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This thread is for anything and everything Komatsu!
I think Komatsu is a very interesting character. He's Toriko's sidekick of sorts, but it would probably be more accurate to say they complement each other. Toriko provides the strength and battle ability to defeat the ingredient, while Komatsu is able to hear the voice of the ingredient and has on more than one occasion lead Toriko to find the ingredient or find how to cook it (and of course Komatsu is the one who does the cooking). He seems like a weakling at the start of the series, but he turns out to be a really plucky little guy and I'm excited to see how Shimabukuro develops him as he goes along.
So, in what way do you think Komatsu will develop? He needs to be able to withstand harsher conditions if he wants to be able to follow Toriko into the gourmet world, for one, and it would be nice if he could depend less on Toriko to protect him every time a strong beast appears. After all, they're going to be meeting increasingly stronger ones from here on out, and Toriko won't always be able to keep an eye out for him.
Setsuno seems like a nice target for Komatsu, though I doubt Komatsu will ever reach her level. Also, do you think Komatsu will ever get gourmet cells?
Komatsu definitely needs to become stronger, as things are right now I don't see him being able to survive in the Gourmet World. With that said; the Gourmet Cells are the only thing that we've seen that can power people up thus far in the manga. It seems logical that he'd get them, but I wonder how that would work out? How would he come by them? It would be interesting to see a powerful Komatsu and weird at the same time.
Komatsu getting gourmet cells? Unlikely. Komatsu being able to use a GT Robo, or having a robot to go inside of or something while in the gourmet world to withstand the environment? Much more likely IMO.
Right now he's the lynchpin of the manga. Without him Toriko wouldn't be able to eat most of the things he gets now, and in the future, and lots of people are after him for his skills.
Well personally I think that Komatsu will somehow learn how to run away from danger [by say enrolling under some guy who Toriko will recommend] . Technically thats all he needs to know . The fighting job belongs to Toriko and Toriko alone . If Komatsu starts to become too strong , Toriko's use may be questionable . The Melk knife gives him that small amount of attack power he needs to use in case he is cornered .
Also gourmet cells seem to be something that are induced only upon birth [test tube baby style] . So Komatsu will prolly never get them [or atleast I hope not]
I'm not sure about which direction Komatsu will take, but I sure won't like it if it comes down to fighting with the Melk knife. It is a kitchen knife, not a sword. I might accept it if it used kinda like preparing the food, something similar to what they did with the Mellow Cola. But if he ever fights a human/GTRobo/Nitro with it... no, just no.
Sorry for going all Sanji.
even if you say that, he had been following toriko on a lot of dangerous climate
want to know what i think? Komatsu already has gourmet cells and is using them along with his talent for finding ingredients. since the mellow cola he has show the ability to command in battle and might be able to protect himself in the future by preparing in battle by himself. i think he will become an awesome asset to toriko, the other heavenly kings, and perhaps humanity as a whole when he finds god.
i understand what you are saying my comment was more of a hypothetical assumption rather than an outright statement
I don't think Komatsu needs to be stronger, it just aint his thing, braver yes, and he is becoming that, but he is a cook so over time he will probably become stronger but not on a toriko level I think.
I have a feelin that when komatsu will go in the GW he will be accompanied by all 4 heavenly kings.
this is my opinion but doesn't komatsu has this gay vibe about him and do wish he get strong and get Gourmet cells it would be bad story telling if komatsu never went into the gourment world
I would like to hope that Setsuno would give Komatsu some self-defense pointers being a fellow chef. Toriko, Sani, Coco, and Zebra can't spend their entire time looking out for him in the Gourmet World, so he needs to either get strong or get some sort of GT armor. I doubt he he will get a GT robo though.
I think Komatsu's resolve is second to none and that is one of his greatest qualities. It takes helluva more resolve and courage to do something when you know you are weak and you could die at any time, than when you are strong and know you can defend against anything. Strength of his resolve was shown directly when he managed to withstand Staajyun's intimidation.
Though he seems scared and crying often he doesn't let fear prevent him from doing the things he wants. Especially when it matters, he overcomes his fear and does his best, shown in Ice Hell, Shining Gourami and Mellow Cola arcs. For me, he is a great character who regardless of his shortcomings does what needs to be done. In other words, he doesn't let what he CAN'T do stop him from doing what he CAN do.
Personally, I think Komatsu will stumble upon alot of superior tools, either given to, or found by him. One of those tools will probably be some natural super adaptive suit, that will cling to Komatsu and adapt to situations, keeping him safe, though it may not be useful to attacks.
As for his potential, I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes a Combo with, not only with Toriko, but possibly all the Heavenly Kings.
I actually believe it was practically established that Komatsu is destined to become partner with all of the Heavingly Kings, especially as he seemed to fit to anyone and especially after all the rivalry between Zebra and Toriko for Komatsu.