Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Manga Review: Toriko, Volume 36, by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Volumes: 43.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 35. 37.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Toriko is a Gourmet Hunter out to eat the world!

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 world with his bottomless stomach, facing every beast in his way.

The double-sided drop has plopped and Toriko and the gang drink deep from the fruit of their efforts—they finally get to taste Pair! The party is cut short when the real Kaka appears before them and reveals the turmoil boiling under the surface. The gang must continue on and capture the rest of Acacia's Full Course before the Gourmet Eclipse...which is only one month away!


This series is seriously weird.
We see the group changed genders still for a bit in this volume. We meet a bunch of new, really odd food-related monsters. There's a history lesson about what happened to the beginning of their world, and what it really is.
The group splits up to go get the final parts of the full course faster. They fight a bunch of different creatures on the way.
I really don't understand what's happening in this series, at any time. If I really think about it, I don't get it at all. It's just so weird. But the volumes aren't hard to read, and usually they're actually kind of fun. I don't get it, but I don't mind it, and I can see the appeal for sure.

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

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