Tina kept yelling Komatsu's name (out of concern) during the BB Corn arc. She also accompanied Komatsu (rather than Toriko). I would consider both "facts" innocent of shipping had not Coco been showing so much concern for Komatsu during the arc. (Plus, I seem to remember Sani showing interest in Komatsu again in the (anime) corn arc.)
Then, during my manga catch-up, Sani was definitely out to get Komatsu to form a combo with him. Then, the Big Bad
(thinking) of Komatsu. (And yeah, the owner of that casino wants Komatsu too.)
Let's just say that I have to restrain myself from making jokes about everyone (except Rin) wanting to be part of Komatsu's harem.
From your post, I'm assuming that a considerable portion of the fandom is also tired of all the Komatsu love? If it is, I can't blame that portion. I -like- Komatsu, and even I think the anime is laying it too thick too soon.
edited 10th Oct '12 10:26:45 AM by probablyinsane