebearer-san…?
Live: Nope. Not at all.
Komatsu: You didn’t?!
Live: But I know what is inside…
through data I ate with my brain long ago…
It’s something rather silly.
Komatsu: Ah… Well, let’s open it up…
SFX: KACHI PUSHUU

Page 6:
Komatsu: This is…!!
An egg…?!
Live: The egg of the phantasmal bird…
the “Billion Bird”…!! [quote white]
Guys: B…
Billion Bird…?!
Yuda: I have heard of it…
It is a bird that has lived in Gourmet World since antiquity…
The Billion Bird…

Page 7:
Yuda: Its flesh has a high level of protein and a moderate level of fat…
The wings contain an abundance of vitamins and minerals…
and the legs and claws are nutritional supplements which are very non-perishable.
But the most surprising thing about this bird is its reproductive ability. ["reproductive ability" white]
Once born, regardless of its environment
it will keep on producing fertilized eggs through parthenogenesis almost infinitely.
Komatsu: I… Infinitely…?!
There’s really a creature like that…?
Yuda: Also, the Billion Bird’s life span is said to be thousands or even hundreds of millions of years.
The “bird which can be eaten for 100 million years”, the Billion Bird… There was an era long ago when it was known as the king of all domesticated animals… [quote white]
Sumire: I never would have guessed that Ichiruu-shi’s Full Course…
was that bird…
Chiru: These ingredients called us…
for one reason and one reason only…
Komatsu: Right!

Page 8:
Komatsu: With this bird…
we can fill the stomachs of the people of Human World!!
C’mon, let’s get going with hatching the egg!!
We need to get real ingredients to Human World as fast as possible…!!
SFX: GABAH
Komatsu: Every day…
counts!!
Chiru: Chef Komatsu…
Just what exactly are you doing…?
Komatsu: What am I doing…?
I’m warming it!! To make the egg hatch!!
Okay everyone, let’s all warm it in shifts!!
SFX: NUKUKU NUKUKU
Sani: Matsuuu! Are you a simpleton?!!
That ain’t how ya do it!!
Koamtsu: EH!
SFX: BACHIKON
Sani: It’s more like this!
Yer supposed ta rub it!!
Komatsu: I see…
Zebra: Are you guys morons…?
SFX: SASU SASU SASU SASU (Rubbing)

Page 9:
Zebra: If ya just hit it as hard as ya can and break it, it’ll just be born.
Handwritten: Hey, get outta the way!
Sani: Like hell that’ll work, Moron! Quit it!!
Coco: Um… My apologies…
Toriko: There are set conditions to making the Billion Bird hatch…
And what you need to fulfill those conditions are none other than…
the old man’s
Full Course. [This bubble's text white]
Guy: I… I get i~~~t…
Toriko: Hm… That’s it, right? Livebearer?
Live: Yes…

Page 10:
Toriko: First…
You get my old man’s Full Course’s appetizer, the “Million Tree”. [quote white]
That “seed”… [quote white]
The Billion Bird egg will only hatch in a nest made from the “Million Tree”. [quote white]
SFX: POTO
Toriko: Then, the soup of the Old Man’s Full Course, the “Eboshi Tear”…
The liquid you can squeeze from it is fertilizer for the Million Seed…
SFX: POTA POTA PYOKO
Toriko: And then a Million Tree will fully grow all at once.
Guys: OOOOH!!
SFX: GYURURAH BON
Toriko: Next, we make the nest.
That’s with the Full Course’s Salad, “Princess Straw Seed”. [quote white]
Toriko: Unless the nest is made with this straw, the egg won’t hatch.
SFX: ZUKU

Page 11:
Toriko: Then the Full Course’s Drink, the “Lord Hail”.
T/N: The Japanese word “arare” can mean “hail”, graupel, or also a kind of roasted mochi.
This is nourishment for the straw.
That makes the Princess Straw grow…
and if that straw
SFX: WASAH
Torko: it put on top of the Million Tree…
the nest is complete!
After that, all there is to making the egg hatch…
is to wait patiently…
Sky: I wonder how long it will take to hatch…?
Coco: I can already see electromagnetic waves…
Zebra: And I hear a pulse…
It should hatch within a few days…
Sky: Well then, let’s prepare our shops to be ready for that day.
Yuda: Without any ingredients, even we had to close our shops, after all…
Toriko: Sure!
Komatsu: Just wait for the good news of its birth cry!!

