Ichiryuu, Toriko, 1st Biotope
|Occupation||Development Bureau Director and Gourmet Research Facility Chief,|
|Partner||Rikky and Rin|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 19|
|Anime Debut||Episode 7|
|Japanese Voice||Kosugi Juurouta|
|English Voice||Brian Mathis|
|[v · t · e]|
|“||Did you just call me handsome?||”|
Mansam is the IGO's Development Bureau Director and Gourmet Research Facility Chief. While the title may not suggest it this actually makes him third in the IGO chain of command, with authority only below the President and Vice President. He is an old friend of Toriko's and the other Four Heavenly Kings and often treats them like family. He also runs the IGO's First Biotope, a facility where 30% of the world's gourmet foods are made, and also clones long extinct animals and performs selective breeding.
Mansam is a middle-aged man with chiseled features, a flat nose and is completely bald. He has two vertical scars on the left side of his head and three metal piercing on the top of it. He wears a white and gray sleeveless camo shirt in the manga and a plain green one in the anime as well as a pair of beige shorts. His body is shown to be very muscular, maybe even more so than Toriko. During an unknown time in his life as a bandit, he had long spiky hair standing upright. He wore a tattered pair of vest and shorts with fur armbands and boots. When he release his knocking he grow around the size of GT Robo giant model.
In a flashback of when he first found Toriko as a child, it was shown that he had spiky black hair.
|“||What? Did you call me handsome?!!||”|
—Mansam, to almost everybody.
When someone says his name he thinks they are calling him handsome; this is a pun as his name sounds similar to the english word handsome. Others often clarify this as a misunderstanding, though he seems to be disappointed as a result, always wanting to be called handsome. He seems to be always drunk or just in a really happy state most of the time and is called a drunkard by Toriko. Only when someone mentions a job needs doing or when he gets angry does he change to a more serious mood. Mansam has an affectionate relation with his pet and animal partner Rikky, having given him a gigantic parfait for getting rid of the core of a GT Robo. He has great loyality to Ichiryuu since the president chose to give Mansam a second chance by training and reforming him.
As Mansam's pet, Rikky seems to be very important to Mansam. He hinted that Ricky saved his life when they first met and to repay him, Mansam has taken very good care of him. He also mentioned that Ricky's species is somewhat common and hopes to find him a mate soon.
Mansam treats Toriko like an old friend and extends every hospitality toward him. Both often tend to goof around and enjoy partying together, something he has not been shown doing with Toriko's adoptive siblings. He is also the one who discovered the little orphaned Toriko along with Ichiryuu when he was young and because of this he has a very close bond with him and treats him like family.
Four Heavenly Kings
His relationship with the other three Four Heavenly Kings is pretty much the same as Toriko although he doesn't interact or goof around with them as much as he does with Toriko. He considers them all friends and allies and also treats them like family since he helped find them with Ichiryuu and is willing to help them in tight spots.
Powers and Abilities
As the IGO's Development Bureau Director and Gourmet Research Facility Chief, he is IGO's #3 person, therefore he has near-complete administrative control over the entirety of the IGO, only being outranked by the President and Vice President. He is incredibly powerful, able to take on a GT Robo easily and hold up a giant infant Regal Mammoth with only his head. He also showed no fear or discouragement in the idea of aiding the Four Heavenly Kings in fighting the dreaded Four Beast; it was also stated by Director General Uumen that if he had gone wild there the Four Heavenly Kings would never have gotten their chance, showing that he is a man of great power and may be able to easily take on the Four Beast and enter the Gourmet World.
It is unclear if he resorts to any conventional martial art when fighting. Aside from his punches, he used a headlock to sever the head of a Giant Model GT Robo.
Mansam has amazing strength, as he did ten thousand push-ups with a large creature on his back merely as daily training and could support a baby Regal Mammoth on his head alone with no visible strain. Even more, he managed to crush Giant Model GT Robos after releasing his Knocking. He has an incredibly high pain tolerance, able to live through being stabbed in the gut and a hole blown through his throat by a laser beam and can easily heal himself by drinking sake, which easily stimulates his Gourmet Cells. In his unsealed form he withstood several laser beams fired at him at once without suffering much damage. He also got right back up when he was attacked by Shigematsu's animal partner. In his youth, he was an undefeated bandit until he met the IGO president Ichiryuu, who then trained him to not lose to anyone except for the president himself.
