What is Toriko?
Toriko is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. It was adapted into an anime series produced by Toei Animation which began broadcasting in Japan on April 3, 2011. The series features a world of gourmet food and follows a boy named Toriko as he searches for rare ingredients to complete a full-course meal.
This anime series is part of Toriko anime series, a collection of anime TV series based on the Toriko manga series and produced by Toei Animation. The anime television adaptation began airing on April 3, 2011.
In North America, Viz Media has licensed the anime television series for simulcast streaming on Hulu and Neon Alley, an online channel for Viz’s online network, starting on April 16, 2012.
The story of Toriko follows the exploits of a hunter named Toriko, who aims to capture the most precious foods in the world and create the ultimate Full Course Menu. In order to accomplish this task he must hunt down the animals that provide these rare ingredients and defeat them in battle, thus becoming stronger while also progressing toward completing his menu.
How Much Filler is in Toriko?
The Toriko series has a remarkably high filler episode rate. There are a total of 147 episodes in the series, and there are a total of 20 episodes which are filler episodes, which gives it a score of 14% filler episodes.
Quick Filler & Canon Lists
Complete Filler List
|1||Arrival on Gourmet Island! The Gourmet Hunter Toriko Appears!||Filler||04/03/2011|
|2||The Undiscovered Giant Beast! Toriko, Capture a Gararagator! ||Canon||04/10/2011|
|3||The Well Mellowed 7-Colored Fruit Juice! Pick the Rainbow Fruit!||Canon||04/17/2011|
|4||Prepare It! The Poisonous Puffer Whale! The Heavenly King Coco Appears!!||Canon||04/24/2011|
|5||The Deadly Cave Battle! Fire, Five-Fold Spiked Punch!||Canon||05/01/2011|
|6||The Knocking Master! Time to Taste the Puffer Whale!||Canon||05/08/2011|
|7||The Strongest Wolf That Ever Lived! The Battle Wolf is Reborn!||Canon||05/15/2011|
|8||The Threat Appears! Rumble at the Gourmet Colosseum!||Canon||05/22/2011|
|9||That Which Is Passed Down! Activate, Gourmet Cells!||Canon||05/29/2011|
|10||The Man Who Has an Invincible Domain! His Name Is Sunny!||Canon||06/05/2011|
|11||Regal Isle Dash! Search for the Jewel Meat!||Canon||06/12/2011|
|12||The Devil's Game! Clear the Devil's Playground!||Canon||06/19/2011|
|13||The Ultimate Backup! Clash, Coco Vs. GT Robot!||Canon||06/26/2011|
|14||The Threat Of Deadly Poison! Coco's Formula For Victory!||Canon||07/03/2011|
|15||The Unyielding aesthetic! Sunny's Manly Battle!||Canon||07/10/2011|
|16||Rin's Final Wish! Awaken, Super Toriko!||Canon||07/17/2011|
|17||Super Toriko, the Fist of Anger! This is the Strongest Spike Punch!||Canon||07/31/2011|
|18||The Taste Written In His DNA! Toriko, Search For The Blue Blood Corn!||Canon||08/07/2011|
|19||The Talent of Battle! Show Me, Terry, King in the Making!||Canon||08/14/2011|
|20||For Terry's Sake! Burst By Broiling Heat, BB Corn!||Canon||08/21/2011|
|21||The Gourmet Corps' Assassin! Toriko's Attack Instantaneously Evolves!||Canon||08/28/2011|
|22||Pressure of Madness! Grinpatch vs. Toriko!||Canon||09/04/2011|
|23||The Amusement Park of Eating! The Bellyfull City, Gourmet Town! |
|24||The Moment of Truth! Setsuno's Century Soup!||Canon||09/18/2011|
|25||Meeting at the Saloon! The Powerful and Numerous Gourmet Hunters!||Canon||09/25/2011|
