Toriko is a Japanese manga sequence written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since May 19, 2008, and has been collected into 25 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha as of July 4, 2013. It follows the journey of Toriko, a Gourmet Hunter, as he searches for uncommon, numerous meals to finish a full-course meal. On his journey, he’s accompanied by a timid chef who desires to enhance his abilities. A brief movie was created by Ufotable for the Jump Super Anime Tour 2009, with one other created for the 2010 tour. The sequence has additionally been tailored right into a tv anime sequence produced by Toei Animation, which has been broadcast in Japan since 2011. Additionally, Toei developed a 2011 animated 3D brief movie and a 2013 characteristic movie. The manga sequence is licensed for an English-language launch by Viz Media in North America and Madman Entertainment in Australasia. Madman additionally licensed the anime sequence in Australasia, whereas Funimation Entertainment licensed it in North America.