When the new movie comes out, the main antagonist will the strongest opponent Toriko has yet to face.Frankly, the two series Toriko ever had a crossover with (One Piece and Dragon Ball) had a movie that depicts the main villain as "the strongest enemy ever faced". Dragon Ball Battle of Gods had Goku fight against Bills and One Piece: Film Z had Luffy fight against Z AKA Zephyr. Bonus points if the main villain ends up becoming friends with Toriko and co at the end.
This is a satire of the Big Eater tendencies of shonen heroes.Eating a lot is his most major personality trait. Creating the world's best feast is his entire motivation. This has got to be a Lampshade Hanging.
Toriko will fight a cannibal.With a show this food-obsessed, you know one of the bad guys will at least imply cannibalistic tendencies at some point, maybe with a taste for Gourmet Cells.
- It will most likely be Komatsu or Rin that the cannibal kidnaps, prompting a rescue by Toriko and anyone else in on it. Komatsu to lure out Toriko, Rin because of her Gourmet Cells.
- Already happened. Grinpatch wanted to eat both Terry and Toriko, but decided that they aren't tasty enough yet.
The Bishokuya has caused Hyper-HyperinflationThe "expensive" food ingredients you see in the manga are actually worth their Real Life counterparts, it's just the Yen just dipped its buying power so badly. The more common "cheap" ingredients are just sold in such a low price (in relation to the current inflation) because of new innovations in food making.
Zebra will have super-hearing.Each of the four kings seen thus far has a different superhuman sense. Toriko has a super keen nose, Coco has super-vision, and Sani has his touch. So by process of elimination we can assume Zebra will have superhuman hearing.
- Confirmed as mentioned by Toriko in chapter 121. Though we will have to wait (if he is to ever show up) to see it in action.
- He has.
- Not only can he hear things at absurd distances, but he can pitch his voice over tens of kilometers so that he sounds like he's standing right next to the person he's talking to.
- He has.
Toriko will turn down GOD as his main dish.GOD is the super-ultra-special ingredient that changed the world. The problem is that it will probably taste so absolutely fantastic on its own that Toriko won't be able to put it in his full course meal. Why? Because none of the other foods in his full course meal will be able to go along with it, because it's just too good. Thus, the story will probably end with Toriko turning down the idea of using GOD as his main course and instead end with an The Adventure Continues type ending where he and Komatsu set off to find an ingredient better suited to being his main dish.
- Jossed: Toriko will find GOD and Komatsu will cook it so they can share it with the rest of the world.
Toriko and Komatsu will have a child. Komatsu will became a better chef that SetsunoToriko's son/daughter would wish to make a menu who can beat his father's menu, and Komatsu's daughter/son would wish to be a better chef than her/his father, and the only way to make that is work together with the son/daughter who helped their parents to made the best full course menu/ to be the best chef in earth. One has to be male and the other female because it could be more funny that way. Because Toriko's son/daughter wish to made a better menu, he/she would never put anyone of his father's dishes in his/her menu. Rin could be Toriko's wife.
"Gourmet Cells" are a type of "Super" Stem CellThis is what gives them their amazing adaptability, vitality, and a virtually "omnipotent" potentiality. Unlike normal stem cells, they change into "normal" cells, but still keep their adaptability and ability to change and "evolve". Since I assume stem cells also extent to plants, since they're found in all multi-cellular organisms, this explains how Toriko was able to release a scent that relaxed insects after being attacked by so many of them: his cells were adapting as a defense mechanism, and due to "nigh-omnipotent" potentiality, it mimcked the scent of trees in a forest.
The series takes place in the same universe as ZoofightsIt's mentioned that the IGO sponsors both horrible mashups of various creatures and arena combat of said creatures. Considering the ridiculously high power level of most of the beasts in the series, it can be assumed that is is simply Zoofights in the far future.
Sunny's mother is none other than Princess CelestiaIt's a strange coincidence that Sunny has the same hair style as the Princess of Equestria.
This is the Earth of Dragon Ball, thousands of years in the future, and Toriko and many others in the show are descended from GokuSomeone wished on the dragonballs for the world to be full of wondrous and unbelievable gourmet foods. All the most powerful characters appear to be very big eaters. The Gourmet Cells were mentioned to have a good chance of killing you, rather than giving you power, so it would stand to reason that only those with Saiyen blood can handle them. The gourmet cells give them access to their saiyen power, minus the Oozaru form. Additionally, Zonge is descended from Hercule Satan. Because it's too funny not to be true.
Midora, the leader of Bishokukai is actually Sunny's fatherA guess based solely on the fact that Midora seems to be able to control his hair just like Sunny.
