|Red Haired Pig|
|Price||800 yen per 100g|
Can live anywhere in the Human World
|Anime||Toriko 3D Movie: Kaimaku! Gourmet Adventure!!|
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The Red Haired Pig (赤毛ブタ Akage Buta) is a pig mammal beast and a high-grade ingredient that is often served at deluxe 5-star restaurants, such as Hotel Gourmet.
The Red Haired Pig is a vicious creature that will attack anything that comes within its territory and will pursue the potential prey seemingly without end, showing that it is a predatory carnivore in nature, with a special liking for humans. Despite this, Red-Haired Pigs can be tamed to some degree and be used as farm livestock by humans. 500 years ago during the great food shortage caused by the Gourmet War, it was not uncommon to feed newborn humans to Red Haired Pig livestock in order to survive. It appears though that a Red Haired Pig may spare an infant if it proves to be a competent predator and allow it to live amongst their kind.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Red Haired Pigs can either be around the height of an average human or the double of that, in which case if it's the latter it may require at least 10 professional non-gourmet hunters to take it down, but a smaller one can be lured into a trap so long as a capable hunter can outrun it. It is unknown if a similar method will work on a large one.
Red Haired Pig meat is considered a delicacy and is usually served at 5-star restaurants and its meat can be sold at 800 yen a gram. It can be prepared in several ways but it can also be easily roasted over a fire and it will remain just as delicious. Despite its status as a deluxe 5-star food, it still pales in comparison to the more luxurious meats in the world and those served at 6-star or above restaurants, and they are quite easy to come by for most restaurants due to that they can be artificially bred.
Gourmet War LivestockEdit
Five-hundred years ago after the start of the Gourmet War, Red Haired Pigs were kept as livestock by starving villages, however due to the food shortage caused by the war, the only thing villagers could feed the carnivorous pigs was their own infant children, giving birth to them atop piles of hard straw where the pigs could eat them easily. However out of all the infants fed, one managed to prove its predatory will to survive and become part of the herd of Red Pigs, the infant would grow up to become Midora, the boss of the Gourmet Corp..
Galala Gator ArcEdit
Cooking Festival ArcEdit
During his battle with Ichiryu, Midora reminisces about his birth and childhood, and his will to survive amongst the Red Haired Pigs.
Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit
- In the anime, the scene where Toriko notices the scent of Red Haired Pig on Komatsu is not shown.
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
The Red Haired Pig first appeared in the second Toriko pilot chapter Oneshot 2007. In it, the Red Haired Pig is first seen chasing a young Komatsu as he tries to find Toriko, however he is eventually saved by said Gourmet Hunter, as Toriko instantly defeats it with his Nail Punch and saves Komatsu.
Toriko 3D Movie: Kaimaku! Gourmet Adventure!!Edit
In Toriko 3D Movie: Kaimaku! Gourmet Adventure!! which is a loose adaptation of Oneshot 2007, the Red Haired Pig appears once more but this time chasing a young boy named Peck who desperately tries to flee from the voracious pig while trying to hit it with his slingshot. Luckily he is saved just in time by Toriko who defeats it with only one punch and sends it flying into a rock. Toriko and Peck are later seen cooking eats meat over a fire.