Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Manga Review: Toriko, Volume 38, by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: May 2017
Volumes: 43.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 37. 39.

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.

Jiro prepares for the most sobering fight of his life after he learns the Nitro’s true plan—reviving Acacia and permanently killing Neo! But for that plan to happen, they need Acacia to eat God. There’s just one problem...Acacia's incomplete Gourmet Cell Demon splits into seven pieces and scatters all over the Gourmet World, threatening to destroy all life on the planet even before the Gourmet Eclipse begins!


I found this series more enjoyable when I first started it. It was just weird and entertaining then. Now it's serious and that only makes it weird. The whole recipe thing, all the weird creatures that are food and have weird names... It just doesn't make any sense to me anymore, and now it's just making me confused, and a little bored. I'm finding it harder to care, I suppose.
Komatsu meets the boys' mother and helps them in this volume. He also gets eaten by this creature and has to overcome? Several of the group volunteer to go fight certain sea creatures in order to get the materials to make these invincible cooking tools, only to later find out that time goes by faster there—so even though it's a few days where Komatsu is, the guys go through years.
I just... I have a hard time taking this series serious, and it's harder to find it funny when the characters are so serious. And this whole sea creature thing just seems unnecessary.

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

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