Page 12:
Komatsu: Hey, Toriko-san.
Toriko: Hmmmm?
Komatsu: Why do you think it is that while there was an amazing bird like the Billion Bird around…
that nobody’s ever taken notice of it before…?
Toriko: Isn’t it obvious?
Because it tastes awful. ["awful" white.]
That Billion Bird…
By its nature, the Billion Bird can’t fly and had lots of natural predators.
So apparently as a countermeasure, it gained the trait of laying an egg whenever it was attacked.
And infinitely…

Page 13:
Toriko: But even if you can eat it infinitely,
if it tastes yucky, nobody’ll want it…
Before long, there weren’t any creatures left that would eat the Billion Bird…
And with it no longer being attacked and laying eggs, the Billion Bird…
is said to have just gone extinct… ["gone extinct" white.]
Komatsu: This bird was so unwanted that even though…
it lives for thousands of years…
it went extinct…?
Toriko: That’s how the Gourmet Age is…
Nothing you can do about it…
Komatsu: ……
Setsuno-san once told me.
A chef doesn’t choose the ingredients.
The ingredients
are the ones that choose the customers and the chef.
Do you think the Billion Bird…
chose us…?

Page 14:
We…
want you, Billion Bird…
We’ll be here waiting the whole time
for you to be born nice and healthy…
No matter how long it takes…
SFX: PARI
Bird: MIYO MIYO
Komatsu: Ah!

Page 15:
Bird: MIYO
MIYO
Komatsu: AAAAh!!
It haaatched!!
It hatched, everyoooone!!
Guys: Ooh, for real?!
Let’s see!
UWAAAH! The Billion Bird’s friggin’ ugly!!
It looks so duuumb!
Bird: MIYO MIYO
Komatsu: I… I think it’s cute!
SFX: PURU PURU
Toriko: It’s still a chick.
Now, we need to make it grow up all at once.
We feed the Old Man’s Full Course’s Fish Dish, the “Mitarashi Kelp” [quote white]
to it while it’s a chick. Okay, eat up.
Bird: MIYO MIYO
SFX: MOMU MOMU
Guys: Ooh!
SFX: BONN

Page 16:
Komatsu: It grew up so fast!!
Bird: MIYOO
Sani: It’s still ugly even after it’s grown!!
Toriko: Next is the Full Course’s meat dish, the “Nihil Bug” larva… [quote white]
We give that the Dessert, the “Dry Meloron” and…
SFX: WASHA WASHA WASHA WASHA WASHA WASHA MOGU MOGU
SFX: MOGU MOGU MOGU MOGU
SFX: PARI
SFX: PIRA
Toriko: that makes the “Nihil Bug” grow.
And if the Billion Bird eats this…
Bird: MIYOH
SFX: PAKU

Page 17:
SFX: MUSHA MUSHA
SFX: GUGU…
SFX: GUIIIIN
Toriko: ALL RIIIIGHT!! The Billion BIrd is… [First sentence big.]
is all ready to infinitely lay eggs!! ["infinitely lay eggs" white.]
SFX: BISHII
Toriko: Now all that’s left…
is to attack and scare the Billion Bird…
WUAAAAH
Bird: MYOOOOH!!!
SFX: HIKU HIKU
SFX: PON

Page 18:
Bird: MIYOOOO
SFX: PON PON PON PON PON PON PON PON PON PON
Komatsu: UWAaA
We… We did it!!!
The Billion Bird is laying eeeeggs!!
Toriko: And then, the eggs from an original parent bird…
hatch right away!!
SFX: PARI

Page 19:
Toriko: This is our old man’s Full Course!!
The infinite ingredient, the BIllion Bird!!!!
SFX: MIYO MIYO MIYO MIYO
Coco: Now the Human World….
Sani: Can be saved!!
Even if it is ugly!!
Zebra: It’s not how it looks, it’s how it tastes…
that’s the problem…
Komatsu: Leave the cooking to us!!
We chefs of the Human World will definitely…
cook them into delicious dishes!!
Insert: Now, the actual tasting!!!
Bottom: Toriko
…Gourmet 267
/ End

81 Responses to “Toriko 267 Spoilers 「トリコ 第267話」”

  1. First

    • SwagAssassin ;) - February 16, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

      LOL this kid is camping like no tomorrow xD

  2. kakarott - February 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    hope we see how far the other 3 heavenly kings have grown in strength in this chapter

    • Titus - February 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

      Hopefully,

      Although so far doesn’t really seem like they’ve grown much. Or rather, at least in comparison to Toriko’s growth.

  3. kuro komori - February 16, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    @ leptor
    I agree with most of what you listed about HXH last thread but some of your points are the reason why I enjoyed this arc the most.

