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Old 2012-05-29, 23:30   Link #161
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I think one of Toriko's biggest problem is that it is just so full of testosterone. The girls in it are essentially useless. The only attractive one so far is Melk the second. It would have been nice if she joined up with Toriko and Komatsu. However, this show is still lacking the emotional impact that makes all the other great shounen shows spectacular.

We are 58 episodes in, and all Toriko has been is essentially a fighting anime with a lot of eating. The characters all have potential (except for Zonge... I wish he would die already), so there is a chance the story gets better.

I think other things that turn off viewers are Komatsu's whiny voice and unattractive character design. It makes it hard for people in general to sympathize with him. In addition, Komatsu should not be able to survive in the harsh environments that Toriko has gone through. As much as the new knife is divinely powerful, it is still can't keep Komatsu from being squashed by ultra-high gravity. I do believe he has potential to slice a level 100 beast with that knife, however.
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Old 2012-05-29, 23:30   Link #162
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so fanservice for the fangirls bursting out for no reason, only briefly in the manga tough.....
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Old 2012-05-30, 06:18   Link #163
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so fanservice for the fangirls bursting out for no reason, only briefly in the manga tough.....
Does Toriko really have many fangirls though? I see all the necessary "ingredients" for it in the anime (har har har), but it's not like there's a ton of slash doujinshi or fujoshi talking about the show...

In Japan it's really just hitting squarely at the young boys demo, and selling a decent amount of toys.
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Old 2012-05-30, 22:24   Link #164
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Old 2012-05-30, 23:29   Link #165
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Don't put spoilers in this thread.
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Old 2012-05-31, 01:14   Link #166
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Don't put spoilers in this thread.
That was just an hint, not even a proper spoiler, but thanks for actually making that obvious, smart guy.
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Old 2012-06-03, 15:48   Link #167
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I hope one day Crushy star simulcast this
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Old 2012-06-09, 03:45   Link #168
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Anyone think Zebura's theme sound similar to picolo theme from FBZ?
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Old 2012-06-19, 16:12   Link #169
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That was a nice insight episode for Zebra. He's becoming more and more awesome each episode. With that tough guess exterior, he seems to have a truly good heart. Of course, if he ever weeps over a drama movie, I'd probably crack up to no end.
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Old 2012-08-01, 14:17   Link #170
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Hmmmm !
It's me or the opening have new pictures ? Oo
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Old 2012-09-19, 14:10   Link #171
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Wrong topic.

THe episode 73 was with Surprise Apples.
So good. XD
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Old 2012-10-03, 21:50   Link #172
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ep 75

I couldn't resist... had to rez the thread, because I just HAD to post this...


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Old 2012-10-30, 17:48   Link #173
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Old 2012-10-30, 20:32   Link #174
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Wow, this thread is alive again.

Komatsu survived yet again with his luck. However, I'm still not sure how he will survive in environments that automatically kill you, like what Toriko went through when he went to Gourmet World.

Anyway, what I think this show is really lacking are great female counterparts. Without that, the show's popularity, at least in the western culture and the older population, will not be that high. At least Melk will show up next episode, which is always a plus. She seems like the best female so far in the show, as far as looks and skills. If she joins the regular cast, I'm sure that Toriko will become more popular. However, I get the feeling that the next episode seems like a filler, just from the preview.
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Old 2012-10-30, 21:52   Link #175
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Wow, this thread is alive again.

Komatsu survived yet again with his luck. However, I'm still not sure how he will survive in environments that automatically kill you, like what Toriko went through when he went to Gourmet World.

Anyway, what I think this show is really lacking are great female counterparts. Without that, the show's popularity, at least in the western culture and the older population, will not be that high. At least Melk will show up next episode, which is always a plus. She seems like the best female so far in the show, as far as looks and skills. If she joins the regular cast, I'm sure that Toriko will become more popular. However, I get the feeling that the next episode seems like a filler, just from the preview.
If that's the case, then it probably is, given that Manga immediately goes into another arc after the current one.
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Old 2012-10-31, 07:13   Link #176
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Wow, this thread is alive again.

Komatsu survived yet again with his luck. However, I'm still not sure how he will survive in environments that automatically kill you, like what Toriko went through when he went to Gourmet World.

Anyway, what I think this show is really lacking are great female counterparts. Without that, the show's popularity, at least in the western culture and the older population, will not be that high. At least Melk will show up next episode, which is always a plus. She seems like the best female so far in the show, as far as looks and skills. If she joins the regular cast, I'm sure that Toriko will become more popular. However, I get the feeling that the next episode seems like a filler, just from the preview.
Toriko is one of the big three names in Japan and plus it is shounen series. Even though it's lack of famale characters I like the manly side of this series more. Not the mention it has interesting setting and plot too. I never ever felt that there should be more female character. Well anime has that reporter at the end. There is also Rin too. Other than those two you can barely see female characters in the manga. So what I am saying is that I am liking this manga the way as it is now. Since it doesn't matter how it does on western counties I think the popularity of show in the Japan is enough to make it it's name well-known through western countries.
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Old 2012-10-31, 14:50   Link #177
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Toriko is one of the big three names in Japan and plus it is shounen series. Even though it's lack of famale characters I like the manly side of this series more. Not the mention it has interesting setting and plot too. I never ever felt that there should be more female character. Well anime has that reporter at the end. There is also Rin too. Other than those two you can barely see female characters in the manga. So what I am saying is that I am liking this manga the way as it is now. Since it doesn't matter how it does on western counties I think the popularity of show in the Japan is enough to make it it's name well-known through western countries.
I understand that it is very popular in Japan. I also understand why western taste does not matter to the series creator. I just wish it would do something that would make it a little more popular for the western side, since there is not much I can discuss with here. Most people I know haven't seen it, and the girls refuse to see it.

Add on top of the character issues, it also lacks the emotional impacts that the other shounen series have. I guess this show is more to watch just for the fun of it, and it does not relate to the viewer as much.

It does have interesting ideas; hence, I watch it weekly. I just wish there were more to it, so I can at least discuss it with people. As it stands, this thread lacks discussion as well.
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Old 2012-11-14, 20:53   Link #178
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I know it's dumb.
But i really liked the filler of 80 with Melk.
And the 81 was good.
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Old 2012-11-15, 16:31   Link #179
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80 with Melk
81 with Wall Pengy

Awesome fillers.


Pengy is sooo cute, wants a stuff plushy now...
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Old 2012-12-23, 01:44   Link #180
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I started yesterday and today I am Toriko episode 14 with and I like it. Toriko is a very delicious shonen
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