Thanks for mentioning this! I noticed it for the first time yesterday when I reread that chapter. At this point, I think it's pretty safe to say that GOD (or something else related to Acacia's Full Course) will involve traveling to the bottom of the ocean or center of the Earth, and that the Final Land is in space. I'm kind of hoping that the series will have three acts in total:
Act I: Human World
Act II: Gourmet World (Acacia's Full Course)
Act III: Space (the Final Land)
Or maybe the opposite order, and NEO is yet unaware of the rocks that Coco discovered later on on the story
Well anime opening where Toriko hits the ground against GT robots is more like underground, so they will probably go into earth, than GW, than space. Soon we will see, and thats the only thing thats important
I fail to see how Toriko punching the ground in the anime opening is related or even hinting this
I think someone is trying a bit too hard to make the underground theory work =p Yes, they're going underground, but I personally find it implausible for the final land to be underground unless we find out that the "gourmet meteor" of sorts that started all of this was coming from a place that no longer has life. Otherwise, we have to remember that this rock came from space, and therefore the origin of it would obviously be the final land. And I don't think Neo is unaware of anything, if that vehicle really isn't a spaceship and is actually meant to bring them to the core (which I don't like the concept of) then they clearly know what's down there.
I dont think that Final land is underground, but more like "EARTH" is there and some other ingridients that will make them able to fight 2000-ish lvl or so
This is a total crack theory, but this is what I think will happen.
I believe that the Nitro are an advanced alien race that terraforms planets so they can consume the resultant ingredients. I think once Toriko and the others learn this, they're going to head to the Nitro homeworld to confront them directly.
Nitro where on Earth long before any human, you can see in chapter where Coco explains GW and how creatures appeared(there is picture of nitro), but still they could have come on earth on meteor or meteor was spaceship.