Charismatic Gourmet Hunter
|Birthday||May 25th, 475 GA|
|Age||25 (start of the series);|
|Affiliation||Four Heavenly Kings;|
|Relatives||Ichiryu (adoptive father);|
|Game||Toriko: Gourmet Survival|
|Japanese||Takashi Kondo (In OVAs);|
Ryōtarō Okiayu (TV Anime & Movie)
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Toriko himself has been an orphan since childhood and has no known biological relatives, however he is the adopted son of the late IGO president, Ichiryu who raised him and the other Four Heavenly Kings like his own sons. Toriko has also "adopted" the young Battle Wolf, Terry Cloth. Toriko has shown to care about his adopted family as much as a real one.
Ichiryu, the president of IGO, is the adopted father of Toriko and the three other Heavenly Kings, finding and helping to raise them into the fine Gourmet Hunters they are today. He enjoys their company, and would be even willing to prioritize spending some time with them, above that of doing important work, and meeting with heads of states. He is shown to be proud of Toriko, as shown after he tested his growth. Toriko is eager to make him proud and find GOD for him, and is deeply saddened when he learned of his father's death.
The gentleman of the Four Heavenly Kings, Coco was raised alongside Toriko, as well as the other two Heavenly Kings, by Ichiryu, sharing a good friendship, if not a brotherly bond, with Toriko. Toriko understands Coco's feelings of being isolated due to Coco's body producing deadly poison. Out of all the Kings, they share the most friendly relationship, though Coco does tend to dislike Toriko's rudeness and how the glutton tends to push situations onto him.
Toriko and Sunny appear to enjoy each others company, however they have a tendency to annoy each other quite often, and the two share very little in common, with Sunny often criticizing Toriko for his "gross" manners. Currently, Sunny is feeling uneasy over the fact that his sister Rin and Toriko will marry, thereby making them brother-in-laws.
Toriko also gets along with Zebra much better than the other two Heavenly Kings do, despite Toriko not approving of Zebra hunting species to extinction. Toriko doesn't seem to mind Zebra's rowdy personality, willing to brawl with him upon Zebra's request.
Despite Zebra's status as an infamous convicted felon, Toriko was willing to bail him out of prison to ask for his help in finding the Mellow Cola. Their relationship is most based around fists rather than words, as such, while the two usually become agitated when speaking, when fighting they are a force to be reckoned with and make a great fighting duo that can take on even the deadliest foes.
Sunny's younger sister, Rin, has an immense crush on Toriko, tending to blush and become shy whenever he praises or even speaks with her, she even attempted to copy his signature three scars (stopping at once upon realizing she did it on the wrong side of her face). She was willing to place her life in serious danger against Starjun in order to protect Toriko from him.
When Starjun mortally wounds her and it is believed that she will die, Toriko was willing to grant her last request implied to be a kiss, which is further implied when she survives due to her Gourmet Cells reacting to a taste that Rin found 'delicious'. Regardless, Toriko denies any involvement. It is shown that he greatly appreciated her efforts to help him through his depression after he had lost to Starjun.
When Toriko had lost confidence in himself after his crippling loss against Starjun and the fall of the Human World, it was Rin who restored his resolve by contacting Knocking Master Jiro and all the people who were grateful to everything Toriko had ever done for the Human World and each reminding him of his great accomplishments as a Gourmet Hunter. Although Rin herself stayed hidden and was simply content with seeing Toriko happy again, however Toriko was somehow able to sense her presence and knew that she was the one to thank for restoring his confidence. He then departed for Gourmet World and would continue to remember Rin's kindness for the next year and a half.
After his return from his year and a half away from the Human World, Rin demanded that Toriko marry her. Toriko remembering the kindness that Rin had done for him before and knowing how genuine her feelings were, he happily and surprisingly complied with her request and agreed to marry her, much to the shock of Rin and everyone else present. This likely indicates that Toriko now reciprocates Rin's feelings (although not in the same fanatical manner that she expresses it) and wishes to eventually settle down with a wife. This was proven true as during his departure to the Gourmet World, he asked Rin to take care of their ceremony and that he would bring GOD back as their "wedding cake" upon his return.
During his mission on Regal Island, Toriko adopted the new born Battle Wolf pup and named it Terry Cloth, making the young wolf his Animal Partner, and he has sworn to raise it into a mighty adult. The two share a special bond that extends beyond the usual master-pet bond to the point where Toriko treats Terry like his own child and both recognize each other as equals. Usually Battle Wolfs don't attach themselves to humans as they usually roam the wilderness as loners, making this relationship truly unique. During their time in the Human World, Terry lived with Toriko at his Sweet House. After Toriko left for his trip to Gourmet World, Terry stayed behind and trained so as to be prepared for his return. After Toriko returned from his year and a half trip, he and Terry were happily reunited and had a very affectionate reunion, with Toriko reminding his young pup that they would never be apart again.
