Toriko (トリコ Toriko) is an anime series based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. It was produced by Toei Animation, and was originally broadcasted in Japan on Fuji TV from April 3, 2011 to March 30, 2014. FUNimation Entertainment licensed the series for distribution in North America, releasing the series on DVD with an English dub from January 8, 2013, abruptly stopping on May 7, 2013, for unknown reasons.
Hamburgers that grow out of the ground like four-leaf clovers, mountain ranges carved out of ice cream, and warm servings of mac and cheese that stew deep within the stomachs of volcanoes fill the landscape. This world of delectable natural wonders has reached a prime age of exploration—the Gourmet Age! Citizens and chefs alike aspire to taste and prepare the finest dishes, while adventurers called "Gourmet Hunters" seek out delicious rare ingredients.
Possessing a unique set of skills, the wild and passionate Gourmet Hunter Toriko is infamous for discovering 2% of all known ingredients. Together with his friend Komatsu—a highly skilled chef working at a five-star hotel—Toriko strives to complete his Full Course Menu of Life. But it isn’t going to be easy; in order to obtain the most delicious ingredients, Toriko must battle against obstacles like deadly monsters, evil organizations, and food itself!