Mansam uses physical strength, which is even above Toriko's. After releasing his Knocking, it increases dramatically. 
Mansam projects the image of a giant male Asura with eight arms instead of six and three faces that appears to have bronze skin. The color of his intimidation aura is golden yellow.
Mansam can use Knocking guns on himself to increase his muscle mass. When doing so his eyes turn white, his skin becomes very dark and his upper body becomes incredibly toned and muscular and easily towers over the tall Shigematsu. During Cooking Fest, he is shown to posses an even larger form with even darker skin, a more proportionate muscular frame and he is as large or larger than the head of a Giant Model GT Robo, making him appear as a giant, and while in this form he can easily overpower an army of Giant GT Robos. It is later revealed that the Knocking is used to restrict his real power because he can’t control himself.
Probably due to him modifying his body using Knocking, Mansam cannot be paralyzed via Knocking or his Knocking point simply is in a different and obscure place.
- Frying Pan Punch (フライパンチ, Furai Panchi): A pun as in Japanese pan and punch are pronounced similarly, the technique is similar to Toriko's "Fork and Knife". This is, of course, is a punch, but the arm is shaped like a frying pan. Even in Mansam's restricted state it is powerful enough to send large beasts flying.
- Frying Pan Sandwich (フライパンサンドイッチ, Furaipan Sandoitchi): This technique requires the use of both hands to slam into opposite sides of the opponent's head, hence the name. After he removes his Knocking, it is strong enough to crush the upper part of a GT Robo.
- Wanted Punch (ウォンテッドパンチ, Uonteddo Panchi): A more powerful and devastating punch that went straight through a Giant Model GT Robo with ease, obliterating its body completely.
Regal Mammoth Arc
After Toriko had been called in by the IGO to help out on a special mission on Regal Island, he and Komatsu travelled to the 1st Biotope. As soon as they arrived, however, Komatsu was attacked by a giant Muscle Crab. Luckily, he was saved by none other than Mansam, who easily subdued the beast with his Fry Punch. He happily welcomes Toriko and Komatsu, and both Toriko and he exchange some friendly quips like old friends. After he shows them around the facility, he escorts them to the Gourmet Coliseum to see their latest Chain Animal.
Mansam, Toriko, and Komatsu arrive at the Coliseum. Toriko asks about the Battle Wolf, while Mansam replies that he would see it soon enough. Komatsu recognizes some of the research facility visitors and asks Mansam about them, and is informed that they are all rich men (IGO V.I.P) from all over the world.
He explains that they collected Battle Wolf DNA and used it to create a clone, who'll be participating as the main event. The event called for an explanation of the Battle Wolf-Death Gore event to Komatsu, and in the process, Rin calls. He scolds her for not being able to handle the Battle Fragrance machine, thus boosting the fragrance to max level. The beast didn't seem to fight back, leading Toriko that it's a female preparing for birth, and confirming it after asking Mansam.
Mansam is shocked when Toriko breaks into the stadium, as its walls are extremely durable. Toriko requested him to stop the Fragrance and the event, which Mansam complied with, and asked Rin to do it. While watching Toriko, Mansam, Komatsu, and Tina had some La France Bread to enjoy, and Mansam asked if Tina was a friend of Komatsu's. Suddenly, Toriko broke the stadium's fortified acrylic walls with a 5-Hit Punch, breaking it into pieces, and shocking Mansam. The Wolf then gave birth to a pup wolf; that's when everything was clear to Mansam. As the attendees evacuated, Mansam was having trouble dealing with the beasts that escaped, now that the walls are no more. He hit the Gerold a Fry Punch to put it back in its place. Later, when the Devil Serpent went wild in the coliseum, Mansam asked Komatsu if he isn't gonna run, to which Komatsu replies he's not, as he's used to it. Mansam compliments his courage, and comments on how pathetic and powerless the escaping VIP attendees are, and as he was talking, noticed Dohem still sitting in his place, and thus went up to him. Mansam apologized for what happened to the event, and asked that Dohem take refuge quickly, but before finishing his sentence, was struck a hole in his abdomen by Dohem, who turned out to be a GT Robo in disguise. Mansam sent him flying with a Fry Punch, before asking Johannes to halt the laser cannons.
