I've been looking in the strangest places,
To find the source of my strength,
And even though the outcome never changes,
Still I search endlessly,
But no more wandering around in circles,
It's time that I cross the sea,
Now I'm trading in my cozy corner
For the bigger mystery
new song by ginny owens
turned me on to the series Toriko, with "they should incorporate Toriko moves in to the next Monster Hunter game."
to which i said "what is Toriko?"
and then he let me see his dvds (the first 50 episodes)
it's a show about superheros who power up by eating rare foods. and the rarer foods always come from strange, hard to aquire animals.
This pic is not of Toriko. This is my favorite character Sunny. surrounded by my favorite animals of the series.
He is not the main character of the show, but his unique look and obsession with all things "beautiful" remind me of Vega from Street Fighter.
long story short --
once upon a time there was a food master who figured out that if you ate animals that ate a certain jellyfish you could get super powers.
he had 3 diciples;
-a powerfull nomad with a kind heart, who is now an old man and very helpfull though out the series.
-someone who grew up to be the main villian of the series
-and someone who grew up to be the future president
The president choose 4 diciples, 4 little boys who he adopted and raised as brother and friends. In episode 1 they are all in their mid 20's, and working on their own.
-Zebra- no clue who that is other then he is the one who is in prison. On the wiki it seems like he is not a bad person, and when he is back with the team he is a loyal friend.
-Toriko- the main character of the show. he is seen as a loner, but a legend among hunters. He is befriended by a chef who seeks to learn more about where food comes from- and this relationship teaches both of them how to be better people.
-Coco- a poison master and a fortune teller. he is also a loner, but he claims it's because his skin is poisonous (at any given moment). This seems to mostly be in his head, because he seem to have good control over his powers.
and Sunny- he has hair powers; hair that can grow up to 300 meters, lift things, attack/block, and unlike normal hair-has a sense of touch/taste.
I really like Sunny because although he starts out like Vega (arrogant, vain, etc) he becomes more open to being a good friend and teammate.
Although the team went their separate ways, they still loved and respected each other, because in the near future they would need to gain strength and skill as individuals, then be willing to work as a team in order to succeed.
I feel it's a really inspiring series and hopefully i can find a way to see the other episodes.