|Manga Debut||Chapter 50|
|Anime Debut||Episode 15|
|Japanese Voice||Hideyuki Tanaka|
|English Voice||Chuck Huber|
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Acacia is the greatest Bishokuya in human history and Bishokushin (Gourmet God), as well as the combo partner of Frohze. He discovered countless ingredients all over the world, including the Gourmet Jellyfish from which he discovered the Gourmet Cells, and is the first and only person to find the ingredient GOD, taking a long time to do so and only able to discover it in his final years. With GOD he was able to stop the great war that nearly destroyed the Human World centuries ago.
Although his full appearance has yet to be shown, it is known that Acacia favored loose, athletic clothing which often featured numerous bands, similar to Coco. At some point in his life he sported a goatee.
Abilities and PowersEdit
Acacia is widely renowned as the greatest Bishokuya to ever live, and is considered the founder of the Gourmet Age. He was capable of pursuing many high level ingredients, particularly those in the notorious Gourmet World. It is also possible that Acacia had extreme longevity, as he is said to have discovered Gourmet Cells roughly 605 years prior to the current storyline, despite having disciples who are still alive. Another clue of his strength is that all his students went on to become legendary in their own rights.
Not much is known about Acacia's past, but at some point in his life he became a Gourmet Hunter and discovered many ingredients and made many miraculous and revolutionary discoveries. 600 years ago he discovered a creature known as the Gourmet Jellyfish, and through research he found that it possessed a unique breed of cells (that he named Gourmet Cells) which allowed it to regenerate its body from even the most severe wounds and any creature that would eat the Gourmet Jellyfish would end up becoming stronger and its flavor would increase. Acacia harnessed and used the Gourmet Cells to create and develop new breeds of creatures and flavors.
Five years later, he began studying a highly intelligent species known as the Nitro. This species eventually led him to discover the mystical ingredient known as GOD which possessed the essence of all the flavors in the world, making it the greatest main dish in the world, he would then add this dish into his Full Course Menu.
An End to the WarEdit
500 years ago a devastating war had begun in the Human World known as the Gourmet War which lasted over 100 years and threatened to destroy mankind. To end the brutal war, Acacia distributed GOD to the leaders of every nation of the world, allowing them to become enlightened by its divine taste and cease their hostilities, thus bringing an end to the dreaded centuries-long world war, and beginning what would currently be known as the Gourmet Age. An age that would mark the beginning of peace and unity in the world that solely focused on helping produced and provide food to all in the world.
At unknown points in his life, Acacia took on three disciples to pass on his knowledge to and continue his life's work. The three disciples were: Ichiryuu the first disciple (and the future president of the IGO), the "Knocking Master" Jirou the second disciple, and Midora the third disciple (and the future boss of the Bishokukai). While he did teach them many hunting techniques and share with them vast knowledge that were to become the basis of their greatness in the future, he told them nothing about GOD, sensing that in the same way how it was used to end a war, it could be used to begin another.
Being called the "Bishokushin", or "Gourmet God", Acacia is worshiped by the people of the world, and his achievements and gourmet discoveries continue to inspire the current generation. His golden statue is located in a gigantic temple called the "Gourmet Temple", which is visited by roughly 9 billion people every day, trying to get lucky and successful in their lives. His Full Course Menu is seen as a thing of legend in modern day and many of the world's people dream of tasting these miraculous ingredients, and currently many groups, such as the IGO, the 0th Biotope and the Four Heavenly Kings are seeking out these fabled ingredients in hopes of tasting them first and prevent them from falling into the wrong hands, such as those of the Bishokukai.
Toriko's Break ArcEdit
During Toriko and Komatsu's trip to the Gourmet Temple, they completed Acacia's "Full Course Pilgrimage" and payed their respects to Acacia and his ingredients. Afterwards Komatsu and Toriko were fortunate enough to win the Foodman Competition which required a great deal of good fortune. This made the temple's caretaker Pahpoh wonder if the two had been chosen by Acacia, he then looks back on Acacia's statue which almost appears to be giving a "smile" of approval.
Full Course MenuEdit
|Acacia's Full Course Menu|
- It is possible that all ingredients in Acacia's Full Course Menu are named, or referenced to, elemental forces.
|Four Heavenly Kings||Toriko • Coco • Sunny • Zebra|
|Gourmet God and Disciples||Acacia • Ichiryuu • Jirou • Midora|
|Others||Bishokukai • Bishokuya Bandit • Brubo • Chin Chinchin • Drunker • Gourmet Knights • Gourmet Yakuza • Guemon • Hatch • Manan • Morijii • Peck • Rapp • Ryoutei • Starjun • Safla • Sakura • Toll • Tsurara Mama • Yocchi • Zonge • Zonge's Followers|