|Occupation||Bishokukai Sous Chef|
|Pets||Starjun's Braga Dragon|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 17|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
|Games||Gourmet Survival 1 & 2|
|Japanese Voice||Shin-ichiro Miki|
|English Voice||Scott Freeman|
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|“||Even if they’re always careful, all humans eventually die.||”|
—Starjun, to Komatsu.
Despite his status as a member of the Bishokukai and a wanted criminal, he has taken up the profession of a Bishokuya as his secondary job and is currently searching for an unknown ingredient, and has even formed a combo with Ootake in order to find it.
Starjun is a tall man, slightly taller than Toriko, with long black hair. He generally dresses in a manner similar to a knight, complete with an imposing metal mask which makes his eyes appear featureless and demonic. Beneath the mask however, Starjun has a relatively normal face, with a furrowed brow similar to Zebra's, long black hair and handsome features. He has a large scar or burn on the left side of his face and neck. In the manga, he has a caucasian skin color and his helmet is brighter, while in the anime his skin is of a white-pale pattern and his helmet is of a pitch-black blue color.
He is not one to mince words and will admit his mistakes (e.g. he operates the GT Robo that Toriko defeats in the Regal Mammoth and admits that the Jewel Meat was not obtained because he wanted to test Toriko's abilities). He appears to be noble, or at least respectful to those he considers strong, setting the GT Robo's pain sensors to 100% to test and feel Toriko's maximum power. He seems to shown an interest in Komatsu's cooking after observing his carving knife and wanted him to be useful to the Bishokukai. Likewise he has no interest or intent in harming people for no reason, shown twice when, during his first encounter with Toriko and Coco he simply ignores them even when they were prepared to fight and when, after defeating Toriko, he calmly states that Komatsu was the smartest one for not battling him and was perfectly content to hold a brief conversation with him before leaving him completely untouched. However, he also appears to have little tolerance for even the most mundane of resistances such as threatening to kill Komatsu after he demands him to give his knife back. He has a habit of scratching his head with one finger when he's puzzled or thinking. He also has respect for other as he demanded the pain limiter be remove so he can fight with conviction against Toriko, praise Komatsu for resolve and refer to him as talented.
Powers and Abilities
Considering his status as Sous Chef and comments about him from other characters in the series, it can be inferred that he is very powerful, so much that he outmatches every quality the GT Robo (or at least the one he pilots) has to offer him and even operating it effectively when it suffered internal damage from Toriko's barrage of attacks while they fought inside the Regal Mammoth. He was also one of the first members of the Bishokukai capable of entering the Gourmet World without the use of a GT Robo, which is a true testament to his power within the organization.
A testament of his power is his disappointment in the GT Robo, not only because it can not completely reproduce his own speed (Joejoe states that the new model's movement measurement error is merely 1/1000 of a second), but also because it is a hindrance to him "with no exception". Later, when he meets Toriko and Komatsu face to face for the first time, he considered Toriko's readiness for battle of 0.5 seconds to be "slow" and claims that he would have died 10 times already if they were to have a fight.
While usually protected by a very durable armor and a seemingly even more resistant helmet, since he showed surprise when it was broken, that he calls "Shiva Helmet", Starjun has displayed to possess a great deal of pain tolerance and physical durability. He was hit by eight of Toriko's most powerful attacks, driven through concrete and smashed against a mountain and still stood up, only coughing up some blood.
Even though Starjun is a very skilled Chef, he lacks the ability of Food Honor and Food Luck, which he compensates for by forming a combo with Ootake.
At the moment being, it is unknown what his hunting method is and how he uses it. His Hunting Method might have to do with Starjun's fire abilities.
Seeing as he carries a sword at the waist, his method might have something to do with swordsmanship.
Starjun projects an image of a humanoid muscular demon with a cycloptic eye, two large horns on its head and sharp fangs. He first uses it inside the Regal Mammoth during the Regal Mammoth Arc to show his true strength to Komatsu and later on during his battle with Toriko at Cooking Island.