    1. Yes it is too dragged out and it does annoy me as well.
    Where I don’t agree it’s when you say that Way too much time was spent on irrelevant fights and ants.
    I figured that Togashi sensei’s purpose of making this arc was to show how a true hunt look like and we can say its the only arc where hunters are really in the hunt.
    I believr that no fight
    2. The enemies were too overpowered for this early in the series. Meruem being even a lot stronger than old Netero (granted the latter was at less than half his prime level strength) is something that should have been, at most, reserved for the main antagonist of the series (and even then that would probably be going overboard).
    3. I wasn’t a fan of most of the Arc’s exclusive characters. The ants were mostly meh.
    4. Too much time spent on Meruem playing chess.
    5. Meruem’s relationship with a little girl……….no, that was just weird.
    6. The reincarnation of characters into ants. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth that Kite barely exists anymore. I don’t mind him being killed off, but it’s going to be kind of lame just having a mini Kite around now. Plus Reina living with her mom again, despite being an ant, is just odd.
    I know that this Arc will have future implications to at least some degree. Gyro escaped and all, but that just worries me more. I don’t like the Chimera Ants, so Gyro’s survival probably means we’ll get even more later on.

    • Leptor - February 16, 2014 at 11:46 pm #

      True, but that could have been accomplished with half the fights we saw. I’m not saying take away the hunting aspect- like the strategy employed by the Hunter’s Association. That was pretty cool. How many fights did we see with grunts, though?

      The rest of your post is filled with what I said. I’m not sure if you meant to type a reply to each one or what. >.>

      • kuro komori - February 17, 2014 at 12:29 am #

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      • kuro komori - February 17, 2014 at 12:30 am #

        . Yes it is too dragged out and it does annoy me as well.
        Where I don’t agree it’s when you say that Way too much time was spent on irrelevant fights and ants.
        I figured that Togashi sensei’s purpose of making this arc was to show how a true hunt look like and we can say its the only arc where hunters are really in the hunt.
        I believe that no fight was unnecessary because they all had logical sense and where all destined to showcase to the greatest details, how did the story started and how it ended.

      • kuro komori - February 17, 2014 at 12:32 am #

        2. The enemies were indeed overpowered and I loved it since it was this early in the series.
        I understand why it did bother you why Meruem was stronger than the strongest human being when it was only the 4th arc, this is because you like I, have read too many mangas which predisposed our minds to see manga progression in one way only: the enemies have to go from weaker to stronger and the last enemy has to be several times stronger than the enemies from the beginning…
        This concept has been shuttered by HXH and a new concept has been established whereby it’s not the individual strength of the enemy which always increases but the situation in which the danger is faced that increases throughout the manga.
        Like Ugo from the phantom group was stronger than Bomber but the protagonists faced less danger against him than when facing Bomber and for me it’s amazingly done by Togashi.

      • kuro komori - February 17, 2014 at 12:33 am #

        3. You found that the ants were mostly meh, I loved most of them, especially those who had high rank and it must be because the concept behind their different design is so logical yet so simple.
        We’ve read so many mangas where the enemies had the attributes of both humans and animals but I can’t think of one that explain their origin as simply and as logically as the one of the chimera ants.
        Their look, their behaviors, their differences, the reason why they are so strong or they can use nen… Everything is so logical that I’m always fascinated by Togashi’s genius.
        4. The time spent on Meruem playing chess was absolutely necessary to bring out Meriem’s personality, his fascination face to someone that he couldn’t beat, it showed how simple minded and pure (although evil) he was… And it wasn’t chess, it was a 3D game specially imagined by Togashi for the occasion

      • kuro komori - February 17, 2014 at 12:34 am #

        3. You found that the ants were mostly meh, I loved most of them, especially those who had high rank and it must be because the concept behind their different design is so logical yet so simple.
        We’ve read so many mangas where the enemies had the attributes of both humans and animals but I can’t think of one that explain their origin as simply and as logically as the one of the chimera ants.
        Their look, their behaviors, their differences, the reason why they are so strong or they can use nen… Everything is so logical that I’m always fascinated by Togashi’s genius.

      • kuro komori - February 17, 2014 at 12:36 am #

        5. Meruem’s relationship with that girl wasn’t any weirder than him eating a child’s brain… I think that their relationship was legit, not based on physical appearance but created by a deep respect for each other followed by an attachment. Their relationship is way more credible than most relationships pictured in shonen mangas… I specially loved that the author masked Meriem sad face black when komugi got hit, it was touching to see other people reactions to his sadness and it was great for Togashi to hide meriem’s face, this way his ego wouldn’t be touched and no reader would change his view on the character.