Mansam starts to fight the GT Robo that entered into coliseum. He coverses with the GT Robo saying that he is a fool who was sent as a sample by Bishokukai and he thanks the organisation for sending him such a gift (the Robo's new model). Mansam asks about his objective and operator information, and deduces it's Bei after Bei mentions Mansam looks delicious.Bei attacked Mansam with a Knocking that proved useless, as Mansam's knocking sensors weren't there. After increasing in size, Mansam gave the Robo a Fry-Punch Sandwich, which also proved useless due to the Robo's sturdiness. Bei took advantage of the opening, and shoot a laser through Mansam's neck. Mansam went flying down the stadium, but then stood as if nothing happened, laughing with Komatsu, as he'd numbed his pain sensation. He then used an alcohol-like liquid on his body, with which the holes all closed. Mansam comments on how fatal the Wolf's wound is, on how Rin's fragrance is affecting the beasts, and how the wolf and its pup are enjoying a moment of peace together. After that, he explained to Komatsu everything about what a GT Robo is, and then got really angry about what happened, swearing to break the Robo into pieces, and unleashed his Intimidation. He then stopped after seeing that Toriko was more angry, and mentioned how Toriko's anger activated his Gourmet Cells, and explained to Komatsu that it's because the kill was meaningless that Toriko was this angry. Throughout the fight, Mansam gave some comments about how Toriko's arm was at its limit, and how Toriko was taking aim for a final hit. After Toriko defeated Bei, Bei tried self-destructing the Robo in him, but Mansam orders the staff to shoot their lasers, breaking the Robo to its core. He then ordered them to open the hatch to his room, where Rikky delivered a swift finishing blow at Mansam's request.
At night, Mansam invited them for a meal to his Full-Course Menu. The dishes contained different beasts and the meal filled the entire room. Komatsu saw the Bacchus Dragon, a super high class ingredient on a big plate. Toriko mentions that the beast has high quantity of alcohol that gives impression of a mellow brandy and he remarks that it is the chief's main dish. Mansam displays his Menu to everyone, and most of them contained sake.
Mansam remarks that Terry, a Battle Wolf who'd never get attached to anyone, let down its guard to Toriko, just like his Rikky did.
Toriko then remembers about the work the chief wanted him for, and asked Mansam, who had forgotten all about it, and was shocked to remember. He states that the reason the GT Robo came in the first place was to distract them from capturing the Regal Mammoth first. Rin reassures them that Sunny was on his way back, having captured the Regal Mammoth.
In the morning, and while waiting for Sunny, Toriko and Mansam had a small meal. Mansam kept eating Toriko's food while awaiting. Finally, Sunny appears, carrying the Regal Mammoth with his hair.
Sunny threw the huge Mammoth to Mansam, complimenting him for his brute strength, but dissing his ugly catch. Mansam shouted at him not to throw their Treasure Food. Mansam then tells him about Terry being Toriko's partner who'll help them capture the Mammoth. Sunny was confused as to why they're going, but Mansam tells him that what he caught was just a lost child, with the parent being their goal. While Toriko and the others went for the parent Mammoth, Mansam was on his way the the Research Lab to analyze the child; on his way, Johannes called, stating that someone has infiltrated the garden. He went back and found out 3 Robos infiltrated the Regal Plateau. Mansam was more worried about the black Robo, being the same one that appeared in the Puffer Whale cave. He thought if he would enter the Plateau too, he wouldn't make it in time, and thus it'd be better to process the Mammoth for the Jewel Meat, as Toriko and the others might need it if they went against the black Robo. He then talks about the Jewel Meat with Johannes, and says that the parent must be going crazy for its child, making it the most dangerous thing Toriko should look out for. Later, Johannes reported to him that Toriko's team has reached the Mammoth, but with heavy damage. After hours of scanning, Mansam learned that the child doesn't seem to have developed the meat yet, meaning he'll have to depend on Toriko to acquire it. Finally, after Toriko's team captured the Meat, they found the child has returned, guided by Johannes. Later that day, Shigematsu visited Mansam. Mansam asked if he'd brought Zebra with him, and Shigematsu answers that Chief Gras needs to approve.
