In a savage world ruled by the pursuit of the most delicious foods, it's either eat or be eaten! While searching for the tastiest foods imaginable, Gourmet Hunter Toriko travels the world with his bottomless stomach, facing every beast in his way.
Toriko, his chef partner Komatsu, and the other Four Kings finally reach the first stop on their journey to the Gourmet World. Upon arrival they learn that the Daruma, Mayor of Hex Food World, is sick and the only thing that can save him is Acacia’s Salad—Air! They must travel through Hex Food World to find and prepare Air. But when Toriko comes face to face with a pregnant and cranky Nightmare Heracles, what is he to do? What will happen when Toriko faces off against this monstrous mother-to-be?!
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro made his debut in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1996. He is best known for Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi! for which he won the 46th Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga in 2001. His current series, Toriko, began serialization in Japan in 2008.