      • Leptor - February 17, 2014 at 2:29 am #

        1. I already responded to the dragged out point.

        2. Not really to be honest. In fact, there are multiple series I watch where they go in an awkward order- rather than from weakest to strongest. My point is simply that Meruem was too strong for that point in the series. I wouldn’t have minded if he was stronger than the main antagonist in the next Arc (for instance), but I doubt even Chrollo Lucilfer is as strong as him (or at least not any stronger than him). In One Piece- they go from Crocodile up to Enel, then back down to Lucci, then to (and possibly down a little again) Moriah. That’s a strange order, but at least it’s sensible to some degree. If they fought Kaidou pre time skip, then I would criticize that fact.

        3. I liked the message that their relationship sent, but Togashi went overboard with it. He could have used a much less strange relationship to convey that point, without just seeming like a complete weirdo. I can assure you I would not allow my 5 year old daughter to be with an extremely powerful alien, but in general I plan to be open to who my daughter wants to be with. Also- to adequately convey these types of messages, they must be done convincingly. Though we suspend our belief for the sake of Manga/Anime, it has to at least be believable within the scope of fiction- or at least that series.

      • kuro komori - February 17, 2014 at 3:53 am #

        @ leptor
        2. About OP, I’m halfway agreeing to what you’re saying… Although it’s true that crocodile is way stronger than Moria but when it comes to the pattern in which OP is presented (at least each arc main antagonist), there is an increase of strength after each arc.
        I don’t know what you thought but back before marine ford, I really thought that Crocodile was weaker than enel, Lucci and even Moriah.
        It wasn’t because of what he did in particular, it was more because of what it took to beat him back then, I mean Luffy did beat him before he started using gears, so I thought he was the weakest out of the shichibukai.
        Enel was the strongest for me, Lucci came in and overpowered Luffy even though he upgraded to gear second, in my mind it was clear that if Lucci used water on croco boy, he would have been fodderized.
        And Moria was looking strong when he was introduced and he was rival to a yonkou, he was hinted as a bigger deal than Croco boy… And Robin’s expression was confirming to me that he was a big deal.
        Sincerely,it’s from Impel Down that I realized how strong is Crocodile and how weak was Moriah.

        Even if you didn’t feel it like that, you can’t say that east blue’s arc and the New World is not following that increase of strength that I’m talking about

      • Leptor - February 17, 2014 at 4:01 am #

        Hm, not really.

        In terms of main antagonists, it goes back and forth (or at least it did pre time skip).

        If we included the subordinates of those antagonists, I would argue that Moriah and his crew were the weakest of all four major Arcs- almost by far.

        Sometimes One Piece follows the general rule of strength increase (which makes sense for a series to do), but not always.

        However, it’s not like we’ve had the Strawhats canonically fighting a Yonkou this early on either.

      • kuro komori - February 17, 2014 at 4:15 am #

        3. I think I understand, you think of pedophilia
        You thought that Komugi was like 5 years old or something
        Well although I don’t know her age but one thing is sure she was older than she looks.
        Togashi made her the lest lovable possible, ugly, disgusting, short without any curve so that nobody can have at first the idea of the king falling for her
        It has nothing with child molestation and there was not even a glimpse of perverted hint in their relationship.
        So no, it has really nothing to do with that, Muruem was even younger than komugi anyway
        Their love story is as pure as it can be

      • Leptor - February 17, 2014 at 4:33 am #

        My point wasn’t just her age, though there’s that too (although I don’t think she was only 5- but she appeared to either be a child or teenager).

        I’m simply saying having an interspecies relationship is going overboard.

        Her just being a young girl only makes it worse.

      • kuro komori - February 17, 2014 at 4:47 am #

        You’re right that the pattern of having stronger opponents while the protagonist grows stronger is really logic.
        I’m not saying it is not, all the manga I love follow this pattern and a shonen should follow it, that is why I said that I understood your uneasiness where an overpowered enemy strong than the strongest fighters comes out of the blue in a arc which seems to be not that important enough to be having such foes.
        I get it but it’s not that bad to have something completely different, don’t you think it may be a new way of storytelling in the genre ? Yes it weird but it does not completely disobey the typical shonen pattern that much…

        What you don’t understand is that Gon does not fight those overpowered boss, it’s always other overpowered people who do..
        Krollo fought against Silva
        Muruem fought against Netero
        Think of it like when blackbeard fought Ace or when midora fought Ichiryu
        Only this time both die and there is an exciting consequence to that.
        When you’ll read till the end, you’ll get why did Togashi do that

