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Komatsu's awesome, too.
[Toriko 289 Translation by Kewl0210]
Top: ★A battle to the death on the "Rain Continent" over Food King "Air"!!!! A center color page for Jump Comics Volume 31 which is soon to go on sale!!!
Side: 'The Four Heavenly Kings' and the 'Eight Kings' clash in a huge battle!! What will be the outcome of Toriko VS Heracles------?!
Author: Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi
Bottom: Be sure to check the 'Toriko Fan!' on the next page!!!
[K, so let's keep right on going.]
Narration: That was scenery...
that it had seen many times since antiquity-------
Side: The Horse King's memories----
Title: Gourmet 289 Continuation - How to Cook Air!!
Narration: It's scenery it knew from the beginning...
That "vaccum", in other words... [quote bold]
the scene of the Horse King enraged-----
At that moment, all creatures
with the exception of the lone king of horse
Narration: "Destroy Breath"-----!!!
Bru: This is my first time ev'r preparin' actual air.
I've gotta make sure not ta hurt tha Air fruit.
Dinner: 'Kompyang Star'..........
The preparation for regenerating this ingredient is...
SFX: GUBOH GUBOBOBOBOH
Dinner: It's absorbing them so fast...!
These roots are incredible...
That'll be thanks to Brunch removing the air. Its speeding up the ripening even faster.
I'll keep sending it more and more nutrients.
I'm counting on you to cook it, Komatsu-san!
Sun: Oh, there it is! The 2nd Generation Melk Kitchen Knife!
Komatsu: I'm going to start preparing it now.
As I apply the method for preparing it
that I heard from Melk-san...
The air's leaking out...
W... We've gotta stop it!
Zebra: Cork Voice!
SFX: GUGUGUGUGU SHU... SHU SHU PUSHU
Damn that's strong...
Komatsu: Th... Thank you very much.
Still, with just one cut....
it's an incredibly delicate fruit despite being so gigantic...
Komatsu: There's an incredible amount of "delicious air" that fills the inside of the Air fruit.
Circle: Remaining Good Taste 70%
Outside: Escaped Good Taste 30%
Komatsu: The original cooking method is to let that air out little by little while cooling the fruit, sealing the good taste inside.
But if I do that, the amount that escapes will be lost flavor...
By getting the fruit ripe while keeping 100% of the taste from escaping, the moment it falls
if we can keep the fruit itself from exploding so it maintains its shape
and then makes all of the air escape from one spot,
even if the air escapes, the good taste will remain inside the fruit.
And the taste will have ripened even further...
Sun: Hold on, hold on, Matsu. If we let all the air out at once, won't all of the good taste escape with it?
Komatsu: If the fruit breaks apart, the good taste will disappear,
but if the fruit maintains it shape, it should be ok.
By the way, Sunny-san!!
Could you please secure the fruit with your "Hair Lock"?!! [quote white]
Sun: ...Hey, it's not that simple...
Do you have any idea how many meters the circumference of this fruit is...?
Zebra: I'll plug all the holes made by air leakin' out.
Komatsu: Thank you, Zebra-san!!
And Coco-san, "poison"!!
Komatsu: Thanks to Brunch-san and Dinner-san, the fruit is ripening too smoothly, so...
can you give it stress with a moderate amount of poison?
Coco: I see...
That's truly a job for me.
Sun: Okay, let's get this goin' already!!
Let's do it!!!
Komatsu: From this point...
I'll dig to prepare a hole for the air to escape...
Depending on the specific place, the texture is completely different...
I can't relax for a moment...
Narration: With every incision, Komatsu...
was lean all of his nerves towards Air's murmurs...
If his hand slipped one millimeter, the ripening of the fruit would go out of order and there was a possibility it would explode all at once. It was truly a tightrope walk...
Before the unmistakably super-special preparation ingredient "Air" ["super-special preparation ingredient" bold and "Air" white.]
Komatsu's arms which were trained through countless battles roared.
Narration: Flaring power of concentration
the excited Melk Kitchen Knife
Komatsu carved into the home of delicacies, "Gourmet World" [quote white]
and his hidden power!!! ["hidden power" big/bold]
SFX: BOSHU BOBON DOSHU
There sure are a lot of leaky spots.
Zebra: And even though it's just air, ever one 'a those spots
has the force of an erupting volcano...
I'm not sure how many more corks I can make...
Nosh: It... It feels like it'll fall and break apart even now...
I've got to do all I can to at least make sure it doesn't crash into the ground....
Komatsu: If I let my guard down for just a moment, it feels like this fruit's gonna blow...
Goddamn that's powerful...
Narration: The range of Sunny's hair was currently about 700 meters.
Therefore it was impossible for him to lock the entire Air fruit which has a circumference of 1500 meters.
SFX: GIRI GIRI
Narration: Sunny used connected to hundreds of Remote Hairs in order to cover that distance,
and somehow managed to complete a Hair Lock.
SFX: DOKU DOKU
Coco: D... Darn it... My Gourmet Cells...
they're responding to the good taste inside the fruit...
Un... Unless I...
maintain my sense of reason...
Narration: Enticed by that good taste...
wild beasts were drawing near as well...
Description: *Hell Kong
Capture Level 500
Asterisk: *Shizuoka Prefecture's 松本翔太-san's work!
Mappy: Looks like here's my time to shiiine.
I'll show you the power of one of the...
former Three Beast Warriooors...
Narrator: As each one of them----
Narration: desperately carried out their duties
it seemed to go on forever.
It felt to them like an eternity to them, but
in actuality, when not even 10 minutes had passed...
that moment arrived.
SFX: MICHI MICHI
SFX: BUCHI BUCHI BUCHI
It's falling...?!! It's falling!!!!
The Air Friut!!!!
SFX: GURA GURA
Wait just a little longer...
Guys: AAAAH, It...
How's it looking, Komatsu?!!
Komatsu: It... It's not good! Please give me another 2 minutes!!
No, 1 minute!!
Guys: 1 minute?!!
We're not gonna make iiit!!!!
If it hits the ground, it'll explode!!!!
Nosh: Okay, finallyyyyy!!!
Nosh: UNUNUAAAA [2nd NU is tilted]
T/N: Oozara Tate = Platter Shield
SFX: BARI BARI BARI BARIRI
Hold out, NOSH!!!
Don' let that thing hit tha ground even if it kills ya!!!
Sun: UOOH! Hair Lock High Power!!!
Hurry it up, Matsuuuu!!
SFX: SU... SU...
Just a little more...
SFX: SU... SU...
Komatsu: Just a little...
Komatsu: Is it no good...?
There it iiiiis!!!
We made it in tiiiiiiiime!!!!
SFX: DOBUOO ZUN
Insert: The Food King---- Captured!!!