Big Eater: Anime and Manga
Dozens of melon-breads, no pounds gained. What is her secret?
- Yajirobe, the overweight samurai in Dragon Ball. He managed to kill and eat Piccolo's giant, dragonesque minion Cymbal, and still wanted more (he got upset when Goku's kamehameha burned Tambourine to cinders; there was nothing left for him to eat). Then he started chowing down on Korin's senzu beans to the old cat's shock. One senzu is supposed to keep you full for ten days. Yajirobe munched on them like popcorn.
- Bob from Gungrave is constantly seen eating, usually a drumstick of chicken, and while he is shown as skinny when first introduced in the past, he steadily grows more rotund over the series as his habits catch up with him. After the series returns to the present, it's revealed that he ate so much as to suffer a cholesterol problem that would have killed him or left him a mindless vegetable on life-support if he hadn't become a Superior.
- Akimichi Chouji from Naruto, due to his clan's fighting stylenote (and possibly genetics, his dad Chouza is similarly built). Also, being called fat triggers his Berserk Button:
- Genma Saotome from Ranma ˝ is referred to in the series as a glutton, and he seems unable to resist stealing and eating any bit of food that he comes across. His actual girth, however, seems to be more one part stocky build to one part wearing nothing but a baggy old gi to one part turning into a big fat panda when splashed with cold water.
- Buccha from Air Gear is a rare Double Subversion. He eats a lot, and appears to be tremendously fat. However, he's only got about 6% body fat; his appearance is due to blood pooling in his stomach from overeating. When he exerts himself, the blood goes to his muscles, and his ridiculously sculpted body is revealed.
- Conan's friend Genta in Detective Conan.
- Also, more than one victim is pretty pudgy and a big eater. Like the "Baumkuchen" case, in which a fat man is killed via being tricked into eating a piece of his favorite pastry... which had poison.
- Gluttony of the homunculi. from Fullmetal Alchemist. True to his name, he's willing to eat anything or anyone. He represents the deadly sin he's named after, and after eating him, Pride states having adopted among Gluttony's other abilities his endless hunger. It's understandable though, since Gluttony is originally a part of Father, who wanted to become the perfect being by getting rid of the said feelings by giving them to his "children". So, in a way, Gluttony is actually the Anthropomorphic Personification of "Big Eating".
- Kurita from Eyeshield 21. The man ate 100 cream puffs on one occassion. In an Omake, Kurita ate 4 bowls of rice that are stacked to tower way above the bowl itself with enough food there to feed a large family. That's his breakfast.
- Chang aka Cyborg 006 from Cyborg 009.He's a restaurateur with his own business on top of that, and that he also worked in the food industry before being turned into a Cyborg. Furthermore, his Cyborg ability (fire breathing) helps in his line of work.
- In The Prince of Tennis there's Kei Tanishi from the Higa team. Big, mean, with the physique of a Sumo wrestler, and able to put away HUGE amounts of food. Seeing him eat yakiniku made Fuji lose his appetite, and that's saying much.
- Kamiya from Speed Grapher, to absolutely grotesque levels.
- Ryu from Gatchaman, but even more so his Battle of the Planets counterpart Tiny.
- Chihiro's parents in Spirited Away definitely count as this. They see a buffet, sit down and start stuffing their faces. When Chihiro returns a few minutes later they've eaten everything on the table and are about four times as big. And they've transformed into pigs. To be fair, it was magical food.
- Beyblade: Metal Fusion has the main character Gingka. When the World Beyblade Battling Association would grant any one wish to a winner of a Survival Battle Competition, this happens...
Madoka: "You're not going to wish for a 10 layer cheeseburger, are you?"
Gingka: "Of course not, that would be silly."
Madoka: *looks relieved*
- Then there's Benkei, who is commonly seen with a mountain of burgers next to him.
- Kirio Hikifune from Bleach. Very justified as she has to bulk up to recharge her reiatsu. Not to mention she's also an Iron Chef and her Gate is nicknamed "Palace of Food", since she uses her reiatsu to cook her Power Up Foods. And it's subverted later; if Hikifune uses up all of her reiatsu... she temporarily slims down and goes from a Big Fun lady to a total babe who resembles Matsumoto, of all people.
- The title character of Wowser.
- All of the Baikins from Anpanman. They have well-defined stocky bodies and use dirty tactics to get food out of people, often demanding refill after refill.