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Toriko 267 Translation by Kewl0210
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!
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…
Title: Gourmet 267 Birth Cry of Hope!!
Author: Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi
Side: Hope obtained!! But along with the cries of joy, there is a mysterious shadow…?!!
Komatsu: Toriko-saaan! C’mon, let’s get going!
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: The others…
Chiru: What of the…
other kidnapped chefs…?
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…
I’m sure they’re alive!!
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…
Chiru: And most of all
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?
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
Komatsu: This is…!!
Live: The egg of the phantasmal bird…
the “Billion Bird”…!! [quote white]
Yuda: I have heard of it…
It is a bird that has lived in Gourmet World since antiquity…
The Billion Bird…
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: 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…!!
Komatsu: Every day…
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!!
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)
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?
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]
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.
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.
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
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…
Komatsu: Just wait for the good news of its birth cry!!
Komatsu: Hey, Toriko-san.
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.
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…
Setsuno-san once told me.
A chef doesn’t choose the ingredients.
are the ones that choose the customers and the chef.
Do you think the Billion Bird…
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…
Bird: MIYO MIYO
It hatched, everyoooone!!
Guys: Ooh, for real?!
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
Komatsu: It grew up so fast!!
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
Toriko: that makes the “Nihil Bug” grow.
And if the Billion Bird eats this…
SFX: MUSHA MUSHA
Toriko: ALL RIIIIGHT!! The Billion BIrd is… [First sentence big.]
is all ready to infinitely lay eggs!! [“infinitely lay eggs” white.]
Toriko: Now all that’s left…
is to attack and scare the Billion Bird…
SFX: HIKU HIKU
SFX: PON PON PON PON PON PON PON PON PON PON
We… We did it!!!
The Billion Bird is laying eeeeggs!!
Toriko: And then, the eggs from an original parent bird…
hatch right away!!
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!!!