I'd have to say it's my favorite, easily. As for why, well, there's a multitude of reasons.
- Amazing characters. Seriously, I love most, if not all of the characters in this series. They all have unique personalities with unique abilities.
- Varied world. So many amazing locations. Toriko can pull off things that other series can't. Ice cream mountains? Sure. Gum drop forest? Why not? It's akin to Willy Wonka.
- Awesome fights. As I said previously, everyone has such unique abilities. Plus, Mitsutoshi knows how to perfectly hype a fight, and actually manage to live up to it.
- Stellar pacing. This one goes without saying. Anyone that's even remotely familiar with the series knows exactly what I'm talking about here. There's under 300 chapters, and yet the series feels like more has progressed than series who have 2 to 3 times as many chapters.
There's more reasons, but I think you guys catch my drift.
Last edited by Buranchi; December 01, 2013 at 02:57 AM. Reason: Clarification.
Well, I don't really know if it's good to compare Toriko to other manga. Mostly because they are too diffirent.
At the same time I would say that Toriko is one of my most favourite manga along with One Piece.
It has so many things to offer: great plot, vivid characters and interesting villains. Also the concept of the Toriko world is so unique and interesting!
P.S. It would be great if you managed to elaborate a bit more in your opening post.
Well, enjoyment wise I see Toriko among the top Shounens currently. Only One Piece can battle it IMHO.
The pacing is really incredible. It might be the best for now. Not too fast and not too dragged.
I enjoy characters and their designs. The only thing Toriko might lack are hot women. It might be one of the reasons why it doesn't have as many followers as Big Three.
I agree about the fights. As for me they are among the best ones currently. I also like that most of fighting styles are connected to manga theme - eating Food.
But Toriko treats its female characters as human and no fanservice objects.
Which is something more mangas should do. Also I agree with Buranchi´s points on the first post.
I feel like so many other manga play up the female sex appeal thing. It's pretty refreshing that Toriko doesn't focus on that. Although, yeah, it probably doesn't help with the popularity of the series. Plus, it doesn't seem like Mitsutoshi can draw women all that well, so it's probably for the best, lol.
I fell wird when i see Toriko fighting for his "friend"(Komatsu) like he is most valuable person on the planet(which should be his future wife), and the crying should stop eventually, but its still one of the best mangas. I read a lot of magic/fighting/supernatural mangas/manwhas so its long list of comparisons.
Because we have lack of sexy female characters its good that we dont have sexual focused scenes
(excluding Rin, Nono ,Tina,Melk II but they arent main characters except maybe Tina)
Last edited by senadtm87; December 03, 2013 at 08:20 AM.
We are talking about the manga tho, and tina is an anime character. Toriko has several female characters
(outdated, needs Joahze in the very center)
Toriko's my favorite too. Toriko, Kingdom and Hunter Hunter are my current favorite manga in battle/action category. Actually I can say that Kingdom and Hunter are my top 2 battle manga in all time. One piece? Shingeki? Terra Formars ? nah... *Just my opinion.
One Piece, Toriko, and One Punch Man are series I can count on to be entertaining each release. Though, Toriko and One Punch Man have better pacing than One Piece. One of the big things I enjoy in series like these is the vastness of the universe and how the world is built. The strong can be found anywhere and you aren't going to win every battle (except in the case of One Punch Man).
Toriko does quite fair compared to other serieses I've read so far. I really enjoy reading it. But I won't praise this story to the skies, either.
Unique abilities is what Toriko has in common with other Shounen series.
Anyways, there aren't many good looking female characters in Toriko which anyone would want to see fan service of... What readers get instead are naked muscular male characters - which is also fan service.
Yeah but the OP New World (and the Grand Like back then) were overly hyped as really dangerous places, yet you get in there and see regular powerless people having cities and living normal lifes (of course depending on the pirates that are around)
Yet Toriko gives a single step into the Gourmet World and he´s obliberated within seconds. It´s not just landscapes made of food. Is nature beating the fuck outta you for coming before being ready.
In OP the problem of most places is the people in there. In Toriko is the nature hitting you back and forth for getting cocky.
New World can't be overhyped as readers just have seen the second island. And one of them was nearly inhabitant. We should judge about NW once it's over.
Last edited by Buranchi; December 08, 2013 at 07:47 PM.
I think I am looking forward for Toriko more than other manga in Jump even though I am a huge OP fan.
For all the manga I am reading compared to Toriko well all are on the same level that I am looking forward to the next chapter but TOG/Kingdom/Toriko/One Piece are the ones that I really look forward to