|26||The Gourtmet Hunter Troops' Challenge! Arrival in the Frigid Hell! |
|27||Hurry While It's Hot! A Survival Race on Ice!||Canon||10/09/2011|
|28||The Fiery Explosion Shakes the Iceberg!! The Masked Man's True Form!!||Canon||10/16/2011|
|29||Glorious Bug Tamer! Tommyrod vs. Toriko||Canon||10/23/2011|
|30||Gratitude and Pride! Takimaru's Full-Out Corkscrew Shot!||Canon||10/30/2011|
|31||Settled! Match and Takimaru's Desperate Attacks!||Canon||11/06/2011|
|32||The Gourmet Reviver and the Legendary Soup's Location!||Canon||11/13/2011|
|33||Head-on Fight! Fierce Battle! Toriko vs. Tommyrod!||Canon||11/20/2011|
|34||Ultimate Desperation! Tommyrod's Full-Power Mode Explodes!||Canon||11/27/2011|
|35||Wondrous Power! Gourmet Reviver Teppei Joins the Battle!||Canon||12/04/2011|
|36||The Last Drop! Who Will Get the Century Soup?!||Canon||12/11/2011|
|37||Farewell, Ice Hell! Granny Setsu's Hidden Power!||Canon||12/18/2011|
|38||Splendid Healing! Here Comes the Gourmet Reviver, Yosaku!||Canon||12/25/2011|
|39||Race to Finish! Will It Be Toriko's Recovery, or Komatsu's Soup?!||Canon||01/08/2012|
|40||To the World of Ultimate Bliss! Taste the Century Soup!||Canon||01/15/2012|
|41||Housewarming Party! Everyone Gather at the Sweets House!||Canon||01/22/2012|
|42||The Gourmet King Championship! Search for the Ultimate Sweets!||Filler||01/29/2012|
|43||Bonding Dish! Partners Are Forever!||Filler||02/05/2012|
|44||White Hot! Toriko vs. the IGO President!||Canon||02/12/2012|
|45||Vegetable Garden in the Heavens! Vegetable Sky!||Canon||02/19/2012|
|46||Discovery! The King of Vegetables, Ozone Grass!||Canon||02/26/2012|
|47||Confession in the Heavens! The Formation of the Invincible Duo!||Canon||03/04/2012|
|48||Shocking Encounter! A Mysterious Life Form Appears!||Canon||03/18/2012|
|49||Toriko Rushes in! The Truth of the Gourmet World!||Canon||03/25/2012|
|50||Enter the Astounding Ringer! The True Meaning of a Partner!||Canon||04/01/2012|
|51||Toriko and Luffy Meet Again! Find the Seafood Fruit!||Filler||04/08/2012|
|52||Shock! The Broken Kitchen Knife and Cutler Melk!||Canon||04/15/2012|
|53||Tension! Toriko's Knife vs. Melk's Kitchen Knife!||Canon||04/22/2012|
|54||Supergravity! Conquer Heavy Hole!||Canon||04/29/2012|
|55||Hidden Truth! The First Melk Appears!||Canon||05/06/2012|
|56||Debut! The Second Generation's Succession and Melk Stardust!||Canon||05/13/2012|
|57||A Work Made with All Her Might! The Completed Melk Knife!||Canon||05/20/2012|
|58||Super Celeb! Once in a Lifetime Gourmet Carriage Journey!||Canon||05/27/2012|
|59||Finally, He Appears! The Last of the Four Kings, Zebra!||Canon||06/03/2012|
|60||Unleash the Roar! The Release of the Condemned Criminal, Zebra!||Canon||06/10/2012|
|61||Warning Issued! Zebra Lands on Sand Garden!||Canon||06/17/2012|
|62||Komatsu's Disappearance! The Desert Labyrinth of Evil!||Canon||06/24/2012|
|63||The Sealed Voice! The Other-Dimensional Gourmet Pyramid!||Canon||07/01/2012|
|64||Astounding! The Mysterious Ancient Manuscript and the Creature Inside the Coffin!||Canon||07/08/2012|
|65||Shocking Showdown! Salamander Sphinx!||Canon||07/15/2012|
|66||Cooperative Cooking! Komatsu Steers Toriko and Zebra!||Canon||07/29/2012|
|67||Explosion of Combination Techniques! Taking the World's Best Cola!||Canon||08/05/2012|
|68||The Truth Revealed! Komatsuâs Will and the Identity of the Mysterious Creature!||Canon||08/12/2012|