He is shown to be quite adept at using Knocking. During his first appearance, while using a GT Robo, he managed to easily knock a large school of Puffer Whale, impressive as he was underwater at the time and even more impressive was that both Toriko and Coco had to concentrate very hard to knock just one Puffer Whale.
Starjun has shown the ability to control heat and fire. This ability's first use was shown when he barbecued a Butt Bug simply by touching it. Later, he makes the flame of a candle grow by holding his hand over it. He is also capable of freely controlling his own body temperature.
- Thermal Disinfection: Starjun increases the temperature of his own body to remove any poison or unknown substance from his body. He is first shown using this technique to counter the Poison Sound Armor that Coco and Zebra use against him to protect Komatsu from being captured.
- Camp Fire: Starjun sets his entire body on fire, also burning everything in the near vicinity. He is first shown using this technique to escape from the Hair Lock Sunny places on his body.
- Medium Flame: Derived from his Camp Fire, which it intensifies, Starjun first used this technique to destroy the Dark Cooking Tent which Toriko, Komatsu, and Zaus were in. However, Toriko didn't suffer any damage from this attack, despite being at very close range.
Galala Gator Arc
In the anime, it was shown that Starjun and Joejoe had been tracking Toriko and the Four Heavenly Kings' progress. They had even monitored Toriko's capture of the Galala Gator but were disappointed that it wasn't a more impressive ingredient causing havoc in the Baron Archipelago.
Rainbow Fruit Arc
In the anime, after Toriko's capture of the Rainbow Fruit, Starjun finally decides to make his move and orders Joejoe to prepare his GT Robo. He then sets off to the IGO Biotopes to steal their ingredients and kill any beasts that gets in his way.
Puffer Whale Arc
After his raid on the Biotopes, Starjun (still using his GT Robo) made his way to Labyrinthine Cave to capture the elusive Puffer Whale, he then successfully captured dozens while killing all the animals that approached him in the water. After rising from the water, he came face to face with Toriko, Coco and Komatsu who had been celebrating their capture of the Puffer Whales. Toriko and Coco immediately sensed the danger Starjun posed and prepared to fight him, however Starjun showed no interest, simply scratching his head and walking past them, leaving the stunned group behind to question the identity of the powerful mechanical foe. Once he left the cave, Starjun was confronted by Gourmet Police member, Toll who declared Starjun to be under arrest. However the legendary officer proved no match for the fearsome Starjun and was quickly murdered.
Word of the events at the cave and Starjun's attack on the Biotopes quickly made it to the ears of the IGO's directors who were more than shocked to hear of Toll's demise and the slaughter of the countless species residing in the Biotopes. They then figured out that this was the doing of the Bishokukai and made the decision to unite the Four Heavenly Kings to help fight this fearsome organization.
Regal Mammoth Arc
Starjun arrives at the 6th Bishokukai Branch riding on his beast to find Bei chasing a Butt Bug. Though unapproving of the grunt's tastes, he kills the bug with his ability. He then finds Joejoe who tells him about the operatives riding the GT Robo's. Starjun then complains about the GT Robo's and how they are to slow to reproduce his movements, even despite Joejoe stating that there have been improvements to the machines. After learning that IGO made the first move, Starjun chose to replace one of the operators of the GT Robo.He then starts off at the Black Carpet, progressing to Devil Athletics, all the while slaughtering anything in his path. However when he reaches the athletics, Toriko's newly trained Obsaurus destroys the platforms, hoping to slow Starjun down. However Starjun easily defeated the Obsaurus, and made it his mode of transportation. After reaching the other side of the Devil Athletics, he encounters Toriko's new animal partner, the Battle Wolf, Terry Cloth, which attempts to slow down the GT Robo with a battle of endurance. However, while Terry is giving it his all, Starjun was fooling around, to test the young Battle Wolf's ability. He soon got bored of 'playing' with Terry, and made the Obsaurus fight the Battle Wolf pup instead. He then goes to the base of Regal Plateau, to find Coco incapacitated, Gido's GT Robo broken, and the Regal Mammoth at it's base, paralyzed by Coco's poison. Starjun then jumps at the Mammoth, straight into it's belly.