      • kuro komori - February 17, 2014 at 5:00 am #

        Woah Leptor
        That was pretty harsh
        I never saw that like that
        I always considered Muruem to being kinda human, since he has complexed feelings but now that you mention it, he’s more animal than human… He looks exactly like a bug…
        It’s kind of like the beauty and the beast, more like the ugly and the bug….
        Still I am happy with them because they really cared about each other and they die happy

      • Leptor - February 17, 2014 at 5:28 am #

        1. Right, but you’ve misinterpreted my exact issues with Muruem’s level of strength. I’m not bothered just by the fact that he’s stronger than likely any other antagonist in the series will be. I’m bothered by how much stronger he is than said antagonists. A more valid comparison would be if someone far more powerful than Ichiryu and Midora randomly came into the series about mid way through. Even if it’s not Toriko who defeated it, the placement is still bad and it would still be going overboard. Same situation with One Piece. If someone randomly appeared mid way through that Whitebeard, in his old/sick age, could not even deal any serious damage to- that would not only be overkill, but the placement would be bad.

        2. That’s different, though. In The Beauty & The Beast, the beast was turned into an animalistic creature- and at the end was turned back into his normal, human self. Muruem is quite literally an alien. Sure, he has some human DNA in him, but he’s ultimately an alien. He’s also never turned back into a human.

      • kuro komori - February 17, 2014 at 6:06 am #

        Oh ok
        Do you perhaps think that Krollo or hisoka are the epitome of the antagonists in HXH ?
        If you think so then I’ll understand completely your point.
        Or is it the lack of foreshadowing that this kind of overpowered monster would come out of nowhere ? If it’s this then it will be explained un the series soon enough.
        I really think that by reading the manga till where it has stopped will help you understand about Meruem’s superiority over Netero (although logically they killed each other)
        2. Granted but I really didn’t see any ill intent behind the portrayal of their love story, for me as long it’s not perverted and it’s purely platonic, I like it even if he’s an alien/human

      • Leptor - February 17, 2014 at 6:18 am #

        Chrollo definitely appears to be the overall main antagonist so far, but it’s possible Togashi just intends for him to be a main antagonist for a good portion of the series- and then reveal that someone else is the overall main antagonist.

        As far as him as a character goes, I like him a lot so far. He’s fairly complex, and he’s willing to go down if it means the Spider’s goals are accomplished.

        Spider overall is just a great group of antagonists.

        Hisoka is cool and definitely powerful in his own right, but yeah.

        The lack of foreshadowing about the Chimera Ants certainly doesn’t help, but that’s not really as major of an issue as the ones I’ve already listed.

        I’ve already read the Manga. I’m caught up. :p

        Netero didn’t kill Muruem by himself. In fact, the only thing he did was distract him so Rose could be used to poison and kill Muruem.

        Netero was unable to deal him any serious damage on his own. Granted, Netero was at less than half of his prime level power, but even in his old age he was one of the strongest characters otherwise.

      • kuro komori - February 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

        Have you really caught up to the lastest arc ?
        If you do, I think your point of view will be changed.

      • Leptor - February 18, 2014 at 3:49 am #

        I am caught up. My point of view would be changed about what?

      • kuro komori - February 18, 2014 at 5:41 am #

        About Chrollo being the main antagonist of the series

  4. kuro komori - February 17, 2014 at 12:27 am #

    @ leptor
    I agree with most of what you listed about HXH last thread but some of your points are the reason why I enjoyed this arc the most.

    1. Yes it is too dragged out and it does annoy me as well.
    Where I don’t agree it’s when you say that Way too much time was spent on irrelevant fights and ants.
    I figured that Togashi sensei’s purpose of making this arc was to show how a true hunt look like and we can say its the only arc where hunters are really in the hunt.
    I believe that no fight was unnecessary because they all had logical sense and where all destined to showcase to the greatest details, how did the story started and how it ended.

    2. The enemies were indeed overpowered and I loved it since it was this early in the series.
    I understand why it did bother you why Meruem was stronger than the strongest human being when it was only the 4th arc, this is because you like I, have read too many mangas which predisposed our minds to see manga progression in one way only: the enemies have to go from weaker to stronger and the last enemy has to be several times stronger than the enemies from the beginning…
    This concept has been shuttered by HXH and a new concept has been established whereby it’s not the individual strength of the enemy which always increases but the situation in which the danger is faced that increases throughout the manga.
    Like Ugo from the phantom group was stronger than Bomber but the protagonists faced less danger against him than when facing Bomber and for me it’s amazingly done by Togashi.

