You’ve arrived at the Gourmet Age, where happiness is determined by what you consume. People will go to great lengths to obtain specific ingredients that have the capacity to transform a pleasant meal into a heavenly delight in an age where fine food is the center of life. However, due to the fact that these delectable ingredients are normally obtained through the efforts of Gourmet Hunters who hunt for rare and powerful species, this is not an easy task.
The International Gourmet Organization wields enormous influence and is tasked with ensuring that the global supply of foodstuffs is kept in check. To find Toriko, one of the most well-known Gourmet Hunters in existence, and hire him for a very important assignment, Chef Komatsu is dispatched on a quest one day.
As a result of Toriko’s extraordinary abilities and unwavering dedication, what began as a simple mission has evolved into a lasting friendship. If Gourmet Hunter Toriko, who strives to become a Full Course meal master, and Chef Komatsu, who aspires to become a Master Chef, combine their talents, they may have found the secret to success.
10. Yakitate!! Japan
In Japanese, the word “Japan” is a pun on the word “bread,” so Kazuma is attempting to create a unique Japanese bread that can compete with the best bread in the world! Yakitate means “fresh baked.”
When Azuma was six years old, he became infatuated with bread. Despite his sister’s pleas, their grandfather would only eat natto, miso soup, and rice for breakfast, and he refused to even consider bread as an option. However, his sister kidnaps him and brings him to a bakery where she demonstrates the joys of freshly baked bread to her brother. The owner realizes that Kazuma has the miraculous “Hands of the Sun” whose warmth makes them ideal for preparing bread. Kazuma, who has a passion for bread-baking since he was sixteen, follows in his father’s footsteps and ends up moving to Tokyo to fight for a position at Pantasia, Japan’s premier bread store.
9. Hokuto no Ken
When Kenshirou is betrayed and left for dead in the year 19XX, he sets out to find his adversary Shin, who has kidnapped his beautiful fiancée Yuria, in the wastes of post-apocalyptic Japan. Hokuto Shinken, Kenshirou’s devastating combat style, is used to protect the helpless from bloodthirsty ravagers on his quest. Within a short period of time, Keshirou finds himself embroiled in a conflict larger than he bargained for involving warlords and other martial artists.
It’s up to Hokuto Shinken’s successor to put his skills to the test if he wants to reclaim what’s important to him. The more he faces, the more he transforms into the savior of an irradiated and violent world, as his rivalry with Shin and the rest of the Nanto Seiken martial arts school only increases.
8. One Piece
Known as the “Pirate King,” Gol D. Roger was the toughest and most notorious pirate ever to sail the Grand Line. This event sparked a seismic shift in the world’s political landscape. The greatest treasure in the world, One Piece, was disclosed in his final words before he died. During the Grand Age of Pirates, men dreamed of finding One Piece, which promised endless wealth and fame, and perhaps even the crown of glory and the title of Pirate King. This revelation brought about the Grand Age of Pirates
Then there’s 17-year-old Monkey D. Luffy, who defies the stereotype of the stereotypical pirate. An exciting journey that brings him to fascinating individuals and ultimately the promised wealth differs greatly from the traditional image of a nasty, hardened, toothless pirate rampaging through communities. Instead, Luffy’s motivation for being a pirate is one of sheer curiosity. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew cross the Grand Line in search of the most desired of all fortunes—One Piece—while encountering outrageous adventures, unraveling dark mysteries, and facing formidable foes.
7. Fighting Foodons
Zen, his younger sister, Karen, and Pitan, a little kid with a great appetite, band up to fight an evil empire using their “Foodons,” which are weird monsters that are made out of food.
6. Shokugeki no Souma
Souma Yukihira, fifteen, has worked as a sous chef in his father’s restaurant since he was a kid, helping his father run and own it. Souma has established a lifelong desire to dazzle his patrons with his culinary prowess, creativity, and audacity. His ultimate goal is to become the head chef of the restaurant where he grew up, and to purchase it one day.