|69||Surpass Dad! Midsummer Gobbling Katsu Curry!||Filler||08/19/2012|
|70||Connecting Bonds! The Superb Gatsugatsu Curry!||Filler||08/26/2012|
|71||A New Stage! Toriko's Determination and the Return of||Canon||09/02/2012|
|72||A Flowing Food Luck! The Pilgrimage Gourmet Shrine!||Canon||09/09/2012|
|73||Uwaaa! The Astonishing Surprise Apple!||Canon||09/16/2012|
|74||Chicken Beast's Egg! The Memories of Old Man Yocchi and His Wife!||Canon||09/23/2012|
|75||Glittering Crystal! Shining Gourami!||Canon||09/30/2012|
|76||Shocking Rapids! Giant Waterfall, Death Falls!||Canon||10/07/2012|
|77||Sunny`s New Attack! The Result of Gorgeous Training!||Canon||10/14/2012|
|78||Thirty Times Combo! Thirty-Six-Fold Twin Spiked Punch!||Canon||10/21/2012|
|79||Cooking by Intuition! Komatsu and the Shining Gourami!||Canon||10/28/2012|
|80||Flashy Presentation! Supreme Service With a Meal!||Filler||11/04/2012|
|81||Supreme Chitose Ame! Komatsu and Yun's Tale!||Filler||11/11/2012|
|82||Assemble on Autumn Mountain! Terry, Yun, Kiss, Queen!||Filler||11/18/2012|
|83||Reunion! Take-chan of Fairytale Castle!||Canon||11/25/2012|
|84||Crossroads! A Chef's Destination!||Canon||12/02/2012|
|85||Dramatic Transformation! Hair Salon Barber Gourmet!||Canon||12/09/2012|
|86||Gathering of the Four Kings! A Midwinter Night's Miracle!||Filler||12/16/2012|
|87||Merry Feastmas! Gourmet Santa's Present!||Canon||12/23/2012|
|88||Heaven or Hell!? Storming Into the Gourmet Casino!||Canon||01/06/2013|
|89||Appearance! The Boss of the Underground Cooking World, Livebearer!||Canon||01/13/2013|
|90||A Card Game With Your Life on the Line! Gourmet Tasting!||Canon||01/20/2013|
|91||Dead Heat! Coco vs. Livebearer||Canon||01/27/2013|
|92||Coco's Strategy! The Big-Miss Cards That Determine the Outcome!||Canon||02/03/2013|
|93||Eat or be Eaten! Toriko vs. the Hannya Panda!||Canon||02/10/2013|
|94||Climax! The Remaining Worst Ingredients!||Canon||02/17/2013|
|95||The Decisive Moment! Coco's Grand Scenario!||Canon||03/03/2013|
|96||A Taste that's Out of this World! The Actual Eating of the Meteor Garlic!||Canon||03/17/2013|
|97||Pinnacle Showdown! Ichiryuu vs. the Bishokukai's Midora!||Canon||03/24/2013|
|98||The Hidden Training Ingredient! Emergency Instructions from Ichiryuu!||Canon||03/31/2013|
|99||Run, Strongest Army! Toriko, Luffy, Goku!||Filler||04/07/2013|
|100||Commemorating the Hundredth Episode, All Four Heavenly Kings Assemble!||Canon||04/14/2013|
|101||Toriko Fainting in Agony?! Capture the World's Smelliest Ingredient!||Canon||04/21/2013|
|102||Too Huge! With Pro Wrestling Moves, the Completion of the Ehou Maki||Canon||04/28/2013|
|103||Hands Together and Bow! Gourmet Human National Treasure Chin Chinchin Appears!||Canon||05/05/2013|
|104||Those Without Gratitude Should Not Enter! The Fearsome Shokurin Temple!||Canon||05/12/2013|
|105||Toriko, Completely Defeated?! The Delicate and Uninhibited Power of Food Honor!||Canon||05/19/2013|
|106||It's All About Appreciation! The Essentials of Food Honor!||Canon||05/26/2013|
|107||An Approaching Threat! Hurry, Toriko! The Road to the Bubble Fruits!||Canon||06/02/2013|
|108||Tradgedy! The Demise of Shokurin Temple... Farewell Komatsu!||Canon||06/09/2013|
|109||Mighty and Unrivaled! One Who Has Mastered Food Honor!||Canon||06/16/2013|
|110||National Treasure Class One-Swing 100 Million Yen Techniques! Toriko VS Granny Chiyo||Canon||06/23/2013|
|112||The Legendary Bee||Filler||07/07/2013|
