|“||Remember this... The one who will eat GOD is the Bishokukai's Boss, Midora-sama..!! And the one who will cook it is his combo partner, me...!!||”|
—Ōtake to Komatsu and Toriko, before leaving Shokurin Temple.
|Manga Debut||Chapter 156|
|Anime Debut||Episode 83|
|Japanese Voice||Hiro Yūki|
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Ootake is a young chef who was formerly the owner of the 7-star "Fairtytail Specialty Cooking" restaurant Otogi Castle prior to his abduction by the Bishokukai. He is also an old friend of Komatsu's from their training days to become chefs. After his abduction he became a member of the Bishokukai and formed a combo with one of its top members.
Before being abducted by the Bishokukai, Ootake was a short young man no more taller than Komatsu, with short orange hair, brown eyes and simple features who wore a fancy white dress suit.
After being abducted by the Bishokukai, Ootake's appearance changed drastically due to being infused with Gourmet Cells. He became greatly taller and far more muscular, his features became far more sharper, his hair turned brown and his eyes gained an amber color. His face also became covered in what appears to be swollen veins or scars. He now wears a white chef's outfit with a large white cape and two small patches on the left side of his chest with the emblems of a fork and a spoon.
Despite his skill as a chef, it has been shown that he is more focused on his fame than his cooking. He cares more about how much money he makes than the quality of food he produces (even though it is quite high-quality). He will go so far as to pay off reporters. He also has no respect for his customers, often calling them "stupid". This is a radical change from his youth, when it is implied by Komatsu that he was just as passionate about food and making people happy as Komatsu currently is. He has also shown to have become distant of his past in not just his views but also his friends, having even forgotten his and Komatsu's old friend Ume but is ultimately still friendly with Komatsu.
Even after joining the Bishokukai, he is still shown to act relatively politely and respectful towards Komatsu and has shown no intention to harm him.
Abilities and Weapons
After being kidnapped by the Bishokukai and joining them, Ootake seems to have gotten hold of a certain amount of strength, becoming muscular and slightly bigger than before. Toriko suspects that he has had Gourmet Cells directly injected into his body (mainly due to seeing his facial features). He uses two knifes as weapons. He has some super strength as he could carry his own weight plus Chiyo and jump up on to Chiyo's beast in the sky.
Revitalizing Knife: Ootake is able to perform the Dark Technique and he possesses a Revitalizing Kitchen Knife for it. Upon stabbing someone, the knife leaves no wound behind, though the victim will still feel the pain. Ootake's use of the knife suggests that it was primarily used for torture but can be used to heal people as well.
Shining Gourami Arc
Ootake is first shown having recently taken 99th place in the IGO's top 100 chefs ranking, showing that he is a very skilled chef. Komatsu goes to meet him and eat his food, but quickly begins to notice strange things going on, such as Ootake bribing the reporters and the reporters not even sitting down for a meal. Otoake, having been confronted with Komatsu's ethical concerns, expresses his views adamantly but is ultimately shunned by his former friend.
Meteor Garlic Arc
Bubble Fruit Arc
After Toriko and Komatsu finished their Food Honor training, Ootake is seen flying on a giant skeletal bird creature along with Chiyo and a Golem as they make their way to Shokurin Temple. When arriving at the temple, Komatsu noticed him when he came off the giant bird and quickly goes to him, having been worried for his safety since his kidnapping. Ootake greets Komatsu as well but suddenly stabs him; stating he was glad to to see him again too so he could say farewell.
He states that he has become a far more skilled chef then Komatsu as he has been learning to successfully prepare ingredients from the Gourmet World; he then removes the knife from Komatsu only to reveal that the stab wound is gone, he explains that it was actually a precision knife technique that revitalizes the body. He then begins to boast to Komatsu about his recent achievement in forming a combo with a powerful member of the Bishokukai.
He and Komatsu then witness Chiyo and Toriko's furious battle, with Toriko seemingly coming out the victor. Ootake, shows some interest in Toriko's skill but still looks down on him. Just then a gigantic beast appears in the sky that is being ridden by a GT Robo who orders Ootake and Chiyo to retreat as their goal has been accomplished. Before they leave Ootake boasts that with his new skills and his new partner he has surpassed Komatsu in every way and that he shall be the one to prepare and eat GOD and conquer the Gourmet World with his new partner Midora, the boss of the Bishokukai. He then grins maliciously as he picks up Chiyo and escapes on the giant beast. As they leave the GT Robo's operator criticizes Ootake for telling such an unflattering lie, but Ootake dismisses this as a possible truth since all chefs in the Bishokukai are considered Midora's partners, but soon enough he will rise up to Midora's side. For now though, he still remains the one and only partner of the GT Robo's operator, Starjun, the Sous Chef of the Bishokukai.
Cooking Festival Arc
Ootake is seen along with the rest of the Bishokukai during the attack on the Cooking Festival. However rather than aid his comrades in battle or kidnap chefs, he is seen merely walking about searching for something.
Later, after Komatsu was kidnapped by Starjun and imprisoned in the dungeon of the Bishokukai Gourmet World HQ, Ootake is there to greet Komatsu once he woke up and welcomes him to the "soon-to-be defunct" Bishokukai while Komatsu stares on in confusion.
Anime and Manga Differences
In the anime, Ootake's Revitalizing Kitchen Knife appears to emit a black glow and has numerous tiny purple particles moving inside of it.
|Unique Ranks||Alfaro (Waiter) • Limon (Sommelier) • Kaitora (Exclusive Saiseiya) • Zaragira (Food Management Office Chief, deceased) • Gur (Talent Scout, deceased)|
|Chefs||Dores • Kuromado • Niceny • Kariu • Boneless • Starjun • Grinpatch • Tommyrod (deceased) • Ryoutei (former)|
|Branch Chiefs||Elg (deceased) • Yuu • Jerry Boy • Barrygamon • Bogie Woods • Cedre|
|Subordinates||Joejoe • Bei • Zyper • Gido (deceased) • Dohsa|
|Beasts||Scum Beasts • Cage Beast • Jack • Starjun's Beast • Tommyrod's Insects • Niceny's Beast|
Chiyo's Beast • Big Bang Shark
|Unknown Rank||Chiyo • Ootake • Bile|
|Headquarters||Bishokukai Headquarters • 3rd Branch • 6th Branch • Starjun's Castle • Bishokukai Dining Kitchen • Bishokukai Gourmet World HQ|
|Chef Goddess||Frohze (deceased)|
|Top 100 Chefs (current)||Zaus • Setsuno • Brunch • 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 • Kariu • Boneless • Starjun • Grinpatch • Tommyrod (deceased) • Ryoutei • Chiyo • Ootake|
|Others||Atashino • Meria • Ume • Joa • Nono • Pen • Tacchino Kawagoe • Koryou • Cumin • Monchy|