Souma’s father abruptly closes the restaurant and sends him to Tootsuki Culinary Academy, an exclusive cooking school where only 10% of the students graduate, to test his cooking abilities around the world. For its “Shokugeki,” or “food battles,” the school is known for its fierce, high-stakes cookery showdowns in which students compete against one other.
Souma’s years of training under his father will be put to the test as he and his new schoolmates battle to withstand Tootsuki’s rigorous lifestyle.
5. Hunter x Hunter
From treasure hunting to cookery, hunters have a wide range of specialties. They are able to pursue their aspirations and interests because they have access to funding and knowledge that would otherwise be unavailable. To become a hunter, on the other hand, requires passing a lethal exam with a very low success rate.
As a 12-year-old child, Gon Freecss sets out to take the Hunter Exam in the hopes of locating his absent father. The vengeful Kurapika, the aspirant doctor Leorio Paladiknight, and a playful youngster around Gon’s age, Killua Zoldyck, join him on his journey. Aspiring hunters Hunter and his friends set out on a perilous journey, fighting for their aspirations and defying the odds, in the iconic shounen series Hunter x Hunter.
4. Terra Formars
Nothing is too much trouble for Akari Hizamaru, even if it means fighting a bear in an underground cage fight! As absurd as it may appear, Akari has no other option. The only way he can afford to pay for the treatment his friend needs to save her life is if he wins the battle. In the face of the dangerous animal, it appears that Akari has little chance of winning. However, the fight proves otherwise.
Because of his betrayal, it appears that his best friend may be beyond saving. Two members of an organization planning a manned journey to Mars are introduced to him in the aftermath. The bugs that wiped off the previous Mars missions were mutated and hostile. This time, they plan to go for the enormous creatures, believing they may be linked to the mystery sickness that has been ailing mankind. What’s the deal with the enormous cockroaches roaming about Mars? When it comes to fighting mutants like this, why does Akari possess such unusual abilities?
3. Hunter x Hunter (2011)
There are Hunters in this world who go on perilous missions like arresting criminals and fearlessly exploring new lands in pursuit of lost wealth. Gon Freecss, a 12-year-old Hunter, is on a mission to become the greatest he can be in order to find his father, a Hunter who abandoned his kid long ago. Gon, on the other hand, quickly learns that the road to accomplishing his dreams is far more difficult than he ever thought.
During his training to become an official Hunter, Gon makes friends with the gregarious doctor-in-training Leorio, the vindictive Kurapika, and the disobedient ex-assassin Killua. Hunter Exam is infamous for having a poor success rate and a high fatality rate, therefore the four take it together to achieve their own objectives and aspirations. Throughout their voyage, Gon and his companions face a variety of trials and challenges. Hunters will be exposed to a wide variety of monsters as they discover what it takes to be a hunter.
2. Dungeon Meshi: Senshi no Kantan Cooking
In honor of the release of the fifth tankoubon, the opening episode features a stop-motion short. Senshi’s hands are depicted in the process of preparing a walking mushroom. “Monster Tidbits” bonus chapter from the first volume of the manga features the same walking mushroom.
In honor of the release of the eighth tankoubon, the second episode features a conventional animated short.
1. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
Dario Brando saves George Joestar, an English aristocrat, in 1868. George aspires to return the obligation he owes his savior by taking in Dario’s kid Dio when he becomes fatherless. Dio, on the other hand, is dissatisfied with his current lot in life and plans to take over the Joestar mansion. He sets out to destroy George and his son, Jonathan “JoJo” Joestar, with the use of an Aztec stone mask with magical properties. This sets off a series of events that will reverberate for years to come.
Jonathan Joestar’s grandson, Joseph Joestar, finds the inheritance his grandfather Jonathan left for him in New York City more than half a century later. His only hope of defeating Pillar Men, mythical beings of incomprehensible power who accidentally started everything, is to uncover the truth beneath the stone mask.