|113||Showing his True Strength! Komatsu's Food Honor The Actual Food! The Phantasmal Noodles,||Filler||07/14/2013|
|114||The Four Heavenly Kings Gather! The Gourmet World Beasts||Canon||07/21/2013|
|115||The Battle to Determine the Fate of Mankind! The Four Beasts VS The Four Heavenly Kings!||Canon||07/28/2013|
|116||Toriko, Coco, Sunny, Zebra The Four Heavenly Kings' Storm of Attacks!!||Canon||08/11/2013|
|117||Toriko's New Crisis The Creeping Four Beast's Main Body!!||Canon||08/18/2013|
|118||The Four Beast's Shockng Union and the Green Rain!!||Canon||08/25/2013|
|119||The Four Heavenly Kings' Worst Dilemma! Komatsu's Determination!||Canon||09/01/2013|
|120||Save Mankind With Your Miraculous Food Luck!!||Canon||09/08/2013|
|121||Explode! Curiosity for Taste! The Four Heavenly Kings' Combination Technique!!||Canon||09/15/2013|
|123||The Forthcoming Festival The Wriggling||Canon||09/29/2013|
|124||Toriko VS Gurume-kai no Kaibutsu "Monpuran||Filler||10/06/2013|
|125||Toriko's New Technique||Filler||10/13/2013|
|126||Great Imminent Troubles!? Cooking Fest Opens!!||Canon||10/20/2013|
|127||Komatsu in Trouble!? Triathlon Cooking!||Canon||10/27/2013|
|128||Cooking Legend, Meet Tengu Buranchi!!||Canon||11/03/2013|
|129||Sneaky! Stormy! Buranchi, Pulling Ahead!!||Canon||11/10/2013|
|130||Life or Death, Scale Death Cooking!!||Filler||11/17/2013|
|131||Who is the Strongest Combo? Entire Island Cooking!!||Filler||11/24/2013|
|132||Outbreak of War! Bishokukai's Furious All-out Attack!!||Canon||12/01/2013|
|133||Protect Komatsu! Toriko vs. Starjun!!||Canon||12/08/2013|
|134||Wild Battle! Toriko's Strongest Attack!!||Canon||12/15/2013|
|135||Top Showdown! IGO vs. Bishokukai||Canon||12/22/2013|
|136||A Catastrophic Joker Card! Gourmet World Monster Nitro||Filler||01/05/2014|
|137||Struggle to the Death! Coco vs. Grinpatch||Canon||01/12/2014|
|138||Duel! Sunny vs. Tommyrod||Canon||01/19/2014|
|139||The Moment of Truth! Sunny's Final Ability!!||Canon||01/26/2014|
|140||Counterattack! Zebra Gets Moving!!||Canon||02/02/2014|
|141||Toriko, Counterattack! Ultimate Routine!!||Canon||02/09/2014|
|142||History's Greatest Enemy!||Canon||02/16/2014|
|143||The Secret of the Mastermind||Canon||02/23/2014|
|144||The Beginning of the End! Toriko vs. Joa!!||Canon||03/02/2014|
|145||An Attack to Come Back from Hopelessness! The Four Heavenly Kings, the Ultimate Technique!!||Canon||03/16/2014|
|146||Reach him, Komatsu's Yells! Toriko Awakens!!||Filler||03/23/2014|
|147||Toriko and Komatsu, Setting Out on a New Journey!!||Filler||03/30/2014|
List of filler episodes for Toriko in chronological order – Learn if it is worth watching
Episode 1: Arrival on Gourmet Island! The Gourmet Hunter Toriko Appears
Episode 1 of Toriko begins with the Straw Hats, under Luffy’s command, running low on food supplies. To solve this problem, Luffy spots an island during their voyage and steers the Going Merry towards it. After landing on the island, Luffy and his crew, Nami, Sanji and Chopper traverse the island until they encounter a member of a race that they have never seen before. This being was Toriko, who has a very strange way of eating. As he mistakes Chopper for food, Chopper runs away from Toriko in fear. Meanwhile, Luffy is shown eating a piece of meat from a pig that he has just beaten into submission using his Gomu Gomu no Mi abilities (the meat is what we would call pork).