Starjun comes from behind the group consisting of Toriko, Rin and Komatsu. Toriko immediately notices the presence of the GT Robo, and used an intense Intimidation to faze the Sous Chef, which fails. Toriko then goes in for a 5-Hit Nail Punch, only managing to graze the Robo before Starjun managed to smack him away with a hit that should have broken the Bishokuya's neck. Rin then attacks the Robo with Fragrance Bazooka, but Starjun easily dodges it and pierces her through the stomach. He then crouches in front of Komatsu and warns the small Chef, who has been screaming for his friends, that if he isn't a nuisance, he won't be killed, just like at the Sandy Beach in the Cave. However Toriko comes from behind, grabs the Robo by the shoulder and punches him, sending it flying. The Robo gets up, but Starjun is shocked that Toriko is still alive. Toriko attacks with a Fork and Knife, adding more dents to go to the Robo's head along with the one left by the earlier punch, though Starjun also managed to gt a hit in. Toriko then sends him flying with a 6-Hit Nail Punch, and tells Starjun that he will send the "Fear of Death" to the Bishokukai who aren't prepared to die. Starjun gets up, realizing that Toriko's body is undergoing Autophagy, a sign that his Gourmet Cells are evolving. Starjun then avoids a Fork, blocks a Knife, and attempts to counter with the Robo's laser. However, Toriko forcefully closes the 'beak', headbutts it and throws the enemy. Starjun gets up again, and tells Toriko that though he is impressed with the Bishokuya's performance, even if the GT Robo is unable to replicate his own full strength, but wonders if Toriko can defeat him before the Bishokuya's own Gourmet Cells kill him through Autophagy. Starjun is suddenly in front of Toriko and unleashes a multitude of slashing attacks, before Toriko punches him away. Starjun goes on to say that it's probably impossible for Toriko to defeat him before his own personal time limit and hits him with a Mixer Punch. Deciding to finish Toriko off for good, he shoots Toriko with the laser, sending him through a thick flesh wall.He then crouches in front of Komatsu, 'complimenting' him on being the only one smart enough not to get in the Sous Chef's way. He then notices Komatsu's Kitchen Knife, which spilled out of the smaller Chef's bag during the battle. Starjun picks it up, and deducing from the kitchen knife figures that Komatsu is a 'top-grade chef,' decides to take it. However Komatsu then grabs the GT Robo's arm and asks for the kitchen knife back, declaring that it is equal to his life, and that he isn't afraid of dying since he had that kind of 'Resolution', despite Starjun's warning. The Sous Chef uses uses Intimidation on Komatsu, and is impressed with the smaller Chef's resolve when he didn't let go, even though Komatsu was crying. Starjun is then surprised when Toriko made his presence known, with all his wounds healed, and accurately guesses that the Bishokuya's Gourmet Cells have evolved after eating the target, the Jewel Meat. Toriko then requests that Starjun turns off the GT Robo's "Sense of Pressure Excess", the program which prevented the operator from feeling any pain, so as to fully experience Toriko's 'evolution'. Toriko then prepares a Nail Punch, so Starjun attacks with a Mixer Punch before the Bishokuya has the chance to attack. However the Robo's hand actually gets entwined in Toriko's muscle fibers, who then grabs the arm, and starts chopping at it with a barrage of Knives until it breaks. When Starjun tried to use the laser, Toriko broke it with Fork, and attacked the body a couple more times with it. Starjun then tries to attack with Peeler Shot, but is hit by a 5-Hit Nail Punch before he could. Toriko then destroys the Robo with a 10-Hit Nail Punch, but not before Starjun asks if the Jewel Meat was delicious, and hope that they can meet again in the flesh.