    3. You found that the ants were mostly meh, I loved most of them, especially those who had high rank and it must be because the concept behind their different design is so logical yet so simple.
    We’ve read so many mangas where the enemies had the attributes of both humans and animals but I can’t think of one that explain their origin as simply and as logically as the one of the chimera ants.
    Their look, their behaviors, their differences, the reason why they are so strong or they can use nen… Everything is so logical that I’m always fascinated by Togashi’s genius.

    4. The time spent on Meruem playing chess was absolutely necessary to bring out Meriem’s personality, his fascination face to someone that he couldn’t beat, it showed how simple minded and pure (although evil) he was… And it wasn’t chess, it was a 3D game specially imagined by Togashi for the occasion

    5. Meruem’s relationship with that girl wasn’t any weirder than him eating a child’s brain… I think that their relationship was legit, not based on physical appearance but created by a deep respect for each other followed by an attachment. Their relationship is way more credible than most relationships pictured in shonen mangas… I specially loved that the author masked Meriem sad face black when komugi got hit, it was touching to see other people reactions to his sadness and it was great for Togashi to hide meriem’s face, this way his ego wouldn’t be touched and no reader would change his view on the character.

    6. The reincarnation of characters into ants was also a let down for me, so I completely agree.

    For my part, Gyro’s survival doesn’t mean we’ll get more later on. Togashi has set up in the latest arc a reason why I do think so and we all know that he does not do clichés so even if we can see more chimera ants, they will no longer play a major role in the story.

  5. seekmsn - February 17, 2014 at 2:10 am #

    I’m thinking what ever that thing in the house present has a connection to ichyiru, cause look carefully:

    http://readms.com/r/toriko/266/2253/13
    look at the thing in front of ichyiru

    And the final part of chapter:
    http://readms.com/r/toriko/266/2253/19
    That same thing is in the house.

    Either this is some furry nitro or something else that Ichyiru entrusted to guard it and make sure toriko and the others were ready.

    Also, I REALLY am surprised at Toriko just agreeing to marry Rin like that, but hey, she did get WAY hotter over the timeskip. Sucks about the bro-in-law (sunny), sorry dude. I”ll bet the author was influenced by Kenshiro in fist of the north star cause it is a similar situation like this almost.

    • one pieceee - February 17, 2014 at 3:54 am #

      i and kakarot already talked about it last week! lol

  6. one pieceee - February 17, 2014 at 3:54 am #

    http://www.uttertopia.com/toriko-266-review.html
    review of last chapter!

  7. kakarott - February 17, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    did anyone see the latest episode of toriko, episode 142??
    they are doing it differently frm manga
    without finishing up the fight of toriko and starjun , joa has already entered cooking stadium and KNOCKING MASTER JIROU has joined the fray already and whats more suprising is starjun saying to resume their fight and go to cooking stadium
    they are catching up with manga , after the arc it wil either go on hitaus or big filler arc

    • kakarott - February 17, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

      what the heck are they thinking ?? if the fight doesnt continue how the fuck wil toriko’s gourmet cells flew out of his body?

    • Bakuman - February 18, 2014 at 10:02 am #

      wtf! shit! this is bad news…

    • kakarott - February 18, 2014 at 11:36 am #

      and jiroku’s poke in the forehead of nitro was supposed to blast off the head of nitro to take away freedom of its movements but in the anime the head of nitro is still intact and it was sent flying away without any considerable damage

    • kuro komori - February 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

      Toriko is finishing soon (the anime)
      It will be replaced by Dragon ball kai

      • kakarott - February 18, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

        how wil the anime end while the manga still going on?

      • kakarott - February 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

        its not finishing , the dragon ball kai wil b airing in toriko’s time slot on fuji tv , toriko time slot is being cahnged ..thats it

      • kakarott - February 18, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

        @kuro komori ur right man , toriko anime is really going to end ..hope a better studio picks up toriko anime this time

      • kuro komori - February 18, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

        Cool bro

      • one pieceee - February 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

        @komori
        where do u always get those News man?

      • kuro komori - February 18, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

        Most of the time, my friends who are bigger fans that I am, give me those information, I really don’t know where they get those information though

  8. Leptor - February 18, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    @ Komori.

    I still think Chrollo Lucilfer seems more of the final main antagonist than Beyond Netero does, if that’s what you’re getting at.

    Plus, Beyond Netero’s status hasn’t been defined as an antagonist yet. So I wasn’t including him anyways.