After meeting and clearing up their misunderstandings with one another, the two groups search for an elusive bird that is said to exist on this island. As they look for this bird they stumble upon some “Roasted Boars” which are actually just giant boar legs roasted over an open fire (this is why it says “Roasted Boar”). They then sample some of their spoils from the large pig that they defeated. After they have gathered enough food for the trip, they head off towards a mountain where a delicious fruit is said to exist.
This episode is a filler episode. It does not contribute to the main plot in any way, but is used to give a little background on Toriko’s character and his relationship with Komatsu (the cook).
As they are heading towards the mountain where the fruit is said to be at its sweetest, they come across a group of Cocoalas. These Cocoalas kidnap Nami and Komatsu, who had been separated from Luffy and Toriko’s group. The two groups then head off towards the mountain, only to find that it is surrounded by a very large number of Cocoalas. As they are about to be attacked by these creatures, two individuals appear behind them. The first individual is a girl named Coco who wears glasses and has long black hair. The second individual is a young man named Sunny.
Episode 42: The Gourmet King Championship! Search for the ultimate Sweets
In this episode Toriko, Sunny, and Coco set out to find the most delicious foods for a starving Seven-Color Nessie. Toriko’s party takes a break from their search to take part in the Tenkaichi Night Festival.
The festival features many delicious foods which are all displayed on a giant scale with the food’s weight as its measurement. The highest weight fruit that Sunny can find is a three-hundred-pound durian fruit. Toriko and Coco also find some good foods to eat during the festival but are soon called away by Toriko’s Gourmet Cells.
At sea, it seems that Midora has found a feast of his own as he has captured an entire whale with his bare hands.
This is another filler episode which takes place after Episode 39 and before Episode 43 of Toriko Anime.
The reason why this episode was created as a filler is because this episode shows Toriko, Sunny and Coco enjoying the Tenkaichi Night Festival which is an event only celebrated in the anime version. Since Toriko also went to the Tenkaichi Night Festival in Episode 44 and Episode 45, it was decided that this episode would be created as filler to show Toriko enjoying a much more relaxed time at the festival than he did in Episode 44 and Episode 45.
Episode 43: Bonding Dish! Partners are Forever!
The episode begins with a flashback to a time where Toriko, Komatsu, and Rin were enjoying themselves in a forest. Suddenly, the ground underneath them gave out and they fell into a giant pit. Toriko was able to grab onto a vine, but Komatsu and Rin fell to their deaths. Toriko tried to save them, but wasn’t able to do so.
The scene then returns to present day where the Heavenly King is on a mission with Komatsu and Rin in the Gourmet Pyramid. The three of them are searching for the Seven Colored Nessie’s meal. They finally find it in a cave, which is hidden under a lake. The three of them dive down into the lake and begin searching for the creature’s meal, but they are attacked by many types of creatures that live underwater including shark box turtles. After defeating each creature, Komatsu and Toriko safely deliver their own meals while Rin is left without one after his chomp urchin is eaten by a shark box turtle. After seeing this happen, Komatsu quickly grabs one of his own meals from his bag so that he can give it to Rin when he sees a honey dragon flying towards him on its way out of the cave. He gets hit by its tail as it flies past him and loses his grip on his meal bag when he hits the ground which causes all of the meals to fly out of the bag and onto all of the honey dragons. Toriko quickly uses a vacuum bubble to suck up all of the meals at once while Komatsu tells Rin to take his meal back from the shark box turtle.
Episode 43 focuses on a mission to provide the seven-colored sea monster with a special meal. The food is obtained from various locations, but each of these locations have their own troubles the Heavenly Kings must solve before they can gather the ingredients.