Zonge is one of Monchy's Quintuplet SiblingsI can't have been the only who thought of the resemblance between Zonge and Monchy when I first saw the latter. Even if Monchy wears a Sumo Mask, I have a bet that when it comes off...
Toriko will learn "Spoon" from Master ChinIt is a given, because Master Chin actually wants to teach Toriko the secret food technique of the Shokurin Temple. It will also complete his "Silver ware set", finally adding the "Spoon" to the "Knife" and "Fork".
Ichiryuu has a teacher in place for every single one of the Heavenly KingsSani was taught how to use "Instinct" to control his touches at 100% efficiency by Guemon. That was his weakness, and he was sent there by Yosaku. Now, Toriko has been sent to Master Chin, in order to learn the Secret Food Technique: "Spoon", and "Food Honour". Toriko normally is a glutton, so this would be his "weakness".
Toriko takes place in the Hunter x Hunter world, in Hunter x Hunter's far future.The recent chapters of Hunter x Hunter show that the human world is only 30% of the whole world. Toriko takes place in the far future, where the unexplored world has become the Gourmet World, Hunters have all become Gourmet Hunters, and there is world peace because of the events shown in Toriko's flashbacks
- Not to mention that the map of the Human World looks a lot like Hunter x Hunter's and a few monsters (like the burrowing amphibian with the strawberry-like antenna it uses as bait) have appeared in both works.
- Jossed. Toriko is set in the far, fsr future of Earth, by billions of years.
The Four Beast is SCP-682.It's a monster that adapts and is virtually industructable. Not to mention it eats humans.
The ingredient for God is a human beingIt has been stated that the Acacia discovered GOD from the Nitro and it's been implied that Nitro eats humans. God is known to have all the flavors in the world so what if the ingredient for God is the human with the most evolved Gourmet Cells (by eating foods of every flavor) during the Gourmet Solar Eclipse. Since Acacia was the human with the most evolved Gourmet Cells, he was the ingredient for God during the last eclipse. He was exactly feeding the world leaders his own flesh (what could have more flavor than someone who has tried all the flavors in the world), without letting it them know it was cannibalism. This taboo is why he kept the ingredient for God a secret. This explains why the Nitro have been assisting the Bishokukai, they're helping Midori evolve his Gourmet Cells so that he will become the ingredient for God.
- Jossed: GOD is apparently Blue Nitro.
Starjun is actually Midora's son.Cause they look similar, and why not?
The Nitro are not all evil.They apparently have been responsible for many advancements in human civilization and the one in Vegetable Sky didn't attack Toriko and Komatsu. Why would they make humans, supposedly a form of prey, more advanced and therefore more capable of fighting back?
Knocking Master Jiro is the real boss of NEO. Not only this fits the obvious pattern of Acacia's pupils and major organisations as well as NEO's members' noticeable tendency to be seemingly goofy and harmless when under cover, it also explains why he now seems to be distant from Setsuno.
- Jossed: Jiro isn't a member, actively fights against NEO, and Joa is actually Frohze's reanimated corpse and the leader of NEO.
Terry's Ambiguous Gender is being purposely done.Specifically, it's leading towards a Gender Reveal once Toriko enters the Gourmet World and finds the pack of Battle Wolves there.
The Four Beast's master is Dark Chef Joa.Compare the shadowed figure in chapter 207 to the one at the end of chapter 240, which is specifically stated to be Joa. What's more, Teppei appears with him at the end of chapter 240, suggesting some sort of hypnosis or somesuch implanted when he was knocked unconscious by Joa's mere presence in chapters 207/208 - after all, there's no way Teppei would willingly work with someone like that.
The God of Chefs Frohze, AKA Dark Chef Joa, has become 'evil' because Acacia sealed away "Center".God of Chefs Frohze, AKA Dark Chef Joa, has become 'evil' because Acacia sealed away "Center", the Hors d'oeuvre of Acacia capable of bringing the dead back to life... because he'd fallen prey to some sort of disease or complication of the Gourmet Cells and didn't want Frohze to just revive him because Center might actually only partially revive whoever it's used on. So, she is doing what she does to gain God, Center, reunite with Acacia and transcend the world she already knows everything about.
The Nitro seen in Sky Garden will play a role in the future.It seems to be special compared to the other Nitros. It's able to keep its temper in check, it wears clothing, and it even has plumage.
- Confirmed, chapter 308 reveals that it is the eighth member of the Blue Nitro Gourmet Nobility, Pair.
