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Gourmet Hunter
Japanese 美食屋
Romanized Bishoku-ya
Aliases Gourmet Food Providers,
Affiliation Bar Heavy Lodge,
World Kitchen
Debut Appearance
Manga Chapter 1
Anime Episode 1
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Gourmet Hunters (美食屋, Bishoku-ya, literally meaning "Gourmet Food Providers", also known as Bishokuya in fan translations) are specialized in the acquisition of High-Level Ingredients.

Due to the difficulties inherent in securing certain ingredients, many have trained their abilities to superhuman levels, some of them even possessing Gourmet Cells to do so. Be it unusual displays of strength, phenomenal speed, or unrivaled endurance, these hunters are known for their capacity to surpass any normal, armed human being. While brute force may be the status quo, there are some known for using Knocking and other peaceful methods of collecting their quarry. Most of these individuals are generally for hire, taking varying fees in exchange for the retrieval of ingredients that would be inaccessible to the contractor under common circumstances. Many of the world's most notable and influential individuals are or were Gourmet Hunters during their life.

To prove their worth, Gourmet Hunters tend to create Full Course Menu's made up of Ingredients they've hunted, so that clients can see how good they are, though this isn't compulsory. The higher the quality of the Gourmet Hunter's Full Course, the stronger the Gourmet Hunter in question. Gourmet Hunters tend to do their jobs solo, though there are some exceptions. Sometimes groups are formed, though this does not necessarily mean that they work as a team. This also might attract Chefs to which the Gourmet Hunter can form combo's with.

Known Gourmet HuntersEdit

Gourmet God and Disciples
AcaciaGC IchiryuuMS JirouGC MidoraHS
Acacia * Ichiryu  Jiro Midora
FKHGC BishokukaiGC GourmetYakuzaGC GourmetKnightsGC HexFoodBeastKnightsGC
Four Heavenly Kings Gourmet Corp. * Gourmet Yakuza Gourmet Knights Hex Food Beast Knights
NEOMS 0thBiotopeMS UndergroundHeavenlyKingsMS
NEO 0th Biotope * Underground Heavenly Kings
ZongeGC ZongeFollowersGC ChinchinGC RappGC GuemonGC
Zongeh Manabu & Shusaku Chin Chinchin Rapp Guemon
SakuraGC RalaGC MananGC TackGC RyuuGC
Sakura Rala Manan Tack Ryu
StarjunGC TsuraraMamaMS YocchiGC Toll BruboGC
Starjun (Part-Time) Tsurara Mama  Yocchi  Thor  Brubo 
DrunkerGC SaflaGC PeckGC RyouteiGC MorijiiGC
Drunker  Safla Peck Ryoutei Morijii 
BishokuyaBanditGC RenalleGC HatchGC UnknownBishokuya2 UnknownBishokuya3
Buchichupon  Renalle Hatch Penpen Unnamed

  •  : the character is deceased.
  •  *: the character's status is unknown. Hovering the symbol may give further details.
  •  : the character is no longer part of this group. Hovering the symbol may give further details.

Unnamed Gourmet HuntersEdit


  •  In the popular manga/anime Hunter x Hunter, there exists a class of hunters named the Gourmet Hunters similar to that of the Toriko series. This might not be a coincidence since Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro and the creator of Hunter x Hunter are both friends.

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