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Toriko Gourmet Battle Manga Ends on November 21

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro launched manga in 2008; Viz publishes manga in English

This year's 50th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro's Toriko manga will end in the magazine's next issue on November 21. The last chapter will have a color opening page. The manga previously announced that the chapter appearing in the 50th issue will be a "climax" chapter with 31 pages.

Viz Media publishes the manga in North America, and it describes the manga:

In a savage world ruled by the pursuit of the most delicious foods, it's either eat or be eaten!

Gourmet Hunter Toriko! This is the great era of gourmet food! And only Toriko can hunt down the ferocious ingredients that supply the world's best restaurants. As a gourmet hunter, Toriko tracks and defeats the tastiest and most dangerous animals with his bare hands.

Shimabukuro launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2008, and Shueisha published the manga's 41st compiled book volume on October 4. Viz Media publishes new chapters of the manga digitally simultaneously with the Japanese release in its digital English version of the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and also published the manga's 35th volume in print on August 2.

The manga inspired a 147-episode television anime series in 2011-2014. Crunchyroll streamed the series, and Funimation released part of the series on DVD. The manga also inspired several anime specials and crossover specials, and an anime film in 2013.

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