Kuriboh is a double agent.When Ichiryuu finds out Kousairou has volunteered to guard the Cooking Fest, he then goes to Kuriboh and asks him to accompany the Gourmet Hermit. Additionally, when the Tokage comes to pick up the various members of NEO, Kuriboh appears to flash step away rather than be picked up like the others. With NEO out in the open and the Oth biotope is serious danger with the defeat of Ichiryuu, he may well have decided that it was more important to return to his true side. This may also explain his poor showing against Setsuno; He didn't want to properly fight an ally, so he took a fall.
- confirmed by Joa.
Frohzeis still alive because of CENTER It was stated by Chin that CENTER is capable of reviving the dead if it is eaten by them, but we have not heard the effects it would have on a person who ate it while still alive. In that case, CENTER probably activates a certain period of time after the individual's death, effectively reviving them as well as revitalizing their bodies to a younger state if they died of old age. After Frohze was revived, she went on to become Joa, hiding her true identity.
Joa is the daughter of Acacia and FrohzeAfter all, she ate Acacia's Full Course, according to Jirou and Setsuno and claims to be the owner of Frohze's knife. It's not a stretch to think she inherited it from her mother, or just took it.
"PAIR", the soup ingredient of Acacia's Full Course, is Nitro salivaThis WMG assumes that PAIR is one of the Blue Nitro. Just like how Yun's saliva was the key ingredient needed to recreate Century Soup. Jossed, it's actually part of Monkey King Bambina's body.
Joa is simply Frohze's Gourmet Cells completely controlling her otherwise dead body.Particularly due to the fact that the various character 'intimidations' are actually the sort of... 'roar' of the Gourmet Cells themselves, and Toriko even has outright conversations with -his- Gourmet Cells. As such, it can be presumed that Midora's obsession with giving the dead Frohze a ton of Cure Water revitalized the dead body, and the Gourmet Cells inside of her(which operate at 100% since she shared Acacia's Full Course with him) reawoke, the 'spirit' of them taking over her body and seeking more delicious tastes(of which Frohze herself already ate EVERY KNOWN INGREDIENT ON THE PLANET). It's also helped by the fact that Coco's own Gourmet Cells knows the truth about the planet's core(telling him that he was neither qualified to enter and that the area of bedrock he'd found wasn't the right entrance to the planet's core). So it IS Frohze, but it ISN'T Frohze!
The Nitro are Planet LootersThey sent the meteorite w/ Gourmet Cells to Earth to make it more appetizing. The Nitro wait until certain species manage to reach the top of the food chain, infusing them with the essences of all of the ingredients on the planet, then harvest them and leave the planet a barren husk. This also explains their Bizarre Alien Biology, they really are aliens.
Knocking Master Jirou has met the King Battlewolf and befriended itOne of the Eight Kings is a Battlewolf, and in chapter 302 we learn that he is named Guinness. Knocking Master Jirou has an extremely powerful attack called Guinness Punch. And he uses a Knocking tool called "The Wolf King's Fangs" to perform it. So what if the King Battle Wolf is capable of using Knocking, and Jirou learned his most powerful techniques from him after he befriended him?
Kaka is a Blue Nitro and The MoleUnlike Chichi she is absolutely never shown with her mouth open (Blue Nitros' are instantly recognizable by the fact that their mouths open vertically); she ingratiates herself to the team soon after Komatsu manages to invent a better method of preparing one of ingridents from the Acacia's Full Course than the method known to Blue Nitro; there was a suspicious vacant seat on the Blue Nitro council shown to us; her power level seems to be higher than the current state of the Four Heavenly Kings (on the virtue of actually being able to see what Bambino did to them), therefore way above normal Red Nitros; and her attempt to backtrack after Toriko pointed out her Lack of Empathy during the brief discussion on the motives of saving Komatsu in Ch.301 indicates conscious duplicity.
- Kaka being one of the Gourmet nobility is Jossed in chapter 308. The missing seat belongs to the Blue Nitro Pair, the same one that met Toriko and Komatsu in Sky Garden.
- Kaka being a Blue Nitro and possibly The Mole confirmed in chapter 313. Toriko and the others take measures to hide the propper method of cooking Pair to her and she is shown opening her mouth vertically
PAIR is an ingredient that bridges the realm of the living and the dead.Komatsu's heart was seen suspended in that alternate world that Toriko had seen during the initial bout with Monkey King Bambina - and the Four Kings see Komatsu's heart -again- after his body swallows PAIR and wells up in the hole inside his chest. Additionally, Toriko is able to observe Bambina dancing with the original Bambina's spirit by using Pair as a looking glass.