    • kuro komori - February 18, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

      @Leptor
      Okay then, that’s your opinion and I respect it
      Mine is completely different
      I never considered Chrollo as main antagonist since although he was evil, he didn’t have any direct beef with gon.

      Gon has merely no hatred towards Chrollo maybe if he kills Kurapeka but I don’t see that happening.

      So I find it hard to consider him as ‘main’ antagonist so far since even Hisoka seems more related to Gon than him.

      and I wasn’t even referring to beyond Netero, I thought that with the revelation of the other world, you should have concluded that the foes shown so far like the phantom group, bombers or the ants could be introduction to the creatures they’ll meet there.

      In my mind, creatures like the king, there can be several there since that world is bigger than the human world thus my point that Muruem apparition that early was justified….

      But this is my opinion, it is not legit at any point and I wouldn’t force you to agree to it. I just want you to understand my thought process even though you don’t agree to it.

      • Leptor - February 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

        Fair enough.

        I’m not saying I can’t see there being another main antagonist. Just that out of the ones we’ve seen right now, my vote would go to Chrollo Lucilfer.

        I really hope Togashi doesn’t suddenly give us a far more powerful group than Spider.

        I also really hope that we don’t get more ants. That would really stink IMO.

      • NiTSUGA - February 19, 2014 at 4:04 am #

        There are still those ant eggs or cacoons pariston saved up for the next hunter exam. That should be pretty interesting because the hunter association or at least pariston raised the bar on becoming a hunter. Wonder what exactly X Day is..

      • Rome - February 19, 2014 at 3:06 am #

        I hope that the manga come back ASAP so that the questions we have in our mind will be answered.. :)

  9. MDre - February 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    J-star victory vs update 12

    http://man9a.com/general-manga-discussions/jstars-victory-vs-news-roster-update/

    new challenger: Ace, Hiei, Killua, Momotaro, and Heihachi.

  10. one pieceee - February 19, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    lol so the humans have to eat chicken for a quite a while :D

    • kakarott - February 19, 2014 at 8:28 am #

      to b excat..ugly chickens according to sunny

      • one pieceee - February 19, 2014 at 8:30 am #

        lol
        btw gusy
        beelzebub got canceled ==
        i liked the series actually :(
        Admin can u please let me post links?

      • kuro komori - February 19, 2014 at 11:58 am #

        Thanks One pieceee
        It’s sad but I understand why it got canceled
        The tomes were not really selling well and it had bad ratings in almost all the shonen jump issues.
        Sin jump has added 4 series recently, it’s only logical for it to get cancelled

    • kakarott - February 19, 2014 at 8:29 am #

      anways it was a good chapter ..more respect for icchiryuu ..he even created his full course for the sake of others

      • one pieceee - February 19, 2014 at 8:34 am #

        yeah
        the only weakness he had is that he was too kind-hearted according to Jirou

        but his kindness made Toriko, zebra, sunny, and coco what they are today thus giving the Human World a new hope

        btw
        mashima destroyed our prediction again lol
        so the nitro didn’t talk to them…
        maybe after Komatsu finished cooking

      • kakarott - February 19, 2014 at 8:39 am #

        at first when i heard about infinite food i thought it wil b a lame story but it turns out to b nice story ,7 other ingredients for the growth of the bird..it was pretty good
        that nitro looks like is the oldest thing i have ever seen and more older than yamamoto..lol
        toriko sensed something in the house but again komatsu as usual fucked us saying ..lets go torigo zannn

  11. Leptor - February 19, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    Decent and funny chapter, even if it didn’t help Komatsu’s image much (if at all). :p

    I enjoyed finding out more about Ichiryuu’s full course, and the Billion Bird is kind of neat I suppose.

    Somewhat boring otherwise.

    I give this chapter a 2.9/10 (rounding to 3/10).

    • Danzo - February 20, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

      Such a low scoring surely its due a higher ranking, but I suppose its your rating. Personally would give it a five. Although I concur it was abit boring at times.

  12. Midora - February 19, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    So Toriko comes out on wednesday now?

    • kuro komori - February 19, 2014 at 11:35 am #

      That must be because of mangastream, I heard that they started translating it… The work is always better done when there is concurrence

    • kakarott - February 19, 2014 at 11:50 am #

      actually every time it releases on wednesday but the translations are late so it comes on thursday
      now that manga stream picked it up , it coming on wednesdays and other sites like mangapanda started translating early too

    • Bakuman - February 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

      So its top 4 on Wednesdays now…

  13. Bakuman - February 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    Seriously this guys is what we call out of the box thinker, damn crazy ideas…

  14. kakarott - February 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    The author already revealed what happened in the flashback..so the one other person whom toriko met is midora
    I dont there is fight (atleast a serious fight) b/w them , may be a small talk ad i dont think midora either revealed about the main villan to be defeated is bluenitro or something

  15. MDre - February 19, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    http://www.mangahere.com/manga/toriko/c267/

  16. one pieceee - February 19, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    so were all the other chefs and the rest of the Bishokukai kidnapped from NEO?
    Or did Star take the chefs and is preparing for a counterattack against NEO too?