BB Corn Arc
Shigematsu had come to Mansam because there were Robos left in the Plateau, meaning the Bishokukai would have to come and recover it, and since he doesn't know who exactly will come, needed Mansam. Mansam treated him to some Garana Eel Shochu. It turned out Grinpatch was the one sent for the Robo retrieval, and just as he arrived, found Mansam and Shigematsu in the wait. Mansam used Knocking on himself for a muscle buff, while Shigematsu removed his nose plug, again buffing himself, and mentioned how he'd thought Starjun or Tommyrod would be the ones to come, not Grinpatch. Grinpatch then ignored the Robo and left, as even he knew it'd be impossible to go up against those 2 together.
Century Soup Arc
Mansam was seen in the Gourmet Laboratory discussing the Bishokukai's new aim, the Century Soup, with Uumen. Mansam wonders if they should send the Heavenly Kings to Ice Hell too, as Toriko was already there. He was worried about whom they will send. Later, Coco is seen entering his room; Mansam mentions how Sunny doesn't respond and how they can't get Zebra out. Mansam requests that Coco go help Toriko, as Toriko'll be in danger all alone when the Bishokukai goes out at full force. Uumen called again a day later, and reported to Mansam that their possibility of acquiring the soup before the Bishokukai is half half. Uumen also inquired about the Heavenly Kings' movement, and Mansam told him that Coco has already started moving, but that he wasn't going straight to Toriko, but first to Setsuno.
Later, when Toriko asked Smile to build him a new house, Mansam, Sunny, Coco, and the others visited. Mansam, who was drunk as always, asked they celebrate the completion of the house. Inside the house, he first ate part of the Lotisukonbu curtain, as he thought it'd go well with his alcohol, and then helped them devour the whole house. Finally, he asks Smile to do him an alcohol pool for him.
Mellow Cola Arc
After celebrating the Mellow Cola's capture, Zebra asked Komatsu to serve them the Nitro they'd killed. Mansam barged in with Ray and Rapp, saying he'll take charge of the Nitro's body. When Toriko asked if they knew anything about the beast, Mansam answered that they're taking charge in order to investigate it, hiding what he already knew about it. As Zebra tried picking on Rapp, Mansam warned Zebra not to mess with Rapp, as Rapp's of Yosaku's level, the 0th Biotope, and then proceeded to explain about it. After that, Zebra argued that he knew Mansam was lying about not knowing anything about the beast due to Mansam's heart rate and blood pressure's sound changing when he was asked. Mansam knew there's no way around it, and explained about the Nitro. Still, Zebra knew he's hiding more, which forced Mansam to mention that the Bishokukai are involved (the GT Robos resemble it) because the Nitro knew how to acquire GOD, meaning another Gourmet War might ensue.
Toriko's Break Arc
When Toriko goes with Komatsu to Bar Meria, they recall Mansam's words about the Bishokukai; Mansam mentioned that famous chefs have been kidnapped recently with the increased Human World Nitro appearances, meaning Nitro's may either be stealing cooking methods, or just eating chefs. Mansam also told Komatsu not to worry, as Komatsu's still not in the top 100 in the World Chef Ranking.
Meteor Garlic Arc
As Christmas day approached, Mansam called in the Four Heavenly Kings, along with Rin and Komatsu to help him distribute food to the orphan children of poverty-stricken nations. However Zebra did not show up, but nonetheless the delivery went accordingly and the group was able to bring joy to many lives that night.
Four Beast Arc
After the Heavenly Kings defeated the Four Beast's "Limbs," the Beast's main body is seen rising from the depths of Gourmet Town causing tremors strong enough to topple Buildings. In the midst of the chaos, Chief Mansam is seen cryptically saying, "Well, well, well, this is beyond what we expected. Maybe it is my turn to take the spotlight?". At this point of the arc Mansam's motives are unclear, due to the fact that a shadowy figure stands in the background. However, after the Four Beast's defeat, amidst the elation and euphoria of the populous of Human World, Mansam is seen relaxing at the IGO Headquarters where Director General Uumen points out that if Mansam had "gone wild" the Heavenly Kings would not have gotten their chance.