Century Soup Arc
Some time after the unsuccessful capture of the Regal Mammoth's Jewel Meat, the Bishokukai Head Chef, Kuromado holds a gathering to discuss their recent failure. Starjun and many others are present and try to explain, however Starjun was not pleased and quickly silenced everyone with his might. Just then Grinpatch arrives to report his failure in retrieving Gido's GT Robo, but Kuromado decides to put that aside for now as their number one priority should be to find a replacement ingredient for the Jewel Meat in order to increase the power of their Gourmet Cells. Branch Chief Yuu then suggests they seek out the Century Soup which will appear soon in Ice Hell. Starjun and the others agree on this and prepare a party of three to recover it.
Toriko's Break Arc
While Toriko and Komatsu are eating at the isolated Bar Meria, they see a tall man mysteriously appear across from them enjoying a drink and when he lets out a sigh, both are immediately filled with horror as they recognize the man's voice to be none other than Starjun's. Toriko then raises his guard, but the casually-dressed Starjun assures him that he is not there to fight and that he was only searching for a particular ingredient, but he then says if he were there to fight he could've easily killed Toriko if he wanted, and with blinding speed he easily makes several cuts throughout the bar's walls without even moving, greatly shocking Toriko and Komatsu. Starjun then tells Toriko that when the race for GOD begins that is when they'll have their true battle which Toriko eagerly accepts. Starjun then leaves the bar and contemplates on how fortunate they were that he did not kill them then and there, and then begins to envy their Food Luck, something that he himself lacks.
Meteor Garlic Arc
Starjun is seen relaxing in a lounge within the Bishokukai Dining Kitchen along with a fully recovered Tommyrod. The two Sous Chefs are then greeted by Niceny who recommends they leave the Human World and focus their efforts on the Gourmet World. Niceny and Joejoe then discuss the difficulty of capturing the chefs at the top of the IGO Chef Ranking, however Starjun interjects and mentions that even outside the ranking, there are many skilled chefs worthy of recognition.
Bubble Fruit Arc
After Chiyo and Ootake's attack on Shokurin Temple and Chiyo's subsequent defeat at the hands of Toriko, a giant beast appeared out of the sky with a GT Robo riding it. The GT Robo then ordered Chiyo and Ootake to retreat as their mission was already complete. With that known Ootake took Chiyo and began to boast about how he'll be the one to prepare and eat GOD with his new partner Midora, the boss of the Bishokukai, he then escapes on the giant beast with the GT Robo. The GT Robo then begins to criticize Ootake for telling such an unflattering lie, but Ootake says that it doesn't matter as Midora considers all the chefs in the Bishokukai as his partners, but for now Ootake's true partner is the GT Robo's pilot, Starjun, since he lives both the life of a Bishokukai Sous Chef and a Bishokuya. Starjun states that he admires Ootake's ambition, but requires Ootake primarily for the Food Luck that he does not have, which is absolutely necessary for obtaining GOD. They both then speed back to the Gourmet World.
Cooking Festival Arc
Starjun is later seen back at the Bishokukai's New World Headquarters with several members of the Bishokukai, planning an invasion of the Cooking Festival. After putting on his helmet and asking Joejoe about final preparations, he left for the festival with his assembled group of Tommyrod, Grinpatch, Elg, Limon, Chiyo, accompanied by various unknown beasts at their sides.As Cooking Fest goes into the finals, Komatsu and Zaus begin their "Dark Cooking Duel" in the pitch black tent in the stadium. Komatsu begins to search for his ingredients, but he is suddenly grabbed by a mysterious figure who is none other than Starjun! Starjun tells the young chef he is there to collect him. His presence is quickly noticed by Toriko and the other Heavenly Kings. From the stands, Zebra protects Komatsu with Poison Sound Armor and Coco circulates the lethal poison in the armor to attack. However, Starjun extinguishes the poison with Thermal Disinfection, and uses Camp Fire to make the Darkness Cooking Arena burst into flames, driving back Sunny after he used his Hair Lock on Starjun. As Komatsu yells for Toriko, his partner appears behind Starjun wearing an angry expression. Starjun says he's been waiting for him. As Toriko demanded Starjun to go outside to fight, Starjun replied that they were already “outside” as he proceeded to destroy the tent with his Camp Fire Medium Flame.
