|Affiliation||IGO, Four Heavenly Kings|
|Occupation||Chef for Hotel Gourmet,|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 1|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
|Japanese Voice||Daisuke Kishio (OVA),|
Romi Park (Anime)
|English Voice||Joshua Grelle|
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Komatsu (小松 (こまつ) Komatsu) is the Head Chef working for the six-star Hotel Gourmet, a restaurant owned by the prestigious IGO and is the secondary protagonist of Toriko. He is Toriko's ever enthusiastic yet timid chef partner, who despite his weakness is greatly interested by what he finds in his travels with Toriko. As a result, he tries to overcome his fear and does his best to help. At the beginning of the series he was only a five-star chef of little to no recognition but upon making many gourmet achievements he rose to the rank of six-star and has made it into the prestigious IGO Chef Ranking at number 88, thus being recognized as one of the best chefs in the world.
Komatsu wears a chef uniform when he is at work. He generally wears khaki shirts and pants while traveling along with Toriko, though his clothing may vary given the conditions of the surroundings, like wearing a rider suit to Ice Hell and Vegetable Sky, and wearing a full body bullet proof suit in Death Falls. He also wears underwear that have print on the front (either a knife or cooked meat). During the Meteor Garlic Arc, he becomes very muscular for a short period of time after eating the Meteor Garlic.
Komatsu is a very friendly young man who cares deeply about his friends and his cooking, and always does his best to stay cheerful despite his natural cowardly disposition and highly emotional personality in most situations, because of this he often comes off as childish and innocent and some may even mistake him for a young child when these traits are combined with his small stature, but he always does his best to be brave and strong despite his nature. He also tends to break out in tears very easily even over simple matters or when happy, a clear sign of how emotional he can be. Because he is otherwise normal, he'll write a will whenever he comes along on one of Toriko's hunts.
He is shown to be a very calm and humble person who always tries maintain his composure when not in dangerous situations, but he is frequently surprised or shocked by Toriko's behavior, such as when Toriko always eats all of the food during a meal (a recurring gag in the series) and usually reacts in a rather comical fashion when he is shocked. He is influenced and inspired by Toriko and he is shown to have a goal of becoming the best cook, which is his motivation for going on adventures with Toriko. Despite appearing scared at times, he is actually very brave, brave enough to face life threatening beasts and will stand up for himself even in the face of death, such as demanding that Starjun give him his knife back and blatantly claiming that he believes Zebra shouldn't be pardoned so easily after bringing several species to extinction (albeit, before knowing they were all dangerous ecosystem destroying creatures) while knowing full well that Zebra could hear him.
It is shown that he is a highly skilled and competent chef, capable on carrying out delicate procedures such as the removal of a Puffer Whale's poison sack. He is also able to create delicious plates from any food given to him, and he has such a large knowledge of foods that he knows which foods would work well together. He is also very observant, being easily able to discover edible organisms in the area. He has also demonstrated the unique ability of making specially cooked ingredients easy to eat and make, showing his excellent talent in hearing the "voice of ingredients".
He has managed to impress all of the "Four Heavenly Kings" and all four have protected him and looked out for his well being. Toriko noted he has skills even higher than five-star chefs, Coco was surprised and stated that Komatsu's skill is most likely world class, Sunny seems to be in love with the way Komatsu works as a chef since it produces the "harmony" in food that Sunny holds in such high regard and even once tried to make him his combo partner, and Zebra is impressed with Komatsu's willingness to tell the truth despite being so afraid of him (as well as the food he cooks). Due to his overall open personality and honesty, Komatsu is one of the few people who is able to get along amicably with all Four of the Heavenly Kings, despite their differing opinions and ideals. In fact, three of the four have already shown interest in forming a combo with him, (Toriko, Zebra and Sunny). Toriko also stated that there is a possibility of the Heavenly Kings going on adventures together, but only if Komatsu is there with them. He also has managed to impress several people who have famous/infamous or legendary status with his skills as a chef and many have even acknowledged his great skill, such as Setsuno the Gourmet Living National Treasure, Ichiryuu the President of IGO, Melk the First (not yet in person but through his knife) and Melk the Second, Smile the top class gourmet architect, even Starjun, one of the vice head chefs of the Bishokukai, Livebearer, the former boss of the Underground Cooking World and even some of the top 10 chefs in the world who have outright called him a genius.
As well as his skills as a chef and his courage in the face of danger, another strong factor of Komatsu's personality is his genuine kindness and consideration, he willingly came into close contact with Coco despite knowing of his poisonous body to alleviate Coco's sense of isolation, and showed to a self-conscious Melk the Second through his culinary skills and her knives that she was living up to her father's name as the world's best sharpener.
He is also currently the only chef to successfully recreate the Century Soup. He keeps a baby Wall Penguin which he has named Yun as a pet that contains the key ingredient for the soup in its saliva and he deeply cares for the little one like family.
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
Toriko Oneshot 2002Edit
Toriko Oneshot 2007Edit
Toriko Jump SpecialEdit
Toriko 3D MovieEdit
One Piece x Toriko CrossoverEdit
Toriko Gourmet AcademyEdit
Toriko: Gourmet SurvivalEdit
Toriko: Gourmet Survival 2Edit
Toriko: Gourmet MonstersEdit
- Komatsu's name is spelled Komatu in cover of chapter 134.
- He ranked 3rd in the first Popularity Poll with 1930 votes.
|Chef God||Frohze (deceased)|
|Top 100 Chefs (current)||Zaus • Setsuno • Tengu Buranchi • Damala Sky XIII • Yuda • Anyo Jr. • CM Goron • Pippi • Kurakage • Sumire • Mitsurou • Klaraman • Three Eyes Horis • Wabutora • Chiru • Yuuji • Livebearer • Reishun • Tairan • Gen-chan • Lulubhu • Kopuriko • Darin • Koyubi • Appolo • Mami • Rikiya • Moh • Tsurara Mama • Ton • Kamizaru • Makubee • Granny Kama • Nerimaru • Ahn • Komatsu • Ega • Niis • Muhan|
|Bishokukai Chefs||Dores • Kuromado • Starjun • Grinpatch • Tommyrod (deceased) • Ryoutei • Chiyo • Ootake|
|Others||Atashino • Meria • Ume • Joa • Nono • Pen • Tacchino Kawagoe • Koryou • Cumin • Monchy|
|Four Heavenly Kings' Allies|
|Komatsu • IGO • Rin • Mansam • Ichiryu • Jiro • Aimaru • Match • Takimaru • Melk the Second • Morijii • Livebearer • Ob • Setsuno • Tom • Teppei • Tina and Kruppoh (anime only)|