Komatsu was originally a client who requested Toriko to find the Garara Gator, but after being amazed and inspired by Toriko, made up his mind and asked to accompany the Gourmet Hunter on his adventures. At first, Toriko allowed Komatsu to come along but showed very little concern if he was killed while in the wild, simply seeing it as part of the natural order. However, as time went on, they became very close friends in the progress, to the point of forming an official Hunter-Chef Combo pact. As a result, Toriko decided to only put Ingredients that 'choose' both of them for his Full Course Menu.
Though at the beginning of the series, Toriko cared little for Komatsu's safety, he is now very protective of him, having grown to consider the young chef a true friend rather than simply a traveling companion, a friendship that has been compared to that of a mouse riding a lion. When venturing into extremely hostile environments to obtain ingredients, Komatsu is usually strapped to Toriko' back for maximum protection. Komatsu in turn, is quite devoted to Toriko, believing that they can rise to the top together, which is why he puts everything he has into preparing an ingredient. Toriko and the Heavenly Kings tend to view Komatsu as a reminder of hope during their dark journey in Gourmet World thanks to his optimistic and child-like disposition.
Tom is a gourmet wholesaler and ship captain that Toriko is close friends with and both are also drinking buddies. The two also share a unique combo-like partnership, as whenever Toriko catches a new ingredient, it is usually Tom who sells his goods, and whenever Toriko needs special info on an ingredient, he seeks out Tom for assistance. Usually when Toriko needs to get somewhere by sea, he gets Tom to take him in his boat The Gastro Gig or uses one of Tom's helicopters. Toriko has no problem when Tom tries to purchase ingredients for less than they are actually worth and their unique and fruitful partnership makes them a very effective business team.
Ob is an Obsaurus that serves Terry Cloth and, by extension, Toriko. Though originally subdued by Cedre, and later by Starjun, Ob does not seem to have any dark tendencies. In fact, after starting to live with Toriko, he is shown to be extremely friendly and quite loyal, attempting to reach Wul Jungle under his own power to help Terry and Toriko.
Jiro, or Knocking Master Jiro, is a legendary Gourmet Hunter that Toriko and Komatsu met on the way to the Sandy Beach in the Cave to catch some Puffer Whale. After Toriko gave him a bottle of alcohol, he considered himself in his and Komatsu's debt, as he went through the trouble of saving Toriko in the Gourmet World, when the young Gourmet Hunter went to test his strength. They are on friendly terms with him, even sharing a drink at Drunken Frenzy Island. Despite Jiro being the "brother" of Toriko's adoptive father, Ichiryu, Toriko had never met Jiro in person until his trip to Cavern Lagoon and was not aware of Jiro's status as his "uncle" until he left for Gourmet World. When Toriko became forlorn due to his loss against Starjun, the loss of Komatsu, the fall of the Human World, and the information that Ichiryu had passed away, it was Jiro who tried to renew his faith and reminded him what it truly means to be a Gourmet Hunter.
Setsuno, or as Toriko refers to her, 'Old Lady Setsuno', is a Gourmet Living National Treasure, and a renowned Chef with whom Toriko shares some history with. Toriko met up with her when he went to Gourmet Town with Komatsu after having made a reservation at her restaurant two years prior in hopes of tasting her Century Soup. He has great respect for Setsuno's wisdom and experience and goes to see her when he is confused about an ingredient, as shown when he showed her the Million Tree's seed from Ichiryu's Full Course.
Toriko first met Teppei during his adventures at Ice Hell, where he saved the Gourmet Hunter's life. Despite being a Saiseiya, who normally doesn't get along with Gourmet Hunters, Teppei and Toriko are on friendly terms. Teppei freely gives information and samples of Ingredients he has revived to Toriko, and apparently trusts Toriko not to abuse it. After Teppei was brainwashed by Joa, Toriko became determined to restore him to normal, even if it meant pushing him to near-death.
Mansam is a the IGO chief of research, and is considered the third most powerful man in the IGO, after Ichiryu and Shigematsu. He has a long history with the Heavenly Kings, being present when Ichiryu first found and adopted them. Thus he knows all of them well. He gets along very well with Toriko, both possessing immense appetites, but they tend to fight over meals, especially if it contains alcohol. Despite being Toriko's senior, their relationship is more akin to that of old friends or even brothers.
Match is the current Boss of the Gourmet Yakuza. Toriko first met Match as part of the many Gourmet Hunters heading to Ice Hell. Though Match was originally cautious of Toriko, seeing as his first encounter with a Heavenly King got his body riddled with scars, he learned that Toriko was completely different from Zebra, and managed to trust him. He went as far as to offer Toriko his own Lighter Suit, so that the King could fight better. When they next met, Match accepted Toriko's proposition to go gambling to defeat Livebearer, trusting in the abilities of the Kings.
Takimaru is a member of the Gourmet Knights and one of the few who managed to reach the central mountain in Ice Hell. By doing so and defeating a member of the Gourmet Corp., he earned Toriko's respect, especially when he learned the main reason he embarked on this trip was to help his leader. They have been good friends ever since.
The leader of the Gourmet Knights, Toriko has a long standing relationship with Aimaru. Though they are friendly with each other, they tend to get into arguments with each other frequently when they get together, something that they don't usually do with most other people. They share a form of rivalry, and both are aiming to capture GOD, making it a form of competition between them. In fact, when Aimaru initially refused the medicine that was offered to him from Takimaru, he instantly gained his will to live after learning about GOD.