Cooking Festival Arc
Mansam is first seen in the 1st Biotope alongside Rin as he prepares to leave for the Cooking Festival to aid with security. He is later seen again with a large herd of Giraffebirds engineered by the IGO to act as the extra security. However as soon as they arrive on Cooking Island the Giraffebirds are attacked by the Bishokukai's giant GT Robos and seemingly decapitated, luckily they managed to regenerate their severed heads and attack the Bishokukai's army whilst Mansam prepares to fight as well. He is later seen in a larger version of his Knocking Form whilst sitting on dozens of broken giant GT Robos, and then happily taunts the remaining GT Robos and tells them to keep fighting him before he loses control of himself. In a flashback in his old days as a bandit, he was admonished by the President, in which they became great friends. He then proceeds to release his full power that has been kept sealed up in this battle. As the battle rages on, he was shockingly impaled by Shigematsu’s pet. After a short while, he recalled his time as a bandit which was when he suffered his first and only defeat at the hands of IGO President Ichiryu. Ichiryu then asked Mansam to come with him stating that he should make this the first and last time he loses a fight. He then stands up to confront Shigematsu while declaring that he can lose to no one other than the president. He then proceeds to ask Shigematsu if he has some booze. While the battle was unseen, it is clear that Mansam lost the battle and was seen lying on the floor while he noticed Joa's dark presence over Cooking Stadium. 
After the dreadful event at Cooking Fest and the disaster caused by Midora's Meteor Spice, the IGO began to desperately work harder than ever to ensure that order and stability remained within the Human World, however due to the assassination of the Board of Directors by the traitorous director Uumen Umeda, this left only Rei and Johannes to direct the staff at IGO Headquarters and handle the revival of the recently rescued Chief Mansam. Luckily they were eventually able to restore him with enough liquor to stimulate the regenerative properties of his Gourmet Cells. Upon regaining consciousness, they informed him of the recent events such as the death of the directors and the current food shortage. Mansam then ordered the two to prepare the emergency storage food and have it distributed to all the affected countries in order to protect the food and peace of the world. Rei having been moved by the Chief's words, uttered his name which naturally caused Mansam to wonder if Rei called him "handsome", surprisingly Rei decided to humor the compassionate director and stated that he did indeed call him "handsome".
Every item in Mansam's full course meal is high in alcohol. Anyone who hopes to eat it must have a very high tolerance. Most (if not all) of the ingredients in his Full Course are found in Bacchus Island.
|Mansam’s Full Course Menu|
|Hors d'Oeuvre||Liquor Stealing Escargot||28||Decided|
|Soup||Liquor Shell Soup||25||Decided|
|Fish Dish||Bacchus Shark||31||Decided|
|Meat Dish||Drunkard Frenzy Cattle||30||Decided|
|Main Course||Bacchus Dragon||37||Decided|
|Drink||Bacchus Whale Sea Water||33||Decided|
- He ranked 23nd in the first Popularity Poll with 33 votes.
- Mansam appeared in Episode 53's Tina Pan.
- Mansam scored 8 in Power, 3 in Speed, 7 in Intelligence, 8 in Appetite, and 7 in Special Abilities on his Capture Ability Data of Volume 7, by the events of Regal Mammoth Arc.
- His voice actor also voices Ahmon.
|Four Heavenly Kings' Allies|
|Individuals||Aimaru • Chin Chinchin • Chiru • Guemon • Ichiryuu • Jirou • Johannes • Komatsu • Livebearer • Mansam • Match • Melk the Second • Morijii • Ob • Rin • Setsuno • Shuu • Takimaru • Teppei • Tom • Yocchi • Yosaku • Yuda • Yun • Tina and Kruppoh (anime only)|
|Groups||IGO • Gourmet Knights • Gourmet Yakuza • Shokurin Temple • Underground Cooking World|
|President & Vice President||Ichiryuu • Shigematsu (defected)|
|Directors||Mansam • Rei • Johannes • Uumen Umeda (defected) • Wyne (deceased) • Glass (deceased) • Bull (deceased) • Naroid (deceased)|
|Gourmet Seven||Patch • Apalon • Kitt • Painomi • Nomarch (defected) • Toppo (defected) • Ahmon (defected)|
|Employees & Others||Rin • Elboh • Marilyn • Smith • Komatsu • Rikky • Giraffebirds • Toll (deceased)|
|Biotopes||1st Biotope • 2nd Biotope • 3rd Biotope • 4th Biotope • 5th Biotope • 6th Biotope • 7th Biotope • 8th Biotope • 0th Biotope (unofficial)|
|Other Facilities||IGO Headquarters • Three Great Gourmet Prisons • Surprise Island • Gourmet Coliseum • Gourmet Research Laboratory|
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