|Confession in the Heavens! The Formation of the Invincible Duo!|
|Romaji||Ōzora no Kokuhaku! Fumetsu no Konbi Kessei!|
|Air date||March 4, 2012|
|Written by||Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro|
|Animation Work by||Toei Animation|
|Script/Screenplay by||Takahashi Youichi|
|Direction by||Kakudou Hiroyuki|
|Key Animation by||Hakamada Yuuji|
|Art by||Nomura Masanobu|
|Opening Theme||Guts Guts!!|
|Insert Song||Ari En Hodo Beauty (Instrumental)|
|Story Arc||Ozone Herb Arc|
|Episode TV Rating||7.6|
|Episode 46||Episode 48|
Toriko and Komatsu finally reach the Ozone Grass, but the legendary ingredient proves challenging to harvest. As the culinary adventurers struggle to satisfy their appetites, something sinister watches the scene unfold!
Toriko was shocked by the seemingly GT Robo footprint, but his focus was instantly shifted once Komatsu told him he found the Ozone Herb. Rushing to the cliff, Toriko saw the Ozone Herb, but unlike when Komatsu saw it, the plant had closed its leafs. Toriko started peeling the leaves off, meanwhile, Komatsu strangely felt the ingredient was against it. And just when he was about to warn Toriko about his feeling, the giant herb shrunk into a seed. Komatsu thought maybe the herb was a special preparation ingredient like the Puffer Whale which needs special requirements met first. In the distance, a myterious beast-like figure was watching them. "It's like the ingredient is turning away."
After searching around, they reach a field full of Ozone Herbs and start peeling them one after the other while trying different methods out, all ending in failure. At one point, the way they were each grabbing a separate leaf on the same herb inspired an idea for Komatsu, who then asks Toriko that they pull the leaf simultaneously, causing the leaf to peel off normally. Komatsu guides Toriko on which leaves he thinks should be peeled. From Komatsu's feeling, Toriko discovers that the leaves' smell intensity also helps tell which leaf to peel first matching it with him. After countless failures due to non-synchronized peeling, they finally get to the core of the herb. "So you finally heard the ingredient's voice? Awesome, Komatsu!"
Toriko thought of how far they got, and thanked Komatsu. "When we get the herb, there's something I want to ask of you." They peeled off the final layer and gazed at the lush vegetable in awe. Because he's hungry, Toriko decides they'll sample it first before getting one to Ichiryuas they've already got the hang on the procedure. Toriko ate a part, but the herb burned in the process, rendering it inedible. They thought maybe if they'd eat it in two places at the same time, it would work. After looking for more, they finally got another one, and using their method, they finally get to taste it. The herb boosted Toriko's gourmet cells' level up. Toriko then knew what Ichiryu meant about forming a combo with a chef who can cook accordingly, and asks Komatsu what he wanted to ask previously; "Would you mind forming a combo with me?"Komatsu gladly accepts saying he'd always wished to turn the ingredients Toriko found into more delicious food. Toriko mentions how delicious it was, but also that it doesn't qualify for his Menu, saying the ingredient chose Komatsu in the first place, and that's why the leaves were open when Komatsu was alone up the cliff. Interrupting their talk, a GT Robo-like beast suddenly jumped in.
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Anime and Manga Differences
- The episode used the insert song, Ari En Hodo Beauty, by Sunny's voice actor, from Character Collection 2, but in an instrumental version in the Gourmet News section.
|Ozone Herb Arc|
| ← Century Soup Arc|
← Gourmet King Arc (filler)
| The Reality of Gourmet World Arc →|