This is a filler episode based on the “Toriko” manga chapter of the same name.
Episode 51: Toriko and Luffy meet again! Find the seafood fruit!
Episode 51 is a filler episode that is not part of the main plot and does not contribute to it in any way. It is completely irrelevant to the manga. It’s just another random episode that only exists to promote Toriko’s new series on TV Tokyo.
The episode starts with the characters fishing on a boat in the middle of the sea. Komatsu catches a Spring Shark. After defeating it, Luffy suddenly comes out of the Harusame’s mouth and surprises Toriko and Komatsu. Soon, Sunny arrives and Chopper is revealed to be sick while in his human form. In order to make him feel better, they have to find the “Seafood Fruit” and make Chopper eat it. Thus, Luffy, Toriko and the rest head off to Tou-Chinese Island.
The episode consists of Toriko’s group going after a rare fruit on an island full of Chinese cuisine experts who are willing to do anything to get it back, even fight them for it! The group travels from place to place trying to reach the fruit before someone else does while getting attacked by Chinese chefs along the way who all want that fruit for their own personal gain! The chefs also use a variety of kitchen supplies as weapons such as spoons, spatulas & even kitchen knives!
Episode 69: Surpass Dad! Midsummer gobbling katsu curry!
The episode begins with Toriko, Komatsu, and Sunny at the beach as they prepare to go surfing. Toriko expresses his love for the beach after Komatsu mentions that he wants to make a curry with sea food. Toriko decides to help Komatsu find ingredients for his Curry, and Sunny begins to fly off on his own in search of ingredients. While searching for ingredients, he is attacked by a Water Tiger. After being chased by the Water Tiger he is saved by Rin who quickly defeats the beast using her Shokaku-Ken (Double-Edged Slash). Rin explains she has been looking for a Water Tiger and she quickly captures it. She then offers to help Toriko find ingredients, but he tells her about Komatsu’s curry and says that they are just helping him out.
Gin and Chiyo arrive at the beach in search of ingredients as well. They run into an old man who is also looking for an ingredient known as “Water Buffalo”. He tells them that there was once a huge water buffalo that lived in the water but has not been seen in 30 years. Gin then says that they need to capture it, but Chiyo immediately refuses because it is too big of a challenge.
Episode 69 is a filler episode. It is not meant to fit into the canon storyline. The anime was able to use this episode as a filler because of the manga’s hiatus that occurred in this same month.
The plot is similar to that of Episode 6 in which Komatsu and Toriko go on a food trip while Sunny goes off on his own and ends up capturing a rare ingredient.
This is the first time we see Rin in her Shokaku-Ken mode, which was first mentioned in Episode 64 and shown only briefly, in episode 65.
Episode 70: Connecting Bonds! The superb Gatsugatsu curry!
Episode 70 of Toriko is a filler episode, which in my opinion was somewhat entertaining. It’s a good filler episode, that doesn’t feel like it. It has quite a bit of drama going on as well, unlike many other fillers. I enjoyed this episode and I do recommend it to others who are looking for something entertaining to watch.
The main plot of Episode 70 is Komatsu helping a chef regain his lost cooking skills. It’s an interesting plot, and is kept very well throughout the entire episode. The drama in this episode is very well written and executed, especially when we see the heartbroken chefs children try to bring their father back into the kitchen with them. We also see Komatsu get serious when he confronts the chef about his new cooking style and how he should stop worrying about his children so much and just cook for himself again.
The rest of Episode 70 was mainly Toriko fighting Water Tiger in order to get fresh water for their journey through the dessert up ahead. We also learn some new information about Water Tiger proving that he wasn’t always like he is now which helps us understand his character more(in my opinion). I really enjoyed this part of the episode as well because Toriko really shows us how strong he truly is. He is able to take on Water Tiger, who is one of the strongest beasts in the world, and even seems to struggle fighting him. Toriko proves that he is worthy of being called the Gourmet Hunter.
The animation in this episode was decent, nothing really stood out to me though. I did enjoy the fight between Water Tiger and Toriko though and I thought it was one of the better fights with a beast we’ve seen in Toriko. The music fit well with the episode as well, however nothing really stood out to me either.