Yosaku is Teppei's master and is considered to be a legendary Saiseiya. He was the one who helped regrow Toriko's left arm after it was blown of by Tommyrod at Ice Hell. Yosaku is astounded by Toriko's life force, as demonstrated when he regrew the Gourmet Hunter's arm, which finished in six months, something that should have originally taken 20 years.
Melk the SecondEdit
When Toriko first met Melk the Second, his first impression was that she was a talented young lady, but that she lacked confidence in her ability to back it up, which was how he easily saw through the lie that she was the original Melk. After Toriko came back from Heavy Hole, he saw that this confidence as a Sharpener was restored by Komatsu.
Melk the FirstEdit
Melk the First is the original Melk, and Melk the Seconds father. Toriko met him inside Heavy Hole during his training to get Melk Stardust, and was surprised that his personality was not anything like the Sharpeners reputation led him to believe. After figuring out that the reason for Melk's reputation as an introvert and recluse was because of his tiny voice, and resolving it using the Amplifier Stone from a Rock Condor, Melk helped Toriko out, and gave him advice on his next target on Ichiryu's List.
Master Chin Chinchin is a Gourmet Living National Treasure and the master of Chowlin Temple. He is the one that taught Toriko the secret technique of Food Honor, Food Immersion. His training is intense, as he dropped a mountain on Toriko and Komatsu, just to see whether they were worthy of learning his secret technique. Toriko greatly respects him and was angered when Chiyo continued to beat the master after he was unable to defend himself. Chin in turn also acknowledges Toriko, being one of the few names he actually remembers.
Shuu is an assistant manager at Chowlin Temple, and is the one who instructed Toriko and Komatsu in proper Food Honor. The Combo has great respect for him, being the one who managed to beat both of them in their respective fields, as well as calmly guiding them in mastering Food Honor.
Tina is a young but persistent reporter for Gourmet News, that constantly tries to follow Toriko around in hopes of finding a story, since he is a famous Gourmet Hunter. However she is usually foiled due to technical difficulties, like hostile environments and beast. She usually manages to stumble on to Toriko by accident.
The Gourmet Corp. are the series main antagonists, who are attempting to gain control of the worlds Ingredients. There main focus is GOD and the Gourmet World, but they have made several actions in the Human World as well, and several times their paths have crossed with Toriko and his friends. While they acknowledge Toriko's existence and power, most of the executive members do not consider him a true threat yet, with the exception of the Sous Chefs. Toriko in turn dislike their methods, especially their needless killing of beasts, and excessive consumption of Ingredients.
Starjun is the first Gourmet Corp. Sous Chef that Toriko encountered, though the last he met in the flesh, their previous encounters was with Starjun in a GT Robo. He acknowledges the Sous Chef's strength, claiming that he might not win if they fought in the flesh. Starjun in turn can see that Toriko holds great potential, and is eager to see it grow to its fullest, and then battle it.
Their battle turned into an epic grudge match with both of them testing one another's strength and their own to see what limits they had. Ultimately however, Toriko managed to score a lethal blow on Starjun which forced Starjun's Gourmet Cells to evolve to save his life, and Toriko himself lost and Komatsu was taken. The loss shook Toriko to his core and he was depressed for a significant time afterwards before finally having the motivation to continue his dreams and help his comrades.
After the two reunited in Area 6, Toriko was immediately hostile towards Starjun, but upon finding out that he had been sent to aid him on Midora's behalf, Toriko chose to tolerate his presence. When they were paired up as a temporary combo by Jiji, Toriko begrudgingly accepted the partnership while Starjun remained indifferent, and Toriko later confessed to Starjun how his battle with him deeply effected him but in the end its what made him stronger, showing that Toriko still bears a grudge against Starjun but also sees his antagonism as a necessary stepping stone for his strength and is willing to let go of their past differences for the greater good.
Grinpatch is the second Sous Chef that Toriko met face-to-face. Grinpatch, like Starjun, is interested in Toriko's growth which he tested at Wul Volcano. Toriko also recognizes Grinpatch's true strength, since he knew that the Gourmet Corp. Sous Chef was playing with him.
Tommyrod is the third of the Sous Chefs, whom Toriko met at Ice Hell, when they were both after the Century Soup. Toriko has a deep dislike for Tommy, due to the Sous Chefs method of killing beasts because they 'annoy' him, and his callous treatment of subordinates and the insects he spawns. Tommy in turn acknowledges Toriko's strength, choosing to face the Gourmet Hunter at full power, but also possesses a deep hatred to the Heavenly King, for the damage done to him during their battle.
Once one of the Top 5 Chef's in the world, Chiyo has turned her cooking skills to the Gourmet Corp. She seemed to make it her duty to destroy the secret teachings of Food Honor, and thus crossed 'blades' with Toriko. Chiyo saw Toriko as nothing more than a target, who managed to learn Food Immersion. Toriko dislikes Chiyo for her cruel methods, especially when she continued to kick Master Chin when he was already defeated.