Sunday, August 28, 2016

Manga Review: Toriko, Volume 35, by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Volumes: 38+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 34. 36.

Goodreads Synopsis:

In a savage world ruled by the pursuit of the most delicious foods, it's either eat or be eaten! While searching for the tastiest foods imaginable, Gourmet Hunter Toriko travels the worldwith his bottomless stomach,facing every beast in his way.

There is no monkey business this time as Toriko and the gang rematch against the Monkey King—they have mastered the infamous Monkey Dance and are ready to beat the playful ape at his own game! Their prize is literally dangling right in front of them as the dance-off begins! Can Toriko and the gang swing their hips to victory in time to save Komatsu?


I believe I missed a volume, but we’re in the second half of the monkey battle as we start this one. The group is trying to get a pair from the monkey, as it will be the magic food to cure Komatsu. It is a little disturbing to me that we see them trying to reach for the monkeys scrotum mid-battle. But I guess it’s lightened by their fight turning into a dance?
There’s some interesting techniques here, and then it slows down and there’s another feast. Which ends with their genders transforming, and the guys growing boobs.
This is such an odd series, so weird, and yet quite easy to read and rather enjoyable. It’s a surprisingly easy volume to read each time I receive one.

 A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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