Once the tent was disintegrated, Toriko launched a barrage of attacks that took Starjun by surprise, and led him to comment on how good the attack was. To test Toriko's power, Starjun allowed him to unleash another sequence of the most powerful attacks he has shown so far (including the 50 ren nail gun), causing him to be slightly wounded and his armor to break. Expressing satisfaction with his strength, he proceeded to use his 'Intimidation' and started to fight.
Later on, Komatsu arrives just in time to see an unconscious Toriko being lifted up by Starjun. The Bishokukai proceeds to kidnap the chef, but is promptly punched by Toriko, who was awakened by Komatsu's cries.
Appearances in Other Media
Toriko: Gourmet Survival
Starjun makes an appearance in the PSP game Toriko: Gourmet Survival as a boss and major antagonist. During the story he does not appear physically, instead acting through his new custom GT Robo. After Toriko and his group go deeper into Megamori Island, they soon run into Starjun's GT Robo, having been sent there to acquire the island's rare ingredients.
Toriko: Gourmet Survival 2
Starjun appears once again in the sequel Toriko: Gourmet Survival 2 for the PSP. This time appearing in person, he goes to the Gattsuki Continent alongside Grinpatch, Ryoutei and Tommyrod. He later appears to form an alliance with a rogue Nitro.
Toriko: Gourmet Monsters
Starjun makes an appearance in the Nintendo 3DS game Toriko: Gourmet Monsters as an antagonist once again alongside Tommyrod and Grinpatch. In the game, while they antagonize the Four Heavenly Kings early on, they are eventually forced to form an alliance with them in order to take down the mutant monstrosity known as the Death Gore Chimera which threatens to consume all the world's resources.
Starjun has been featured prominently in the Trading Card Game, appearing on many cards. He has also appeared in every Toriko video game released as a major antagonist. A keychain figurine has also been made of Starjun.
- In Chapter 72 of Sket Dance, a character named Shinzou dresses up as a GT Robo mimicking Starjun's head scratching habit to prepare for his date.
- He ranked 7th in the first Popularity Poll with 435 votes.
- Due to the low communication between Mitsutoshi Shimabakuro and Toei animation characters design staff, Starjun skin was pale white during the first arc of the series in the anime. However, when Starjun's real appearence is revealed, his skin changes to caucasian white. Thus, by "unknown" reasons Starjun skin color changes constantly depending on if he is seen using his helmet or not.
|Unique Ranks||Alfaro (Waiter) • Limon (Sommelier) • Kaitora (Exclusive Saiseiya) • Zaragira (Food Management Office Chief, deceased) • Gur (Talent Scout, deceased)|
|Chefs||Dores • Kuromado • Niceny • Starjun • Grinpatch • Tommyrod (deceased) • Ryoutei (former)|
|Branch Chiefs||Elg • Yuu • Jerry Boy (deceased) • Barrygamon • Bogie Woods • Cedre|
|Subordinates||Joejoe • Bei • Zyper • Gido • Dohsa|
|Beasts||Scum Beast • Jack • Starjun's Beast • Tommyrod's Insects • Niceny's Beast • Chiyo's Beast|
|Unknown Rank||Chiyo • Ootake • Bile|
|Headquarters||Castle Shokuyokubō • 3rd Branch • 6th Branch • Starjun's Castle • Bishokukai Dining Kitchen • Bishokukai Gourmet World HQ|
|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|