    • kuro komori - February 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm #

      Did Toriko fight Midora to get Komatsu ?
      Was the bishokukai shown in this chapter really Midora ?
      Did Neo get the full course of Acacia ?
      So many questions

      • one pieceee - February 20, 2014 at 12:09 am #

        oh yeah right! good point with if it really was Midora
        It could be Starjun.
        Other questions would be about where Setsuno and Jirou are.
        Toriko again seems to be in a completely different league than the other Heavenly Kings.

  17. kuro komori - February 19, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

    @One pieceee
    I heard that the world trigger author is sick so this week world trigger didnt get to be published this week
    It will come out next week hopefully.

    • one pieceee - February 20, 2014 at 12:05 am #

      Really?==
      Thanks Komori!

      The Manga is quite new but had already few breaks. Hope it doesn’t affect the popularity of the manga!
      I really like how the manga progresses.

      • kuro komori - February 20, 2014 at 2:02 am #

        Yeah I enjoy it even more than assassination classroom
        I think this arc will either condemn the series or save it.
        Especially if the humanoid neighbors are badass and the fights turn out to be spectacular

  18. MDre - February 22, 2014 at 3:42 am #

    J-STARS VICTORY VS. NEWS: FINAL ROSTER [UPDATE 13]

    http://man9a.com/general-manga-discussions/jstars-victory-vs-news-roster-update/

    Unless there’s D.L.C., This is the last update i’m posting about the game…

  19. Grinch - February 22, 2014 at 4:32 am #

    They really are cancelling this anime which makes me saf and angry. This wouldnt have happened if stupid komori hadnt jinxed us by making fum of that titan anime when it stopped. I hope you have diarrhea everyday with it twice as bad on exame days and when your stuck in traffic. I hope you stink no matter how many showers you take. You fucking jinxed toriko you fucking asshole.

    Toriko ending is not country, its bullshit.

    • Bakuman - February 22, 2014 at 4:51 am #

      lol don’t worry manga will be there and become even better

    • Leptor - February 22, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

      Most likely, the Anime’s cancellation is similar to Fairy Tail’s. They’re probably just biding time until the Manga gets much further ahead.

      Toriko’s Anime got great TV ratings, so it would be odd if they really intend for this to be a long term or permanent cancellation.

  20. kuro komori - February 23, 2014 at 4:19 am #

    @Gildarts and Titus
    Good news for you guys
    Next month mashima will make another marathon
    So instead of releasing 4 chapters the month as most mangaka do
    He’ll release 9 of them
    Each week there will be a normal chapter with a special 20 pages chapter focused on different characters.
    There will apparently have special chapters for frosh, lucy and Natsu, Erza,Gray and his girl…
    Hope you’ll enjoy
    Mashima is the craziest hard worker in the manga universe, way crazier than oda.

    • Leptor - February 23, 2014 at 8:50 am #

      I would say Oda and Mashima are about tied, if not slightly Oda. Mashima has taken about 4-5 less breaks on average than Oda the last few years, but One Piece involves more promotional work + has a lot more content and quality in it’s chapters. Oda also has two kids, while Mashima has just one. :p

    • Bakuman - February 23, 2014 at 9:31 am #

      I’m a design student… I can design, say, a headphone in a couple of days that 6 out of 10 people might like but it takes weeks and months to do something that 8 out of 10 people will like… its for those few that I give my time :)

  21. Leptor - February 23, 2014 at 8:54 am #

    @ Danzo.

    My rating scales are very strict. I base on how close to perfect (10/10) I think it is, rather than 5 being the average mark.

  22. I have an idea why dont we vote for who do we want and deserve to be a president in One Piece,Bleach,Naruto,Toriko,Fairy Tales and Attack on Titan section.Also while voting or writing the persons name we can challenge this person with some questions to see if he truly is a fan of the manga your question is based upon.

  23. Bakuman - February 23, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    And president will do what exactly?

  24. hhmah - February 23, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    THe toriko anime is ending i highly doubt it ill come after DBZ again… 143 was completely different and fuck toei, grand knocking was done sh*t.. let hope for another anime company to take over but not really sure